The empanada is a type of baked or fried pastry which is made by folding the dough over some stuffing. It’s origins trace back to the Galician region in Spain, but this hand-sized treat is also very popular in Latin countries. If you have never tried an empanada yourself or just feel like grabbing one to eat on the go, here are some great options for you.
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La Fabrica prides itself in offering some of the best Argentinean empanadas in the city. Each of their empanadas is handmade, which means no two will look exactly the same. They use artisanal methods to prepare each of the ingredients and serve empanadas with meat, cheese, vegetables, tuna, and chicken, each combined with a variety of flavors. You can either have your La Fabrica empanadas at their venue or order some to be delivered so that you can enjoy them from the comfort of your home.
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El Club de la Empanada specializes in Galician empanadas. Located in the historic Gothic neighborhood, this venue serves either entire empanadas (the Galician kind is quite big), which cost anywhere between 27€ and 40€, or portions, which cost between 2,5€ and 3€. At El Club de la Empanada you can try empanadas with codfish, tuna, meat, squid, shrimp, bacon, octopus, sausage, and vegetables.
Location: Carrer de la Dagueria, 7
If you get a hankering for some empanadas while visiting Gràcia, then pay a visit to La Empanaderia de Gràcia. They sell salty empanadas with a very thin crust, with flavors such as spicy meat, pork, eggplant, leek and Roquefort, and also some sweet ones with flavors like banana or apple.
Location: Francisco Giner, 60
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With three locations in Barcelona and over five years of experience, Muns has become one of the most popular brands in Barcelona for this delicious folded treat. They offer very affordable empanadas which make for a great snack or even a full meal, if you buy enough of them, mixing and matching a couple of flavors. Their menu includes some of the classics, like curry chicken, caramelized onion, and ham and cheese, and also the chef’s specialties, like dried tomato and provolone cheese, beef marinated in cabernet, and pork marinated in double malt beer. If you are a vegetarian, you will also find options that suit you, like smoked tofu and quinoa, spinach and Emmental cheese, and tomato with basil.
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