Empanadas can be found everywhere, from Spain to the Caribbean and across the American continent. They’re a staple food for many, the baked or fried hand pies serving both as a snack and a meal, depending on the time of day and the level of hunger — plus, there’s no ending to the filling and preparation possibilities within each batch.
LA’s wide-ranging food scene makes it a great city for sampling all kinds of empanadas, from Cuban to Argentinian styles and beyond. Here are just some of the great options for stuffed savory hand pies across the city, sorted west to east.
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