It took us a couple of months to make our way to the new (or newly revitalized and reopened) Union Market in Northeast DC, but it won't take us long to go back. The bright and airy space isn't completely finished (more vendors are on their way), but there is a lot to love there now.
Border Springs Farm and bison steaks from another purveyor, we followed our rumbling stomachs to DC Empanadas. The duo behind DC Empanadas has been rolling the streets of DC in their blue food truck for a while but have now put down roots in Union Market.
Panas and perhaps a tiny bit smaller than the jumbo-emps at Julia's. I think they are the perfect size for tasting a couple of different flavors.
Second Thoughts from B
Who doesn't like fried food other than our doctors and our waistlines? Seriously, who? I feel like Jimmy Fallon asking that baby who doesn't like more cash in the Capital One commercials... Unfortunately, unlike more cash, having more fried food has some serious downsides (so says the guy who works at the National Institutes of Health). So if you're going to do it, do it right.
DC Empanadas makes it worth your while. Not only are they beautiful on the inside, they are beautiful on the outside too. Unlike other empanadas that treat their casing as a convenient transporter of meats and veggies, these golden pockets of joy could be eaten empty. They are buttery and light and just the right thickness. Of course it helps that they are fried to order and delivered piping hot (again, unlike other empanada vendors who choose the reheat or hot lamp routes).
I don't know if the food truck version of DC Empanadas can live up to the Union Market offering. My stomach hopes so (and my waistline is worried).