Thursday, September 17, 2015

Urban Eats @ Nonna's Empanadas

By: Lisa Ng

I love empanadas. 

I came across Nonna’s Empanadas in Los Angeles via Pinterest and stopped in for lunch when I attended the Saks Off 5th launch just around the corner a few weeks ago. OMG, these empanadas are little pillows of heaven and remind me of Jumbo Empanadas that I am homesick for back in Toronto.

Nonna’s Empanadas is a cute little family-owned cafe with quick-serve service just near Cedars-Sinai Hospital. There’s a shaded patio for seating, however parking is scant – so I recommend circling for street parking or walking over from a paid lot.

To get a little taste of it all, I opted for the $10 combo which nets you your choice of three empanadas and a drink. The Corn Empanada was a surprise hit with big juicy kernels of corn trapped in a web of melty, string cheese. I would get this again in a heartbeat.

Individually, Nonna’s Empanadas range in price from $3.25-$3.95 depending on the filling, so the combo is a great deal. My only wish was that they had a healthy side salad on the menu to counter the empanadas OR perhaps a combo with a salad!


What I liked best about Nonna’s Empanadas is that they don’t have that greasy, deep-fried taste that I’ve encountered at other places because they are baked. I didn’t have room for dessert or any of their sweet empanadas this time around, but they definitely look interesting!

If you check-in on Yelp, they give you a free cookie. Do stop by if you find yourself in the neighbourhood and grab some empanadas to go. Nonna’s Empanadas is a new LA favourite for me.

To learn more visit: Nonna’s Empanadas



Lisa Ng is also the Editor-in-Chief of This Beautiful Day, a lifestyle blog for smart women. You can follow her online @helloLisaNg + on Instagram @ThisBeautifulDay.

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