We had planned on walking around and finding a typical New York bagel shop to grab a quick breakfast, but I guess we were in the wrong part of town for that. We were so excited (have I said that enough yet?) to stumble upon this empanada kiosk in the middle of Times Square for a great snack to power us through our sightseeing adventure. And they were super cheap! Definitely not expected in a place so overwhelming in the amount of advertising and commercialism all over the place.
I had the vegan Shiitake Curry, with shiitake mushrooms, eggplant, zucchini, potatoes, onions, peppers & coconut milk in turmeric dough. It was delicious! I definitely recommend it as a place to grab a quick bite if your in a hurry! And if you want more - you get a deal if you buy 3!
When Jay and I were in New York City over the holidays we stopped at the Nuchas empanada kiosk in Times Square. I was so excited! Since studying abroad in Santiago, Chile six (!) years ago I have been obsessed with empanadas. Since their main ingredients are ground beef or cheese, it's hard to find vegan ones. Lucky for me, Nuchas had a vegan option!
This blog is about my adventures adhering to a plant-based diet in a meat-based world and incorporating vegan practices into more parts of my life. As many of my friends and family aren't vegan, and the best part of cooking is sharing your food with others, I try to make recipes that can be enjoyed by vegans and meat-eaters alike.