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We grew up in Colombia, South America where there were as many empanada vendors as there are burger joints in the United States. Empanadas are the classic street food in Latin America. These golden brown, crescent-shaped pastries come in a wide variety of sweet and savory flavors from all over South America and the Caribbean.

After many adventures in the food business world, last year my husband and I decided to focus specifically on empanadas and bring to Richmond some of the many flavors and culinary secrets of our Latin culture.

"My Empanada" is about going back to the roots of a culture. Not just our Latin culture, but also other cultures in a search for that special ingredient or spice that creates a nostalgic flavor.

"My Empanada" is made using traditional family recipes from Colombia and all South America. Our empanadas are baked fresh every day and sold hot-and-ready, directly to customers at our mobile food vending carts. We also provide frozen empanadas that can be baked at home.

Our empanadas are also complimented by an assortment of fresh salsas that we have prepared.

Our hope is that with the continued success of our business we could expand further and open our own store. However, for right now we are enjoying serving our empanadas at farmers markets and taking every opportunity to meet many of the wonderful people of Richmond!