How many ways can you eat Thanksgiving dinner? At Empanada Mama, they deep fry a wheat flower shell that's been stuffed with celery stuffing, fresh thyme, rosemary, and turkey. It's served on a plate and covered in sage gravy with a side of apple-raisin-cranberry sauce. The flavor combination has a distinct taste of the holiday feasts past, but the unique presentation has you feeling like you aren't eating a turkey dinner.
For $15.95, Empanada Mama serves two of the hand-held treats with a side of butternut squash soup and a pumpkin pie cocktail—a rich concoction of Kahlua, Bailey's and pumpkin pie spices. Or, just try the empanada by itself for $3.50.
763 9th Ave (b/n 50 and 51 Streets; map)