Ryerson Market Spotlight: House of Empanadas
Nicolas Tallarico, founder of House of Empanadas, moved to Toronto from Argentina in 2005. A gifted chef, Nicolas took his mother’s recipes to create the House of Empanadas, bringing authentic Argentinian cuisine to Toronto. The House started by selling empanadas to other vendors and eventually opened its own booth. Inspired by Toronto and Argentinian culture, Nicolas has created a combination of exciting flavours to fill his empanadas with. Flavours include Canadian beef, paprika chicken, spinach & mushroom, cheese, bacon & prunes and finally chorizo & cheese. They also serve four bold dipping sauces including chipotle, chimichurri, tomato salsa and smoky aioli.
The House of Empanadas is locally sourced and committed to sustainable and ethical ingredients. Each empanada is prepared by hand and then frozen to preserve the taste and freshness and finally baked or fried when ready to eat. Using grandma’s cooking techniques and mom’s recipes, the empanadas exemplify tradition.
Market prices are one empanada for $4, two empanadas for $7 or two baked empanadas and a salad for $10.They also provide a refreshing ice cold maté for $3.
The Farmers’ Ryerson Market is the perfect location for the House of Empanadas with friendly customers, vibrant vendors and sense of community created by the market and Ryerson campus. For more information, check out their website, Facebook, Instagram or twitter accounts.