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Chava's Empanadas

Popup Catering, Food Truck
New York, NY
6+ Years in business

Super Great For

  • Huge Events
  • Corporate Catering
  • Vegans & Vegetarians
  • Weddings

Chava's Empanada Or Nada

Christian Taborda of Chava's Empanadas



Carne (Steak) Empanada

Shredded braised beef steak with semi-mashed potatoes seasoned with guizo* inside a Hot & Crispy corn shell. *Guizo is a seasoning consisting of sauté Scallions, Onions & Cilantro*

Pollo (Chicken) Empanada

Shredded oven braised chicken with low moisture mozzarella cheese, inside a Hot & Crispy corn shell

Maduro (sweet plantain) Empanada - Vegetarian

Ripe Sweet Plantain with low moisture mozzarella cheese inside a Hot & Crispy corn shell * Sweet & Savory (Vegetarian option)

Lentils (Lentils) Empanada - Vegan

High protein lentils with semi-mashed potatoes seasoned with guizo* inside a Hot & Crispy corn shell. (Vegan option) 100% vegan & gluten free *Guizo is a seasoning consisting of sauté Scallions, Onions & Cilantro*


Inquire directly for different flavors and custom orders.



Semi ripe plantains cut into small cubes, fried then smashed & re-fried to perfection. served with our homemade sauces.

Papas Fritas

Crinkle Cut Fries fried to the perfect crisp & sprinkled with our homemade seasoning.


Manzana - Colombian Soda

Apple flavored soda

Colombiana - Colombian Soda

Fruity cola flavored soda.

Coca Cola

Coca Cola soda

Bottled Water

Poland Spring bottled water

Meet Christian Taborda
What is the story behind your business' name?

My mother's Nickname growing up was Chava, and I know everything about making empanadas thanks to her.

About Chava's Empanadas

Chava’s Empanadas is serving up everyone’s favorite Latin American pastry Colombian-style throughout New York City, NY. What makes these empanadas stand out from the bunch? First, they’re 100% authentic. Second, they’re made fresh on site. Avid eaters across the Big Apple need to hit up this cart ASAP and place an order. Chava’s is a choose-your-own-adventure type cart. What’s in your empanada? It’s up to you. You have your choice of fillings, from delicious meats like steak and chicken to vegetarian options like cheese and lentils. Once you pick your poison, chefs prepare and grill your empanada right before your eyes. These pastries go straight from the grill to your plate. Just be careful before taking your first bite. It’ll be hot. Are you drooling? Then make Chava’s Empanadas your next pit stop when your stomach starts rumbling. Or, even better, book ‘em for your next event. You won’t regret it. MUST TRY Steak and Mashed Potatoes Empanada - The classic dinner combo served up in a flaky, buttery pastry shell.

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