Empanadas to Write Home About
If you've never had an empanada, now is your time. 417-land wasn't void of empanadas before the arrival of this new spot, but it's safe to say they weren't the easiest thing to come by. Pampa Empanadas has brought a wealth of Argentinian empanadas to Springfield with their new storefront at 4268 S Hillcrest Ave. in Springfield, which opened earlier this month. Whether your Team Savory or Team Sweet, Pampa Empanadas is doing all the Latin hand pies well. The creamy dulce de leche empanada will melt in your mouth, while the Cuban empanada, filled with pork, ham, pickles, mustard, mozzarella and ranch dressing will spice up your day. In addition to the more than 15 empanada flavors, Pampa also makes a variety of sauces to go along with them. (my favorite is the chimichurri. I went back to buy a whole jar.) One of the best things about the shop is that you can get your empanadas hot and ready to eat or frozen to take home and heat yourself, which you'll definitely want to do.