The artisan empanada and elaborated with care live moments of splendor and there are more and more proposals featuring this bite, where the filling is as important as the dough that surrounds it.

Selection of Vicenta Empanadas.

VICENTA EMPANADAS

This house has just landed in the capital at the hands of chef

Fernando Trocca

(Buenos Aires, 1966), who focuses on the authentic Argentine empanada, handmade, closed by hand and made with first-class raw materials.

According to Trocca, the meat ones are a must-taste;

They are prepared with meat from the

Sierra de Guadarrama

cut with a knife, chili, paprika, green, egg, potato and spring onion.

The offer is completed with ham and cheese, spicy meat also

cut with a knife

, cheese and onion, vegetables and corn.

At the moment, they are only served at home on the main

delivery

platforms

and through their website.

Price: 3.40 euros.

One of the 12 varieties of Classic Argentino.

ARGENTINE CLASSIC

Also in

delivery

format

and from Paris

, where they have a dozen stores, this brand arrives with its empanadas and Argentine ice creams. Behind this adventure are the Argentine

Enrique Zanoni and the chef Gastón Stivelmaher

, who from the beginning set out to make this classic an exquisite bite. They arrive in the capital in delivery format and with 12 varieties where artisanal prevails, both when preparing the dough and the fillings, which are prepared daily. La Bomba, with York ham and its

secret mix

of three French cheeses;

Choriempa, with Argentine chorizo;

and Cordobesa, with selected and minced beef, red peppers, spring onions, raisins and green olives, summarize well the essence of its menu.

Of the ice creams, the one with dulce de leche takes the cake.

Price: from 3.45 euros.

Tuna with tomato, at The Pâtissier.

THE PÂTISSIER

If at Christmas the panettone and the roscón by

Ricardo Vélez

are the undisputed protagonists, the truth is that the puff pastry empanadas and other savory delicacies offered in this space are gaining ground.

Its showcases are a real temptation: tuna and tomato confit -all a

hit

of the house-,

cod with dried apricots

,

ham

and cheese, marlin meat and peppers ... «The dough is made

one day before Puff pastry

so that the flour is hydrated with the water and in this way the folds between butter and dough are better formed, ”explains Vélez.

Address:

Columela, 9. Tel .: 91 435 66 00. Price: from 18 euros to 24.50 euros.

Furancho offers 12 varieties of empanadas.

FURANCHO

The scallops, cod with raisins, octopus and tuna are the stars of this

family business

that already has four stores in Madrid.

They sell their empanadas by weight

and make them daily in each local with artisan bread dough that is sent to them from Galicia and a sauce of onion and pepper with olive oil as a base.

They offer

12 varieties

: meat, chicken with mushrooms, mussels, pork shoulder with chorizo ​​... Galicians who come to try them usually ask for "

the zorza and the xouba

s, well known in Galicia and little in Madrid," they tell from Furancho .

Addresses:

Caleruega, 18 / Carretera de Canillas, 84 / Santa Engracia, 40 and Orense, 27.

Meat pie, in Malvón.

MALVÓN

Present for four years in Madrid, there is no neighborhood where this firm does not sell its

Argentine-style

empanadillas

.

They are made daily with natural ingredients and traditional fillings and other more creative ones.

In its wide range (

13 classic flavors and seven gourmets

) there are empanadas for all tastes: from the classic Argentine ones, such as humita -with corn, onion, red pepper and cheese- and the meat ones, to those that wink at others. international cuisines, to Mexico with that of cochinita pibil;

to Spain with the

Iberian secret ...

But there is more

:

vegan, roquefort and pear, Thai chicken, black truffle with mascarpone and mozzarella, barbecue rib ... Price: from 2.60 euros.

Up to 18 varieties serve in Forno de Lugo.

FORNO DE LUGO

Until the pandemic,

Héctor Pérez

- a man from Madrid who at the age of 19 went to Castroverde (Lugo), the town of his parents - sold his artisan products

at fairs and markets

.

But the Covid arrived, almost its ruin and the change of business format and today it has 14 stores, 2 in Galicia and 12 in Madrid, the majority

associated with a former employee

.

In all of them, the stars are their breads and, of course, the empanadas - a good size (between 8 and 12 servings) - which are made with products from Km0 and arrive every day from Castroverde.

Now they offer

18 varieties:

the classic ones of bonito, cod and meat;

apple, xoubas, scallops, pork shoulder with turnip greens, lisco (bacon).

Price: from 14 euros.

Confitería Blanco is specialized in puff pastry.

WHITE CONFECTIONERY

In this family business in

Torrelavega

(Santander) they have been working with

puff pastry

since

1898

and they do it with real mastery.

María Blanco

and her sister are the fourth generation at the helm.

For a few months now they have been sending their products throughout the

national geography:

their polkas, their chocolate palms ... and their delicious empanadas with bonito del norte and tomato and Iberian chorizo ​​and bacon.

Tel .: 942 881 01.

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