About Us

About Us

Empanada City is a family owned and operated business that opened its doors on May 5, 2017 in the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens section of Brooklyn. Since opening, it has quickly grown into a local favorite due to its assortment of artisan empanadas, smoothies, desserts, beautiful rustic space, and friendly staff.

Briant Almonte, Jessica Rodriguez-Almonte, Jose Rodriguez and Sonia Rodriguez partnered to introduced to the neighborhood empanadas that are infused with spices and flavors from our native Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. Our menu uses the same recipes that have been enjoyed by friends and family over the years at gatherings and during the holiday season, and we are excited to now be sharing them with you. Empanada City prides itself on offering an authentic blend of meat, cheese, vegetable, and fruit filled empanadas that are #uniquelysabroso and made fresh in house. For those who love to dip their empanada in sauces, Empanada City offers three homemade dipping sauces that promises to keep you coming back for more – Pink (Mayo, Ketchup, Garlic), Heat (Scallions, tomato, habanero peppers, cilantro, and lime), and Avocado (Avocado, mayo, garlic, and cilantro).

In addition to our empanadas, we invite you to try one of our refreshing smoothies that are made with all natural fruits and juices. You can ask for them by name –  Brianna’s Banana Berry, Jessica’s Mango, Sonia’s Pineapple, and Gabby’s Strawberry Banana smoothies. We also offer an island favorite known as Morir Soñando. It is a blend of Milk and Orange Juice which literally translates to “Die Dreaming” – its that good!

To finish off your meal, Empanada City has three delicious flavors of flan – vanilla, chocolate, and coconut. With your dessert, we serve coffee from Brooklyn Roasting Company, an assortment of hot tea, and hot chocolate.

You can see our full menu online as well as order for pickup or delivery through our partnership with UberEats, Seamless, GrubHub, Postmates and Doordash. That said, there is nothing we enjoy more than meeting our guests and hearing from you directly, so we hope to see you in our shop located at 363 Lincoln Road, Brooklyn, NY 11225 – right off the corner of Nostrand Ave.

Briant, Jessica, Jose, & Sonia