5411 Empanadas: Iconic Chicago Empanadas On the Move
The 5411 Empanadas truck (that’s fifty-four eleven, not five-four-one-one) "started in 2009 when three friends from Argentina wanted to bring a piece of their country to Chicago." It may have started small, but despite the restrictions it has faced in Chicago (not being able to cook on the truck, for example), 5411 has done very well. They now have one of the city’s most iconic food trucks, as well as a brick-and-mortar location. On the menu, there are 10 savory empanadas, with beef being the best-seller, and one dessert empanada (banana and Nutella). The move? The chef’s pick is the Malbec beef — slow-braised beef and sautéed carrots and onions in a Malbec reduction with a side of chimichurri sauce.