July 18, 2011

Chicago Eats: 5411 food truck

I finally had my first experience with a food truck. I am loving this trend, such a novel idea and great way to try something different for lunch. Last week the 5411 empanada truck was right by my work and I was so excited to try it out! You can get 5411's lunchtime locations by following them on Twitter. 5411 creates gourmet Argentine empandas, and guess what? They are baked, not fried. No need to feel guilty if you happen to try oh, you know, 3 or 4...

Are these not the most gorgeous empanadas you've ever seen?? Each flavor of empie is baked in a different shape dough.
Via the 5411 website.
The menu for the day.
The truck did not let me down. I had the Beef empanada and the Spinach and cheese one, delicious! I also got a side of chimichurri sauce. The homemade baked dough was perfectly cooked and flaky. And you've got to love the prices, all empanadas are only $1.99 each and a selection drinks are only $.99 cents.

My one regret? Not trying the Nutella & banana one. Huge fail on my part. I must get that for dessert next time. Do you guys have any favorite food trucks where you live? Any I should scope out in the Chicago area?


  1. oh my word...the empies look so delish!!! We definitely need to find the truck next time I am in town.

  2. I love this food truck! I also live in Chicago and enjoy cooking,gardening and eating out as much as you do! Also, exploring the city. I am now following you!


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