Empanada Joe’s, a gourmet “grab and go” food company, today opened in New York City’s Times Square. Located at 683 8th Avenue, this is the second of three Empanada Joe’s restaurants to open in New York City this year. The chain offers a wide range of all-natural empanada offerings.

Responding to consumer desire for more health-conscious menu options, Empanada Joe’s introduces an improved take on the classic Latin American “street food” to the discerning palates of city dwellers. The empanadas are flaky baked pockets, stuffed with fresh ingredients; authentic, never frozen; and always cooked-to-order empanadas go from oven to mouth in only two minutes. Diners can watch their meal bake before their eyes and feel good about choosing wholesome faster food. Empanada options include Rio Chicken, Argentine Beef, Rojo Pulled Pork, Veggie Mama, and Egg-and-Cheese. Dessert empanadas including Apples and Cinnamon and Bananas and Chocolate round out menu and ensure that diners can enjoy Empanada Joe’s gourmet offerings morning, noon and night.