Empanadas seem to be appearing on more and more menus at Atlanta restaurants and pop-ups these days. While empanadas originated in Portugal and Spain and are now found in countries throughout the world, the most common variations in the U.S. tend to be those from counties in Latin America. The crescent-shaped turnovers are traditionally made by rolling dough over a savory filling, like beef or chicken, before being fried, sometimes baked, to a golden brown. The type of dough used and fillings vary by country, and even by region within that country. Depending on the size of the empanada, one is typically enough to make a great snack, especially when on-the-go. Here are a few restaurants, bakeries, and pop-ups to grab empanadas around Atlanta.
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