Yesterday, my husband was nearly late for work because he carefully chopped and packed me a salad for lunch.
I didn’t eat it.
Not because I didn’t appreciate the kind gesture or because it didn’t look delicious (it did). But because the 5411 Empanadas truck was parked in front of my office, and I have no willpower when it comes to these pockets of delight.
Just look at this menu. They’re out-of-control good.
I told myself I’d get one or two empanadas to eat with my salad.
I bought four (and ate no salad): Ham and cheese, spinach and cheese, sweet corn and carmelized onion. Dipped in chimichurri sauce. Perfection. I managed to save one empanada, which I ended up eating as a snack because I worked late.
Well this wasn’t my first rodeo with 5411 Empanadas and it certainly won’t be my last. Especially since the truck insists on parking in front of the Leo Burnett building nearly every week.
In other words, look for this truck and purchase empanadas immediately. You won’t regret it. Or stalk them on Twitter like I do.
Side note: Isn’t their branding and packaging super chic and some of the best you’ve seen in Chicago food trucks?