Address: 763 9th Ave. and 189 E Houston St.

What’s not to love about the subgenre of late-night street food, often categorized as Latin pocket food. I mean, we’re talking here about empanadas, arepas, and other forms of starch with meat, cheese, and veggies tucked inside. Make no mistake, these are snacks worthy of the gods, so we’re glad Empanada Mama gives them the shine they deserve. With six different varieties, we’d recommend the spicy chicken or Brazil, but we can’t really blame you for trying all of them. Whether you hit up their Hell’s Kitchen or new LES location, make sure you get in an order of plantain chips and guacamole.