Fashionable Friend Friday

This week’s Fashionable Friend Friday is Greenwich native Jackie Mendive of the incredible company Empanadas On The Go.  Jackie, originally from Argentina, is locally famous for her artisanal empanadas.  Once the word got out, friends started texting constantly for her delicious handmade treats.  Jackie’s children’s friends would come over for playdates if empanadas were being served!!!  Finally, Jackie decided it was time to expand and as of January, she is cooking a few times a week in a commercial kitchen, to meet the demand of orders.  I met up with Jackie in her kitchen and picked up my own “Jackie-on-the Go” order.  I was completely speechless when I saw how beautifully made they were.  They are truly a work of art!!  I followed Jackie’s cooking instructions and WOW….they tasted as fabulous as they looked.  But not only is Jackie an amazing cook, she is all about giving back.  Two of every dozen empanadas ordered benefit Conin Pilar, an Argentinian charity that fights malnutrition in infants.  

So far the most popular empanadas are chicken, steak or ground beef and ham & cheese.  There is a kid’s empanada, a beef, and onion version made with mild spices,  also very popular and popping up in lunch boxes all around town. Jackie recommends keeping your freezer stocked with empanadas because all you need for the perfect impromptu party are “an empanada and wine”.  For more information or to order your own Jackie-On-The-Go (available for pick up and delivery throughout Fairfield and Westchester counties and Manhattan) click HERE.

image Greenwich Free Press

Here’s Jackie in Action in her Commercial Kitchen:

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