Julia's Empanadas sells these giant, hand-made pastries filled with sweet or savory fillings. She even makes the dough herself.
There were also plenty of sweet choices including ones with almond paste and various fruits. We opted for the large savory empanadas.
Turkey with Spring Onions ($3.41 or $3.75 after tax): Cilantro, spring onion, jalapeno, and seasoned with turmeric.
We loved the pastry and how it was not greasy (no oil stains on the paper bag!). The flavors went well together with the slightly sweet onions offsetting the spice from the jalapeno.
Saltenas ($3.41 or $3.75 after tax): Chicken, potato, green peas, hard boiled egg, raisin, green olives, and onions.
This pastry was so satisfying. It was filled with so many ingredients that surprisingly went well together.
Julia's Empanadas is located at 1221 Connecticut Ave NW (btwn N 18th St & N Jefferson Pl).