DC Empanadas was founded by Anna & Shawn Leis, a couple who loves international food from streets around the world. DCE is a locally owned business that focuses on fresh ingredients and unexpected flavor combinations, scratch-made daily. We use seasonal local ingredients when possible.

Anna was born in Guatemala and developed a love for food and cooking at an early age. Shawn, a native of Silver Spring, has a background in finance but is a connoisseur of delicious food. We have both lived in the Washington, DC area most of our lives and decided to start DC Empanadas to bring our unique twist on empanadas to the nation’s capital.

We are always looking to improve our service and product, we welcome your feedback. If you have any questions or comments please contact us at info@DCEmpanadas.com.




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  • Check us out Union Market

    1309 5th Street NE
    Washington, DC

    Open Sat & Sun at 11:00 am!!


    DC Empanadas at Union Market

    check Twitter for our most up to date schedule.

    Let us know if you want us to come to your Hood!

    1309 5th St NE

    Washington, DC 20002



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    Location Schedule:

    Please stay tuned to our twitter feed on the right for up to date information about our locations and time of arrival. We usually arrive between 11AM and 11:45AM and take off between 1:15PM and 2:30PM. All of this is subject to change and will be updated via twitter as much as possible.

    Please check Twitter for our most up to date schedule.  March schedule is:

    Monday - Metro Center

    Tuesday -Union Station

    Wednesday - TBD

    Thursday -L'Enfant Plaza

    Friday - TBD

    Saturday -  Union Market

    Sunday - Union Market

    Let us know if you want us to come to your Hood!