An early empanada and doughnut: Karu Cafe and the Doughnut Plant @ Falchi’s, 31-00 47th Ave., Long Island City, Queens 3/2/17

My co-worker Thea is craving an empanada today for lunch. She usually eats lunch at 11:30 am, which is pretty early. Today, it’s no problem with me! I like eating with others when I can…

Falchi’s was half-full of crowds, since it was early, which was nice. At Karu Cafe, Thea ordered 2 beef empanadas, and I ordered 1 chicken. (I wanted to get some hot tea at the Doughnut Plant, and yes, a doughnut as well…)

As we ate our delectable and savory empanadas, we talked about traveling the world, where we’ve been so far, and where we want to go to in the future. Thea’s stories were inspiring; she’s a solo traveler, and is a pretty awesome person to boot. 🙂

As always, the empanada was wonderful: minced chicken meat with ground-up hard-boiled eggs, and a lovely/spicy mix, which reminds me of scarfing down tacos growing up. Very nostalgic…

Speaking of nostalgia, the Red Velvet cake doughnut did speak to me, even though I was solely there for the ginger hot tea. (Thea might had pointed me towards that direction…she got a ginger tea, but no doughnut). The cake was very densely favored with the red velvet chocolate cake, with a light cream cheese icing and a blood red crumbly topping. Very good!

It was a fun lunch with Thea. I don’t want her schedule (5am-1pm), but it was nice to step out of the routine every so often.


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