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Toronto's Best Empanadas

Chef Steve Gonzalez's picks

If there’s one thing that gets chef Steve Gonzalez going, it’s an empanada. “I can eat them any time day or night,” the Petty Cash and Baro chef says. “It’s funny cause I didn't really grow up eating baked empanadas. What I ate when I was a kid was deep-fried, Colombian style.”

While he does serve his own deep-fried rendition at Baro — a beef, pea and potato-stuffed affair — Gonzalez is forever sniffing out more empanadas and empanada-like dishes around town. Here’s his list of the top five crushable foods wrapped in a crust.