Nuchas – Shark Tank and National Empanada Day One Day Apart!
Exciting days ahead for Ariel, the founder of Nuchas, and his team! Ariel will be jumping into the tank this Sunday, April 7th, to pitch on Shark Tank! Mark your calendars and join the NYFTA team in supporting Nuchas NYC. We wish Ariel and the entire Nuchas team the best of luck!
In 2011, Nuchas opened its first retail location in the heart of NYC, Times Square. Soon after they started their first food truck, and two additional pushcarts helping Nuchas create a reputation among the NYC street food scene. In 2013, Nuchas won Rookie of the Year Vendy Award, and in the same year, they opened their second retail location in Greeley Square. In 2014, Nuchas won the People’s Taste Vendy Award, and it’s been fast-growing ever since.
On April 8th, we celebrate National Empanada Day! The word ‘Empanada’ translates as ‘enbreaded,’ that is, wrapped or coated in bread. Empanadas originated in Spain in the early 1500s, then traveled across the ocean to South America, where they became an irreplaceable part of the culture. The actual empanada flavor varies from country to country. Argentinians specifically enjoy serving empanadas at a family dinner once a week as well as at parties and special events.
Times Square: Broadway and 47th Street
Greeley Square Park: 97 W 32nd Street
Columbus Park: 233 Joralemon Street
Nuchas Truck: For daily location updates follow Nuchas on Twitter.
Food trucks have a unique challenge when it comes to permits and licenses. Everything from food safety to where you can park is regulated at the federal, state, and county levels.