This Argentinian market in Van Nuys is known for its beef, chicken, and spinach empanadas and their pillowy, buttery alfajores. In addition to the cookies made in-house, Mercado sells a huge selection of imported alfajores from Argentina, most notably the Havanna brand based out of Mar del Plata, Argentina, which is famous for being the best in the country. They also sport the largest selection of Yerba Mate known to God (we're talking like eight different brands, at least), and if you feel inspired to make your own empanadas, they sell the shells in their frozen section, along with an uncooked selection of house-made pockets that you can bake on the fly.
Cuisines: South American
Payment Type: MasterCard, Visa, American Express
Parking: Lot Available
Reservations: Not Necessary