Get a taste of Argentina at the Chattanooga Market

Get a taste of Argentina at the Chattanooga Market

April 25th, 2012 by Barry Courter in Life Entertainment

A Taste of Argentina serves specialty foods such as empanadas and choripan sandwiches, above, every Sunday at Chattanooga Market.


The place: A Taste of Argentina mobile food trailer.

The dish: Two empanadas, one choripan sandwich.

The cost: $10.50.

Phone number: 255-5163.

Where to find it: Sundays at Chattanooga Market, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesdays at Warehouse Row,11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Fidays at Miller Plaza, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and in the evening during Nightfall (starting in May).

After a brisk walk around downtown Sunday morning, we headed to First Tennessee Pavilion for opening day of Chattanooga Market. We had three goals in mind: Buy fresh produce for dinner; get there early enough to get one of the free fruit trees being handed out; and buy lunch from one of the new food trucks.

We were successful on all counts.

The plan was to buy food from both the Korean taco truck and A Taste of Argentina, which are new at the market. We passed on the tacos, though, because the line was shorter at the other truck.

The menu at A Taste of Argentina is fairly simple with a few sandwiches, french fries and empanadas. These deep-fried pastries are filled with meat, in this instance, ground beef. We got two of those and a choripan sandwich. It's a grilled sausage served on a hoagie, and it came with onions, peppers and a chimichurri sauce.

The peppers gave it a somewhat sweet flavor, which balanced well with the sausage and the chimichurri. I liked it better than my wife did.

We liked the empanadas quite a bit. The meat and egg blend was well seasoned. Next time, I will try the eggplant sandwich, which features a grilled slice of eggplant, spinach, garlic and basil cooked in olive oil.