Chef Jezabel Careaga - Native of northwestern Argentina bakes some of the best empanadas in the city.2536 Pine Street, (267) 519-2494, jezabelscafe.com;
Her entrepreneurial spirit has taken her all the way from South America to Philadelphia, where she’s made a name for herself as one of the most authentic Argentine bakers in town. In addition to the empanadas, served with her signature chimichurri, Careaga’s specialties include scratch-made sweets like alfajores and medialunas. Outside cooking, Careaga is an accomplished woodworker and designer who has built furniture and fixtures for her shops; shoppers can actually purchase original wares at her West Philly location.
Jezabel’s Studio Argentine Tea Parlor Philadelphia – The owner of Jezabel’s Café branches out with an Argentine tea parlor serving mate, alfajores and empanadas. Also on offer: crafts, cooking demos and special events. 208 S. 45th Street, (215) 985-2725
Philadelphia's Latino Chefs & Restaurateurs - Philly's national reputation as a thriving, open-to-all city extends to its flourishing culinary scene, which features a multitude of executive chefs of Latin descent. From nationally renowned luminaries with multiple successful restaurants (Jose Garces, Guillermo Pernot) to upstarts making a solid name for themselves here (Jezabel Careaga, Adan Trinidad, Cristina Martinez), these talented chefs come from all over Latin America, the Caribbean and South America, bringing a highly diverse set of flavors and traditions to the communal table
7 Facts About Philadelphia's Latino Community - Philly honors Hispanic Culture thought the year with food, fun and fiestas. Revelers can catch the Latino spirit at the Mexican Independence Day Festival on Penn’s Landing and the Puerto Rican Day Parade on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.Thought the year, arts and culture lovers have more to look forward to: the such as last years opening of the El Corazon Cultural Center in El Centro de Oro and the North American debut of the exhibition Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.