College Park’s Vigilante to Sell Julia’s Empanadas

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Vigilante Coffee is aiming to open its new College Park location in mid-March.

The interior work is mostly finished at the former liquor store location, which now boasts a new neon sign on the exterior as well as a mural that wraps around the side of the building.

Owner Chris Vigilante said that the menu at the new location is not entirely finalized, but there’s one big addition: Julia’s Empanadas.

D.C.’s first carryout to sell empanadas, Julia’s has been in business for more than 20 years, ¬†with three locations now in Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle and Georgia Avenue. It also offers empanadas at Killer ESP, a coffeeshop in Old Town Alexandria.

Open until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Julia’s has long been a popular late-night (or technically early morning) snack for the bar crowd in D.C. (It was once named the best late-night food in D.C. by Thrillist.)

The hearty empanadas will probably serve a very different function as a filling snack for University of Maryland students on the go at Vigilante in College Park, which will be more of a carryout coffee shop than its more leisurely Hyattsville location.

Vigilante will sell Julia’s Empanadas at both its Hyattsville and College Park locations.

Along the Route 1 corridor, Cafe Azul in Hyattsville’s Art District also sells empanadas.

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4 Responses to College Park’s Vigilante to Sell Julia’s Empanadas

  1. Stephen Walters says:

    Thanks for the story. However, empanadas are not a mexican speciality – more South America – Argentina, Bolivia, etc.

  2. Stephen Walters says:

    Also – they are selling them in the Hyattsville location

  3. Good catch. We’ve updated the piece.

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