1. EmpanadasPhoto: John Haupt
Why it’s worthy: Going to Argentina without eating an empanada is like going to lazer tag and sitting out on the sidelines: probably NEVER going to happen. Who doesn’t love a baked pocket of ham, cheese, steak, chicken, etc.? If you’re not consuming at least one a day on your trip, you’re not living.
Why it’s worthy: Because its simple composition is still so mind-blowingly delicious that it defies the laws of gourmet everything. It’s really impressive how heavenly a piece of bread and sausage, topped off with a little chimichurri can be. Plus, it’s easy to find; choripan carts are scattered about Argentine cities and parks in abundance, especially in Buenos Aires.