South American Oven is a family business that began with friends sharing a passion for healthy food and ideas of bringing the food culture of South America to our community. Driven by our creativity and desire for a self-sustainable lifestyle and honouring our awareness to recycle materials we turned our vision into reality by building our first oven from a recycled oil drum (very typical in South America).
Our food stall was born in late 2013 when we joined the Ostend Market on Waiheke Island. Since then our small business has grown into a well-known food truck that also caters for functions and is now part Harbour Eats at Commercial Bay in Auckland CBD.
Empanadas are great for a snack any time of the day. Try our classic meat varieties or the vegan or vegetarian versions for the more discerning palates.
Empanadas are the perfect option for catering business meetings. Easy to grab and bite and –of course– delicious to taste. Empanadas are a classic on the Southamerican finger food menu.
Looking for a tasty, healthy and nutritious on-the-go lunch? Think no more. Empanadas are ideal for a quick power-packed lunch. They are equally as practical for take aways for an easy dinner or lunch the next day.
All our baked argentinian empanadas are handmade from scratch from carefully selected ingredients. The dough, the fillings, the shape and the sauces carry our love and passion which you can sense with every bite. Because everyone has different needs, tastes, and priorities, our menu offers a variety of vegetarian and vegan selections, as well as the traditional meat empanadas.
If you enjoy rich flavours and healthy foods, you will love the experience of our delicious baked argentinian empanadas.
Empanadas love to be heated in the oven, they do not like microwaves as this way of heating makes them quite soggy.
This is how to re-heat our empanadas with the best outcome for a delicious meal:
– Preheat your oven to 200C
– Place empanadas on a tray lined with baking paper and heat for 10 minutes
– Let them cool down slightly to fully enjoy their rich flavours
Our Argentino and Milanesa Sandwiches are not only our most traditional but also our most popular sandwiches.
Our Sandwich menu offers a range of delicious options including our vegetarian Halloumi Sandwich.
We use only slow-cooked meats for our Argentino (Beef) and De Cerdo (Pork) which makes it a mouthwatering experience.
Slow-cooked lamb, eggplant, orange kumara, tomato, onion
Slow-cooked beef, onion, green olives
Pepperoni, ham, mozzarella, feta, roasted capsicum
Mushroom, spinach, onion,
sundried tomato, mozzarella, feta
Tomato, mozzarella, parmesan,
kalamata olive, pesto
Mozzarella, parmesan, feta, blue cheese
Ask for this week’s ingredients!
Slow-cooked BEEF BRISKET, slaw, salsa criolla, chimichurri, mayo
Slow-cooked PORK BELLY, slaw, salsa criolla, chimichurri, mayo, chipotle
BEEF SCHNITZEL, fresh tomato, chimichurri, mayo, lettuce
CRUMBED HALLOUMI schnitzel, lettuce, fresh tomato, pesto, mayo