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Sweet or savory, Morfa food truck makes empanadas to chow down

Posted April 22

Three empanadas from Morfa food truck might be about all you need—but that fourth one is hard to resist.

Alejandro Rojas and Stephanie Baker opened their Argentinean-style truck last summer. (Morfa, derived from the Spanish word "morfar," means "to eat.") They saw another food truck when they were at the beach one day and thought it would be an ideal life.

"I was like, 'That would be great. That would be so fun to have the beach life—our fantasy world of what a food truck life is like,'" Baker told the 919 Beer Podcast.

Baker, who previously worked in the tech industry, admitted the actual food truck life has differed a bit from their original fantasy, but with Rojas' experience in the food industry, the truck gave them a way to blend their skills. Their experiences now propel the truck toward its second year.

Rojas is the mind behind the truck's different flavors. When they started, he wanted his spicy beef empanada to be the most popular, but, right out of the gate, the spinach and cheese version was the biggest mover. So, he tweaked the beef by adding some more spice and a touch more olives, and sales soared.

Morfa also has a barbecue chicken version, a ham and cheese, and a corn and cheese option, which Baker said is great for kids. Throw in a couple sweet variations, like their caramely dulce de leche with chopped pecans, and Morfa has your dinner and dessert taken care of.

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