Once again, five of Melbourne’s best empanada chefs will battle it out to win the coveted GOLDEN EMPANADA competition. Two trophies are up for grabs: the Professional, as voted by a team of top local food critics in a blind tasting, and the People’s Choice, voted by you.

Here’s what’s on the menu for the day. Make sure you vote for your favourite!

SAN TELMO

Empanada de Carne: Beef, almond and raisin – $5
Empanada de Queso: Mushroom, silverbeet, bechamel – $5

BURN CITY SMOKERS

Beef cheek empanada
Mac & cheese empanada
Choripan $14

LITTLE LATIN LUCY

Chicken, chorizo and tomato empanada with chimmichurri – $5
Smoked mushroom and goat cheese empanada with tomatillo salsa – $5

LECHONA BROS

Empanada de Cerdo: Braised pork, chargrilled corn and prunes – $5
Empanada de Pescado: Poached cod, cheese, rigatoni and quail egg – $5

HARLEY HOUSE

Lomo saltado and Malbec empanada – $10
Cheese arepa (Colombian corn and cheese bread)- $6
Harley House vegetable croquettas – $7.50
Churros with dulce de leche and chocolate $ 7.50