Trader

Porteña

Confectionery, Bakery, Street food

Porteña—which means ‘girl from Buenos Aires’—sells traditional Argentine street food. Specialities include empanadas, hearty pasties with fillings such as spinach and ricotta, ham and cheese, mozzarella and tomato or beef; yerba mate, a South American infusion drunk from a gourd through a filtered straw called a bombilla; and alfajores, homemade biscuits filled with the stall’s famously sweet and gooey dulce de leche.