A new Argentinian cuisine takeout place that originally began as a catering business opened a storefront last month in Kingston.
Argensol, owned by Sabrina Errecalde and Leonardo Presutto of Argentina, shares a kitchen with Mi Sueno, a Mexican catering business on Washington Boulevard near the ferry terminal. Since Mi Sueno only caters, owner Anita Moore solely uses the kitchen space that allows Argensol to run the storefront for takeout. There is limited outdoor seating, and Argensol still offers catering.
“It’s been really nice because I feel like we share the same passion,” Errecalde said, adding sharing the space also helps both owners with building costs. “We’re in the same boat so if she needs something I’m here for her and vice versa. It’s interesting. We’re learning how to work with each other and sharing spaces.”
Some of Argensol’s notable menu items include different flavors of empanadas, choripan sandwiches, tamales, desserts and more. “My main goal is to keep everything homemade,” Errecalde said. “I don’t like to cut corners. My goal is for people to know my food.”
The business only has a handful of employees and is currently open only on weekends, Friday through Sunday. Hours vary each week due to limited staff. Argensol also makes appearances monthly at the Poulsbo Farmers Market and works big events in Kingston like the 4th of July. Errecalde would like to eventually add more staff and maybe even a bigger storefront.
“For right now, I just want to grow slowly,” she said. “I would love to have a bigger place with more seating but I have to be realistic about the economy.”
Argensol originally opened as a catering business in 2019. Errecalde had a business partner from El Salvador, and they worked out of the kitchen at the Village Green Community Center. The business was a mix of El Salvadorian and Argentinian food. Since her business partner left in December, Errecalde and Pressuto took the reigns, which ultimately led to them getting the storefront.