After seven great years, our sit-down restaurant in Chicago is now closed. The city is building the new Brown Line Bypass which will run through our lot, and so we have to move.
We're taking this opportunity to move into a larger commercial kitchen and expand operations! And who knows, once we are settled, we might open another cafe. In the mean time, you can always get your empanada fix by ordering online.
We avoid artificial ingredients and oxidized oils like the plague. All our veggies and meats are cooked using only unrefined coconut oil or real butter.
Small Portion Packaging
Empanadas are ideal for a snack, a meal, or a party. Put 1, 2, or 10 in the oven, bake for 25 min, and you're done!
New Cinnamon Rolls!
Sweeten your morning with our new gooey cinnamon rolls. Comes with a side of vanilla butter glaze for topping!
Food Network City Guide
Cassava was voted one of the Top 15 gluten-free restaurants in Chicago.
Our bacon egg empanada up close and personal
Watch Cassava featured on WGN's "Chicago's Best".
Find us in Chicago area Whole Foods and Mariano's stores.
Cassava – The World’s Most Interesting Vegetable, by Bill Gates
"I’m kind of fascinated by cassava. You’ve probably eaten it, even if you didn’t know it. And it’s very important for feeding the world."
Did you know?
Underutilized in the U.S., the cassava root is the 3rd largest source of carbs in the world (after rice and maize), with Africa its largest producer.