FAQ

Pick ups, couriers and catering

We are not a restaurant. We operate a production kitchen focused on catering, wholesale and our online store. You may pick up your online order from here.

Yes! Place your order online and choose "free store pickup" at checkout (make sure your shipping address is in Illinois).

Please wait for an email letting you know your order is ready to be picked up -- sometimes we're out on catering events.

We're available MON-FRI 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Most orders are ready within a few hours, but occasionally are ready the next business day. Call or text for a quick time estimate.

We are located at 3929 N Central Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 (just off of Irving and Elston). Street parking is available on both sides of Central park Ave.

Yes! Please visit our catering page HERE.

If you live in Chicago (no suburbs) we can courier your frozen order and avoid shipping with UPS. (For delivery of ready to eat food, please visit our click here for our catering page.)

Courier delivery is available 7 days a week, 8:00 am to 7:30 pm. After you order, you will receive an email asking for your preferred day and time for delivery. 

On your delivery day, you will receive a text alert 15 min before the driver leaves; please confirm or cancel. You will receive another text 10 min before arrival with a precise ETA. 

Please meet the driver outside. This is a drive-share service and drivers do not call or ring the doorbell.

When do i get my shipped order?

Get your box 1-5 days after placing your order. Note: orders placed Friday or later will ship the following week.

Box dropped off by UPS at your door.

Packaging: insulated box packed with dry ice.

WARNING: avoid skin contact with dry ice. Always use insulated gloves.

Get your box 3-6 days after placing your order. Note: orders placed Thursday or later will ship the following week.

Box dropped off by UPS at your door.

Packaging:insulated box packed with dry ice.

WARNING: avoid skin contact with dry ice. Always use insulated gloves.

Get your box  3-9 days after placing your order. Note: orders to these states only ship out Mondays or Tuesdays.

Box dropped off by UPS at your door.

Packaging:insulated box packed with dry ice.

WARNING: avoid skin contact with dry ice. Always use insulated gloves.

Get your box 4-10 days after placing your order. Note: orders to these states only ship out on Mondays.

Box dropped off by UPS at your door.

Packaging:insulated box packed with dry ice.

WARNING: avoid skin contact with dry ice. Always use insulated gloves.

BAKING INSTRUCTIONS

Do not thaw. Pre-heat oven to 425 F. Place frozen empanadas or rolls 2 inches apart on a non-stick cookie sheet*.

Empanadas: bake for 20-25 minutes, until top is lightly brown AND bottom is golden brown. 

Mini empanadas (eg. Guava mini): bake for 15-18 minutes until top is lightly brown AND bottom is golden brown.

Cassava Rolls: bake for 15-20 minutes until top starts brown, bottom is golden brown and the rolls begin to crack open.

*A silicone baking mat is the best for preventing your baked goodies from sticking to the baking sheet. Parchment paper or cooking spray work too.

Remove pizza from all packaging and shrink wrap. Set oven rack to middle position and preheat to 400 F. Place frozen pizza on a non-stick cookie sheet. Bake pizza for 12 minutes, or until cheese just starts to brown.

You can identify your empanada by what you find on the crust:

Apple: cinnamon sprinkle.

Beef: plain crust.

Chicken and pastured chicken: chipotle sprinkle.

Bacon Egg: bacon bits.

Greek: kalamata olive.

Guava mini: plain.

Huevos Rancheros (vegetarian): red bean.

Huevos Rancheros (with steak): sesame seeds and chipotle sprinkle.

Pork: carrot strips.

Pastured pork: carrot strips and chipotle sprinkle.

Pastured bacon egg: bacon bit and chipotle sprinkle.

Sausage:oregano sprinkle.

Spinach: spinach bits.

Steak: sesame seeds.

Tomato Chicken: tomato chicken strip.

Veggie: parmesan shreds.

Learn a few more cooking tips by clicking HERE