When you think of hearty, meat-filled empanadas and tangy jalapeño cheddar rolls, you don't necessarily think "gluten-free", but Cassava pulls it off deliciously.


Here the emphasis is on good health and nutritious ingredients, a welcome departure from many of Chicago’s rich treats.

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The soft-and-flaky empanada dough gets stuffed with everything from sweet apples and cinnamon to savory pulled pork. Do not leave without trying a perfectly buttery cassava roll stuffed with cheese or chocolate—OK, or probably both.

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