I was absolutely delighted to find out about Cassava! My family stopped by today and was amazed by the empanadas!I love tapioca/cassava flour, and this was just the perfect place to grab lunch. The pork empanada was a bit sweet, but the beef was heavenly. The staff was very accommodating, and well trained. To address the negative reviews, I thought that the filling was not mushy at all, and that the cassava root is naturally GF, so the recipe is not adjusted at all. Being able to tell that a flour is GF is not always a bad thing. In all, a quaint, well informed delicious restaurant for everyone to enjoy, not just GF's
holy cow. I never knew this place existed. I am beyond pleased to have found it. You can find them on grubhub or on their website. They deliver and the price isn't bad. I was worried it would wind up being money badly spent, however, the food was amazingly tasty, the delivery was quick, and the food was filling. Thank you Cassava for providing healthy options that are also blindingly amazing!
This place is AMAZING! It isn't listed as an option on the gluten free features list, but they have delicious empanadas. I had the beef and cheese empanada as well as the chicken, and they were incredible. My mom, who is not gluten free, also had their empanadas, and she loved them too. There is also gluten free rolls with stuff inside, which are also delicious. The chocolate one was my favorite, but I also had the cheese and bacon empanadas, which were both fabulous. I highly recommend you check this place out. The people there are very friendly, and there is a nice space to eat.
Short review: 10/10. Delicious empanadas, cute cafe, very kind staff. Will be going back. Long review: I am a new celiac and WOW this place was amazing. My best friend (a happy gluten eater) came with me, and we were both blown away with how delicious these empanadas were. You can get a variety of empanadas and rolls in store, but then you can order frozen ones for home. I scooped up some spinach and mushroom ones- eating them at home now!
This is one of the most amazing little cafés I've ever been to!! The entire restaurant is gluten free and they have the most delicious food. They serve delicious empanadas, rolls and soups. I would recommend their sun-dried tomato roll and also just the original. Their empanadas are all delicious as well. Try a smoothie, you can customize them and my sister and I always get the strawberry-banana because it's the best I've ever had. 10/10 would recommend, a wonderful quick lunch or snack.
Whenever I'm in Chicago I eat at Cassava. The empanadas and bread rolls are the best (literally)! My (celiac) daughter loves the chicken empanadas, while I simply can't decide on a favorite. If there was one in Seattle, I'd be tempted to stop in everyday.
Cassava uses the Brazilian pao de queijo dough for the cheese balls and empanadas. My friend and I loved the taste and texture. It's crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. Not dry at all which is rare for GF items. We tried 5 empanadas and they were all good. The owner is Celiac and recommended other places to try. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quick bite in that area!
One of my favorite gluten free restaurants. I love that I can grab them frozen when I want to eat them at home too. The empanadas are awesome and the hot chocolate is divine. I recommend the steak, pork or beef empanadas. This is a very niche laid back place (think loc coffee house) so don't expect a lot of options or a server but trust me when I say, you don't need them because the empanadas are all you need.
filling was definitely better than the crust. empanadas are made in advance and frozen, heated for eight minutes upon ordering, and then become mushy during the reheating process as the cheese and vegetables melts. the only one to make it out of the process decently was the chicken. you could tell the crust was gluten free, and that was a fail to me. I could have used a soup and salad with my empanadas too.