Tania Merlos-Ruiz went from selling her homemade empanadas at Evanston’s indoor Farmer and Artisan Food Market last winter to opening her own storefront this past fall—they’re just that good.
And those delicious empanadas have company: soft tacos, burritos, gorditas, a mouth-watering Coconut Tres Leches cake, and even a Spanish Olive-Oil Cake with Pomegranate Sauce. The fillings you’ll find at Tomate Fresh Kitchen are out of the ordinary, too, including Yucca with Chimichurri, Caramelized Onions and Charred Poblanos, Chorizo and Black Bean, and Heirloom Pumpkin with Mole. So many yummy choices guarantee the necessity of a return visit!
Tomate Fresh Kitchen
914 1/2 Noyes St.