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Ecuadorian Street Food: pan de yuca

Ecuadorian Street Food: pan de yuca

Ecuador is a small country with four different regions, and due to its location, it has a wealth of fruits and vegetables available. Therefore, eating is an essential part of the experience for many, and it has become a foodie destination.

To help you discover some of the country’s known and unknown cuisine, we have written a series of blog posts, each for a different dish or street food option.

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This article will share about pan de yuca or cassava cheese bread.


About pan de yuca

I have labeled pan de yuca as street food as nowadays you can quickly get it on the go or as dessert at a food court.

This traditional Ecuadorian bread is made with yuca flour or cassava/tapioca starch, a root vegetable, and cheese. When it’s warm and fresh just out of the oven, you can have it as a snack.

You will find variations of these delicious bread in many Latin countries.

pan de yuca ecuador (2)

pan de yuca ecuador (2)

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If you have enjoyed learning and tasting pan de yuca, we think that you may also like to taste some delicious Ecuadorian empanadas.


How and where to eat cassava cheese bread

Yuca bread makes a delicious snack. It is perfect for breakfast and can also be enjoyed as a warm appetizer.

Pan de yuca is instead a popular street food in Ecuador, and in the last years, the number of stalls or vendors offering it fresh from the oven has increased. In addition to bakeries, stores, and coffee shops offering them, you can find them frozen at the supermarket, you can order them with a food delivery app like Uber Eats, and you can also find vendors offering cassava cheese bread on the highway or even along the beach on their bikes as you can see in the picture below.

We love pan de yuca in Ecuador. We usually stop into our favorite yogurt/yuca bread shop on the way to the beach and enjoy it with a nice glass of yogurt blended with some delicious Ecuadorian fruit.

I definitely recommend it.

pan de yuca ecuador (2)



pan de yuca ecuador (2)

And if you are in South Florida, they just opened a store with some of the best pan de yuca in Ecuador, where you can enjoy it together with a nice glass of yogurt smoothie.

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In Ecuador, pan de yuca is usually served with yogurt smoothies, and now you can also taste this delicious bread if you are in Miami, at Naturissimo.

If you would rather try to make this delicious bread at home, you can try a good recipe at home.

Crunchy outside and squishy on the inside, make sure to taste some cassava cheese bread while in Ecuador.

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Ecuadorian Street Food: pan de yuca

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