5417 Airport Pulling Rd. Naples, FL 34109

Phone: (239) 254-8115




By: Tim Aten

(Naples Daily News)


Nearly every culture and nationality has its version of a turnover or a “hot pocket,” so to speak. The pastry pillows are filled with meat, cheese, fruits or vegetables to create Italian calzone, Polish pierogi, Jamaican beef patties, Asian wonton, German strudel and Cornish pasties.

Latin America’s version of the turnover is an empanada, a crimped pie that is shaped like a half moon and features a variety of fillings. Peruvian empanadas are not only unique from “hot pockets” found in other cultures, but they are slightly different than empanadas found elsewhere in Latin America, said Gonzalo Torres, owner of Gustito’s Bakery-Peruvian Cafe in Bed Bath & Beyond Plaza in North Naples.


By Kelly Merritt

(Naples Daily News)

 It's always a good time for empanadas.

In fact, it's hard to find a more perfect food ? you've got your protein, veggies and carbs stuffed into a pastry, neatly presented in an adorable handheld package. What's not to love?

Gustitos Bakery and Peruvian Cafe, which opened a few months ago in the Bed, Bath and Beyond Plaza off Airport-Pulling and Pine Ridge roads in North Naples, is home to a variety of empanadas, but it also serves up a bevy of other delights.

Gonzalo Torres and his family own and operate Gustitos Bakery and Peruvian Cafe. The family has created the menu from 25 years in the bakery business in Peru. And yes, those fine empanadas roll out of the kitchen all day long where they get gobbled up by breakfast and lunch patrons as well as dinner patrons looking for an early evening light bite.


 Los peruanos somos sangucheros, qué duda cabe. En el desayuno, en un lonche o saliendo de una fiesta el sanguche nunca falla, y si son criollos, mejor. Este tipo de panes son objeto de culto en nuestra gastronomía con variedades tan sabrosas como contundentes. Aunque seguramente usted ya tenga su preferido este listado quizá le haga cambiar de opinión y estan disponibles todos en Gustitos Peruvian Bakery & Cafe en la ciudad de Naples, Florida (USA).

Pan con chicharrón. Si desea comenzar su día con un desayuno contundente, una de sus opciones podría ser el clásico pan con chicharrón, acompañado por algunos trozos de camote y una salsa criolla. Su fama no solo es nacional, el año pasado fue elegido como el mejor desayuno del mundo por la página web española 20minutos.

Pan con pavo. Las rodajas de pechuga de pavo en pan Frances, acompañadas de lechuga y tomate es uno de los preferidos por el público. Además, son fijos los 25 de diciembre y los 1 de enero tras las celebraciones de fin de año. Acompáñelo con cremas.

 By:Kelly Merritt (Naples Daily News)

One of the biggest ingredients in good Peruvian cooking is family. Family members often work together. Brothers and sisters are partners and parents often help children establish and run businesses.

Gonzalo Torres owns and operates Gustitos Bakery Peruvian Cafe with his family, including his father, Oscar, and mother, Rosario. They created the menu from 25 years in the bakery business in Peru.

A major component of traditional Peruvian food is the lucuma ? a subtropical fruit with a dry, sweet skin often used for sweetener ? which Torres uses to create everything from smoothies to tarts including his lucama chocolate tarts.

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