Wapanada: The Mash-Up Of Waffle And Empanada

By Sarah Ventre, Mark Brodie
Published: Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 4:45pm
Updated: Friday, December 18, 2015 - 9:48am
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(Photo by Sarah Ventre - KJZZ)
Jospeh Cuevas, the Valley chef who owns Greater Than Coffee, invented the wapanada.
(Photo by Sarah Ventre - KJZZ)
The wapanada, which is a combination waffle and empanada, is made at Greater Than Coffee.
(Photo by Sarah Ventre - KJZZ)
The aftermath of our taste test.

Food mash-ups are nothing new, but this one is. It’s the wapanada – a mashup of a waffle and empanada. It was created in Phoenix.

Phoenix New Times food contributor and dining critic Patricia Escarcega spoke about the unique food item. KJZZ’s Sarah Ventre also tried the wapanada.

Joseph Cuevas is the chef who created the Frankenstein food we now know as the wapanada. He sells the item at his coffee shop, Greater Than Coffee, just east of downtown Phoenix.

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