Over the years, getting a taste of Cuba in Chicago has become a bit easier with restaurants and cafes offering a variety of Cuban eats. One meaty and approachable way to get into Cuban food is the Cuban sandwich.
A standard Cuban sandwich consists of sliced ham, roasted pork (lechon asado), mustard, pickles and Swiss cheese on long bread. It's not truly a Cuban sandwich though unless it is toasted and flattened on a grill, known as a plancha.
Check out our top picks for Cuban sandwiches in Chicago: