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Chicago Food Trucks

Find Food Trucks, Carts and Pop-Ups in Chicago

Looking to hire a Chicago food truck for your event? We make the research and booking process super easy! Get Chicago Food Truck Catering.

Looking for more food trucks? Check out all 277 food trucks, trailers, carts, and pop-ups in Chicago.

Top 5 Cuisines in Chicago

Sandwiches

Find more than 71 mobile sandwich caterers in Chicago near you today. Start friends and coworkers off with a simple grilled cheese, or stuff as much as you can between two pieces of bread. Roaming Hunger will help you rent or hire the best sandwich trucks and trailers around.

Tacos

Treat yourself to more than 51 unique taco trucks and carts in Chicago near you. Roaming Hunger helps you hire the best taco caterers around to get the spicy salsa, crispy chips, and fresh, meat and veggie-filled tacos flowing. Rent a truck for your next event today!

BBQ

If you’re looking for some spicy, sweet, and saucy meats, then we’ve got over 27 BBQ trailers, trucks, and carts for you to choose from in Chicago today. Rent a BBQ caterer to throw your favorite meats on the grill and watch as your party guests guzzle down some mind-blowing BBQ.

Dessert

Nothing is quite so satisfying as sweet treats made fresh in Chicago. Choose from over 25 dessert trucks and caterers near you today. They’ll bring the cake pops, pecan brittles, brownies, candies, and sorbets—you bring the party people.

Burgers

From Impossible Burgers and mushroom burgers, to bison and elk burgers, you can find any kind of burger from the 27 burger caterers in Chicago near you. Hire a truck or trailer for your next party or corporate event. They’ll bring the condiments—you bring the company.

Bring a Food Truck to Any Chicago Event

From food service at a corporate park to an intimate backyard celebration, find and book the perfect food truck, cart, or pop-up.

Corporate Catering

Meal Programs, Employee or Client Appreciation, Company Celebrations

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Private Parties

Graduations, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Baby Showers, and more

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Large-Scale Events

Conferences, Festivals, Sporting Events, Employee Events

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Food Trucks for Weddings

Wedding Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Late Night Snacks

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Community Events

School Events, Religious Gatherings, Street Fairs, Neighborhood Parties

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Food Truck Rentals in Chicago

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Chicago has some of the nation's finest quality street food (and not just hot dogs, either). With endless amounts of mobile food vendors circulating the Windy City's downtown and suburb regions, there are always plenty of options for food truck finders. Curbside breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices can accommodate even the busiest schedules. If you're thinking "where can I find a food truck near me?", the answer is simple: right around the corner.

The Best Chicago Food Trucks

Chicago's food truck scene has grown exponentially following a city council vote a few years ago that made mobile food vending legal and regulated. Since then, vendors have been tapping into their creativity to craft gourmet street food that stands apart from the rest. The best food trucks in Chicago cater to all palates, featuring a variety of cuisines ranging from Latin-inspired dishes to American comfort food. Think: gooey grilled cheeses, juicy burgers and sweet breakfast treats.

Breakfast Trucks

Mobile breakfast vendors, primarily of the pastry variety, make morning meals a breeze. Chicago mobile food vending pioneers Beaver's Donuts and Doughnut Vault regularly dish out their doughnuts during the A.M. hours.

Other Notably Great Food Trucks

If you're searching for more savory fare, highly touted trucks like The Fat Shallot and Cheesie's churn out gourmet grilled cheeses and sandwiches daily. There is no shortage of Latin cuisine either, with 5411 Empanadas and Tamale Spaceship serving up food as creative as their names.

Aside from serving the streets, many of these food trucks offer private catering services. If you want hot meals prepared on-site for your employees at the office or friends at a birthday party or wedding, click here to hire a Chicago food truck.

Finding Food Trucks Near You

Whether your appetite comes from staring at The Bean or from fighting that winter chill, you can always count on Roaming Hunger's map above for current food truck, cart, and trailer locations. You're likely to find mobile food trucks in a few key areas; If you're looking for trucks rolling out to the suburbs, try Schaumburg, Elgin, and Naperville farmer's markets and breweries. You can find more suburb-anchored vendors like Amanecer Breakfast Tacos in Evanston.

Downtown proper hosts the majority of mobile food vendors in close proximity to you and to each other. Locations like Millennium Park, Hyde Park, The Loop, and Willis Tower usually have multiple vendors operating simultaneously. The only problem you'll have is choosing which food truck's line to hop into.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best food trucks in Chicago?

Chicago has some amazing food trucks. Choosing the “best” depends on what you’re looking for (a great lunch truck or a great food truck to cater your wedding). You can explore the top food trucks by going to our Chicago List page. 

If you’re looking for food trucks that are great for catering, here are the top 5 most booked food trucks on Roaming Hunger:

  1. CheSa's Gourmet Food Truck
  2. TACOMOTORA
  3. La Cocinita Chicago
  4. Smokin' BBQ Kitchen
  5. Gobble Doggs

What are the most popular food truck cuisines in Chicago?

Based on the food trucks in our system, here are the cuisines that are most popular with food trucks in Chicago:

  1. Sandwiches
  2. Tacos
  3. BBQ
  4. Dessert
  5. Burgers

How many food trucks are in Chicago?

There are currently 277 food trucks, trailers, carts, and pop-ups on Roaming Hunger in the Chicago area. Keep in mind this is not a complete list because food trucks manually join Roaming Hunger. Our system may also include food trucks that are no longer operating because we rely on the food trucks themselves to let us know when they are closed.

Are food trucks popular in Chicago?

Based on the fact that there are 277 food trucks, trailers, and carts in the area, it’s clear that the mobile food culture is thriving in the Chicago area.

Where can I find food trucks in Chicago?

You can use the Roaming Hunger map above to see food trucks in the area.

How can I rent a food truck in Chicago?

If you’re looking for catering, simply go to our Chicago food truck catering page and fill out a request form.

If you’re looking to rent a food truck for your business, start at our food truck lease page.

If you’re a brand or marketing agency looking to rent a food truck for an activation or promotion, go to our agency page.

How do I book a food truck for my event?

Use Roaming Hunger to book a food truck for any event in Chicago. Simply go to our Chicago food truck catering page to get started.

After you fill out your event information, local food trucks will apply based on your event date and budget with a catering package. From there you’ll be able to choose the best package for your event.

If it’s a public event where the food truck is selling to the public, you’ll fill out your event information and local food trucks will apply to learn more about your event. You can choose which food trucks to connect with from there.