About Chicago Food Trucks
Chicago has some of the nationâ€™s finest quality street food (and not just hot dogs, either). With endless amounts of mobile food vendors circulating the Windy Cityâ€™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 youâ€™re thinking â€œWhere can I find a food truck near me?â€, the answer is simpleâ€¦ right around the corner.
The Best Chicago Food Trucks
Chicagoâ€™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. Â 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.
Mobile breakfast vendors, primarily of the pastry variety, make morning meals a breeze. Chicago mobile food vending pioneersÂ Beaverâ€™s Donuts andÂ Doughnut Vault regularly dish out their doughnuts during the A.M. hours. Similarly sweet Southport food trucks likeÂ Firecakes Donuts do the same.
Other Notably Great Food Trucks
If youâ€™re searching for more savory fare, highly touted trucks likeÂ The Fat Shallot andÂ Cheesieâ€™s churn out gourmet grilled cheeses and sandwiches daily. There is no shortage of Latin cuisine either, withÂ 5411 Empanadas andÂ 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 toÂ book a 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 Hungerâ€™s map above for current food truck, cart, and trailer locations. Youâ€™re likely to find mobile food trucks in a few key areas; If youâ€™re looking for trucks rolling out to the suburbs, try Schaumburg, Elgin, and Naperville farmerâ€™s markets and breweries. You can find more suburb-anchored vendors likeÂ 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 youâ€™ll have is choosing which food truckâ€™s line to hop into.