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Chicago Food Trucks

Don't Be Fooled By 'Taste' - New Flavors Are Frowned Upon in Chicago

Hilary Gowins | Posted 07.07.2016 | Chicago
Hilary Gowins

Taste of Chicago offers an illusion of a city where powerful players coexist with new flavors. But this veneer is far from reality. Once the festival packs up and Grant Park clears out, Chicago will go back to normal: a brick-and-mortar oasis, shielded from competition from outsiders.

America's Best Food Truck Cities

Fodor's | Posted 04.29.2014 | Home


The 10 Coolest-Looking Food Trucks In The USA

Thrillist | Posted 10.12.2013 | Taste

These designs are far more than just billboards advertising the tasty eats they're slinging.

Giordano's Debuts Brand New Food Truck

Posted 05.06.2013 | Chicago

One of Chicago's most popular providers of deep-dish cheesy goodness is taking their show on the road. Don't fear, they're not relocating to Texas....

Food Trucks Rolling In To Taste Of Chicago

Posted 04.12.2013 | Chicago

In another of the city's latest efforts to breathe new life into the ailing festival, food trucks are rolling into this year's Taste of Chicago for th...

First Local Food Truck Gets License To Cook On Board

DNAinfo Chicago | Posted 01.31.2013 | Chicago

WEST LOOP — Chicago's long, slow journey toward allowing meals to be cooked on food trucks finally has paid off: On Thursday, the city was prepared ...

WATCH: City's Food Vendors Struggle To Survive

Posted 01.03.2013 | Chicago

Street food vendors may be among the largest contingents that Chicagoans interact with daily but still know little about. On Wednesday, Gapers Blo...

Food Truck Owners Sue City Over New Ordinance

Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago

The battle over food truck regulation in Chicago heated up another degree as food truck owners slapped the city with a lawsuit on Wednesday. The l...

Lawsuit To Be Filed Against City's New Food Truck Ordinance

Chicago Reader | Posted 11.12.2012 | Chicago

You could see it coming from 200 feet away. The GPS systems, the designated parking spots, the 200-foot rule. The city's recent food truck ordinance, ...

Food Truck Battle Expands To The Suburbs

Evanston, IL Patch | Posted 08.08.2012 | Chicago

One donut truck is pitting itself against the city of Evanston over the city’s requirement that food trucks must be operated by brick and mortar res...

Rahm's Food Truck Proposal Approved By City Council Committee

Posted 07.20.2012 | Chicago

In the latest development in the ongoing standoff between food truck operators and some brick-and-mortar restaurant owners, the Chicago City Council v...

Would New, Mayor-Endorsed Ordinance Help Food Trucks Flourish?

Posted 07.03.2012 | Chicago

Last month, a group of Chicago aldermen introduced an ordinance touted to make it easier for food trucks to do business in the Windy City. With the se...

Food Trucks: A New Kind of Criminal?

Amy Le | Posted 09.01.2012 | Chicago
Amy Le

All that I ask from Mayor Emanuel and the city council is to give my fellow food truck owners and me the same opportunity to grow our businesses and contribute to the amazing culinary community in Chicago as my mother had, 34 years ago.

New Ordinance Could Make It Easier For Chicago Food Trucks To Do Business

Posted 06.26.2012 | Chicago

The city of Chicago appears to be on the verge of, finally, legalizing mobile food trucks, even allowing for on-truck cooking. Alds. Tom Tunney (44...

Food Truck Social: Chicago's Favorite Meals On Wheels Join Forces For Charity

Posted 08.06.2012 | Chicago

Although our options are limited, Chicagoans have made our affinity for food trucks pretty clear, if the frenzied lines around the few that make stops...

Police Use Social Media To Intercept, Ticket Food Trucks

Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago

While Twitter has been connecting Chicago foodies with the city's few food trucks for some time, truck owners say the service could ultimately lead to...

Budding Mobile Chefs To Convene At Food Truck Meetup

Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

Legislation forbidding on-board cooking has slowed, but not stalled, Chicago's growing Food Truck movement, and the number of restaurant-based and ind...

Big Star's Food Truck Failed Inspection, Will It Go Rogue?

Time Out Chicago | Posted 12.06.2011 | Chicago

The truck in Big Star's parking lot isn't supposed to be a tease. The fact that it's been sitting there, idle, for weeks is the result of high hopes: ...

Southern Mac & Cheese Truck's Loop Storefront Opens

Posted 11.24.2011 | Chicago

Getting one's macaroni and cheese fix in Chicago's Loop just got a little easier. The ever-popular cheesy-starches-on-wheels Southern Mac & Cheese...

PHOTOS: New Food Trucks Hit The Streets Despite No-Cook Law

| Lauren Drell | Posted 11.20.2011 | Chicago

Food trucks have been hitting the streets of Chicago in record numbers. While some chefs wait for the food truck ordinance to pass (the city health de...

Food Truck Names That Should Be Banned

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.18.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

Food trucks are everywhere. Sure, some cities lag behind, and in others, laws prevent nascent scenes from taking off. But in major cities, odds are go...

Food Truck To Bring Global Eats To Chicago Streets

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

Chicago has a truck for mac and cheese, a truck for sausage and a truck for cupcakes. Next month, husband and wife entrepreneurs Mike Maloney and Elai...

Should Alderman Tom Tunney Recuse Himself From A Food Truck Vote?

Chicagoist | Karl Klockars in News on June 21, 2011 1:00 PM | Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

According to the recent food truck story from the Sun-Times, 44th ward Alderman Tom Tunney has some specific concerns over the possibility of food tru...

Restaurant-Owning Alderman Throws Up Road Blocks To Food Truck Ordinance

Posted 08.17.2011 | Chicago

In most cities in the country, from New York to Seattle to humble Carrboro, North Carolina, the food truck craze is in full swing. But here in Chicago...

New Food Trucks Hitting Chicago Streets This Spring

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 06.21.2011 | Chicago

Though there are plenty of amazing food trucks already rolling through Chicago on a daily basis, there's always room for a few more. Here are four new...