The Taste of Chicago 2019 Lineup is Here

The world’s largest food festival, Taste of Chicago, is back again for summer 2019.

And the Taste of Chicago 2019 lineup is AWESOME.

Taste of Chicago 2019
Photo Credit: Taste of Chicago Facebook

When is the taste of Chicago happening this year? It will be taking place July 10th-14th in Grant Park, the 39th Annual Taste of Chicago 2019 will feature 82 restaurants and food trucks spread out over all five days of feasting fun. With 41 permanent vendors, 24 specialty pop-up restaurants, 17 different food trucks, and 32 brand-spankin’ new participants, this year’s Taste of Chicago event will boast over 300 different menu items.


Now that’s a food fest.

But that’s not all. Taste of Chicago 2019 also has a variety of beverage tents to hold the adults over during your visit.


CH Vodka Cocktail Lounge, the city’s largest pop-up bar.
Goose Island Backyard Brewery
Stella Rosa Wine Garden

Entertainment comes in a wide variety, too. Between the free concerts at the Petrillo Music Shell and the star-studded lineup at the Goose Island Stage, there will never be a dull moment at Taste of Chicago.


Taste of Chicago Entertainment

Goose Island Stage – where all the headliners will be.
Petrillo Music Shell – showcasing some of the best local, up-coming artists.
The Theatre Garden – performances by Second City, Porchlight Musical Theatre, and other sketch and improv groups.
The Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club – performing The Mermaid Diva Show near Buckingham Fountain every day at 3 p.m.
Chicago SummerDance – offering free dance lessons at the Taste of Chicago 2019 festival in all kinds of styles at Buckingham Fountain Plaza each day from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Silent Disco – daily at the fountain from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Taste of Chicago Playground – a family-friendly hangout for everyone to enjoy.


Taste of Chicago 2019
Photo Credit: Taste of Chicago Facebook

Goose Island Stage Taste of Chicago Music Lineup

Wednesday, July 10: Sunflower Bean, Courtney Barnett
Thursday, July 11: Cultura Profética, Bomba Estéreo
Friday, July 12: Taylor Bennett, De La Soul
Saturday, July 13: Joywave, lovelytheband, The Strumbellas
Sunday, July 14: Bilal, Meshell Ndegeocello, India.Arie

Taste of Chicago 2019 Cooking Demonstrations

There will also be plenty of mouthwatering cooking demonstrations by renowned Chicago and nationally acclaimed chefs at the Taste of Chicago 2019 festival at The Lifeway Foods Taste Kitchen at Buckingham Fountain Plaza: Chef Mary Nguyen of Saigon Sisters, Chef Martial Noguier of Bistronomic, Chef Michael Sheerin of Taureaux Tavern, and Chef Giancarlo Valera of Tanta Chicago.


Wednesday, July 10: Best Lists
Thursday, July 11: City Streets
Friday, July 12: Healthy Eating
Saturday, July 13: Spicy Hot
Sunday, July 14: Mac N Cheese Smackdown



Some of UrbanMatter’s favorite food highlights include at the Taste of Chicago 2019 are Ben’s Bar-Be-Cue, Black Dog Gelato, and a Pink Taco food truck. We’re also extra excited for the Taste of Chicago music experiences at the Taste Oasis, a premier concert viewing experience for the Petrillo Music Shell in a private lounge that includes a cash bar, complimentary bottled water, small bites, and more! Limited tickets are available for $50.

Taste of Chicago 2019
Photo Credit: Taste of Chicago Facebook

Five-Day Restaurants at the Taste of Chicago

Arun’s Thai Restaurant
4156 N. Kedzie Ave.


Aunty Joy’s Jamaican Kitchen
1217 W. Devon Ave.

Beat Kitchen
2100 W. Belmont Ave.

Ben’s Bar-Be-Cue – New
5931 W. North Ave.

Billy Goat Tavern
1535 W. Madison St.

BJ’s Market & Bakery
8734 S. Stony Island Ave.

Brazilian Bowl Inc. – New
3204 N. Broadway St.

Buona Beef
613 N. McClurg Ct.

Buscia’s Bacon Buns – New
Available at Markets & Festivals

Caffe Gelato Soiree
2034 W. Division St.

Chicago’s Dog House
816 W. Fullerton Ave.

Churro Factory – Xurro
2214 S. Wolcott Ave.

Connie’s Pizza
2373 S. Archer Ave.

Doom Street Eats
Available at Markets & Festivals

2301 S. Lakeshore Dr.

Franco’s Ristorante
300 W. 31st St.

Frannie’s Café Inc
623 S. Wabash Ave.

Available at Markets & Festivals

Garifuna Flava: A Taste of Belize
2518 W. 63rd St.

Gold Coast Dogs
225 S. Canal St.

Hakka Bakka Indian Kati Rolls
1251 W. Fullerton Ave.

4623 N. Broadway St.

Josephine’s Cooking
436 E. 79th St.

Kasia’s Deli
2101 W. Chicago Ave.

La Mexicana
4171 S. Archer Ave.

Lao Sze Chuan – New
520 N. Michigan Ave.

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
805 S. State St.

Premier Rollin BBQ
Available for Catering

Rainbow Cone LLC
9233 S. Western Ave.

252 W. 26th St.

Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs
225 S. Canal St.

Seoul Taco
738 N. Clark St.

Texas de Brazil
210 E. Illinois St.

The Cookie Crate – New
Available at Markets & Festivals

The Eli’s Cheesecake Company
6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

The Slab Bar-B-Que – New
1918 E. 71st St.

The Star of Siam
11 E. Illinois St.

Ukai Japanese Restaurant
1059 W. Belmont Ave.

Vee-Vee’s African Restaurant
6232 N. Broadway

Yum Dum
Available at Markets & Festivals

Yvolina’s Tamales – New
814 W. 18th St.

Taste of Chicago 2019
Photo Credit: Taste of Chicago Facebook

Pop-Up Restaurants at the Taste of Chicago

90 Miles Cuban Café – New
2540 W. Armitage Ave.

A Place by Damao – New
2621 S. Halsted St. Ste. 1

Bar Takito – New
210 N. Morgan St.

Barangaroos Aussie Pies – New
3208 N. Sheffield Ave.

Betty BOT shop
7100 S. South Shore Dr.

BITES Asian Kitchen + Bar
3313 N. Clark St.

Black Dog Gelato – New
859 N. Damen Ave.

Classic Cobbler
Available for Catering

Dmen Tap – New
2849 W. Belmont Ave.

Dog Haus – New
2464 N. Lincoln Ave.

Egg Rolls Etc. – New
Available for Catering

Gordo’s Homemade Ice Cream Bars – New
729 S. Dearborn St.

Jason’s Deli – New
1258 S. Canal St.

Jeannie’s Flan Inc. – New
Available for Catering

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams – New
1505 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Jus Sandwiches – New
Available for Catering

Kitchen 17 – New
3132 N. Broadway

Luella’s Gospel Bird – New
2009 N. Damen Ave.

Madame VanderKloot’s Weiner Emporium – New
Available at Markets & Festivals

Nourish Catering – New
Available for Catering

Seafood City Supermarket (Grill City)
5033 N. Elston Ave.

These Wingz?
Available at Markets & Festivals

Warm Belly Bakery, LLC
1148 W. Monroe St.

Wood Fire Counter
131 N. Clinton St.

Taste of Chicago 2019
Photo Credit: Taste of Chicago Facebook

Taste of Chicago Food Trucks

  • American Glory
  • Aztec Dave’s Food Truck
  • Beavers Coffee + Donuts
  • Big Wang’s Chinese Street Food – New
  • Coastline Catering – New
  • Da Pizza Dude – New
  • Giordano’s
  • Harold’s Chicken
  • La Cocinita
  • Lawrence’s Fish & Shrimp
  • Mr. Quiles Mexican Food Truck – New
  • Ms. Tittle’s Cupcakes – New
  • Pink Flamingo Food Truck – New
  • Pink Taco – New
  • The Lifeway Kefir Shop
  • Three Legged Tacos – New

The best part is that this is just a sneak preview of all the amazing things happening at the Taste of Chicago 2019 event.

If you’re wondering when the Taste of Chicago is happening this year, it will take place July 10th – 14th at Grant Park from 11 am – 9 pm on weekdays and 10 am – 9 pm on weekends. Entry to the event is totally free and drink and food tickets can be purchased in strips of 14 for $10 throughout.

For more information, head to the City of Chicago website, here.


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