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14 of the Best Chicago Food Trucks

14 of the Best Chicago Food Trucks

We were seduced by some pretty damn great food trucks at the Chicago Food Truck Festival this past weekend, so we thought we’d do a roundup of our favorites. Keep seeking these delicious mobile restaurants as they head out on wheels this summer!


5411 Empanadas

5411 Empanadas

Photo Credit: 5411 Empanadas

Can’t go wrong with empanadas! Especially from a food truck.


Cupcakes for Courage

Cupcakes for Courage

Photo Credit: Cupcakes for Courage

Cupcakes on wheels!? It’s a dream come true.


Aztec Daves

Rollin’ tacos at their finest.


Baby Cakes


Photo Credit: Babycakes Facebook

Ever strolled through the Loop and thought about how much you wanted a pancake? Now you have everything.




Photo Credit: Boocooroux

Everything Cajun and Creole-style. And hot as all hell.




Photo Credit: Cheesie’s Instagram

Giant grilled cheese sandwiches? No, I’m not in my 20s, I’m a frickin’ 10-year-old today.


Carnivale Truck

That restaurant you can see from the Kennedy that tells you to live a colorful life and that makes you feel good, so you’ve kinda always wanted to go.


Fido To Go

Fido To Go

Photo Credit: Fido To Go Facebook

For your pup! Isn’t that so thoughtful?


Firecakes Donuts

Circles of sugary goodness, fresh off the truck.


Flowers for Dreams

Technically, you can still eat these! But they recommend just giving the flower bouquets you buy here away to someone special.


The Roaming Hog

The best damn BBQ in Chicago, hands down. Fight me.


Potbelly Food Truck

I DIDN’T KNOW THEY HAD A FOOD TRUCK! AND NOW I’M WAY TOO EXCITED! Come on, everybody knows their sandwiches are the shit.


Ste Martaen

A vegan food truck, for you animal lovers.


Yum Dum

One of Chicago’s best Chinese joints.


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