Best Food Trucks in Chicagoland

Check out these restaurants on wheels at local spots and festivals in the city and suburbs.

Food trucks are common in the warmer months at events, parties and festivals in Chicagoland. When the pandemic hit, a lot of restaurants closed up shop and took to the road instead.

We’ve rounded up some of the best food trucks we could find in the city and suburbs.

5411 Empanadas

Try Argentinian-style gourmet empanadas at this food truck. The empanada flavors are spinach and cheese; sweet corn; ham and cheese; mac and cheese; BBQ chicken; chorizo, black bean and egg; chicken curry; mushroom, thyme and blue cheese; ratatouille; banana Nutella; impossible; bacon, cheddar and egg; chorizo, patatas bravas and cheese; bacon, dates and goat cheese, Malbec beef and caramelized onion.

Aztec Dave’s

  • Contact: 773-799-8644 

This business has a food truck and cantina in Chicago. The menu features tacos, botanas, burritos, tortas and more.

Beavers Donuts

It offers freshly made, hot mini doughnuts with gourmet toppings and coffee.

CheSa’s Gluten Free Food Truck

Check out the options at this gluten-free food truck. They’re most known for for their assorted tacos, but they also do mac and cheese bowls, assorted sliders and new to the menu is their beignet chicken and waffle.

DönerMen

This food truck is vegetarian and vegan friendly with plenty of options. It also features doner kebabs, doner over rice, curry fries, poutine and more.

Doughnut Vault

Grab a cold brew or hot coffee and a doughnut at this food truck. Some of the doughnut options include jelly or cream filled, lemon poppy seed, almond, pistachio and gingerbread stack.

Happy Lobster Seafood Co.

The food truck menu features Happy Lobster, Angry Lobster, Lobster Grilled Cheese and Chocolate Whoopie Pies.

Ms. Tittles Cupcakes

This dessert food truck offers cakes, butter cookies, banana pudding and of course, cupcakes. The cupcake flavors include Southern Red Velvet, German Chocolate, Pineapple Coconut, Salted Caramel, Peach Cobbler and many more.

Pierogi Rig

Check out this Polish food truck, which features pierogi options like potato and cheddar, kraut and mushroom, pork and kraut, bacon and potato. It also offers Polish sausages.

Piko Street Kitchen

This food truck offers Asian street food like tacos, baos, sliders and bowls.

Rainbow Cone

Try the famous ice cream, shakes, sundaes, doughnuts, cakes and cake rolls. Trucks only accept credit cards.

Soul and Smoke

This business is Black-owned. Try the soul favs including Cajun shrimp and grits, signature mac and cheese, smoked rib tips, smoked pulled pork, prime brisket sandwich and more.

Tacos Marios

  • Contact: 773-817-6662

Try this food truck’s tacos, tortas, burritos, tostadas and more.

The Bull Grill Food Truck 

Try the bull burgers, chipotle chicken Philly, buffalo chicken wrap, cheesesteaks, Chicago style hot dogs or Polish dogs and fries.

The Cheesie’s Truck

The food truck menu features different types of grilled cheeses called The Mac, The Tenderizer, The Popper, The Caprese and The Frenchie. Also offers Tendy Tots.

The Fat Shallot 

The food truck menu features sandwiches like Truffle BLT and Buffalo Chicken and soups, salads and cookies.

Whadda Jerk 

This Caribbean food truck specializes in Jerk fusion street food. Try the jerk deep fried wings, jerk tacos, jerk chicken, jerk burrito, jerk chicken salad, jerk chimichanga, jerk quesadilla and much more.

Yum Dum Truck

This food truck features baowiches, steamed dumplings, noodles and rice balls.

Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Chicago Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring new places with her son.

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