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.
- Contact: 773-755-5411; firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- Contact: 773-799-8644
This business has a food truck and cantina in Chicago. The menu features tacos, botanas, burritos, tortas and more.
- Contact: 773-392-1300; email@example.com
It offers freshly made, hot mini doughnuts with gourmet toppings and coffee.
CheSa’s Gluten Free Food Truck
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- Contact: 773-961-8757; email@example.com
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.
- Contact: 312-285-2830; firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- Contact: 240-569-8625; email@example.com
The food truck menu features Happy Lobster, Angry Lobster, Lobster Grilled Cheese and Chocolate Whoopie Pies.
Ms. Tittles Cupcakes
- Contact: 773-270-1755; firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- Contact: email@example.com
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
- Contact: 773-809-3312; firstname.lastname@example.org
This food truck offers Asian street food like tacos, baos, sliders and bowls.
- Contact: 773-238-9833; email@example.com
Try the famous ice cream, shakes, sundaes, doughnuts, cakes and cake rolls. Trucks only accept credit cards.
Soul and Smoke
- Contact: 847-859-2732; firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- Contact: 773-817-6662
Try this food truck’s tacos, tortas, burritos, tostadas and more.
The Bull Grill Food Truck
- Contact: 800-948-0913; email@example.com
Try the bull burgers, chipotle chicken Philly, buffalo chicken wrap, cheesesteaks, Chicago style hot dogs or Polish dogs and fries.
The Cheesie’s Truck
- Contact: 773-388-1574; firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- Contact: 773-893-0826; email@example.com
The food truck menu features sandwiches like Truffle BLT and Buffalo Chicken and soups, salads and cookies.
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- Contact: 847-376-1925; Jeff@yumdumtruck.com
This food truck features baowiches, steamed dumplings, noodles and rice balls.