The five day, Taste of Chicago is a much anticipated event each year. This year the event will be held July 9th to July 13th and as usually taste goers will have a endless variety of food options to sample. This year the event welcomes 22 newcomers, which include seven new five-day restaurants, eight new Pop-Ups and seven new food trucks. Also new this year is a new partnership with Mariano's to bring their culinary expertise to the popular cooking demonstration area.
Taste of Chicago is free, and tickets for food and beverages can be purchased in strips of 12 tickets for $8.50. The full list of this years vendors can be found here and offer a full array of flavors found in American, African, Caribbean, Chinese, French, Indian, Italian, Thai or Vietnamese cuisine.
New five-day restaurants inclulde:
The Big Cheese Poutinerie, 3401 N. Clark,
Chicago’s Dog House, 816 W. Fullerton,
Lawrence’s Fisheries, 2120 S. Canal St.,
M Burger, 100 W. Randolph,
Mariano’s, Locations throughout Chicago,
The Savoy, 1408 N. Milwaukee Ave., and
SpritzBurger, 3819 N. Broadway.
New Pop-Up restaurants include:
Brasserie by LM, 800 S. Michigan Ave.,
Brazilian Bowl Grill, 3204 N. Broadway,
Kamehachi, 1531 N. Wells St.,
Mama Mia, 3131 N. Central Ave.,
Mayan Sol Latin Grill, 3830 W. Lawrence Ave.,
Restaurant Veneno de Nayarit,1024 N. Ashland Ave.,
Sol de Mexico, 3018 N. Cicero, and
Stan’s Donuts & Coffee, 1560 N. Damen Ave..
New food trucks include:
Ms. Tittle’s Cupcakes,
Starfruit Café, and
Windy City Patty Wagon.
Taste of Chicago is presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, along with a wide range of sponsoring businesses. Taste of Chicago hours are 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Wed.–Fri.; 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sat. and Sun.