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Taste of Chicago partners with Humana for healthier choices

Humana Healthier Choices at Taste of Chicago
Humana Healthier Choices at Taste of Chicago
Taste of Chicago

Summer in Chicago brings many favorite annual events. For many Chicagoans, Taste of Chicago is a must attend every summer. The vast and varied food offerings make the Taste a food lovers dream. Even among all these culinary delights, many vendors are offering healthy options.

Again this year, Humana is highlighting healthy menu choices throughout the Taste of Chicago. The Humana Healthier Choices items have more options this year than in years past. A panel of top Chicago-area physicians and nutritionists reviewed and selected the Healthier Choices based on calorie count, sodium and saturated fat content. The healthier items are indicated by a green apple on the menu boards at participating restaurant booths and are also listed in the Humana Healthier Choices Passport Guide, available for free at the Humana tent throughout Taste.

Here is a list of the Humana Healthier Choices available at this year's Taste of Chicago.


Fewer than 320 calories, 300 mg sodium and 2 g saturated fat

  • Abby Pub - Roasted Corn on the Cob
  • Kamehachi Taste portion crunchy California Roll
  • Beat Kitchen Veggie burger bites
  • Lawrence Fisheries Cocktail Shrimp
  • BJ’s Market & Bakery Taste portion mustard fried catfish
  • Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria Taste portion of Malnati salad
  • Brasserie by LM Taste portion beet/apple gazpacho
  • O’Briens Restaurant Roasted Celtic corn on the cob
  • Taquero Fusion Mini chicken taco, Mini veggie taco
  • Brazilian Bowl Grill Taste portion of acai bowl

Main Course

500 calories or less; 500 mg sodium or less; and less than 4 g saturated fat

  • Beat Kitchen Veggie burger
  • Jin Ju Chap Chae
  • Vee Vee’s Jollof rice with plantain
  • BJ's Market and Bakery Mustard-Fried Catfish
  • Kasia’s Deli Chicken ke-bob and curry rice with vegetables
  • Brasserie by LM Beet/apple gazpacho
  • Kamehachi Crunchy California roll, Beef yakiniku
  • Brazilian Bowl Grill Acai bowl
  • Lou Malnati’s Pizza Malnati’s salad
  • Carbon Live Fire Mexican grill Grilled chicken taco, Grilled steak taco
  • Manny’s Cafeteria and Deli Turkey leg
  • Chicago’s Dog House Smoked alligator
  • Star of Siam Grilled chicken satay with peanut sauce and cucumber salad
  • Connie's Pizza Margherita Gluten Free Pizza
  • The Savoy Farro salad, Grilled shrimp po boy
  • Gino’s Steak House Chicken onion pepper lettuce wrap
  • The Smoke Daddy Pulled chicken mini sandwich
  • Iyanze Green with fried plantains Taste portion of jerk chicken
  • Taquero Fusion Gourmet chicken taco, Gourmet veggie taco


Fewer than 320 calories, 300 mg sodium and 2 g saturated fat

  • Caffe Gelato Fruitti Di Bosco, Lemon sorbet, Pina Colada gelato,Chocolate hazelnut gelato
  • Original Rainbow Cone Taste of dream cup
  • Franco’s Ristorante Italian Ice-lemon Italian Ice –watermelon
  • Starfruit Café Frozen mango kefir Taste portion frozen mango kefir Frozen original kefir Taste portion frozen original kefir
  • Star of Siam Mango sorbet
  • Iyanze Bissap sorbet
  • The Fudge Pot Dark chocolate banana baby Chocolate dipped strawberry
  • Mariano’s Seedless watermelon
  • Ms Tittle’s Cupcakes Southern red velvet morsel of love

Taste of Chicago is held in Grant Park. The festival runs from July 9 through July 13. Admission to the Taste of Chicago is free. Food tickets are required to purchase food from the vendors. The festival includes musical performances and other events.

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