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How to Spice Up Your Taste of Chicago Experience

Taste of Chicago is celebrating 35 years!

While deep dish pizza, ribs, and cheesecake never get old, it may be time to expand your palate. If you are an avid Taste-goer, this year’s new offerings are the perfect way to spice up your Taste of Chicago experience. Take a closer look at this year’s new restaurants, pop-ups, and food trucks.


Dia De Los Tamales

Slow Roasted Cuban Pork Tamale w/ Warm Cuban Fricase (GF)
Spicy Black Bean & Corn Tamale w/ Salsa Roja (Vegan) (GF)
Buffalo Chicken Tamale w/ Bleu Cheese, Carrot & Celery
Roasted Pepper & Goat Cheese Tamale w/ Red pepper Crema (Vegetarian) (GF)

Taste of: 
Slow Roasted Cuban Pork Tamale
Spicy Black Bean & Corn Tamale (Vegan)

Emerald Isle

Italian Beef Sandwich
Italian Sausage Sandwich
Lemon Italian Ice

Taste of:
1/2 Italian Beef Sandwich
French Fries

Farmer's Fridge

Farmer's F Avocado Toast (pictured)
Watermelon Gazpacho
Kale Caesar Salad

Taste of:
Avocado Toast
Watermelon Gazpachoridge

La Mexicana

Watermelon Paleta
Mango Paleta
Lemon-Lime Paleta
Strawberry Paleta

Taste of:
Watermelon Mini Paleta
Strawberry Mini Paleta

Miller's Pub

Pulled Pork Sliders w/ Slaw
Buffalo Wings
Roasted Turkey Leg w/ Optional BBQ Sauce
Whole Pickle

Taste of:
Pulled Pork Slider
Buffalo Wing


There are 8 new Pop-Up restaurants coming to Taste of Chicago this year. 

Burger Bar Chicago - July 10    

Mini Burgers Trio (One (1) each of Bar Cheese Burger, Chicken Burger, Powerhouse Veggie Burger)
Dry Rub Wings (5)
Fried Pickles w/ Urban Sauce

Taste of:
Mini Burgers: Choose one (1) from Bar Cheese Burger, Chicken Burger, Powerhouse Veggie Burger
Dry Rub Wings (3)

Dinky Donuts, Inc. - July 8 & 12

Hot & Fresh Dinky
6 Donuts One Flavor (Cinnamon Sugar, Dutch Cocoa, Powered Sugar, Old Fashioned Sugar Cream Pie, Ancho Mamma's Topping)

Taste of:
Hot & Fresh Dinky
2 Donuts One Flavor (Cinnamon Sugar, Dutch Cocoa, Powered Sugar, Old Fashioned Sugar Cream Pie, Ancho Mamma's Topping)

DönerMen - July 12

Döner Kebab (also available vegetarian)
CurryWurst w/ Bacon Potato Salad & Red Cabbage
Kebab Salad (also available vegetarian)

Taste of:
Döner Kebab Sample (also available vegetarian)
Haire's Gulf Shrimp

Haire's Gulf Shrimp - July 10

Fried Shrimp (2)

Taste of:
Shrimp on a Stick (2)

Luke's Lobster - July 8 & 9

1/2 Shrimp Roll
1/2 Crab Roll
1/2 Lobster Roll

Taste of:
1/2 Shrimp Roll
Mayoless Slaw

Old Crow Smokehouse - July 10 & 11

Old Crow Brisket Sandwich
Pulled Pork Sandwich

Taste of:
Brisket Slider
Pulled Pork Sliderrow Smokehouse

Puffs and Doom - July 8 & 9

Sweet Puffs (Salted Caramel Chocolate, Chocolate Covered Bacon)
Ice Cream Puffs (Oreo, Chocolate Bourbon Caramel)
Savory Puffs (Bacon Ranch Mac & Cheese, Bourbon BBQ Pulled Pork)

Taste of:
Sweet Puff (Chocolate Covered Bacon)
Savory Puff (Jalapeño Popper Chicken)
Sono Wood Fired

Sono Wood Fired - July 11

Flatbread (Choice of Soppressata Diavola or Wild Mushroom)
Lamb Meatballs (3)

Taste of:
Slice of Flatbread (Choice of Soppressata Diavola or Wild Mushroom)
Lamb Meatball (1)

Food Trucks

Bruges Brothers

Papas Bravas
Braised Oxtail Poutine
Duck Fat Frites and Sauce

Taste of:
Papas Bravas
Duck Fat Frites

Jack's Fork in the Road

Roast Pork Tenderloin Sandwich w/ Fig Jam, Prosciutto, and Apple Slaw
Buffalo Chicken Sandwich w/ Blue Cheese Slaw, Onion Rings, and Truckmade Fire Sauce
Fries w/ Sriracha Mayo

Taste of:
Roast Pork Tenderloin Slider
Buffalo Chicken Slider

La Cocinita

Pork Patacon (Crispy Plantain "Sandwich" w/ Pulled Pork, Queso Fresco & Spicy Guava Sauce)
Chicken Tacos w/ Cheese & Chipotle Crema
Black Bean & Cheese Arepa w/ Venezuelan Guacamole

Taste of:
Pork Pataconcito (mini, open-faced)
Chicken Taco w/ Cheese & Chipotle Crema

The Crave Bar

The Handcrafted Pretzel Ice Cream Bar (Flavors: Dark Chocolate Decadence, Milk Chocolate Madness, Salted Caramel-licious, or Peanut Butter Bash)

Taste of:
Handcrafted Pretzel Ice Cream Bite (Flavors: Dark Chocolate Decadence or Milk Chocolate Madness) Crave Bar

Yum Dum

Baowiches (2) (Pork Belly, Korean Chili Chicken, Crispy Shrimp, or Crispy Fish)
Steamed Dumplings (8) (Pork & Chive, Thai Chicken Basil, or Veggie)
Kimchessy Rice Balls (4)

Taste of:
Mini Boawich (1)
Kimcheesy Rice Balls (2)

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