Spice Up Your Taste of Chicago Experience with These New Offerings
Taste of Chicago, the world’s largest free food festival, is back for its 37th year! While deep dish pizza, ribs, and cheesecake never get old, if you’re an avid Taste-goer you are probably looking for ways to spice up your experience. Explore the sixteen new restaurants, pop-ups and food trucks coming to Taste of Chicago this July 5-9 in Grant Park.
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Ukai Japanese Restaurant
Executive Chef Paul Chant, formerly of Patina and L'Orangerie in Los Angeles, is the mastermind of the small tapas plates appearing from Ukai's hot kitchen.
Dumpling (Gyza) (Shrimp and Vegetable); Yakisoba Ramen (Noodles w/Chicken and Vegetables); Tempura (Shrimp and Vegetable)
Taste of: Dumpling (Gyza); Yakisoba
Doom Street Eats
Doom Street Eats, the folks behind last year's Puffs of Doom, will be offering a second Doom Street Eats booth this year with comfort food turned upside down into fancy scratch-made street eats.
Bacon Ranch Mac & Cheese Grilled Cheese; Chipotle Chili Beer Cheese Nachos (Vegetarian); BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders
Taste of: Bacon Ranch Mac & Cheese Grilled Cheese; Spinach Artichoke Quesadilla (Vegetarian) *GF Option Available
Lawrence’s Fish and Shrimp
Lawrence’s Fish and Shrimp have been offering fish and shrimp dishes since 1950. Sample dishes from this famous Chicagoland area seafood joint.
Popcorn Shrimp; Coconut Shrimp; Large Shrimp
Taste of: Popcorn Shrimp; Corn Fritters
Friday | Saturday
Located in the Loop at 21 E. Adams, Brightwok offers healthy and delicious, veggie-focused food.
Homemade Chili Coconut Curry Bowl w/Midwest ABF Chicken (Medium Spice); Homemade Tahini Ginger Salad Bowl
Taste of: Homemade Chili Coconut Curry Taste w/ Midwest ABF Chicken (Medium Spice); Homemade Tahini Ginger Salad Taste
From the minds of Adolfo Garcia and long-time restaurateur, Phil Stefani, Broken English offers a variety of imaginative taco options.
Tinga de Pollo Tacos (2); Carne Asada Tacos (2); Fried Chicken Tacos (2)
Taste of: Tinga de Pollo Taco (1); Sweet Corn Hushpuppies (2)
Hakka Bakka Indian Kati Rolls
Hakka Bakk Indian offers Kati Rolls an Indian wrap that will wrap around your taste buds and simply refuse to leave.
Chicken Tikka Kati Roll; Lamb Shammi Burger
Taste of: Chicken Tikka Kati Roll; Sev Puri Chaat
A Loop lunchtime favorite, Just Salad offers a variety of fresh and healthy salads and wraps.
Chipotle Cowboy Salad; Smokehouse Steak Wrap; Thai Chicken Crunch Salad
Taste of: Chipotle Cowboy Salad; Smokehouse Steak Wrap
Seoul Taco offers a variety of Korean-Mexican fusion dishes including their famous tacos.
Bulgogi Steak Tacos (2); Spicy Pork Tacos (2)
Taste of: Mini Bulgogi Taco; Mini Spicy Pork Taco
The Little Beet Table
Saturday | Sunday
Enjoy samples of the Gold Coast restaurant's menu of fresh, delicious and thoughtful whole food choices.
Cauliflower Hummus w/Toasted Gluten-Free Bread; Cucumber Gazpacho w/ Toasted Marcona Almonds, Spring Garlic
Taste of: Cauliflower Hummus Bite; Cucumber Gazpacho Shooter w/ Toasted Marcona Almonds, Spring Garlic
Warm Belly Bakery
Saturday | Sunday
Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookie; S’mores Cookie; PB and J Cookie
Taste of: Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookie; Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookie
American Glory Food Truck
Wednesday | Thursday | Friday
American Glory Food Truck provides the Chicago community with great, fresh, affordable comfort food.
Pulled Pork Sandwich; Bread Pudding; Mac & Cheese “Loaded”; Mac & Cheese
Taste of: Pulled Pork Sandwich; Bread Pudding
Aztec Dave's Food Truck
Aztec Daves is the elite Authentic Mexican food truck, family-run and dishing out Mexican favorites with a modern twist.
Chicken Tacos (3); Steak Tacos (3); Elote (Sweet Corn, Mayonnaise, Butter, Cotija, Lime & Chile)
Taste of: Chicken Taco (1); Steak Taco (1)
Bop Bar Truck
Friday | Saturday | Sunday
Bob Bar Truck provides healthy Korean gourmet cuisine.
Spicy Pork Rice Bowl; Bul-Go-Gi Rice Bowl (Beef); Fried Dumpling
Taste of: Spicy Pork Rice Bowl; Korean Meatball
Cheesie's Pub & Grill Food Truck
Thursday | Friday
Cheesie's serve a variety of delicious grilled cheese sandwiches with dipping sauces, soup, and unique sides.
The Tenderizer; The Mac; Tendy Tots
Taste of: The Tenderizer; The Mac
The Cajun Connoisseur
Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Sunday
The Cajun Connoisseur providing top quality Cajun inspired cuisine.
Jumbo Shrimp n Grits; Lobster Mac n Cheese; Jambalaya
Taste of: Shrimp n Grits; Lobster Mac n Cheese