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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.

For more information about Taste of Chicago visit: tasteofchicago.us

Restaurants

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

 

 

 

Pop-Up Restaurants

Brightwok Kitchen

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

 

Broken English 

Thursday

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 

Friday

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

 

 

Just Salad

Sunday

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 

Friday

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

Warm Belly Bakery is a cookie-centric bakery featuring our exclusive Warm Belly Blend of coffee by Dark Matter (with a full espresso bar) and homemade ice cream by Bobtail.

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookie; S’mores Cookie; PB and J Cookie

Taste of: Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookie; Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookie

 

Food Trucks

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

Saturday

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

 

 

 


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