Food trucks are the heart and soul of Beantown’s emerging street food scene. Below we’ve listed some of Chicago’s most hotly sought after street food.
1. Tamale Spaceship
Schedule: Monday:U of C; Tuesday:600W Chicago; Wednesday:Clark & Monroe; Thursday:Wacker & Adams; Friday: Clark & Monroe
Fresh, authentic Tamales – 2 for $9. It’s well worth the price.
2. Bombay Wraps
Bombay Wraps has taken the best of Indian cooking and delivers it in wrap or bowl form. Each wrap or bowl starts with delicately seasoned and marinated fillings like Chicken Tikka or Cheese Paneer, then pickled onions & cilantro mint chutney are added to the wraps or fresh cut veggies & yogurt / dressing is added to the bowls.
The menu continues to evolve it gains inspiration from all things Indian, but you can be sure to find popular Breakfast Wraps (egg & paratha combinations), Lunch & Dinner wraps and bowls plus a variety of classic Indian drinks (Mango Lassi, Thumbs Up, Frooti).
3. Chicago Pizza Boss
Their main dough recipe is a traditional Neopolitan one using high hydration with flour, water, yeast, & salt which is proofed for over 48 hours. They use the highest quality California whole peeled tomato on the market, Grated Parmesan Cheese, & Award Winning Cuputo Brand Fresh Mozzerella made from Wiscon Milk by Wiscon Corp in Melrose Park, Illinois. As soon as your hand crafted pizza is placed into their Forno Brovo wood fired oven at 750 to 850 degrees, it is destined for greatness and 2 minutes later it is in your hands and ready to enjoy.
4. Curry Point
- Authentic Indian food
- Great naan, rice portion is small
- Try their Gobi Manchurian – AMAZE BALLS
5. The Cheesie’s Truck
- Voted best Grilled Cheese in America by Esquire
- Our favorite is the popper – Cheddar, cream cheese and jalapenos
6. Beavers Donuts
- Amazing mini doughtnuts. ‘Nuff said.
7. La Adelita Truck
- Some of the best tacos in Chicago
- They are really great at catering
8. The Fat Shallot
The brain child of the amazing Sam Barron and Sarah Weitz. Sam’s career began in Chicago with a long tour of duty at the four-star Everest Restaurant, followed by time in Spain at a three-star Michelin restaurant. Sarah and Sam then traveled throughout Europe and Asia working on small local farms, honing their culinary skills and eating the best street food the world has to offer. New Orleans beckoned as the next stop, where they cooked professionally and developed a deep appreciation of the food and culture of the city. Most recently, Sam left his post as sous-chef at the reopened Pump Room.