Chicago Food Truck Guide

Track the 50-plus food trucks roaming the streets.

1/13

INDIAN

Curry Cruiser
@currycruiser

Flatbread roll-ups of regional Indian cuisine, off the road until late spring

2/13
Photograph: Martha Williams

MIDDLE EASTERN

Falafel Brothers
@myfalafel

Veg-friendly wraps, currently being upgraded. Relaunch expected in a few months

Enemy Kitchen
@EnemyKitchen

Iraqi dishes, still trucking after debuting at the art exhibit “Feast”

3/13
Photograph: Dave Rentauskas

COFFEE

MoJo Express
@mjexpress14

Coffee for University of Chicago kids

Isla de Cafe
@IslaDeCafe

Stationary Cuban coffee and sandwich truck in Humboldt Park

4/13

SANDWICHES AND HOT DOGS

Brown Bag Lunch Truck
@brownbagtruck
Meaty sandwiches traversing the Loop

Chubby Wieners Wiener Wagon
@ChubbyWieners

Hot dogs and slops (sandwiches) via the Lincoln Square restaurant

e.leaven
@Eleaven

Breakfast, sandwiches and more from the café

gaztro-wagon
twitter.com/wherezthewagon

No longer operated by Matt Maroni, but still making occasional stops

Haute Sausage
@HauteSausage

Gamey hot dogs, reopens in March/April

DucknRoll
@ducknrolltruck
Banh mi
, rolling everywhere from Ravenswood to Merch Mart

Schnitzel King
@KingSchnitzel

Breaded pork and chicken sandwiches

The Slide Ride
@theslideride

Burger, Cubano and other sliders

Steakw’ch
@steakwch

Sandwiches without the i

Ste Martaen
@stemartaen

Vegan sandwiches and wraps

The Wagyu Wagon
@TheWagyuWagon

Burgers featuring the high-end meat; operates occasionally

5/13

TAMALES

Chi Town Tamale
@ChiTownTamale

Late-night tamale slingers

Tamale Foodie
@tamalefoodie

Quirkily flavored tamale slingers

The Tamale Spaceship
@tamalespace101

Masked tamale slingers

6/13

ITALIAN

Caponies Express
@CaponiesExp

Pizza, arancini, etc. from Caponies Trattoria

Getta Polpetta
@GettaPolpetta

Meatball sandwiches, plus sliders

Two Italians
@twoitalians

Calzones and meatball sandwiches

7/13
Photograph: Martha Williams

TACOS

Big Star Food Truck
@BigStarTruck

Future in flux; in Big Star’s parking lot for now

Dokkaebi Tacos
@dokkaebitacos

Soon-to-launch Korean tacos

La Adelita
@adelitatruck

Tortas and tacos

Taquero Fusion
@taquerofusion

Beef, chicken and veggie tacos

8/13
Photograph: Dave Rentauskas

SAVORY PIES

Bridgeport Pasty
@BridgeportPasty

Teensy electric car hawking handheld savory pies

5411 Empanadas
@5411Empanadas

Handheld beef, spinach, ham and chicken savory pies

Pleasant House Bakery
@PHBakery

Savory pies from the Bridgeport restaurant

9/13

SWEETS

Beavers Donuts
@BeaversDonuts

Coffee and doughnuts in the Loop, weekdays from 7–10am

Cupcakes for Courage
@CourageousCakes

Proceeds go toward cancer research.

Flirty Cupcakes
@FlirtyCupcakes

Proud member of the Food Truck O.G.s

Gigi’s Bake Shop
@GiGisBakeShop

A cupcake truck

The More Mobile
@themoremobile

Fancy cupcakes

Sugarpie Cafe
@sugarpiecafe

Cupcakes and cookies

Sweet Ride
@SweetRideChi

Puddings, cupcakes and cake pops

Sweetie Cakes
@Rzjp6Cakes

Cupcakes in the Loop and U. of C.

10/13

FRO-YO

Culture: The Yogurt Society
@Culture

Roving fro-yo from the former Berry Chill owner

Forever Yogurt
@ForeverTruck

The self-serve chain’s occasional mobile fro-yo enterprise

Kefir Truck
@StarfruitCafe

To each fro-yo spot its own food truck.

11/13
Photograph: Taylor Castle

SOUTHERN

Chicago All Fired Up
@chgoallfrup

The O.G. of Chicago food trucks, often M.I.A.

Flavor 180
@Flavor180

Chicken and turkey entrées from the South Loop restaurant

Lillie’s Q Meat Mobile
@LQMeatMobile

Pulled pork or chicken sandwiches from the Wicker Park barbecue spot

The Roost
@TheRoostTruck

Fried chicken and biscuits

The Southern Mac
@TheSouthernMac

Cary Taylor’s mobile mac and cheese

12/13
Photograph: Tim Burkhart

OTHER

E-Dogz Mobile Culinary Community Center
Follow it on Facebook

Eric May’s art-project-meets-food-truck

Fido to Go
@fidotogo

Food truck for dogs

Glutton Force Five
@gluttonforce5

Competitive eating on wheels

Hummingbird Kitchen
@hummingbirdtogo

Pioneering Evanston-based kitchen on wheels

Meatloaf A-Go-Go
@MeatloafAGoGo

Gourmet ground-meat “cupcakes”

Soups in the Loop
@SoupsintheLoop

Just like it sounds

Wow Bao
@BaoMouth

Dumplings on wheels, generally avoids the Loop

Don Rafa
@DonRaf
FoodTruck
Burritos and more from the South Side restaurant

13/13

R.I.P.

Alexander Beetle Bakeshop
Short-lived sweets wagon

Bang Bang Pie and Coffee Show
Grew into Logan Square’s Bang Bang Pie Shop

The Cupcake Gallery
Briefly a lunch truck before calling it quits

Happy Bodega
Long-gone member of the food-truck O.G.s

Homage Street Food
No more SPAM musubi, at least not on wheels

Mama Green’s Gourmet Goodies
Another M.I.A. dessert vehicle

Meatyballs
Phillip Foss shut it down to focus on EL Ideas.

Simple Sandwich
We still miss the chocolate chip cookies.

Sweet Miss Giving’s
Closed French Market location and no sign of truck

Sweet Spot Macarons
Much-hyped French treat truck

Zullo’s Food Truck
Now doing fullservice catering

Pecan and Charlie’s
Cupcakes from the Western Suburbs could not afford to stay in business with new fees

The Curried Mobile
No more Indian staples from Curried, a quick-serve spot

SamichBox
Would sell steak and other sandwiches

Bergstein’s NY Deli
Can't service Chicago due to city permits, does local stops at business parks

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