Chicago Food Truck Guide

Track the 50-plus food trucks roaming the streets.

  • INDIAN

    Curry Cruiser
    @currycruiser

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

  • 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”

  • 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

  • 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

  • TAMALES

    Chi Town Tamale
    @ChiTownTamale

    Late-night tamale slingers

    Tamale Foodie
    @tamalefoodie

    Quirkily flavored tamale slingers

    The Tamale Spaceship
    @tamalespace101

    Masked tamale slingers

  • ITALIAN

    Caponies Express
    @CaponiesExp

    Pizza, arancini, etc. from Caponies Trattoria

    Getta Polpetta
    @GettaPolpetta

    Meatball sandwiches, plus sliders

    Two Italians
    @twoitalians

    Calzones and meatball sandwiches

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

INDIAN

Curry Cruiser
@currycruiser

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


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