The Taste of Chicago hits Grant Park, just like other annual beloved summer music festivals, leaving a trail of disposable forks and cheesecake skewers from some of the best Chicago restaurants in its wake. Before you head to the gigantic food festival, find out which restaurants will be serving up samples, which bands you should see and how many napkins to bring.
When is the Taste of Chicago 2016?
The Taste of Chicago occurs in Grant Park on July 6–10, 2016.
What is the Taste of Chicago 2016?
Each summer, a variety of local restaurants and food vendors set up booths in Grant Park for a free festival, offering up sample of their most popular dishes. The festival has it's own currency—you purchase tickets at the gate which can be spent on food and drinks. The Taste of Chicago also books a robust lineup of concerts, including a mix of national and regional touring acts—Weezer, Erykah Badu and Robin Thicke have all headlined the festival in past years.
Taste of Chicago 2015
Tastes from the past
2014: 15 new dishes at Taste
2014: Taste of Chicago vendors
2013: What's new at the Taste
2013: What to eat at the Taste of Chicago
2013: Taste of Chicago food lineup