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Eli's Cheesecake is serving a chocolate-dipped birthday cake cheesecake at the Taste of Chicago.
Photograph: Jaclyn Elizabeth Rivas

Taste of Chicago releases summer food lineup, with 17 new vendors

By
Elizabeth Atkinson
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Ready for music and food festivals to kick off in Grant Park? This year, Taste of Chicago is welcoming 67 vendors to the free festival—17 of which haven't been at the event before. You'll see grilled cheese from Cheesie's and tacos from El Patron make their way downtown this year, as well as a lineup of food trucks and pop-up restaurants.

All of the vendors are offering their signature dishes as well as their "taste of" portions, priced at $3 (or less), so you can sample an array of dishes and make a list of spots to visit around the city. Taste of Chicago takes over Grant Park from July 5–9, so take a look at the full lineup of vendors below to see start planning your menu.

New vendors:
American Glory
Aztec Dave's Food Truck
Ben's Bar Be Cue
Bop Bar Truck
Brightwok Kitchen
Broken English
Cheesie's Pub & Grub
Doom Street Eats
El Patron
Hakka Bakka Indian Kati Rolls
Just Salad
Lawrence's Fish & Shrimp
The Little Beet Table
Seoul Taco
The Cajun Connoisseur
Ukai Japanese Restaurant
Warm Belly Bakery

More vendors:
Beat Kitchen
Billy Goat Tavern & Grill
BJ's Market & Bakery
Caffe Gelato
Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill
Chicago's Dog House
Churro Factory
Connie's Pizza
Dia De Los Tamales
Farmer's Fridge
Franco's Ristorante
Frannie's Café Inc
Gold Coast Dogs
Iyanze
Kasia's Deli
La Bomba Restaurant
La Mexicana
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
Miller's Pub
Oak Street Beach Café
O'Briens Restaurant & Bar
Porkchop
Punky's Pizza & Pasta
Ricobene's on 26th Street
Robinson's No. 1 Ribs
Star of Siam
Texas de Brazil
The Eli's Cheesecake Co.
The Fudge Pot
Tuscany
Vee-Vee's African Restaurant

Pop-up restaurants:
Dinky Doughnuts, Inc.
Garifuna Flava: A Taste of Belize
Jin Ju Restaurant
MAD Social
Pork & Mindy's
Puffs of Doom
Riva
Rojo Gusano
Yum Dum

Food trucks:
Auntie Vee's
Beavers Coffee + Donuts
Bruges Brothers
Da Lobsta
Giordano's
Harold's Chicken
La Cocinita Food Truck
Stan's Donuts & Coffee
The Fat Shallot
The Lifeway Kefir Shop

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