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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 20 new vendors

Written by
Elizabeth Atkinson

This year, Taste of Chicago is bringing nearly 70 food vendors to Grant Park, including 20 vendors who haven't made it to the annual free food fest yet. Get ready to see big names like Arami, Demera Ethiopian, Firecakes Donuts and Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken. All vendors will offer signature dishes and smaller tastes, so you can get as many samples in as you'd like. Check out the lineup below.

New Vendors:

Abundance Bakery 


Auntie Vee's


Da Lobsta

Demera Ethiopian Restaurant

Doom Street Eats

Firecakes Donuts

Frannie's Café Inc.

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

The Happy Lobster Truck

La Jefa

La Patrona

MAD Social


Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine

Pork & Mindy's

Rojo Gussano

Taco in a Bag

Texas de Brazil

More Vendors:

Beat Kitchen

Billy Goat Tavern & Grill

BJ's Market & Bakery

Bobak Sausage Company

Caffe Gelato

Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill

Chicago's Dog House

Churro Factory

Connie's Pizza

Dia De Los Tamales

Dinky Donuts, Inc.

The Eli's Cheesecake Co.

Farmer's Fridge

Franco's Ristorante

The Fudge Pot

Gold Coast Dogs


Kasia's Deli

La Bomba Restaurant

La Mexicana

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Miller's Pub

Oak Street Beach Cafe

O'Briens Restaurant and Bar


Punky's Pizza and Pasta

Ricobene's on 26th Street

Robinson's No. 1 Ribs

Star of Siam


Vee-Vee's African Restaurant

Pop-up Restaurants:

Garifuna Flava: A Taste of Belize

Jin Ju Restaurant

Puffs of Doom


Stan's Donuts and Coffee

Yum Dum

Food Trucks:

Beaver's Coffee + Donuts

Bruges Brothers

Chicago Lunchbox


The Fat Shallot

Gino's Steaks Truck


Harold's Chicken

Jack's Fork in the Road

La Cocinita

The Lifeway Kefir Shop

Ms. Tittle's Cupcakes

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