I cannot believe it’s already that time of year!! The Taste of Chicago is coming up soon and Mayor Rahm Emanuel has put out the full vendor list! Now if you don’t know I’m from Chicago (best city in the world! PERIOD) and for the past 38 years we’ve had The Taste of Chicago.

The Taste is for food, fun, music, and sweating. You buy tickets and those tickets get you food for any of the almost 100 vendors out there. You literally get a taste of some of Chicago’s finest. It’s usually held in July and this year it will be from the 11th-15th in Grant Park. Artists like Trey Songz and Erykah Badu have graced the Taste’s presence, and I’m excited to see who’ll be there this year. Below is the list of food you can expect at the Taste (courtesy of Timeout). Who’s all going??!

New vendors: 

Aloha Wagon

Arun’s Thai Restaurant

Aunty Joy’s Jamaican Kitchen

Bee Nana LLC

bettyBOT Shop


Blackwood BBQ

CheSa’s Gluten Free Food Truck

Chiya Chai Café

Classic Cobbler

Esperanza’s Kitchen Delights

Garifuna Flava: A Taste of Belize

Get Off The Couch Catering

Grill City (Seafood City)

Josephine’s Cookin’

Lawrence’s Fish & Shrimp

Output Lounge & Sports Bar

Papa Luke’s Gravy Balls

Premier Rollin BBQ


So Forking Great

Sun Wah Barbecue Restaurant

These Wingz?

Turtle’s Bar & Grill

Wood Fire Counter

Yum Dum

Returning vendors:

Beat Kitchen

Billy Goat Tavern

BJ’s Market & Bakery

Buona Beef

Caffe Gelato

Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill

Chicago’s Dog House

Churro Factory

Connie’s Pizza

Dia De Los Tamales

Doom Street Eats

Franco’s Ristorante

Frannie’s Café Inc

Gold Coast. Dogs


Kasia’s Deli

La Bomba Restaurant

La Mexicana

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

O’Briens Restaurant & Bar

Original Rainbow Cone


Ricobene’s on 26th Street

Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs

Star of Siam

Texas de Brazil

The Eli’s Cheesecake Co.


Ukai Japanese Restaurant

Vee-Vee’s African Restaurant

Pop-up restaurants:

Broken English Taco Pub

Hakka Bakka Indian Kati Rolls

Just Salad Chicago

MAD Social

Pork & Mindy’s

Seoul Taco

Warm Belly Bakery

Food trucks:

American Glory Food Truck Chicago

Auntie Vee’s

Aztec Dave’s Food Truck

Beavers Coffee + Donuts

Da Lobsta


Harold’s Chicken

La Cocinita Food Truck

The Fat Shallot

The Lifeway Kefir Shop