April 14, 2015

10 Chicago Food Trucks To Follow

Given Chicago's narrow restrictions on where food trucks can park, finding a meal on wheels can be frustrating for the hungry broker. Fortunately, we've got you covered with today's roundup of the most popular food trucks and the social media accounts where they announce their next stops.

1. Pierogi Street

Pierogi Street


This Polish eatery and pierogi- and paczki-slinging food truck can be found at its new bricks-and-mortar shop at 1043 N California Ave in Humboldt Park, and on the road at events around the region. They also do catering.

2. Tamale Spaceship

Tamale Spaceship


Expect your food to be served to you by a man in a Mexican wrestling mask, lucha libre-style. A set schedule during the workweek makes them easy to find, and a recently opened storefront on Wicker Park's Damen Avenue is making it even easier.

3. Toasty Cheese

Toasty Cheese


The Toast Cheese Mobile Eatery sells grilled cheese sandwiches around the suburbs on a schedule, which you can find via its Twitter.

4. Cupcakes for Courage

Cupcakes for Courage


This dessert food truck raises money for cancer research while selling cupcakes around town. Its owners are suing the city over the tight parking restrictions on food trucks.

5. Fido To Go Chicago

Fido to Go Chicago


Now there's a food truck for your dog, too. There's little need to chase after this one to find gluten-free dog treats on the go, with the company updating Twitter followers on its ever-changing locations.

6. Beavers Donuts

Beavers Donuts


Find this food truck's pop-up donut shop at the French Market at 131 N Clinton St in the West Loop, or follow its mini donut-touting food truck (and two additional trucks coming soon) around town.

7. The Salsa Truck

The Salsa Truck


Fall in love with the Salsa Truck at the Garage, its West Loop home on North Aberdeen Street. Then use this Twitter account to stalk the mobile truck as it makes its way around the city.

8. Wow Bao

By Takeaway (own work)


This is the mobile version of Lettuce Entertain You's gourmet fast-food chain Wow Bao. It features various Chinese buns from the Wow Bao menu that make for easy, affordable finger food.

9. 600W Food Trucks

600 West


Follow this Twitter account for a daily heads-up on the food trucks that will be staked out outside 600 West Chicago Ave come 11am. 600 West is home to several tech company offices, including Groupon, Belly and Echo Global Logistics.

10. UChiNOMgo

UChicago Campus


This Twitter account isn't just for University of Chicago students, though its name is a pun on the Hyde Park campus. If you live or work in Hyde Park, you'll want to check this Twitter for news on when your favorite food trucks will be heading south.

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