There was a time…
In the not so distant past that it was unheard of to find a food truck in downtown Chicago. Since the city passed an ordinance allowing the use of these popular ‘meals on wheels’ in the downtown area, there has been an explosion of vendor cruising the Chicago streets. With over 50 options to choose from, it may be hard to narrow down a selection for lunch. From tacos to Indian cuisine, here are a few of the city’s favorites.
Amanecer Breakfast Tacos
If you are like a million other people who do not have time to make breakfast as they run out the door each morning, consider grabbing one of these tacos on your way into work or to class. Students at Northwestern in Evanston can grab a quick bite from this truck at a number of their campus stops. Popular tacos include their chorizo and egg option as well as the potato and egg taco. The truck is usually out on the street from 8am-10am, weather permitting.
as it runs 24/7 and serves a two-bite chicken and waffle dish. You can typically find it around the University of Chicago campus or at Daly Plaza (especially during farmer’s market days). The company refers to the food truck as “Sweetheart” because of the variety of pancakes and sweets she brings to the community. In addition to those items, the menu includes gourmet breakfast sandwiches, burritos, pizzas, and mini frittatas.
Big Shoulders Coffee
Sometimes you are just too tired to walk to the closest coffee shop. Thank goodness that on days like that you can count on Big Shoulders Café to bring the coffee to you. This truck will bring you the perfect iced coffee or latte of your choice. Think of them the next time you feel your afternoon slump or are looking for your morning pick me up.
This truck has taken then best of Indian cooking and made the dishes into wraps to grab on the go. From Chicken Tikka to Cheese Paneer you can find your favorite wrapped in a flaky flatbread paratha or in a whole wheat roti. There are breakfast wraps as-well-as lunch and dinner options available. If you are not a fan of the wrap, you can also get your filling of choice as an Unwrapped Salad. The food here is fresh, fast, fun and the perfect choice for a meal on the run.