Category archives for: Illinois

Chicago, IL: Chicago Bullies Food Truck Owners

Laura Pekarik, owner of Cupcakes for Courage, who is suing the city of Chicago over its food truck rules. (Heather Charles, Chicago Tribune)

Pekarik owns Cupcakes for Courage, a mobile cupcake shop that makes stops along the streets of Chicago almost every day. She donates 10 percent of sales to cancer-related charities as a way to honor her sister Kathy, who was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2010 and now is in remission.

Lombard, Il: Food Truck Fridays in September


Each food truck offers vegetarian options as well as gluten-free options (note: for those sensitive to gluten, food is prepared in equipment that is also used to prepare items containing gluten).

Chicago, IL: Jianbing, the Street Food You’ve Never Heard Of, Is Now in Chicago

Jianbing, a Chinese street food, comes to the Loop

he street food called jianbing is ubiquitous in Ye “Red” Yuan’s hometown of Tianjin, China. People eat it for breakfast or late at night, after drinking. It’s fast, cheap, tasty and elicits little of the analysis or hype that, say, whiskey and doughnuts do these days.

Kankakee, IL: Food Trucks Draw Kankakee into National Trend

The Daily Journal/Scott Anderson
Manteno resident Ryan Jackson opens the service window of the 'Creme of the Crop' food truck Tuesday afternoon in Kankakee.

Farm fresh food is in demand, and two local food trucks are putting it on wheels.

Chicago, IL: Food Truck of the Week – The Jibarito Stop


This is just getting ridiculous. Not only have there been noticeably fewer trucks at 600 W. Chicago, but this week someone up and stole not one but both signs marking the designated food truck parking spots.

Winnetka, IL: Let Loose on Lincoln to Feature FOOD TRUCKS

Let Loose on Lincoln to Feature FOOD TRUCKS (Posted By Winnetka-Northfield Chamber, Community Contributor / July 9, 2014)

Food trucks from the Chicago area are firing up the griddles and putting their trucks in gear, bound for Winnetka.

Chicago, IL: Husky Hog BBQ Food Truck Cashes In, Opens Restaurant in Armour Square

Huksy Hog BBQ Restaurant

The storefront is modest. There are just a few stools surrounding a chest-high counter, a window for ordering and a station for the homemade barbecue sauces — hot, honey mustard, classic, vinegar and a new Alabama-style sauce, a mix of mayonnaise and Carolina vinegar that Woodel had just whipped up.

Arlington Heights, IL: Food Truck Festival in Arlington Park Saturday, July 12


Arlington Park is hosting its second annual Food Truck Festival in The Park on Saturday, July 12.

Chicago, IL: Emporium Logan Square to House a Food Truck; Hoping to Open Before Summer


There will be a food truck inside the space serving sandwiches utilizing bread from Mindy Segal’s bakery next door.

Chicago, IL:Chicago’s Gourmet Food Trucks on A Bumpy Road to Growth

Michelle Kim/MEDILL

Customers line up at the Fat Shallot during lunchtime in the Loop.

The foodie culture surrounding gourmet food trucks in Chicago and elsewhere has been a draw for trained chefs who aspire to start their own businesses and for customers who can sample up-and-coming cuisine.