Chicago Food Truck Festival Returns to Daley Plaza

May 4, 2022

Weekly City hosted event kicks-off May 20th creating excitement for lunch in the Loop

Elisa Sledzinska    312.744.1973

CHICAGO – Today, the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) announced the return of the popular Chicago Food Truck Festival at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street. The festival will feature a rotating selection of food trucks from around the city at Daley Plaza every Friday beginning May 20 through October 7, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The fest is a long-standing commercial corridor activation that attracts lunchtime crowds. As downtown workers actively return to offices, either full-time or hybrid, the fest offers the opportunity to support small businesses while enjoying the backdrop of a Chicago landmark. This year marks the 7th year that BACP has sponsored and organized the Chicago Food Truck Festival.

"The Chicago Food Truck Festival showcases the city's food truck industry and the resilient entrepreneurs behind it," said Mayor Lightfoot. "With the noticeable increase in pedestrian activity and office occupancy in the Loop, this festival is just one more way that we are reviving downtown. I look forward to welcoming the fest and all the visitors it will bring."

The food trucks roll onto Daley Plaza every Friday offering local food favorites. Residents and visitors can enjoy comforting classics, tasty treats, and mouthwatering fusion cuisine all in one location. Lunch outdoors is a summer staple, and the fest makes deciding where to eat lunch a simple decision.

“The Chicago Food Truck Fest celebrates our city’s legendary culinary cuisine while boosting our local economy,” said BACP Commissioner Kenneth J. Meyer. “We are thrilled to welcome back the Chicago Food Truck Fest, as well as downtown workers.”

This year’s lineup will feature a variety of food trucks that are sure to treat tastebuds. The Chicago Food Truck Fest line-up will be announced each week on BACP social media platforms and using the hashtag #ChiFoodTruckFest. Follow ChicagoBACP on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Below are the Friday dates for the 2022 Chicago Food Truck Fest:

· May 20, 27

· June 3, 10, 17, 24

· July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

· August 5, 12, 19, 26

· September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

· October 7

Chicago Food Truck Fest participating food trucks must be properly licensed by the City of Chicago as a mobile food vehicle. Food truck operators that are interested in participating in this year’s fest must submit a completed application. Application and additional information can be found by visiting  

This festival is now known as the Chi Food Truck Fest.

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