Food Truck Fest
The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) hosts the popular Chi Food Truck Fest. The festival features a rotating selection of food trucks from around the city and is a great opportunity to support small businesses. The Fest is a long-standing commercial corridor activation designed to support Chicago’s food truck industry while bringing new and diverse lunch options to Chicago’s Loop. Residents and visitors can enjoy comforting classics, tasty treats, and mouthwatering fusion cuisine all in one location.
The 2023 Chi Food Truck Fest takes place at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street, every Friday beginning May 19 through October 6, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Below are the Friday dates for the 2023 Chi Food Truck Fest:
- May 19, 26
- June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
- July 7, 14, 21, 28
- August 4, 11, 18, 25
- September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
- October 6
List of weekly participants are shared on BACP’s social media accounts:
Chi 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 obtained by sending an email to BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.org or calling 312-744-2086.
Food Truck Resources
- Chicago Food Truck Licenses
- Subscribe to the BACP E-Newsletter
- BACP business resources and support tools