Food Truck Fest

The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) hosts the popular Chicago Food Truck Festival. 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 2022 Chicago Food Truck Festival takes place at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street, every Friday beginning May 20 through October 7, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.


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


List of weekly participants are shared on BACP’s social media accounts:


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 obtained by sending an email to or calling 312-744-2086.


Food Truck Resources

Subscribe to the BACP E-Newsletter

 Chicago Food Truck Licenses

Food Truck Stand Map

BACP business education webinars

BACP business resources and support tools


For questions relating to the Chicago Food Truck Fest, send an e-mail to or call 312.744.2086. 


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