Food Trucks Make Their Mark in Chicago

Staff Writer
Despite political roadblocks, Chicago's mobile food vendors keep trucking

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

As food trucks continue to grow in number and prosper across the U.S., mobile eateries in Chicago are fighting for their rights to exist. Chicago legislature prohibits owners of food trucks from cooking (or altering their food in any way) while they're in their trucks, which has led food truck chefs to sell only pre-made items. The food truck community in Chicago is banding together to bring about the legalization of their businesses. 

Tomorrow, the first Chicago food truck summit will take place at Goose Island Brewery. The event will feature signature dishes from trucks such as Flirty Cupcakes, Sweet Miss Giving's, and 5411 Empanadas. It will also serve as a release party for author Heather Shouse's book, Food Trucks: Dispatches and Stories from the Best Kitchens on Wheels

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