With the Chicago Food Truck Fest almost upon us (June 24-25th in the South Loop), and the Pilsen Food Truck Social on June 10th-11th) we have food trucks on the mind. And with so many choices, we could starve before we make a choice! So what are the best food trucks near the South Loop? We thought you’d never ask…
We start off our list of the best food trucks near the South Loop with The Fat Shallot. Located at wherever the driver stops (it’s a food truck!!! So check the website!), the Fat Shallot makes classic sandwiches with a twist. We sampled the Truffle BLT and loved it – the crispy bacon and avocado tasted phenomenal. We also tried the Italian Grinder (loved it) as well as their Ginger Chai Milkshake (yum!). Check out their Truffle Fries too!
Next up we recommend Piko Street Kitchen the home to modern Asian street food. They specialize in serving bold Asian flavors in contemporary ways but really sets them apart are their homemade marinades and signature sauces (made from family recipes). We sampled the Braised Pork Belly Tacos with kimchi, the Lemongrass Chicken Taco and a Beef Slider and they were all amazing.
Like Pizza? Then check out Chicago Pizza Boss, a wood-fired pizza truck. Their main dough recipe is a traditional Neopolitan one using high hydration with flour, water, yeast, & salt which is proofed for over 48 hours. They use the highest quality California whole-peeled tomato on the market, Grated Parmesan Cheese, & Award Winning Cuputo Brand Fresh Mozzarella. The result – which is all anyone really cares about anyway! – is pretty damn delicious! We sampled – and recommend – the Spinach Mushroom Garlic Sausage, the spicy Margherita, and the Pesto Pizza and loved them all.
Finally, on our tour of the best food trucks near the South Loop, we recommend a taste of France at Paris Ouj La La. Make this your new number one place for fine French crepes! Sweet, savory, and always delicious, Paris Ouh la la has something for you, whatever your taste! Ham and cheese? Bacon and eggs? Strawberries and Nutella? You can’t go wrong with Paris Ouh la la (can you tell we just like saying the name a lot?).