Street Food Artistry in Chicago

Diana Chan September 1, 2013 Chicago, Event, Food Carts, Streetcart

Street Food Artestry

On August 11th, 2013, during our vacation in Chicago, we took a visit to Street Food Artistry – a one day event celebrating of Chicago’s hottest street food and art scene . It was located in Zhou B Art Center. Being a tourist, it just seemed like the festival was in the middle of no where. There was a lot of old buildings in the area.

Street Food Artistry

Admission is $10 for adults and once you get inside, food items from the trucks go to a maximum of $5. For some reason, we just walked in without paying the $10 admission. We were very confused.

Attendees could enjoy a Food Truck Pavilion with some of  Chicago’s favourite food trucks, an art exhibit showcasing local artists, a marketplace with designers and handcrafted pieces, and the Street Music Stage outside the gallery with entertainment.

Street Food Artistry

While we were there, there was someone playing the electric violin and a belly dancing lesson. It was actually a pretty fun time.

Street Food Artistry

Some of the food trucks and vendors that were there were:

  • Dia De Los Tamales
  • Gelato De’Oro
  • Getta Polpetta
  • Baby Cakes
  • Curried
  • Herby Pop
  • Porkchop
  • Cheesie’s Pub and Grub
  • Izzie Sparkling Juice
  • Jerk
  • The Fat Shallot
  • Puffs of Doom

There were so many delicious options that I was a little bit overwhelmed.

Street Food Artistry

The Street Food Artistry was a pretty cool event. If you did a bit of digging around, there were a few deals online for discounts and something on Groupon. It’s still a fun time if you really love to eat at food trucks and check out local artists.



Street Food Artistry

Since I was feeling a bit full from the previous meal, I decided to check out Porkchop Food Truck. It looked and smelled pretty good. As you can tell by their name, they sell a majority of items with pork. Yum! Too bad they didn’t have any pork belly today.

I wish I could have went to more food trucks, but I really couldn’t fit any more in to my stomach.

Street Food Artistry

Pork Ribs ($5) had a very delicious BBQ sauce and the meat was quite tender and fell off the bone. Yum.


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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

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