Taste of Chicago, the free-to-enter five day food fest, kicks off today in Grant Park. This year’s festival hosts over 70 restaurants, pop-ups, and food trucks with hundreds of dishes and treats for attendees to try. The Taste is open from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and strips of 14 tickets can be purchased for $10 each. Different dishes are available for a different number of tickets.
“We have the entire spectrum of food, from classic street food to wild dished, ethnic dishes, curries, kabobs, it’s all here,” said Mark Kelly, commissioner of cultural affairs and events.
Booths include Сhicago classics such as Billy Goat Tavern, Chicago Doghouse and Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, as well as an array of foods from all different cultures such as Aunty Joy’s Jamaican Kitchen, Auruns Thai Restaurant, and Yum Dum.
Taste of Chicago also features the new “Taste Oasis”. Admission is $50 and grants you access to amenities such as air-conditioned tents, a DJ, cocktails, and indoor screenings of the outdoor concerts.
There is no better combo then food and music. This year’s performers include acts such as Brandi Carlile, Martha Redbone Roots Project, The Flaming Lips, BJ the Chicago Kid, and more. Lawn seats are free and reserved seats start at $18.
To see the full line up, food and beverage list, click here: https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/taste_of_chicago.html/