Inside Chicago Food Truck Week

NBC 5 News Today team takes a look at the exciting world of mobile meals

Friday, May 10, 2013  |  Updated 9:38 AM CDT
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Daniella Guzman looks into the struggle some area food trucks are having to co-exist with standalone restaurants and licensing with the city.

Daniella Guzman looks into the struggle some area food trucks are having to co-exist with standalone restaurants and licensing with the city.

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The NBC 5 News Today team has been taking an inside look at Chicago's burgeoning food truck scene, highlighting some of best trucks the city has to offer. The final segment will air May 10 at 5:45 a.m., taking a look at some of the growing pains between food truck operators and city officials.

Thursday, May 9: Stefan Holt got on board one of the most popular trucks in the city over the past couple years, 5411 Empanadas. The truck offers baked, not fried empanadas, and business was so good that it prompted the owners to open a storefront business, with plans to open a second. Follow the goodness on Twitter and Facebook.

Wednesday, May 8: Kye Martin hung out with the team behind one of the newest food trucks in town, The Fat Shallot. Husband/wife team Sam Barron and Sarah Weitz offer gourmet sandwiches, including deliciousness such as pulled pork, salami and grilled cheese sandwiches, as well as sides such as tarragon slaw and roasted potato salad. Follow the goodness on Twitter and Facebook.

Tuesday, May 7: Daniella Guzman got a little spicy with Dan Salls, the creator of The Salsa Truck. Despite the name, the truck offers much more than curb-side condiments, including a variety of tacos and quesadillas, as well as soup, rice, beans and chips. And in a nod to authenticity, everything is made from scratch, nothing from a can. Follow The Salsa Truck on Twitter and Facebook.

Monday, May 6: Andy Avalos helped unveil Giordano's new food truck, which the longtime Chicago-based company considers its 41st restaurant. The truck took over a year to create and features a state-of-the-art kitchen and refrigerator to store pre-made pizzas. Follow Giordano's on Twitter and Facebook.

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