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Taste of Chicago Unveils List of Food Vendors

26 new restaurants will participate this year, and two old favorites will be back



    Taste of Chicago Announces Lineup

    26 new restaurants will be serving up their best dishes at the annual Taste of Chicago this summer.

    (Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018)

    The Taste of Chicago will take over Grant Park again this summer, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel has revealed the restaurants that will be participating in the event.

    According to a press release from the city, 26 new restaurants will have food at the event, an increase of over 50 percent.

    A total of 73 vendors will participate in the event, including 38 five-day vendors, 22 pop-up restaurants, and 13 food trucks, according to the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

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    Here is a list of the new restaurants that will be participating in the event:

    Aloha Wagon

    Arun’s Thai Restaurant

    Aunty Joy’s Jamaican Kitchen

    Bee Nana LLC

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    Blackwood BBQ

    CheSa’s Gluten

    Chiya Chai Café

    Classic Cobbler

    Esperanza’s Kitchen Delights

    Garifuna Flava: A Taste of Belize

    Get Off the Couch Catering

    Grill City

    Josephine’s Cookin’

    Lawrence’s Fish

    Output Lounge & Sports Bar

    Papa Luke’s Gravy Balls

    Premier Rollin BBQ

    So Forking Great

    Sun Wah Barbecue Restaurant

    These Wingz?

    Turtle’s Bar & Grill

    Wood Fire Counter

    Yum Dum

    A pair of restaurants will be returning after absences in previous years, including Buona Beef and Original Rainbow Cone. You can get the full list of participating eateries from the City of Chicago on its website

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