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Food truck status report

Catch up on which food trucks are still rolling, on hold or gone for good

July 25, 2012|By Lisa Arnett and Amanda Boleman

Eleaven Food Co.
@Eleaven
Serving: Sandwiches, soup and piewiches

Flavor 180
@Flavor180
Serving: Healthy fast food

Flirty Cupcakes
@FlirtyCupcakes
Serving: Cupcakes

Fido to Go
@FidoToGo
Serving: Gourmet dog treats

Getta Polpetta
@GettaPolpetta
Serving: French bread meatball sandwiches

The More Mobile
@themoremobile
Serving: Cupcakes

Schnitzel King
@kingschnitzel
Serving: Schnitzel sandwiches

Starfruit
@Starfruitcafe
Serving: Frozen kefir

Sweet Ride Mobile Bakery
@SweetRideChi
Serving: Whoopie pies and cupcakes

Tamalli Space Charros
@tamalespaceship
Serving: Tamales

Tamale Foodie
@TamaleFoodie
Serving: Tamales

Taquero Fusion
@TaqueroFusion
Serving: Soft tacos

The Slide Ride
@TheSlideRide
Serving: Sliders

The Southern Mac Truck
@thesouthernmac
Serving: Mac 'n' cheese

Traffic Jam
@TrafficJamFood & @JAMrestaurant
Serving: Sandwiches and coffee

Vegan Food Truck
@SteMartaen & @VeganPedicab
Serving: Vegan sandwiches and other snacks

Wagyu Wagon
@TheWagyuWagon
Serving: Burgers and sandwiches
     >>Chef Aaron Crumbaugh’s truck is equipped to cook on-board even when laws didn't permit it; he calls his operation an “underground truck,” though most of his business is for private events. “[The city] obviously know that I cook, but I’ve never gotten a ticket, which is cool,” he said. He said that some organization on the part of food truck operators could be helpful when it comes to the specific “food stall” areas to be designated by the city. “Getting together with other food trucks to do our own separate lottery so 10 people aren’t driving up for the same spot … as far as owners go, we need to all get together and figure that out,” he said. “Every truck could get their fair share of a spot.”

>>Editor's note: This is not a comprehensive list of Chicago food trucks, but we'd like it to be. RedEye readers and food truck owners, contact Eat & Drink editor Lisa Arnett to be considered for inclusion in our next update of this list. lmarnett@tribune.com | @redeyeeats


Tribune contributed. Additional reporting by RedEye reporter Leonor Vivanco.


 

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