3 Savory Food Trucks in Chicago to Try

Southern Mac & Cheese

The Southern Mac and Cheese Truck

Photo by: seamusiv

Everyone loves mac n’ cheese. In fact, it was the topic of my recent cookbook, Mac n’ Cheese to the Rescue. So it makes perfect sense that Southern’s Executive Chef Cary Taylor puts an innovative spin on the staple, and sends it out on the road for you to indulge. While you can grab a classic mac, the rotating menu includes beefed up options like Pulled Pork with barbecue sauce, Artichoke and Spinach, Chorizo and Roasted Poblano with Pepperjack, Fried Chicken with Blue Cheese and Smoked Ham and Cheddar.

Southern Mac & Cheese Truck can usually be found throughout the Loop (Cityfront Plaza) and in Hyde Park. Like them on Facebook, and follow on Twitter for a change to indulge in the cheesy goodness.


Windy City Patty Wagon

If you’re a burger buff, this is the food truck for you. You can get a basic cheeseburger or if you’re looking for something different, try the stuffed patty packed with Chihuahua cheese and topped with roasted poblano peppers and a green chile aioli that  has a kick. They’ve even got the vegetarian’s covered with a falafel burger or a veggie burger made from sweet potato, eggplant, portabella mushroom, onion, red pepper and topped with avocado kale.

To find out where they’ll be, follow them @WattyPagon.

Tamale Space Ship

What’s better than an authentic Mexican food truck? How about if the servers are donning  sombreros and wrestling masks inspired by La Luche Libre, or Mexican wrestlers? These colorful chefs are inspired by the wrestlers and determined to make authentic and nutrition Mexican food like Space Guacomole and Tamal a la Plaza, which includes roasted potato, carrots, mushrooms and a cojita cheese tamal with tomato guajillo sauce.

The Tamale Space Ship can be found throughout the Loop. Check out the schedule on their website and follow them for a taste.

(, 312-909-7009), @tamalespace101

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