June assures us that, yes, summer is here, and winter won’t be back for like, what, two months, give or take. Warmer weather means more festivals and outdoor food events, so put on your sunblock and your feedbag and enjoy the foods of summer in Chicago.
Lincoln Park Greek Fest
(2701 North Sheffield)
You can expect a lot of things at the Lincoln Park Greek Fest, including gyros, souvlaki, and, of course, music and dancing.
Windy City Hot Dog Fest
(4000 North Milwaukee)
Many claim to offer the best hot dog in Chicago: this annual event in Portage Park determines who will legitimately claim that honor.
Chicago Food Truck Festival
(2300 South Indiana)
Fifty food trucks are scheduled to show up in the South Loop, and summer is the time to purchase a meal from a moving kitchen… and eat it curbside.
Chefs, shops and pop-ups welcome lovers of the big red berry to this annual festival, which features music and many strawberry-forward bites.
Taste of Chicago–Humboldt Park
With a lagoon and surrounding parkland designed by Jens Jensen, perhaps Chicago’s most illustrious landscape architect, Humboldt Park is where you can enjoy some of the most popular street-level snacks in the city.
Dining and Drinking Editor for Newcity, David also writes a weekly food column for Wednesday Journal in Oak Park and is a frequent contributor of food/drink and travel pieces to the Chicago Tribune, Plate Magazine and other publications. David has also contributed chapters to several books, including Street Food Around the World, Street Food, and The Chicago Food Encyclopedia. Contact: email@example.com