What better way to experience a culture than by eating your way through it? At Chicago’s upcoming West Town Food Truck Social, you can do just that! From October 5-6, try creations from over 15 local food trucks, all representing a snippet of West Town’s unique culture. More details about the trucks, its sister event (artwork? yes please) and our nearby hotel, below.
West Town Food Truck Social
Foodies be warned: The West Town Food Truck Social might cause uncontrollable mouth watering and over-indulging. And with 15+ food trucks offering up their best eats, the possibilities are endless. From Friday, October 5 (4-10 p.m.) through Saturday, October 6 (11-10 p.m.), snack on everything from lobster rolls to empanadas, donuts to pierogis. The trucks will be lined up and waiting on Noble & Chicago Avenue, next to Eckhart Park. And although the 2018 vendors have not yet been released, you can still get a feel for what to expect with the 2017 list (and lots of pics on the official website).
But Wait, There’s More
Of course Chicago wouldn’t host just one festival. Instead, they’re giving you two! From October 5-6 you can also peruse the Food Truck Social’s sister event, the 2018 West Town Art Walk. From 5-8 p.m. on Friday and 12-8 p.m. on Saturday, join the celebration of art, in all forms. Some of Chicago’s best visual, musical and fashion artists will be showcased within West Town’s shops, businesses and restaurants. During the event, visitors are encouraged to grab some snacks and stroll along the public art walking tour (think live art making, chalk drawings, etc.). And if you visit at least 15 spots you’ll qualify for the West Town Art Walk raffle!
Nothing’s “Free” Right?
But it is! Admission to both the West Town Food Truck Social and the Art Walk are free. But, if you want to try any of the food truck specials, you’ll have to pay. On the Food Truck Social website you’ll find their special $20 Sampler Ticket. It includes 6 sample-sized portions from food trucks and will save you a little money if you’re looking to try as many unique creations as possible. Outside of this sampler ticket, you can also purchase full-sized items from the trucks’ regular menus (it just costs a bit more).
Hotel Near West Town Food Truck Social
Take it from us- snacking takes on a whole new meaning when it involves Chicago food trucks. So why not head to City Suites Hotel and rest afterwards? Our sleek boutique hotel is a great place to relax after a full day of indulging. And the best part? It’s near the West Town Food Truck Social!
Chicago’s West Town is rich with culture and there’s no better way to explore it than in these two days of food and art. Mark your calendar for October 5 and 6, and reserve a night or two at the nearby City Suites Hotel!
West Town Food Truck Social
Where: Noble & Chicago Avenue
When: October 5, 4-10 p.m. | October 6, 11-10 p.m.
WHERE TO STAY
City Suites Hotel
A sleek, retro property characterized by its unique Art Deco style. 933 West Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3400.