Can food trucks park anywhere in Chicago? The new ordinance backed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot allows food trucks and other mobile entrepreneurs to operate with more freedom on city streets. The Chicago City Council passed an ordinance Jan. 15 that doubles the time food trucks and mobile boutiques are able to park and serve customers.
Why are there no food trucks in Chicago? Because of regulations barring cooking on trucks and a provision banning food trucks from operating within 200 feet of any brick-and-mortar location serving food, Chicago watched the food truck revolution pass it by. Chicago made most its downtown a no-go zone for food trucks.
How many food trucks are there in Chicago? And that’s what these Second City favorites bring every day. Below’s a list of over 170 food trucks Chicago, IL calls its very own.
Does Chicago have food carts? Chicago’s food truck scene has grown exponentially following a city council vote a few years ago that made mobile food vending legal and regulated.