From July 5 to 9, Taste of Chicago (featuring 67 local food vendors) will take place at Grant Park. While this is 2 less of the 2016 event, there are various new vendors including: Lawrence’s Fish & Shrimp and El Patron.
This year – for the first time – Taste of Chicago is collaborating with Humana (an insurance company). The main goal of this partnership is to be able to provide vendors with the option of offering healthier foods, as opposed to the traditional heavy-calorific items.
This year there are six new food trucks at the festival also which is somewhat political since many owners of these trucks have taken up issue with the restaurant association and the city authorities feeling that they are being forced out of Chicago.