This July, watch for an all-new and delicious edition of Taste of Chicago from Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 10, 2022.
In recent years, health concerns transformed Taste of Chicago into a venue of pop-up food trucks, but this year the traditional food and music fest returns to Grant Park in the grand old Chicago style!
This year, other "mini-tastes" will be featured throughout the city in various other Chicago neighborhoods including Austin, Pullman and Little Village (on June 11, 28 and 25, respectively) for a month-long taste extravaganza.
What else is new in 2022? You won't have to pay upfront for paper tickets this year as the fest switches to direct cash or credit payments only.
Just up ahead, check out the complete schedule including times and dates of music acts, along with a list of Chicago restaurants and food vendors participating this year. Have fun!
2022 Taste of Chicago Food and Concert Lineup
Other events during the annual summer festival include
free performances by well-known music artists across three stages in Grant Park.
Check out the full schedule, below:
Taste of Chicago features gourmet dishes, street fare food, kids' activities, and top music performances.
2022 Food Vendors at Grant Park
The Original Rainbow Cone
Mr. Quiles Mexican Food
Ms Tittle's Cupcakes
Haire's Gulf Shrimp
Cynthia's Gumbo Express Inc
Doom Street Eats
Auntie Vee's Kitchen
La Cocinita Food Truck
Robinson's No.1 Ribs
Mr E Chef Catering LLC
The Sole Ingredient Catering LLC
Eli's Cheesecake Company
Barangaroos Aussie Pies
BJ's Market & Bakery
Arun's Thai Restaurant
Classic Cobbler Baked Goods Company
Tandoor Char House
Esperanza Kitchen Delights
Restaurante Franco Inc.
2022 Main stage performances at Grant Park
Nelly and Drive by Truckers headline
on the main stage at Taste '22.
Friday, July 8 – Hosted by DJ Mike P
5pm: Shayln B and John The Author, presented by Chicago Made
Saturday, July 9 – Hosted by DJ Sandra Treviño
5pm: Vivian Garcia and Pinqy Ring, presented by Chicago Made
6pm: Girl K
Sunday, July 10 – Hosted by DJ Miss Alex White (White Mystery)
5pm: Rebecca Brunner and Marina City, presented by Chicago Made
6pm: Local H
7:15pm: Drive-By Truckers
Goose Island Stage performances
Friday, July 8
10:45am–1pm: DJ Janesita, Bandwith Chicago
12:30–2:15pm: DJ Ayana Contreras
4–5pm: Happy Hour Karaoke with The People's Stage
5–6pm: Stroll Exhibition, hosted by Lizzie G with DJ Breathlezz
Saturday, July 9
10:45am–2pm:DJ Johnny Jones Lingo Chicago, Lane Tech Varsity Band 12:30–2pm: Eli's Cheesecake Birthday Celebration 2–3:30pm: DJ Lady D 3:30–4:30pm: Happy Hour Karaoke with The People's Stage 4:30–6:30pm: Sadie Woods 6:30–8:30pm: DJ Mike P
Sunday, July 10 10:45am–12:15pm: DJ Chuck Wren, Lakeside Pride Marching Band
12:15–2pm: DJ Mached
2–3:30pm: DJ Selah Say
All about Taste of Chicago
It was a casual affair that lasted only a day when it was first launched In 1980 by a group of Chicago restaurateurs.
It has since grown to become the nation's largest outdoor food festival drawing almost 4 million people each year.
Taste of Chicago (locally known as "The Taste") traditionally happens over a long weekend in early July -- as the city gears up to welcome visitors from metro Chicago, around the U.S., and worldwide.
The big attraction? The food, of course! Chicago-style pizza and hot dogs as well
polish sausage and dozens of other ethnic specialties are the star of the show as over 70 restaurants from around Chicagoland offer up more than 300 of their menu's best dishes to an appreciative audience.
Admission is free to Taste of Chicago, although food is avaiilable to purchase.
Getting to Grant Park by car is problematic (though not impossible, with nearby parking available), but the summer crush makes Chicago transit the far more attractive option.
From the elevated lines: exit at Washington/Wabash and walk east.
From the subway: exit at Lake (Red Line) or Washington (Blue Line) and walk east.
Grant Park is also served by buses 3, 4, 6, J14, 20, 56, 60, 124, 146, 147, 151, 157
Hotels most convenient to the festival are the Hilton Chicago (720 South Michigan Avenue) and the Chicago Essex Inn (800 S Michigan Avenue).
With the sights, smells and general delights associated with festival, Taste of Chicago has grown to become one of Chicago's biggest events of the year, and if you're in town it definitely should be at the top of your must-do list!
More about Taste of Chicago around the Web:
Taste of Chicago 2022 - Check out official information from Chicago's city site including this year's schedule, photos, maps & directions, parking information, history and fun facts.