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Years in business: 3
From: Bombay, India
Where to find us: Restaurant (122 N Wells St.) + Food Truck
Type of food: Delicious Indian wraps
Specialties: All your favorite Indian dishes – Chicken Tikka to Cheese Panee
What makes them special: Making delicious Indian food simple and portable – in a wrap
We are a one of kind, committed to making delicious Indian food simple, fast and portable (in a wrap)
Years in business: 3
Where to find us: 26th St. and St. Louis
Years in Business: 3
From: Mexico City
Type of Food: Cut fruit, corn, shaved ice with natural fruit flavors, Chicharrones preparados
Specialties: Chicharrones preparadooos
What makes them special: All the special ingredients that are require and the preparation time for them. If the ingredients are not put correctly. the bottom layer which is the chicharron will become soggy and ruin its crunchiness and therefor loose its flavor.
I have always been taught that in order for your food to come out great, you have to put all of your effort and dedication to what you love if not, people will make you run out of business.
Where to find us: We go all over!
Years in Business:1 1/2 years
Type of Food: Unique, decadent inspired gourmet pancakes
Specialties: Pepperoni Pizza Pancakes, Creme Brulee Pancakes, Apple Bacon Bourbon Pancakes, Mushroom Gorgonzola Pancakes, Chocolate Stout Pancakes!
What makes them special: They are the only pancakes in the world that incorporate sweet and savory gourmet ingredients, elegant presentation and a touch of whimsy!
Babycakes are available in over 200 creative and unique flavors!
Where to find us: All over the city
Years in Business: 3
Type of Food: East European with Chicago feel
What makes them special: I love schnitzel
Where to find us: Chicago area, weekly
Years in Business:2.5
From: Art is from Illinois and Chelsea is from Kansas.
Type of Food: We serve Royal Pies–our own variety of award-winning, British-inspired and locally sourced meat pies and pasties. We also make all-natural Royal Ginger Fizz soda, Royal Banger sausages, and other specialties.
Specialties: Royal Pies
What makes them special: We say our Royal Pies are “royaler” because they are premium, artisanal products made with the finest ingredients. They are handmade, homemade products that feature our unusually flaky, buttery crust filled with delicious stews. They truly make a meal fit for a king or queen!
The Pleasant House name has been in our family since the Jacksons called Pleasant House home. Pleasant House was the name of the family home in the 1950s and 1960s in Yorkshire, England (it’s still there today!). Art’s grandma was known for her cooking, and the big kitchen table in Pleasant House was always filled with homemade pies and breads. We hope to continue this legacy by preparing delicious, high-quality, nourishing foods that bring people together.
Where to find us: http://www.toastycheese.com/events/
Years in Business: Almost 1
From: Schaumburg, IL
Type of Food: Gourmet Grilled Cheese and fresh cut French fries
Specialties: the Chef’s Choice sandwich and Sweet Potato Fries with Wildfire Honey
What makes them special: The chef’s choice using duck bacon and the sweet potato fries use our special house-made, spicy, sweet Wildfire Honey
We’ve taken the grilled cheese sandwich to a level deserving the moniker “gourmet”
Where to find us: Weekends from 5-7 am On 26 St. and Springfield, Weekedays Noon-8 pm on 26 St. and Avers
Years in Business: Over 30 years
From: Guerrero, Mexico
Type of Food: Fruit, Corn, Chicharrones, tamales, pollo almendrado, chicken with green and red mole
Specialties: Pollo Almendrado
What makes them special: It is unique and many people do not know how to make this dish. It is sweet but not too sweet and spicy at the same time. It has a distinct and unique taste that is not too overpowering on the taste buds
I come from humble home where cooking has to be one of our specialties. In Mexico I used to help my mother cook food and sell it on the streets. Then I did the same when I got married to help bring in more money into the house since our family grew with out kids. I have learned to do many traditional dishes and many people ask me to cook for them for many events like parties, weddings, cotillions and gatherings because my food has gotten around to many mouths and they have enjoyed eating my food. If I were not good at it I would not have the customers I have who always come back for more!
Where to find us: 909 N. Laramie
Years in Business: 5+
From: Leland, Mississippi
Type of Food: Mississippi Delta Home-cooking
Specialties: Hot Tamales!
What makes them special: They are traditional Mississippi-style made with care
Street vending is just the beginning, I want to start a business manufacturing tamales to bring my tamales to the masses and create jobs for people in my community.