Hundreds head to Daley Plaza for city’s 1st Food Truck Rally

The lunch bell rang on Daley Plaza at 11 a.m. Friday at the start of the city’s first ever Food Truck Rally.

Within minutes, hundreds poured into the plaza looking for a quick and tasty bite from one of eight food trucks.

Dan Salls’ Salsa Truck, the first in the city to begin cooking on board, was restocking its supplies within 20 minutes of opening.

Over at Jerk 312, Dion Solano was at the grill early, cooking up jerk chicken, jerk fries and corn bread fritters, excited to be reaching a new set of hungry stomachs.

“A lot of people see food trucks on TV, so they’ll stop and see our truck, and they’ll be, ‘I’ve never seen a food truck,’ and they’ll take pictures, but we need to get people more aware,” he said.

On top of the Jamaican and Mexican fare, the plaza hosted donuts, pastries, cupcakes and barbecue to name a few, celebrating Chicago Artists Month.

Music accompanied the munchies as well as some local beverages.

Even Mayor Emanuel stopped by to grab a quick chicken taco.

The Food Truck rally goes until 8 p.m. Friday. For more information, go to

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