Beer, Live Music, and AMAZING Food!
Naperville Ale Fest - Summer Edition is an awesome beer fest located on an outdoor history museum at Naper Settlement, with craft beers and live music. However, what makes this fest complete, is the lineup of premier food trucks from across Chicagoland. Map out your route and prioritize your eating schedule, because the food at Naperville Ale Fest is not an afterthought. From Mexican cuisine to lobster rolls, it’s time to grab a beer and gear up for a food extravaganza. Read on for the inside scoop on each food truck!
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Best Truckin’ BBQ
If you don’t eat BBQ at least once this summer, did summer really happen? Specializing in beef brisket, pulled pork, and chicken, their fries are also tossed in a top-secret BBQ rub. Oh, and don’t forget their signature sauces: spiced pomegranate BBQ, and apple cider bourbon BBQ.
Chicago Culinary Kitchen
Chicago Culinary Kitchen has legendary status for a reason - they are TV famous, and their BBQ is worth waiting for, as the hoards of people in line at their restaurant in Palatine every weekend would testify. Get this famous fare at Chicago Ale Fest from their brand new truck! Think Tex Mex and BBQ, all under one roof. We can pretty much guarantee you won't be disappointed.
Some might debate whether or not Crust Culture counts as a true food truck, but when you have a mobile wood-fired pizza oven, who really cares what it’s served from? We’re approaching real foodie territory with their spicy fig pizza, of which the toppings include port wine macerated black mission figs (!!!!!), calabrese pepper infused honey drizzle (!!!), and gorgonzola (!!).
Baked to perfection, it’s flaky-crust nirvana with an empanada from Grumpy Gaucho. Empanadas may be the main event, but don’t let their chimichurri sauce fly under the radar. It’s also available to take home in 8oz jars. Feeling sweet? Grab a flan before they’re gone!
Trust the masses on this one. Happy Lobster was the people’s choice award for Chicago’s best food truck in 2017. Not enough for you? According to Yelp, their lobster roll is also one of the 25 best rolls in America. Yeah. Just get in line and order this east coast summer classic. Feeling spicy? Order it “angry” to kick it up a notch.
Authentic Mexican food and tacos, topped with homemade salsas are Mexi Tacos’ specialities. Even better, they believe in breakfast all day, so that means breakfast tacos and burritos on the menu too. One fan refers to the truck as the “bomb.com” and if that isn’t a resounding endorsement, we don’t know what is!
The Roaming Hog
No surprise here - the Roaming Hog is all about pork. Between sandwiches, loaded tots, and rotating specialities, pork is the main event. Get your protein fill here for a full day of fest-ing. Oh, and don’t think it’s only about BBQ pork. Try the pork on naan seasoned with sambal for a totally different (and delicious!) flavor profile.
Through Soul Kantina, Chef Turon demonstrates his culinary expertise by bringing you the best food in the mobile catering industry!
Yes, they specialize in grilled cheese. Yes, they are fabulous and cheesy with a bunch of delicious signature sandwiches that will blow you away. But remember those fire fries? Here are the deets: fries tossed with their homemade seasoning mix, then tossed in spiced aioli and topped with cheddar cheese sauce, bacon, and chopped jalapenos. It’s worth it, just find a friend to roll you home.
It’s the sister truck to the Toasty Cheese! Serving gourmet tacos, burritos, tortas, quesadillas, and tamales, this truck is all about mexican fare. According to rumor, the chicken chorizo street tacos are “to die for.” By now, you know we are all about the sauce. Don’t miss their selection of homemade salsas!
Twisted classics! Ever wanted a food truck that would come to your town, set up, and serve up all the foods you love, but different? Think the cro-nut, a croissant/donut hybrid, or deep fried avacado bites. Doesn't sound good to you?
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