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Chicago hosts the world’s largest food festival every July

Taste the world at the Taste of Chicago

Chicago is a city of year-round events – more than 400 in total – but summertime is when the city truly comes alive. There really are almost too many activities to count: arts and culture festivals, food fairs, and of course, music. Any one of these is an excellent way to sample Chicago’s diversity and zest for life…but since you can’t go to all 400, which ones will you choose?

Chicago loves food. Sure, so does the entire human race, but Chicago is home to the largest food festival in the world. Ever since 1980, the Taste of Chicago has given millions of visitors a chance to sample every type of cuisine you’ve ever heard of – and a few you haven’t, such as ice cream mixed with hot potato leek soup and French fries.  Whether you’re craving Ethiopian, Peruvian, Vietnamese, French, or Chicago classics like gourmet hot dogs and ribs, Taste of Chicago has something for everyone.

A drink with yours friends

There are plenty of drink options as well: you can sip your favorite vintage at the wine garden in beautiful Buckingham Fountain Plaza while gazing out over gorgeous Lake Michigan. Chicago and its surrounding suburbs also boast dozens of microbreweries – so many, in fact, that they’ve started their own Craft Beer Festival, which runs for two days in July shortly after the Taste of Chicago is finished. (But don’t worry, you can still get plenty of local and international beer at the Taste, too.)

And of course, it wouldn’t be a Chicago festival without live music: this year’s lineup included

If you haven’t experienced the Taste, you haven’t experienced Chicago. Who knows – maybe Maison Parisienne will have a food stall at the 2017 Taste of Chicago. Follow our blog to stay updated and look for us there!