Pictured are Nubia Chaidez with Emma and Finn Elsmo from the May 11, 2013 Food Truck Rally at Pilgrim Congregational Church
"This afternoon in true Oak Park style, Pilgrim Community [Congregational] Church opened their parking lot to welcome a slew of Chicago's most popular Food Trucks. The inaugural Food Truck Rally was more than well attended and lines were long, but the wait went by quickly because of all the familiar faces in the crowd. Even though some of the trucks struggled to keep up with the orders, sitting in a church parking lot has never been so delicious!"
via Melissa Elsmo, Tales of the Elsmo Four
Interesting food options bursting with international flavor, AGAIN!! Hundreds of us thoroughly enjoyed the many food options provided at Oak Park's Great Food Truck Rally on May 11, 2013. And quite a lot of us are thrilled to have another go at it. “This was so much fun! We had an amazing chicken salad wrap from the Beyond Borders truck... There's obviously a huge demand -- it would be great after the farmer's market going into the evening with music, etc. If Chicago is going to over-regulate the food trucks, then let them come to Oak Park every weekend...” Amy Williams from Oak Park, IL Posted: May 13th, 2013, OakPark.com http://www.oakpark.com/Dining/Blogs/5-11-2013/Oak-Park-Great-Food-Truck-Rally:-A-Disappointing-Success/
Not every weekend, Amy, but Pilgrim Congregational Church will sponsor Oak Park's Great Food Truck Rally 2014. This year the Rally will be on FATHER'S DAY, SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014 in the same parking lot on the east side of the Church. We anticipate more food trucks and, between the hours of 1:00 and 6:00 pm, ENOUGH food and beverages to satisfy the anticipated throngs. We also anticipate the weather to be a little--okay, a lot -- warmer than last year’s May chill.
Not all the Food Trucks from the 2013 Rally will be back but filling the slots with an expanded set of gourmet food options has been our pleasure. You will not be disappointed. See The Food Trucks page for the list of the sweet and savory food options that are expected. Also see 2014’s invited Live Entertainment lineup here. A special batch of Pilgrim’s famous donuts will also be available along with tours of the historic church building.
Enjoy the welcoming atmosphere that is Pilgrim Congregational Church and the great food at affordable prices that is Oak Park's Great Food Truck Rally 2014. So join your neighbors and bring the whole family out to see what Oak Park's Great Food Truck Rally 2014 and Pilgrim Congregational Church have to offer.
See you at 1 pm on JUNE 15, 2014, at Pilgrim Congregational Church for Oak Park's Great Food Truck Rally 2014. Come early and also enjoy our 10 am worship service. We would love to welcome you.
Remember, the Great Food Truck Rally of Oak Park 2014 is ONE DAY ONLY, RAIN OR SHINE.
We are thankful to these photographers for the wonderful 2013 Rally photos: Sarah S.; Melissa Elsmo,Tales of the Elsmo Four; Becca Martin; Live Here Oak Park; Phil C.; Rachel P.; YELP; David Hammond, OakPark.com; and others