The Taste of Chicago Goes Virtual This Year


It's been announced that the Taste of Chicago is officially shifting to a virtual event this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic:

With the Taste of Chicago called off due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the event has been reimagined, transitioning into a virtual showcase and a way to help pay tribute to first responders and community organizations.

The “Taste of Chicago To-Go” event, announced Wednesday, will take place from July 8-12, and instead of vendors selling food items to hungry Chicago visitors, the event will largely be held online.

Free online cooking demonstrations will be given as part of the event, according to a press release, and virtual music and dance events will also be part of the fun.

In addition, a series of “Community Eats” events will take place, with neighborhood restaurants and food trucks providing meals for frontline and healthcare workers and community organizations.

This is very cool! Especially since it's for a good cause too.