Taste of Chicago by the Numbers


As we’ve mentioned a few times over the past week, Taste of Chicago is big. Sure, it was scaled back somewhat due to budget cuts, but there are still 59 restaurants from all over the city, and way more food than any one person could possibly eat in one day. Yesterday, we showed you the restaurants that were farthest away from downtown, but today we decided to break down the festival in a more methodical way, and have created a slideshow of Taste of Chicago by the numbers. Want to know how many chicken dishes, frozen desserts, and things on a stick you can eat? Follow us.

We were genuinely surprised how some of these categories turned out. Though we knew that numerous places would be offering pizza, who knew that there would be more seafood options than hot dogs? Also, did you have any idea that frozen bananas were popular anywhere except on Arrested Development?

We could go on, but why don’t you just check out our slideshow of Taste of Chicago by the numbers.