Good Eating: 15 of the Best Food Festivals

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Food is more than just a necessity to survive, it is a representation of the culture it comes from. That’s why food festivals are so popular. Its a chance for people to try foods that they have never tried before. Food festivals are places where well known chefs showcase new products and dishes and new chefs can make a name for themselves. Here’s a list of some of the best food festivals to go to.


Taste of Chicago

Chicago is famous for the deep dish pizza and Chicago style-hot dogs, but those are not the only culinary staples that Chicago boasts. That’s clear at Taste of Chicago, one of America’s premier food festivals, held annually since 1980. Held in Grant Park, the festival last for 10 days and all the restaurants in the city participate by sharing their finest cuisine. Some of the most notable treats to try is  the Banana Leaf restaurant’s jerk chicken wings, and the turtle cheesecake from Eli’s.