Maxwell Street Market
Delicious, affordable Mexican food is easy to find in Chicago, especially along 18th Street in Pilsen and 26th Street in Little Village. But a great way to sample interesting Mexican street food with fresh ingredients is to join the crowds at this historic flea market. Stands sell items that you might not think to order in a restaurant, like quesadillas with thick, handmade tortillas and unusual fillings like flor de calabaza (squash blossom) or huitlacoche (corn fungus). Trucks offer churros and champurado (hot chocolate thickened with masa) and one stand sells nothing but steak tacos, but they’re the best in town.
Sundays 7am to 3pm
Desplaines from Roosevelt to Harrison
Best of Chicago 2011