Grant Park will heat up in late July for the 25th installment of Lollapalooza. Perry Farrell and Co. need to feed their somewhat captive audience of music lovers, and this year's food lineup features the debut of nine new vendors. The "Crack Pie" slices from Momofuku Milk Bar —a cult-favorite pastry that David Chang, Christina Tosi and Co. ship nationally— headline the list of new vendors. The lineup also includes Chicago's famous Harold's Chicken Shack.
Chow Town is the food vendor area for Lolla, which goes from July 28 to 31 at Grant Park. The fest strives for a Chicago flair, opting for an upgrade from normal carny food. Other rookies include The Purple Pig, which will serve a gyro; and Pork and Mindy's which will serve "pig candy." The festival also presents a chance for change for Chicago festival stalwarts Stefani Restaurants, which is run by Karen Stefani and her daughter Gina. The catering company with the legendary Chicago name won't have a tent, but Gina Stefani's West Loop hit MAD Social will be there serving chicken and waffles.
Chicago favorites such as Original Rainbow Cone and Lou Malnati's also grace the lineup. Though Chicago-style deep-dish pizza appears to be a polarizing topic nationally, the pizza is popular at the festival. Malnati's reps said they sell 30,000 slices per Lollapalooza.
Check out the other vendors below. Lollapolooza, which lasts four days this year for the first time, features a musical lineup headlined by Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and LCD Soundsystem.