Known for bringing their delicious, made-to-order classic sandwiches and sides to customers throughout the Chicagoland area, and being named by the Chicago Reader as the best food truck in the city of Chicago in 2017, The Fat Shallot officially launched in May 2013 as one of the first food trucks licensed for on-board cooking in Chicago. Their second truck followed in April of 2016. Before taking the leap to open their own food truck, husband-and-wife team Sam Barron and Sarah Weitz graduated from Kendall College culinary school, with Sarah continuing to work full time as an RD and working for a small catering company on the side. Sam went on to work in kitchens such as Chicago’s Everest restaurant, a three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Spain, and a year at Bayona in New Orleans.
The Fat Shallot at Revival
The Fat Shallot at Revival is the first brick and mortar location of their popular food truck concept and offers the greatest hits from the two trucks. The location presents four classic sandwiches, house-made soup and fresh salads with specialty drinks and milk shakes making an appearance daily. The lunch menu includes gourmet favorites such as The Fat Shallot Turkey breast sandwich which includes avocado, arugula, cucumber and basil aioli; Grilled Cheese with muenster cheese melted between slices of rustic sourdough with sautéed spinach and caramelized onions, and a Truffle BLT with bacon, arugula, tomato, avocado and truffle aioli on Challah. The Fat Shallot's morning offerings include sandwiches on fresh bagels, such as the house-cured salmon and veggies, and made-to-order breakfast sandwiches on pretzel buns with fresh squeezed OJ.