Summer is a great time to get out and about to explore the yummy parts of our great city. The mushrooming dining scene in Chicago constantly keeps us on our toes — new and fantastic eateries seem to pop up daily. In fact, according to the City of Chicago, there are more than 7,300 restaurants! Why not take to the streets, with kiddos in tow, and have a dessert fete? Go on a sugary adventure and indulge in the best that Chicago has to offer—here are a few to get you started.

Truco

If you happen to venture to north Chicagoland, stop in at Truco Taqueria & Margarita Bar, captained by Chef Juan Luis. This Mexican street food restaurant has recently rolled out a new menu with loads of specials, which is perfect for larger families. There is a fantastic outdoor patio, ideal for people watching, and the restaurant is located right next to an AMC Theatre — you can take the kids out for dessert and a show. Kids can sip a Mexican Coca-Cola, horchata or jarritos, while mom and dad enjoy a fresh mojito or sangria. Your little taste buds will like the churros, donitas rellenas and choco-flan . . . and so will you!

Truco Taqueria & Margarita Bar
211 Randhurst Village Dr.
Mt. Prospect
847-577-8226
Online: trucotaco.com

Do you have a favorite spot to grab dessert? We’d love to hear about it in the Comments below!

— Wendy Altschuler