The Doorstep

This Food Truck Doesn’t Move

But It Does Other Stuff Exceptionally Well

By Sam Eichner ·
None 10 Photos The Doorstep
It’s already the middle of August; soon, it will be September.

The leaves will change.

Warm breezes will take a turn for the brisker.

And before you know it, you’ll have missed your chance to pleasantly while away an hour or two at the Polish Triangle, enjoying housemade breakfast sandwiches, pork shoulder Cubans and Bow Truss coffee...

Unless, of course, you make for the Doorstep—an ivy-covered food truck with a cursive neon sign and three Alinea Group vets who are all too happy to make the above scenario happen for you ASAP... or when they’re back to work on Monday in West Town. (If you could eat photos, you’d devour this slideshow.)

Now, to be clear, this operation is less “traditional food truck” and more “chill outdoor restaurant that happens to serve food from a truck.” Yes, you can technically come here when it’s colder, but you won’t get to sun yourself near a fountain. And that would be a real shame.

What you’ll eat there depends on whether it’s a lazy Sunday morning or a lenient weekday lunch hour. (Here’s the menu, by the way.)

For breakfast, they’ll make you American classics, albeit with subtle twists, like an avocado toast flecked with Aleppo pepper flakes.

For lunch, think globally inspired sandwiches: North African merguez, mojo-marinated pork Cubans, grilled cheese...

Which technically isn’t globally inspired, but pretty damn delicious anyhow.
Sam Eichner

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.


The Doorstep
at the Polish Triangle
(intersection of Milwaukee, Division and Ashland)
Chicago, IL, 60622


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