Peruvian Street Food Is Coming to Crossroads Collective Food Hall

Crossroads Collective is getting a new vendor.

Crossroads Collective food hall’s newest occupant is an express version of the near-west side Peruvian restaurant Triciclo Peru. Offering empanadas, salads, ceviche and desserts, Triciclo Peru Express (2238 N. Farwell Ave.) opens on Tuesday, Dec. 1. The Peruvian street food concept also includes a line of take-and-bake food items.

Owners Mario Diaz and Amy Narr started the business as a food truck in 2017. Their brick-and-mortar restaurant (3801 W. Vliet St.) opened in late 2019.

 

 

“The streets and markets of Peru are full of color and hope from people who are trying to make their dreams come true. They are full of creativity often due to a lack of financial resources, and are trying new things to make a living,” said Diaz by press release. “The whole concept of our restaurant is a tribute to the people we see in the market who use a tricycle [triciclo] with a large basket to peddle their products. Especially now, we can appreciate the resiliency and creativity it takes for a small business to survive.”

Triciclo Peru Express occupies the former Juana Taco space in the food hall. 

Orders for pickup and delivery can be placed here. The food hall also features socially distanced dine-in service and a heated patio.

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