A new food movement recently sprung up in Chicago – bringing cevapcici to this city. The sandwich is the national dish of Serbia, Bosnia and and Bulgaria. Immigrants from the Balkans came to Chicago wanting some of their homeland specialties, so two guys decided to start up a portable cevapcici stand. This stand can be found at random places at random times in the city. Social media is the only way of knowing their whereabouts.
What is a cevapcici you may ask? First, learn how to pronounce it properly. It’s pronounced shay-vop-chee-chee. The sandwich consists of a grilled pita with minced beef and lamb sticks cooked over a charcoal-fired grill. It is then topped of with raw diced onion and ajvar (roasted red pepper eggplant sauce). Cevapcici is tender, juicy, smokey and probably one of the most flavorful street-side sandwiches you will find in the city.
To find the whereabouts of this pop-up cevapcici stand, check out the Cevapcici Chicago Facebook page.