I missed the Oakbrook schedule in Summer and I am so happy that the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck has another schedule this Fall somewhere nearby us! We lined up as early as 8 am to purchase official Hello Kitty merchandise and yummy treats! The truck arrived early to set up their menu and non-food merchandise outside LL Bean in Old Orchard Mall in Skokie, Illinois. The weather on that day was a bit cold!
Hello Kitty fans from different areas drove couple of hours just to purchase Hello Kitty themed items starting from snack items like bow shaped bottled water, Hello Kitty cookies, 4 small pieces set of cakes and macarons and merchandises like shirt, mug and tumbler. The items sold out quickly so I suggest you get there about 2 hours earlier.
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Good thing that the truck has 2 units traveling for West and East fans! You can check the schedule on their official Facebook page – Hello Kitty Cafe Truck and plan accordingly.
Hello Kitty Cafe Menu:
- Hello Kitty Bow Water – $3
- Hello Kitty 3 pc Cookie set – $12
- Hello Kitty Cafe Coffee Mug (new design!) – $14
- Hello Kitty Petit 4 Minicakes – $15
- Hello Kitty 5 pcs Macaron Box- $15
- Hello Kitty Cafe T-Shirt (new design!) – $27
- Hello Kitty Cafe Thermal Bottle (Small/Large) – $19/$36
Plus free Hello Kitty Cafe bag for every $25 purchase of Hello Kitty treats until supplies last!
Please also note that you need to fall in line if you only want the merchandises because you have to pay it first at the truck counter then they will be giving you a ticket stub to claim the items outside of the truck. There’s a miscommunication about ticketing system, the staff will assist you on how to claim your merchandises. I think this is to control the people going to the merchandise area and for security purposes as well. So, if you are going to visit the Hello Kitty truck in your area I always tell my friends and cousins that the game plan should be always arrive 2 hours early! Bring a folding chair, your coffee and something to read so that you’ll not get bored in line. They start selling at 10 am regardless of how many people are lining up! You can also ask questions on their Facebook page event or PM their page if you have questions. Unfortunately, they don’t sell it online!
If you live in California, there’s an announcement of changing the venue of Hello Kitty Cafe but details are not yet posted. I hope they will also open another Hello Kitty Cafe somewhere in Central or here in Chicago 🙂