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Best Chicago Neighborhood Markets

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Wondering where to shop now that Foxtrot and Dom’s have closed? Luckily, Chicago has lots of neighborhood markets. Below is a running list of the best Chicago neighborhood markets and what makes them unique. Some stock cult-favorite products, while others offer fresh sandwiches, grab-and-go meals, cooked-to-order meals, and/or products from small local businesses.

Best Chicago Neighborhood Markets:

Olivia’s Market

Neighborhood: Wicker Park/Bucktown
Address: 2014 W Wabansia Ave

This charming market on the border of Wicker Park and Bucktown offers grab-and-go meals, a deli, fresh bread, produce, grocery items, specialty foods, and fresh flowers, as well as beer, wine, and liquor. We love the fresh salads, dried fruits, and Zingerman’s pimento cheese.

Bodega Bay

Neighborhood: Wicker Park
Address: 2007 West North Avenue

Bodega Bay makes bagel breakfast sandwiches, cold-cut sandwiches, and panini to order. They also stock a wide range of wine, beer, snacks, and grocery items. Go because the sandwiches are great and the owner is so kind. They offer delivery, too.

Goddess and the Grocer

Addresses and Neighborhoods:
1649 North Damen Avenue, Bucktown/Wicker Park
911 West Randolph Street, Fulton Market
1127 North State Street, Gold Coast

It’s probably safe to assume that Goddess and the Grocer was Foxtrot’s closest competition. Goddess has been around longer and is far better! Goddess and the Grocer has a large menu of cooked-to-order meals, including breakfast, sandwiches, soups, and wraps. I love the short rib grilled cheese and the breakfast burrito. Plus, they have coffee, grab-and-go salads, and ready-to-heat meals. A deli case has side salads, macaroni and cheese, and panko chicken breasts by the pound. Their cakes, cupcakes, and desserts are a delight. They even have coffee. Fingers crossed that they scoop up some of the vacant Foxtrot spaces.

Goddess and the Baker

Addresses and Neighborhoods:
165 West Superior, River North
181 West Madison, The Loop
44 East Grand, Streeterville
225 North LaSalle, The Loop
33 South Wabash, The Loop

The Goddess and the Baker is the cafe-inspired spin-off of Goddess and the Grocer. These locations offer all-day breakfast, coffees, juices, teas, pastries, and desserts. There are fewer retail and grab-and-go items at these locations.

Gene’s Sausage Shop and Delicatessen

Neighborhood: Lincoln Square
Address: 4750 N Lincoln Ave

This large, two-level market has a full butcher’s counter, a European market filled with grocery items, beer, wine, and spirits. The rooftop beer and wine garden is one of the best places for outdoor dining in the city. One thing that makes Gene’s special is that they produce 40 different types of sausage and 30 different homemade sliced deli meats.

Publican Quality Meats

Neighborhood: West Loop
Address: 825 West Fulton Market

This gourmet market is a sister to restaurants including The Publican and Publican Quality Bread. It’s a cafe and market with a butcher shop. The cafe offers weekend brunch and lunch on weekdays. The market has premium eggs, cheese, bread, pastries, and take-and-bake goodies. The butcher offers meat from Slagel Farm, sausage, charcuterie, and Gemma Foods fresh pasta and sauce.

Kismet Table

Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Address: 2142 North Halstead Street

Kismet Table offers a weekly menu of to-go provisions plus small-batch gourmet retail items. The menu changes weekly and includes items like blueberry scones, chipotle BBQ roast chicken breasts, charred broccoli salad, and banana pudding. They also offer special menus for holidays.

Salsa’s Family Market

Neighborhood: Ravenswood
Address: 4852 N Damen Ave

This small woman-owned market stocks a wide range of grocery items, including fresh produce, salsas, deli essentials, and meats. It also offers coffee, fresh baked treats, and sandwiches.

Southport Grocery

Neighborhood: Lakeview
Address: 3552 North Southport Ave

Southport Grocery is part cafe, part bakery, and part grocer. It serves an exceptional breakfast and lunch daily. The market’s shelves hold Southport Grocery’s own line of preserves, plus items from small-batch pasta sauces, bitters, soup mixes, spices, chocolate sauce, spreads, drink mixes, beans, and hot sauces from other producers.

South Loop Market

Addresses and Neighborhoods:
2135 South Michigan Ave, Motor Row
1720 South Michigan Ave, South Loop
1331 South Prairie Avenue, South Loop
8 East 9th Street, South Loop
235 West Van Buren Street, The Loop
2340 North California Avenue, Logan Square

South Loop Market’s six locations have grocery essentials, fresh produce, specialty food items, wine, beer, and spirits. There is also a deli and sandwich counter.

West Loop Market

Addresses:
1222 West Madison Street
939 West Washington Boulevard

West Loop Market has a pair of West Loop locations and is not affiliated with South Loop Market. These mini-grocery stores and delis are stocked with fresh produce, grocery items, beer, wine, and household basics. The deli counter serves made-to-order breakfast and sandwiches. Grab-and-go meals are also available.

Ándale Market

Neighborhood: Andersonville
Address: 5232 North Clark Street

Ándale Market describes itself as a curated bodega specializing in unique food finds, local and imported goods, and best-of essentials for pets, homes, and bodies. You can find many small-batch gourmet products on the shelves here.

Garden Gourmet

Neighborhood: West Loop
Address: 1130 North Ashland Avenue

This shop is essentially a mini grocery store with fresh produce, meats, grocery items, premium meats, and cheese. It offers a large selection of beer and wine.

Totto’s Market

Neighborhood: Printer’s Row
Address: 751 South Dearborn Street

This small grocer offers a wide range of products, including fresh produce, deli items, bread, flowers, beer, and wine. Coffee, pastries, sandwiches, salads, soup, and grab-and-go meals are also available. Totto’s is known for stocking products from local and emerging brands.

Paulina Market

Neighborhood: Roscoe Village
Address: 3501 N. Lincoln Avenue

This independently owned butcher/grocery store has been in business since 1949. Paulina Market is often referred to as Paulina Meat Market since they are known for their hand-cut steaks, chops, and roasts. They produce 10 types of bacon, 80 types of sausage, and 40 different Heat-‘n-Eat Entrees. Beyond being one of Chicago’s most iconic butcher shops, they offer fresh produce, artisanal cheeses, and grocery items.

Hyde Park Produce Market

Neighborhood: Hyde Park
Address: 1226 E 53rd Street

Due to a small fire, this family-owned grocer is currently closed. The good news is that are cleaning up the damage and will re-open. This full grocery store offers prepared meals.

Foodstuffs

Locations: Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Lake Forest

Located in the Chicago suburbs, Foodstuffs is a high-end grocer offering gourmet foods, prepared foods, and catering.

HereHere Market

online only

HereHere Market is an online market specializing in stocking small businesses’ artisanal products. You can buy individual products or gift baskets. They stock products from many of the businesses that were impacted by the closure of Foxtrot and Dom’s.

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