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VENUE TREND WATCH: FOOD HALLS IN CHICAGO

Eat, shop, meet: Call on these 3 energized food hall spaces for your Chicago event or meeting.

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Looking for a fresh setting for your next Chicago meeting or event? Look no further than the city's latest culinary craze. Call on Chicago's growing food hall scene for creative spaces, eclectic meals, unique team-building experiences and laid-back gatherings. Here is a guide to the 3 biggest food halls in Chicago — Eataly, Latinicity and Revival — and what they offer for special events.

 

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Eataly: Dual Level Italian Marketplace in River North (43 E. Ohio Street)

Expansive Eataly was one of the first food halls to combine a bustling European-style market with a high-end food court. With multiple locations around the world, co-owned by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, Chicago's is the largest in the U.S. 

Eataly Chicago 

Meeting planners enjoy 63,000 square feet, 23 unique eateries, two private event spaces, four meeting rooms and a cooking school. Complete buy-out, exhibit space and in-house catering are available.

Call on Eataly's pro staff to arrange your next reception, formal dinner, cooking class, wine tasting and so much more. Choose from unique dining formats that span tableside pasta served out of a wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano and 20 varieties of wood-fired Neopolitan pizzas.

The world's largest artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace offers expansive venue options. Send your group to the second floor wine bar for a guided tasting. Hold a spectacular dinner for 100 in Il Salone with floor-to-ceiling windows and seasonal eats. Or delight guests with demonstration cooking classes and hands-on sessions making mozzarella, gnocchi or fresh pasta. There's also bocce, a spacious microbrewery and restaurant, and custom gift bags filled with Eataly marketplace treasures.

Explore private event options at Eataly Chicago.

 

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Latinicity: Latin Twists in the Loop (108 N. State Street)

Latinicity venue space  

Chef Richard Sandoval's Latinicity Food Hall & Lounge commands an entire floor of Block 37 shopping mall, with diverse offerings from Spain, Portugal and Latin America. The colorful food oasis in the middle of downtown features 10 innovative kitchens, a full-service bar, coffee shop, tapas restaurant, lounge and space for 700.

Latinicity offers six meeting rooms and can accommodate groups of 10 to 700 for private or semi-private events.Give your private event a Latin twist and combine dishes from 10 kitchens, a tapas restaurant, coffee café and full bar. Choose from private or semi-private spaces. Opt for the signature "Latinicity Experience," a popular package featuring unlimited food and soft drinks for two hours where guests receive a VIP Event Card and order anything that catches their eye.

Or customize your own event in one of the following spaces: The 20-guest Board Room, 120-guest Main Dining Room South, the Main Dining Room Full where 390 guests can gather, the Pata Negra for 140 guests or the 40-guest Loncheria.

Learn more about these unique spaces and submit an RFP to Latinicity.

 

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Revival Food Hall: Mod Chef-Driven Space New to the Loop (125 S. Clark Street)

Revival Food Hall venue space  

New in 2016, Revival Food Hall is a 24,000-square-foot behemoth in the Daniel Burnham-designed 1907 building featuring 15 fast-casual stalls. Outposts include locations of Wicker Park's Antique Taco, ramen-focused Furious Spoon and charcuterie operation Danke, along with a coffee bar that transitions into an evening liquor bar and a 10,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor event space on the sixth floor.

Revival can host up to 1,000 guests for a standing cocktail party, and offers customizable food and beverage menus, a designated event staff and 15 Chicago neighborhood culinary favorites under one roof. View floor plans, inquire about dates and see spaces for Revival.

 

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Eataly
43 E. Ohio St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 521-8696
Latinicity Chicago
108 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 795-4444