Chicago’s food halls let you sample some of the city’s best bites and sips all in one place. You can eat, sip, shop, learn, and more at these buzzing epicurean markets. Here’s a primer on some of the city’s top food halls.
Time Out Market
Time Out Market Chicago brings together some of the city’s most revered chefs, restaurants, and mixologists all under one roof, for a one-of-a-kind food and culture experience. It features an impressive culinary lineup of local eateries serving cuisine from the city’s top restaurants, with everything from cult-favorite burger joints to authentic international eats.
The food stalls are a mix of new concepts exclusive to Time Out and extensions of existing Chicago favorites. There’s also a rooftop bar, a hidden speakeasy, a demo kitchen, and a lineup of cool events throughout the month.
Revival Food Hall
Revival Food Hall is a contemporary, all-local food hall in the heart of the Loop. The sleek space features more than a dozen fast-casual stalls that showcase some of Chicago’s most beloved restaurants, including poke, dosa, charcuterie, fried chicken, empanadas, and more.
This weekday spot is a favorite for a mid-day snack or lunch. Plus, there’s an independent book and records shop to peruse and a gorgeous coffee bar that transitions into a cocktail bar in the evening.
Travel to Italy, without ever leaving Chicago. Eataly was one of the first to combine a bustling European-style market with a high-end food court. With roots in northern Italy and multiple locations around the world, Chicago holds the title of the largest Eataly outpost in the U.S.
Upstairs, you can savor Italian specialties at several sit-down restaurants and casual counters. Order a plateful of handmade pasta al dente, a perfectly charred Neapolitan-style pizza, plates of charcuteries and antipasti, and more all made with traditional methods and artisanal ingredients. Downstairs, load up on authentic, straight-from-Italy ingredients at the market area, then grab a piping hot espresso or cup of impossibly creamy gelato to go.
Chicago French Market
The Chicago French Market brings together more than 20 specialty vendors inside Ogilvie Transportation Center. There’s classic French patisserie, plus dishes from all over the world, including Cubanos, sushi, dim sum, empanadas, Aussie pies, banh mi, and more.
The quick service makes this a perfect spot for a grab-and-go meal, or to stock up on picnic supplies before heading to Millennium Park for a concert or movie night. There’s also plenty of seating if you’d rather relax and catch some live music. Since it’s located in the train station, the market caters to commuters with happy hour specials and rush hour concerts.