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Chicago French Market

It’s hard to believe that Chicago didn’t have a four season indoor market until the Chicago French Market opened in 2009. Today, curious visitors can wander through the Ogilvie Transportation Center to find its charming rues filled with interesting vendors, including over two dozen restaurants, a greengrocer, and a lovely place to relax while having Belgian frites and beer. 

A Day at Chicago French Market

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 12:00 AM by Emmy Carragher


Winding through the aisles of the Chicago French Market (131 N. Clinton St.), you'll lose yourself in the charm of the space...and completely forget you're standing in a train station. Decked out with Parisian-style street signs that mark the aisles, this French-inspired marketplace is a friendly, healthy and delicious way for Chicagoans to get their groceries. With fresh produce and made-to-order baked goods, the Chicago French Market is an excellent way to shop like you're on the streets of Le Marais (if you can get over the thick Chicago accents of its employees).

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