Consider Chicago’s growing food hall scene for creative spaces, eclectic meals, unique team-building experiences, and laid-back gatherings. Here is a guide to some of the biggest current and up-and-coming food halls in Chicago, and what they offer for your next special event.
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, the Chicago location is the largest in the U.S.
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.
Eataly’s pro staff can arrange your next reception, formal dinner, cooking class (they even offer cheese-making!), wine tasting, and much more. Choose from unique dining formats that span from tableside pasta served out of a wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano to 20 varieties of wood-fired Neopolitan pizza.
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 seated dinner for 80 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.
Latincity Food Hall + Lounge
Chef Richard Sandoval’s Latinicity commands an entire floor of the downtown 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, 125-guest Main Dining Room South, the Main Dining Room Full where 500 guests can gather, the Pueblo for 100 guests or the 60-guest Ceveceria. Learn more about these unique spaces and submit an RFP.
Revival Food Hall
Revival Food Hall is a 24,000-square-foot behemoth in a Daniel Burnham-designed 1907 building featuring fast-casual stalls from Chicago neighborhood favorites. 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 an 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.