A Shopping & Eating Guide to Chicago

Do your dining and shopping all in one stop — these restaurants sure beat out the standard mall food court!

From The Magnificent Mile to neighborhood street markets, Chicago is well known for its first-rate shopping. What you might not know is that some of our top shops hold a secret amongst the frills and finery: top-notch kitchens.

Here are some in-store dining destinations to keep you fueled up during your Chicago shopping adventure along The Magnificent Mile and downtown Loop.


EAT Fred's Chicago // SHOP Barneys New York

Whether you're looking for stylish office attire, home furnishings or beauty products, it's a sure bet you'll find what you're hunting at Barneys New York. It's also a great place for a relaxing meal. Fred's Chicago, located on the top floor, offers a great view of Lake Michigan. Try the Baltimore crab cakes or the famous Mark's Madison Avenue salad — all while gazing out over the Chicago skyline.


EAT Ikram Cafe // SHOP Ikram 

Mannequin display at Ikram Chicago

Named after its owner, Ikram Goldman, this beautifully appointed store is a treasure trove of the best in women's fashion, with a unique mix of American, European and Japanese designs. Sift through Goldman's unique, hand-picked selection of vintage clothing and accessories, then head to the Ikram Café for the Ménage a Trios, with root vegetable stew, piquillo hummus, quinoa salad and a chai latte.


EAT Sophies // SHOP Saks Fifth Avenue Chicago

Sip elegant seasonally inspired cocktails while resting your shopping legs at this seventh-floor restaurant and bar. Sophies offers globally influenced yet decidedly American cuisine, capturing the style and elegance of Saks Fifth Avenue. The menu is complemented by a seasonal selection of craft cocktails, a thoughtfully curated wine list and seasonally inspired teas and handcrafted sodas.


EAT Mariposa // SHOP Neiman Marcus 

Hit this posh fourth floor space for fine dining and creative spoonfuls like the Mandarin Orange Soufflé. At Mariposa at Neiman Marcus, pair one of the sumptuous seasonal entrée selections with a fun cocktail concoction while checking out the latest fashions.


EAT 3 Arts Club Café // SHOP Restoration Hardware

After you've located the perfect sconces for your foyer at home store Restoration Hardware, catch your breath in the 3 Arts Club Café. The truffled grilled cheese on house-made sourdough bread will stoke your fire so you can power through the search for a door knocker that really sets off your home's entryway.


EAT Eataly Chicago // SHOP Eataly Chicago

Eataly Chicago is a vibrant Italian marketplace that features an array of cafféscountersrestaurants and even a cooking school. Pick up a few of the dozens of types of fresh pasta for yourself, or search for gifts among the cookbooks, wine bottles and seemingly endless array of premium olive oil before slipping over to Caffé Lavazza (or any of the other restaurants or caffés) for an after-shopping bite to eat.


EAT Seven on State // SHOP Macy's on State Street

Macy's is a one-stop spot for shopping, even if your fashion foray spans mealtimes. On the seventh floor you'll find the Seven on State food court. There's everything from Japanese noodles to freshly made soups or salads, sandwiches, burgers and Mexican food. 


EAT Latinicity Food Hall // SHOP Block 37 

Chicken Mole Cazuela from Latinicity Chicago
Chef Richard Sandoval's multi-sensory experience features 10 innovative kitchens, a tapas restaurant, coffee café, full bar and lounge. Located on the third floor of Block 37, the colorful food hall Latinicity provides a delicious twist on Latin street food, a multi-sensory experience featuring ten innovative kitchens, a tapas restaurant, coffee café, full bar, market and lounge.



+ For the Sweet Tooth

Find immediate satisfaction as you shop these Chicago candy shops.


830 N. Michigan Ave. 
What's a shopping trip without chocolate? If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth Ghirardelli has you covered, serving everything from a simple brownie to the family filling Earthquake sundae. Top it off with a mocha or pumpkin pie latte to power that second trip through the shops.

Multiple locations across the city
Chicago is the candy manufacturing capital of the world, and Candyality is at the epicenter of all that sweetness. Pick up all your childhood favorites, from Gummy Bears to Jelly Belly beans, and try out something new while you're at it. Before you go visit them at and get your very own "CandyScope" to find out what type of candy personality you have.

Garrett's Popcorn
Twelve locations across the city
Think popcorn is boring? You'll eat your words, along with a huge helping of sweet and salty goodness, at Garrett's. Sure, you could go with an old favorite like Buttery, but why not try the Almond CaramelCrisp? How about Buffalo CheeseCorn and Buttery Ranch Mix? They'll even make you a giant custom tin of several flavors mixed together.

Windy City Sweets
3308 North Broadway
Sometimes a regular box of sweets just won't do. If it's hand-made fudge and chocolate creations you crave, head over to Windy City Sweets. The chocolatiers at Windy City create one-of-a-kind chocolate creations on site daily, so each trip to the store means a new favorite every time. The store has something for every holiday, and an entire section called "Just Because."

Magnolia Bakery
108 N. State Street at Block 37
Yes, they have cupcakes. Loads of them, in every conceivable flavor. But there's so much more on the menu at Magnolia Bakery, including cheesecake, icebox pies, cookies, brownies and the shop's specialty - Magnolia Bakery's Famous Banana Pudding. If all that's too much to take in, you can always fall back on the classic Red Velvet Cupcake.


Related Listings

Garrett Popcorn Shops
625 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 944-2630

Block 37
108 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 261-4738

Randolph Street Market Festival
1340 W. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 666-1200

Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop
830 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 337-9330

Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio
51 E. Ohio St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 973-4990

Macy's on State Street
111 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 781-1000

835 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(773) 472-7800

Freds at Barneys New York
15 E. Oak St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 596-1111

43 E. Ohio St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 521-8696

Latinicity Chicago
108 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 795-4444

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