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Chicago is taking the food hall concept to a whole new level. Eat, sip, shop, learn and more at these buzzing food court meets epicurean market hybrids. Here's a primer on Chicago's booming food hall scene.

REVIVAL FOOD HALL

Revival Food Hall

Revival Food Hall is a massive all-local foodie destination in a Daniel Burnham-designed 1907 building. The sleek space features 15 fast-casual stalls that showcase some of Chicago's most beloved restaurants. Some of the permanent vendors include:.

  • Antique Taco Chiquito, a spin-off of the acclaimed Wicker Park taco hot spot
  • Furious Spoon, which has a cult following for their steaming bowls of ramen made using an imported Japanese noodle machine 
  • The Fat Shallot, once a food truck, now a permanent fixture where you can find their excellent sandwiches
  • HotChocolate Bakery, offering a selection of hand-crafter goodies from a James Beard Award-winning chef

furious spoon

There's also rotating pop-up vendors, so you'll always find something new to try. Plus, there's a gorgeous coffee bar that transitions into a cocktail bar in the evening.

EATALY

Eataly

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 as the largest Eataly outpost in the U.S.

eataly bakery

Upstairs, you can savor Italian specialties at several sit-down restaurants and casual counters. Order a plateful of handmade pasta a; dente, a perfectly charred Neapolitan-style pizzas, 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.

LATINICITY

Chicken Mole Cazuela from Latinicity Chicago

Renowned Chef Richard Sandoval's multi-sensory Latinicity Food Hall + Lounge features 10 innovative kitchens, a tapas restaurant, coffee café, full bar, market and lounge. Latinicity commands an entire floor of the Block 37 shopping center in the Loop, with diverse offerings from Spain, Portugal, and Latin America.

The colorful food food hall is a lively oasis in the middle of downtown. Shop imported provisions and Latinicity branded goods and peruse menus from a counter service hamburguesa eatery, ensalada station, sushi stop, wok-cooked rice and stir-fry purveyor, taco stand. and more. And don't miss their excellent margaritas.

CHICAGO FRENCH MARKET

Pastoral Chicago

The Chicago French Market brings together more than 30 specialty vendors in Ogilvie Transportation Center, including grab-and-go meals. So much more than French artisan cheeses, bread, wine and pastries, the year-round indoor market brings together hand-selected vendors from Chicago's diverse neighborhoods like Pastoral and Saigon Sisters.

Join the line of locals raving about the Hawaiian poke from Aloha Poke Co. or sip Belgian beer and nibble fries from a paper cone at Frietkoten. Grab breakfast, lunch or dinner, light snacks for the hotel, picnic goods for a spread in Millennium Park or wine and dessert.

Wells Street Market

Exterior of Wells Street Market

Wells Street Market is mixing up the lunch game in the Loop. The new food hall brings some of the city's best chefs and vendors under one roof, with nine fast-casual restaurants, a full service bar, a specialty flower service, and more. It's the perfect spot to stop for a quick bite, or to grab a picnic to bring to the Chicago Riverwalk right across the street.

A few local favorites at Wells Street Market include:

  • Tempesta Market, serving up some of the best sandwiches in the city
  • Firecakes and their addictive, light-as-air donuts
  • Pork & Mindy's, with globally inspired sandwiches from Food Network's "Sandwich King" Jeff Mauro
  • Flowers for Dreams, a locally based and community-minded artisan flower shop

Related Listings

Chicago French Market
131 N. Clinton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 575-0306

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

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

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