So, Food Halls Are the New Thing and Here Are Chicago’s 5 Best
The options are endless
Decision paralysis is a real thing, especially when it comes to eating out. Do you want a burger or ramen? What about sushi? Fortunately, Chicago’s growing food hall trend gives you a bevy of eateries that offer all of the above. Now you know where to go—but see if you can decide what to order at these five top food halls.
Chicago French Market
The ground level of Ogilvie Transportation Center may not sound like the most romantic site, but the market does not fail to charm with its selection of 30-plus local and artisanal food purveyors. While there’s the French fare you’d expect, including delectable macarons from Vanille Patisserie, there’s also plenty of other options, such as Pastoral sandwiches and barbecue from Lillie’s Q.
131 N. Clinton St.; 312-575-0306 or frenchmarketchicago.com
Shop for hard-to-find gourmet groceries or nab a seat at one of several counters and stations depending on your appetite: there’s La Pizza & La Pasta and Il Pesce & La Verdure (fish and vegetables) upstairs. Or you can skip straight to the fun stuff with the Nutella bar and gelato on the ground level.
43 E. Ohio St.; 312-521-8700 or eataly.com
Revival Food Hall
The Loop spot opened this past year to much enthusiasm. By now, the lines have mostly died down, so it’s a great time to stop in for lunch or dinner at one (or several) of the 15 fast-casual booths. Revival features only the best of Chicago’s local food scene, so it’s a great way to quickly sample all those buzzed-about restaurants you haven’t yet hit—Aloha Poke, anyone?
125 S. Clark St.; 773-999-9411 or revivalfoodhall.com
3 Greens Market
Order up a Doughnut Vault doughnut and coffee as you head into work. At lunch or dinner, grab a Small Cheval burger or try the impressive salad and hot food bars. Don’t be surprised if you want to linger a while in the space’s eclectic atmosphere, especially once you’ve discovered the tiny putting green.
354 W. Hubbard St.; 312-888-9195 or 3greensmarket.com
On the third floor of Block 37, you can choose (it can be hard) among ten kitchens offering tasty Latin street food. There’s ceviche and build-your-own tacos on the lighter side as well as Brazilian steaks and bready tortas for heartier appetites. We’ll be here all day.
108 N. State St.; 312-795-4444 or latinicity.com