Chicago French Market

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131 N Clinton St (at W Randolph St)
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 575-0306
Market, Gourmet, Bakery

Foursquare Tips

  • Hit this Belgian-style fry shack for hand-cut fries w/ 20 different dipping sauces. Or nab Completely Nuts' cinnamon-roasted cashews -- just wary of ravenous strangers trying to grab your nut sack.
  • At Kotel Kosher, pick up hard-to-find Israeli snacks like Bissli wheat crisps and Bamba peanut butter-flavored puffed corn:
  • Best food court/fresh market in loop, everything from raw food, banh mi sandwiches, artisanal chz, patisseries, kosher deli, sushi, juice bar, gourmet grilled chz, belgian frites, italian hot choco.
  • Get some 5-year aged Cheddar from Wisconsin cheese. The man said it's the only Cheddar he trusts to bring to his mom.
  • Amazing flavored olive oils. And can't forget truffle salt. :)
  • Don't worry, they still speak English
  • Arrive early for lunch. The tables and chairs fill up fast.
  • RAW has excellent vegan food, Saigon Sisters have excellent sandwiches, and you can miss out on the Belgium fries behind them. Overall I love this place.
  • Great place to stop if you commute into the city. Great alternative to the unhealthy selections located in the terminal. My first stop once off the train. Good place to sit & relax while waiting.
  • The French macarons at the Vanille Patisserie booth are addictive. They have rotating flavors such as strawberry-lemongrass, green tea, white chocolate-lychee and more,
  • Try the "Porky" sandwich at the great Vietnamese spot, Saigon Sisters.
  • Love the Pastoral farmhouse veggie sandwich and the Flip crepes... And loop juice. I could go on, the French market has a great atmosphere.
  • Pastoral Artisan has a good selection of cheeses and friendly cheese mongers.
  • Killer morning sweets at Sweet Delight. Try the roasted pear ginger scone.
  • Like Philadelphia's Reading Terminal, Chicago's 15,000 sq. ft. French Market is great for a taste bud tour. Closed Sundays, head here for local cheeses, meats, produce, and, of course, free samples.
  • So much fun, so many good shops.
  • Mucha variedad
  • Wonderful European style open market for fresh produce, specialty meats and gourmet local artisan cheeses, breads etc. Great selection of wines and spirits too.
  • Feels overpriced for what you get
  • Cute little place, reminds me of the Ferry Building in SF.