Publican Quality Meats

Deli / Bodega, Butcher
$ $
825 W Fulton Market (at Green)
Chicago, IL 60607
10:00am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm



  • The arctic char tartine at Publican Quality Meats is one of the 100 best things we ate this year.
  • The delicious pork belly sandwich, topped with shaved apple, watercress, purple onions, yogurt and fresh mint, challenges you to find a better lunch in Chicago.
  • The BEST almond milk Chai lattes!
  • These guys have the best beef jerky outside Texas. Ask for a sample!
  • Tinka's Tofu sandwich: fantastically mouth-watering.
  • Awesome place for sandwiches, their Tuesday burger specials, and their selection of random deliciousness to take home to cook. Which now include the stuffed dates from avec for just $1.50 each!
  • Ganjis massive miche is crusty and cakey; his cranberry-walnut loaf makes the worlds best toast. The best part of this great bread? We hear PQM also sells some meats to go with it.
  • Meat has never been more persuasive than it is here.
  • Ask for a number as soon as you walk in or you might wait forever while others chow on tuna muffaletta.
  • Excellent brunch. The porchetta is great too if you get there in time. They usually have solid beers. I was too wimpy to try the snail sausage in this pic though.
  • Ditto on the lamb meatball and turkey sandwiches, muy bien!
  • The sandwiches are fantastic but be prepared to wait. This isn't a quick spot.
  • If you don't have a strong appreciation for meat after eating here, you should go vegan. Ask for some house made jerky ($2/oz) while you figure out your order.
  • Chicken parm was great.
  • In addition to meat, PQM stocks a wide variety of boutique and gourmet grocery products. No visit to the store is complete without scarfing down at least two of their excellent sandwiches.
  • Amazing free samples while you wait. Can't go wrong with the Porchetta sandwich or pork belly "gyro" sandwich
  • Be sure to visit the restrooms downstairs so you can see the meat aging room and the knife wallpaper.
  • San Bitter has been discontinued. Publican has some. Mix it with Cel Ray and you will be very happy!
  • Order the cornmeal cookie. Better yet order 6. It's one of the most amazing cookies I have ever eaten.
  • On Saturdays, they have a huge roasted, juicy porchetta on the counter. Buy slices either to take home or put on a sandwich. Delicious!

Nearby places

837 W Fulton Market (at N Green St)
955 W Randolph St (at Morgan St)
820 W Randolph St (at Green St)