We ventured over to the West Loop of Chicago to visit Chicago’s French Market one morning a few weeks ago. The market earned a Zagat spot for markets to visit; along with the Melrose Market in Seattle, the St. Roch Market in New Orleans, and the Krog Street Market in Atlanta–so, it deserved a look see. As a true foodie, I wanted to investigate what this European market could offer the shopper.
We found a diverse selection of fresh food to order from 30 booths, along with fresh flowers, classic chocolates, cheese, pastries, macaroons, and grocery items. I would say that late morning to lunch would be the best time to visit, as many of the offerings were best taken at lunch or late afternoon for dinner.
There was an ample selection of items, including something for everyone. We sampled some breakfast beignets at the table space in the front of the market. There is additional seating within the market which has a Parisian design, as well as seating within the lobby area of the building. The striking yellow umbrellas and red awning over the main door can’t be missed. When in town, do visit if in the neighborhood.