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Chicago French Market

Chicago French Market

Market and Bakery
West Loop, Chicago
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    Sara R.
    "Saigon Sisters is the best!"(5 Tips)
    Kary K.
    "Java, pistachio and red velvet Macarons are wonderful."(10 Tips)
    Mandy A.
    "Love the Pastoral farmhouse veggie sandwich and the Flip crepes..."(3 Tips)
    Dan
    "But there's only one Fumare Meats."(3 Tips)
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  • C R.heart icon on user image
    C ReyFebruary 28, 2018
    Everything you want in a food court, without all the chain restaurants. Whatever cuisine or treat you desire, you can prob find it here. The lunch crowd can be heavy at times but lines move quick.
  • P S.heart icon on user image
    P SJune 18, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    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.
  • Michelle S.heart icon on user image
    Michelle SMay 17, 2016
    Super cute market with tons of stores selling every type of food, juice, snack you could ever want. Great place to grab lunch. Reminds me of Reading Terminal in Philadelphia.
  • Cristina E.heart icon on user image
    Cristina EJanuary 9, 2018
    Mexican spot, aloha poke, Pastoral cheese, EG Sushi, Korean, great places for lunch! Love to go in the summer and sit outside! There’s always great additions every year!
  • april l.
    april lawsonApril 16, 2014
    Wonderful European style open market for fresh produce, specialty meats and gourmet local artisan cheeses, breads etc. Great selection of wines and spirits too.
  • Darya U.heart icon on user image
    Darya UshakovaJuly 28, 2018
    A bunch of great places to eat, for vegans or meateaters alike — take your pick! Frietkoten Belgian fries is a personal favourite.
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    DanFebruary 28, 2015
    There's a variety of high-quality, made-to-order, fresh-food places. But there's only one Fumare Meats. The Montreal-style smoked pastrami is one of the best things I have eaten.
  • Mary L.
    Mary LeeAugust 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    All the deserts I've had are really good, like the macarons & their signature chocolate desert is amazing! Just wish the employees cared to be there.
  • Tom S.
    Tom ShakelyMay 20, 2011
    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.
  • Bill P.heart icon on user image
    Bill PeelerAugust 11, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    It's easy to get overwhelmed with the crowds and all the options - but everything is really good, so you prolly can't go wrong with any vendor in there.
  • Caroline S.heart icon on user image
    Caroline SchmittJuly 24, 2015
    Beavers Coffee & Donuts rules - my favorite is the granulated and cinnamon. Delicious even before all the fancy gourmet toppings they have 🍩🍩
  • Lisa A.
    Lisa ArnettFebruary 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    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,
  • Stefanie
    StefanieOctober 31, 2014
    Love, love, love this place. Stop in for groceries or prepared food. My favs: Da Lobsta and any of the cheese or pastry shops.
  • Christina P.
    Christina PowmanJanuary 19, 2019
    Lovely place I truly enjoy visiting. Options for everyone, I like buying macaroons there since there's a nice variety
  • Brenda H.heart icon on user image
    Brenda HenryJanuary 21, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Love, love, love the BLTA at Pastoral. It's a BLT on a French baguette, with avocado, and house made prosciutto...:-)
  • RMPJR
    RMPJRApril 9, 2011
    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.
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrdovezaNovember 15, 2014
    Awesome variety of vendors. The selection here is amazing both in quality and international appeal. There is indoor seating.
  • Scott Kleinbergheart icon on user image
    Scott KleinbergDecember 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Expensive but worth every penny. The creme filling in the macaron is addictive.
  • Matt W.
    Matt WoodruffMarch 16, 2012
    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.
  • Mandy A.
    Mandy AllenSeptember 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the Pastoral farmhouse veggie sandwich and the Flip crepes... And loop juice. I could go on, the French market has a great atmosphere.
  • Amy G.heart icon on user image
    Amy GraffAugust 28, 2018
    Been here 25+ times
    Overhyped. Some unique options for a food court (French patisserie, dim sum, Korean, Belgian frites 'n beer) but prices are high, quality is all over the place, and the space is dingy.
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda Kocefas 🎀July 13, 2013
    Perfect for a group or by yourself. Outdoor seating is perfect, but they have indoor tables for year-round enjoyment!
  • Kary K.
    Kary KingMay 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Java, pistachio and red velvet Macarons are wonderful. Young man who works here is always helpful and friendly. Older Italian lady always behaves like you are bothering her, kind if grouchy!
  • K C.
    K CJune 5, 2015
    French fries are a must (truffle mayo and sweet chili ketchup are great)
  • Brandon L.
    Brandon LeeJanuary 27, 2018
    The best pastrami I've had. Montreal style at Fumare is ethereal
  • Max W.heart icon on user image
    Max WennekerJuly 7, 2016
    Meatball place has awesome subs. Definitely get some macarons at the front bakery too.
  • K J.heart icon on user image
    K JaxxMarch 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Love it! Such a refreshing alternative to boring, cafeteria options. Will definitely become a frequent flyer.
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph B.March 29, 2017
    Unassuming exterior. Large, vibrant, diverse interior. Much more than just French.
  • Deborah V.
    Deborah VasilMay 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You can eat outside when it's nice out. Really pretty seating on Clinton.
  • Time Out Chicago Kids
    Time Out Chicago KidsJanuary 13, 2012
    Or skip the bubbles and try real-fruit Ka-Ching! juices in raspberry-lime, apple-cherry or strawberry-watermelon ($2.50 each) from the French Market’s Produce Express. Read more
  • D W.
    D WNovember 11, 2014
    So many choices, but definitely grab a smoothie! If you like avocado try the heavy avocado - duh!
  • Ethan D.
    Ethan DanstromJuly 3, 2012
    Montreal style smoked pastrami sandwich. Oh my goodness. Links: http://mobile.chicago.seriouseats.com/2011/12/a-sandwich-a-day-montreal-style-smoked-meat-fumare-meats.html
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistOctober 25, 2010
    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. Read more
  • Kate S.heart icon on user image
    Kate SchafferMarch 10, 2015
    So many good options here. Great place to meet a friend for lunch during the week.
  • Dan G.heart icon on user image
    Dan GrossmanJanuary 2, 2018
    Great vegan food all over, and especially an all vegan soul-food stand in the back.
  • Tanya N.heart icon on user image
    Tanya NOctober 7, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't leave without getting a macaroon from Vanillie! Way better than Delightful Pastries.
  • Laura W.
    Laura WilliamsNovember 27, 2013
    Go beyond the rainbow of macarons... You won't be disappointed.
  • marcus H.heart icon on user image
    marcus HMarch 19, 2015
    Love it! Great selection of food! You can eat healthy here.
  • Joanne G.
    Joanne GSeptember 11, 2018
    Been here 50+ times
    There is something for everyone here!! Great choices for many palettes!
  • Daniel R.heart icon on user image
    Daniel RichterNovember 12, 2015
    RAW. is amazing and so damn tasty! Try it! Also the Pulled Pork Sandwich at
  • Nicole V.
    Nicole VeriveFebruary 2, 2013
    I don't understand why this is listed as a grocery store. It's really a lifestyle. Hunt down as many samples as you can - it's worth it.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableJune 13, 2012
    At Kotel Kosher, pick up hard-to-find Israeli snacks like Bissli wheat crisps and Bamba peanut butter-flavored puffed corn: Read more
  • Sanjiv G.
    Sanjiv GajiwalaApril 27, 2013
    Great sandwich stands, and the groceries and bakeries are of excellent quality too.
  • David W.heart icon on user image
    David WeathersbyMay 28, 2016
    Everything is here. Never have enough time to see everything.
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzSeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    their macaroons are perfection.
  • Greg M.heart icon on user image
    Greg MacekJanuary 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots of food options and a great market atmosphere
  • Brian R.
    Brian RohdeOctober 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pick up bakery items earlier in the day. Limited selection of desserts and breads at vendors after work!
  • Karla I.
    Karla IlacadApril 2, 2011
    Awesome belgian fries with truffle mayo dip. Chocolate croissant at vanille patisserie is yummmmy, fasta pasta was ok u can skip it
  • Sara L.
    Sara LeeOctober 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing flavored olive oils. And can't forget truffle salt. :)
  • Nauman N.
    Nauman NoorApril 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to try different types of food and hang out on an idyllic afternoon.
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