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Chicago French Market

Chicago French Market

Market, Bakery, and Gourmet Shop
West Loop, Chicago
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  • Amber G.
    "... Ambre Pastries - From Vanille Patisserie again - they can't go wrong!"(6 Tips)
    Sara R.
    "Saigon Sisters is the best!"(5 Tips)
    David G.
    "You have to try the pastrami at Fumare meats"(4 Tips)
    Mandy A.
    "Love the Pastoral farmhouse veggie sandwich and the Flip crepes..."(3 Tips)
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  • Michelle S.
    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.
  • 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.
  • s p.
    s pJune 18, 2012
    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.
  • 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.
  • Dan
    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.
  • 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.
  • Caroline S.
    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 🍩🍩
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Mandy A.
    Mandy AllenSeptember 25, 2012
    Love the Pastoral farmhouse veggie sandwich and the Flip crepes... And loop juice. I could go on, the French market has a great atmosphere.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • K C.
    K CJune 5, 2015
    French fries are a must (truffle mayo and sweet chili ketchup are great)
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • Max W.
    Meatball place has awesome subs. Definitely get some macarons at the front bakery too.
  • Dee D.
    Dee DubbsNovember 11, 2014
    So many choices, but definitely grab a smoothie! If you like avocado try the heavy avocado - duh!
  • K J.
    K JacksonMarch 21, 2014
    Love it! Such a refreshing alternative to boring, cafeteria options. Will definitely become a frequent flyer.
  • Lisa A.
    Lisa ArnettFebruary 10, 2010
    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,
  • Brenda H.
    Brenda HenryJanuary 21
    Love, love, love the BLTA at Pastoral. It's a BLT on a French baguette, with avocado, and house made prosciutto...:-)
  • Deborah V.
    Deborah VasilMay 29, 2013
    You can eat outside when it's nice out. Really pretty seating on Clinton.
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RichterNovember 12, 2015
    RAW. is amazing and so damn tasty! Try it! Also the Pulled Pork Sandwich at
  • Tanya N.
    Tanya NOctober 7, 2015
    Don't leave without getting a macaroon from Vanillie! Way better than Delightful Pastries.
  • Sanjiv G.
    Sanjiv GajiwalaApril 27, 2013
    Great sandwich stands, and the groceries and bakeries are of excellent quality too.
  • Cindy K.
    Cindy KurmanDecember 4, 2009
    I loved everything about the Chicago French Market. Here's a link to my blog post about opening day. http://www.gotbuzzatkurman.com/2009/12/chicago-french-market-opens-in-west.html
  • Ann K.
    Ann KwilinskiAugust 22, 2011
    Fumare meats has amazing pastrami. get it in a breakfast (yes pastrami for breakfast) sandwich
  • Kate S.
    Kate SchafferMarch 10, 2015
    So many good options here. Great place to meet a friend for lunch during the week.
  • 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.
  • peter
    peterJune 30, 2010
    I gave this place a try on two separate occasions, both of which were disappointing. Prices are a slap in the face. I love the character, but at least make it reasonable...
  • Karla I.
    Karla IlacadApril 2, 2011
    RAW we tried their free samples their "ravioli" just tastes like actual ravioli, tiramisu is yummy also
  • Amber G.
    Amber GibsonFebruary 11, 2012
    Try the Ambre Pastries - From Vanille Patisserie again - they can't go wrong!
  • Nauman N.
    Nauman NoorApril 9, 2012
    Great place to try different types of food and hang out on an idyllic afternoon.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableJune 13, 2012
    Head to Klay Oven Kitchen for a breakfast of garam masala-spiced scrambled eggs. Try the lamb vindaloo wraps for lunch: Read more
  • Robin C.
    Robin ChungMarch 29, 2010
    Recently opened stall: Pappardelle's Pasta. Huge variety of gourmet, handmade pasta and blends.
  • Erica
    EricaApril 26, 2012
    Check out Spicy Monkey Soup -- just opened this week! Great soup, friendly owner!!
  • Joya T.
    Joya TylerNovember 21, 2012
    Tried to use French to order here. Got confused looks, but it's still a great place for eats!
  • marcus L.
    marcus LMarch 19, 2015
    Love it! Great selection of food! You can eat healthy here.
  • Arline W.
    Arline WeltyFebruary 23, 2012
    butter sandwich @ fumare meats. generous pat of butter on a perfect crusty baguette.
  • Kevin
    KevinNovember 11, 2011
    Killer morning sweets at Sweet Delight. Try the roasted pear ginger scone.
  • David W.
    Everything is here. Never have enough time to see everything.
  • Todd C.
    Todd CarpenterAugust 27, 2013
    The Chicken Tikki Masala at Klay Oven is good. Not all greasy like most places
  • Greg M.
    Greg MacekJanuary 27
    Lots of food options and a great market atmosphere
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick CaponeFebruary 23, 2010
    I grab a wheat crepe from Flip Crepes for breakfast sometimes. Good stuff made fresh.
  • Sam H.
    Sam HerdmanMarch 3, 2012
    Pastoral Artisan has a good selection of cheeses and friendly cheese mongers.
  • Sara L.
    Sara LeeOctober 8, 2013
    Amazing flavored olive oils. And can't forget truffle salt. :)
  • Tour Through A Lens
    Tour Through A LensJuly 31, 2013
    The produce market and the Crepe place are my favorite here.
  • Roxanne F.
    Roxanne FarrisDecember 28, 2011
    RAW has amazing lemon bars that even non-vegans will like!
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