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Chicago French Market

Chicago French Market

Market, Bakery, and Gourmet Shop
West Loop, Chicago
  • 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)
121 Tips and reviews
  • pastries
  • saigon sisters
  • sandwiches
  • vanille patisserie
  • crêpes
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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
    Been here 10+ 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.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Dan
    DanFebruary 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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 🍩🍩
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • K C.
    K CJune 5, 2015
    French fries are a must (truffle mayo and sweet chili ketchup are great)
  • Ethan D.
    Ethan DanstromJuly 3, 2012
    Montreal style smoked pastrami sandwich. Oh my goodness. Links:
  • 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!
  • Brenda H.
    Brenda HenryJanuary 21
    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...:-)
  • 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
  • Max W.
    Meatball place has awesome subs. Definitely get some macarons at the front bakery too.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Been here 5+ times
    Love it! Such a refreshing alternative to boring, cafeteria options. Will definitely become a frequent flyer.
  • 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
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RichterNovember 12, 2015
    RAW. is amazing and so damn tasty! Try it! Also the Pulled Pork Sandwich at
  • Deborah V.
    Deborah VasilMay 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You can eat outside when it's nice out. Really pretty seating on Clinton.
  • Tanya N.
    Tanya NOctober 7, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • marcus L.
    marcus LMarch 19, 2015
    Love it! Great selection of food! You can eat healthy here.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Ann K.
    Ann KwilinskiAugust 22, 2011
    Fumare meats has amazing pastrami. get it in a breakfast (yes pastrami for breakfast) sandwich
  • David W.
    Everything is here. Never have enough time to see everything.
  • Erica
    EricaApril 26, 2012
    Check out Spicy Monkey Soup -- just opened this week! Great soup, friendly owner!!
  • Amber G.
    Amber GibsonFebruary 11, 2012
    Try the Ambre Pastries - From Vanille Patisserie again - they can't go wrong!
  • 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
  • Sara L.
    Sara LeeOctober 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing flavored olive oils. And can't forget truffle salt. :)
  • Arline W.
    Arline WeltyFebruary 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Tour Through A Lens
    Tour Through A LensJuly 31, 2013
    The produce market and the Crepe place are my favorite here.
  • 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!
  • Pechluck L.
    Pechluck LaskeyDecember 23, 2013
    Traditional East coast Lobster roll at Da Lobsta, where else are you going to find this in Chicago?
  • Midori H.
    Macaroons, pho, and bubble tea 😍
  • Karla I.
    Karla IlacadApril 2, 2011
    RAW we tried their free samples their "ravioli" just tastes like actual ravioli, tiramisu is yummy also
  • Sam H.
    Sam HerdmanMarch 3, 2012
    Pastoral Artisan has a good selection of cheeses and friendly cheese mongers.
  • Paige T.
    Paige TobinOctober 11, 2014
    The Little Goat booth has a fantastic turkey sandwich!
  • Squid
    SquidJune 27, 2012
    The sushi is good, but the fries and the crepes are better. And don't skip LavAzza, because it blows Starbucks away, forever.
  • Roxanne F.
    Roxanne FarrisDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    RAW has amazing lemon bars that even non-vegans will like!
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