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Food Halls You Need to Visit in the Chicago Loop

Posted  11 months ago  in  Eat & Drink  by  Brittany Tepper

2 MIN READ - Kiss your boring desk lunch goodbye. These Loop food halls offer a taste of Chicago’s neighborhoods in one 30-minute lunch break.


UrbanSpace

Urbanspace opened its 12,000-square-foot Loop location on the ground floor of the 15 W. Washington Building at Washington and State in September 2021 and plans on opening another (14,000-square-foot) location in Catalog at Willis Tower in summer 2023. Vendor booths at 15 W. Washington offer a diverse and eclectic array of food and drink selections that include old Chicago favorites. You can even take a friend or colleague to cocktails at Market Bar during happy hour (or a midday bevvy, we won't tell).

Chicago French Market

Chicago French Market is Chicago’s original food hall. Opened in 2009 and located below Ogilvie Transportation Center, the market offers everything from flowers to food from more than 30 local vendors. Taste cuisine from around the world including pierogis from Pierogi Crib, tacos from Buen Apetito, and Belgian fries from Netherlands-native Jeroen Hasenbos’ Frietkoten.

Revival Food Hall

With an atmosphere that feels more like a creative mecca than a Loop lunch spot, Revival Food Hall transforms your lunch break into a trendy dining experience. The food hall prides itself on offering “all local dining” with 15 fast-casual stalls featuring many of Chicago’s favorite neighborhood restaurants including The Fat Shallot, Aloha Poke Co., and Smoque BBQ. Just when you think the atmosphere couldn’t get any hipper, you’ll notice Curbside Books & Records, an indie-only bookstore tucked in the back corner. Browse a collection of independent fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and music from local musicians.

Catalog Willis Tower

With more than a dozen restaurants, along with retail and experiential opportunities, Catalog is the city’s premiere urban destination for dining, retail, and entertainment, featuring five levels of attractions including and a 30,000-square-foot outdoor terrace. From quick favorites like Sweetgreen and Shake Shack to renowned chef creations at Kindling and Rick Bayless' Tortazo, the newest addition to the iconic Willis Tower is a prime breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack spot. 

 

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