Thursday, June 5th, 2014
The restaurants here in Chicago have long been recognized for their excellence in the culinary world. From the high-end eateries clustered along West Randolph, to the gourmet food trucks that gather at the Merchandise Mart for Tech Week’s Food Truck Face Off. The growing West Loop neighborhood has become home to some of Downtown Chicago’s most well-known foodie havens, however there remain bistro treasures as yet undiscovered by most.
Perhaps one of the Near West Side’s best-hidden gems is the French Market. Conveniently located inside of the Olgilvie train station; this charming food hub is the perfect destination to grab a bite, buy a few epicurean treats or discover your next favorite gastronomic indulgence. Don’t be misled by the name: the market offers a wider selection of cuisines than its’ name suggests. Strolling up and down the aisles you will find everything from tasty Mexican fare to fresh artisan meats to the delightful French macaroon. And the best news? It’s wallet friendly!
The market is charmingly compromised of local vendors brought together to showcase a diverse and unique assortment of products. There’s something about the Chicago French Market that goes beyond the standard indoor shop set-up. It plays host to live music gigs, demonstrations and even festivals. There’s a sense of community that will make you want to stay all afternoon and sample the tastings; so head on over – your taste buds will thank you!
The Chicago French Market is located inside the Olgivlie Metra Station on 131 North Clinton in Chicago, IL. It’s open Monday – Friday 7.00am – 7.30pm and Saturday’s 8.30am – 5.30pm
Candis Hickman | Luxury Leasing Consultant
Downtown Apartment Company LLC