Decembrrr in Chicago. It’s a long ride.
Jump on the train at the Chicago French Market, opening tomorrow in Ogilvie Transportation Center.
The year-round, European-inspired indoor (hooray!) market will whisk those winter blues away. Operated by French marketeur Sebastien Bensidoun, CFM houses loads of local vendors selling every delicacy imaginable.
Favorites (Pastoral, Vanille Patisserie, Sweet Miss Giving’s) cozy up to lesser knowns like Wisconsin Cheese Mart, Provo’s Village Bake Shoppe (try the kolachki), and Flip Crepes. Not to mention City Fresh Market’s grass-fed, hormone-free beef; curry coconut soup from Chundy’s, fresh-squeezed juices from Juicy Orange; and French boules and fresh pasta by Necessity Baking Company.
Take your bites to go or enjoy them in the market’s charming dining space.
Chew, chew, chew.
Chicago French Market, 131 North Clinton Street, between Lake Street and Washington Boulevard (312-575-0306 or frenchmarketchicago.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Chicago French Market