The Chicago French Market is located in the West Loop connected to the Ogilvy Transportation Center. The Dolls like to think of this place as a hidden gem.With over 30 different vendors, there is something for everyone! Yes, even those with sensitive diets. You’ll find raw foods, vegan and many gluten-free options among the selection of venders. The Chicago French Market is a great spot for date night, happy hour with friends or to just stop in and grab a delicious bite. You never know who you will meet amongst the magic of the French. Oui oui!
Did you know there is an adorable French Market in Chicago? C’est Chouette!
The French Market just had a makeover and The Dolls were in attendance for the big reveal. We got to eat our way through the market’s new look and amenities, with wine in one hand and all else in the other… sushi burrito, tamales, gelato, lobster roll, raw foods, smoothies, crepes, french fries. This was seriously a foodie’s dream come true!
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE MARKET:
The market will be having a Rush Hour concert series 4:30 to 6:30 on Wednesdays and Thursdays
Thursday April 7 & April 21
Wednesday April 13 & April 27
Thursday April 14 & April 28
Wednesday April 20
The month of April is also packed with specials, which you can check monthly specials on their website:
HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS FOR APRIL
Monday – Friday 4:30 – 6:30
Frietkoten Belgian Fries and Beer
Monday: Old Town Abbey Blonde $3
Tuesday: Temperance $3
Wednesday: Baderbrau Pilsner $3
Thursday: Primus 16oz $3
Friday: Blanche De Bruxelles $4
Little Greek Corner
Mini pulled pork slider $2 each or 3 for $5.50
Homemade chips and salsa for $2
Homemade chips and guac for $3
Small chicken nachos for $5
Black Dog Gelato
2 for one cones $3.50
Delightful Pastries and Cafe
Save 15% off our special Polish sandwich and enjoy sweet & savory tastings daily
Beavers Coffee + Donuts
Donut worry, be happy – ½ off donut milkshakes
Pre-order donuts at Happy Hour and pick them up hot tomorrow morning
Pre-order your box of 15 or 35 donuts at Happy Hour – get YOUR morning cup of coffee FREE (any size. one coffee per box.). Now get 50% off a box of our freshly brewed coffee to share.
VERY COOL SERVICE … Can’t make it to happy hour? Call us (773-392-1300) during happy hour, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, to pre-order and save.
Mangez bien, Riez souvent, Aimez beaucoup… or Eat well, laugh often, love abundantly.”
Leslie Soto says
This looks so amazing! I wish we had something like this where I am. I’d be there everyday! Everything looks and sounds so delicious!
This market looks amazing – I wish we had a market like this in South Florida. I think I’d go every week 🙂
How fun! I’ll have to go next time that I am in Chicago.
Terri Steffes says
I love it! Another adventure for my daughter when she finally gets to Chicago. They’ve found their apartment on Chestnut and are ready for their move in May. Thanks for all the fabulous tips!
This would be great for you too! Congratulations on finding the apartment – and a great location too. XO
kristina padgett says
This looks like it was so much fun! The food looks amazing too!
So much fun! It was fun to have a little taste of each. XO
This looks like so much fun! Those giant sushi rolls have me in the mood for sushi. And all of the natural foods looked amazing. Great post!
This looks like so much fun! I wish they had stuff like this in NC. Maybe they do and I just have to find it. Great post xx felinebykatsaris.com
Thanks, Doll! Do some investigating to find cool events near you. You can always set something cool up yourself!
Wow this looks like an amazing night out…food and friends what else do you need?
Love that, Roxanne! XO
Lesley Carter says
This looks like so much fun! The lights remind me of the movie Frozen. My daughter would totally be in love with them.
Amy at Mom's Magical Miles says
What a fun place for a date! I love places that have so many different styles of food in one place.
Blythe A. says
I never made it to the French Market when I lived in Chicago. Will have to put it on my list when I visit. I love Black Dog Gelato. They have amazing flavor choices.
I wish I knew of something like this in my area. It looks like so much fun. I’m all about that delicious looking food.
Karin Rambo says
Looks like a super fun place! Minneapolis needs to catch on to the idea. 🙂
tp keane says
wow, what a world to discover and all inside too. Such diversity, you girls looked like you had a lot of fun.
We had a great time! Thank you 🙂
That place looks so fun. I would especially like to go during the concerts. I want to eat those desserts!
Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories says
I’m trying to go GF and glad to see some delicious looking options here! The stuff I seem to get tastes like cardboard, tough for a foodie. If we’re ever in Chicago, I’ll be sure to check out this market.
Yes! We try to stay away from gluten when possible – it’s tough! The gluten-free crepes are so lovely. XO
Michele ~ west via midwest says
I love this market and always visit it when Im in Chicago…. you pointed out a couple of spaces that I haven’t tried…. I’ll check them out when Im back in May!
Enjoy, Michele! XO
Ana Marino says
I would love to visit a place like this. I don’t think they have similar markets down here in Miami. It looks like a fun place to visit.
Thanks, Ana! Check it out – you never know 🙂
jill conyers says
This looks like a market I would love to visit. It’s very similar to a large farmer’s market my husband and I go to in the spring.
It’s pretty awesome! We’re a huge fan of farmer’s markets as well. Counting down the days til warm weather and cartons full of fresh berries.
Omg me and my husband would love this! This is what we are into and all of a sudden I am s excited!
I love this, and I really wish I could go! I love the name too, C’est Chouette-basically means “It’s awesome!” haha what a good choice of name.
Hehe thanks, Angie! A lady and a scholar 🙂
How fun !!! I want to go this is so neat and different I could even make my husband enjoy this.
I’m going to Chicago this summer to visit some family, I’ll have to check this place out. thanks for the tip!
Bernadette Callahan says
I wish we had something that this here. We have fresh markets all over but not french markets. Looks like fun!