Time Out Market Chicago
Time Out Market Chicago

Summer Heats Up At Time Out Market Chicago With Three New Exciting Vendors

Luella’s Southern Kitchen, Gemma Foods and Jojo’s ShakeBAR will add to the Market’s all-star lineup of the city’s best chefs and restaurants.

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Time Out Market Chicago, located at 916 W. Fulton Market, is pleased to announce the addition of three new vendors to call the food and cultural market home starting Wednesday, June 29th. Luella’s Southern Kitchen, Gemma Foods and Jojo’s ShakeBAR will add to the market’s all-star lineup of the city’s best chefs and restaurants. 

“The spring and summer months have been off to an exciting start at Time Out Market Chicago,” said General Manager Robert LaPata. “We couldn't be more thrilled to bring in these three great concepts - that have already made a name for themselves in Chicago - for our Market guests to enjoy. At Time Out Market Chicago, we bring the best of the city together under one roof - we hand-picked these new vendors and we are very proud to welcome them to the Market.” 

Gemma Foods 

Gemma Foods elevates home cooking with fresh seasonal handmade pastas and sauces made from locally grown produce and Italian imported delicacies. Working in award-winning restaurants in San Francisco, NYC, and Chicago, Chef Tony Quartaro created his vision for Gemma Foods as a creative outlet during the pandemic and quickly created a dedicated fanbase. From the humble beginnings of making the pasta on his dining table (with three small kids and a patient wife) to finally his own shop in West Town - Gemma Foods has taken on an incredible life of its own.

Diners can enjoy Quartaro’s fresh pastas and made-to-order dishes to enjoy right at Time Out Market.  

Menu highlights include:

  • Canestri alla Vodka: Vodka sauce made from a classic slow preparation of melted sweet onions, Calabrian chile purée, vodka, along with crushed San Marzano tomatoes, cream, mascarpone and Lambrusco vinegar.
  • Malloreddus with Sicilian Almond Pesto: A vegan option that satisfies in so many ways - bursts of confit cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs, acidity and umami all bound with crushed toasted almonds and olive oil. The Sardinian-style gnocchi is a vegan dumpling that has ridges for catching the sauce and satisfying bellies.
  • Bucatini Cacio e Pepe - classic Roman preparation - fresh bucatini paired with a mixture of crushed and toasted black peppercorns, olive oil, Cacio de Roma cheese, salt and pasta water. Simplicity that delivers.
  • Paccheri with Sunday Gravy - Gemma Foods’ own mini taste of Chicago featuring long-cooked Barese sausage, Tempesta pancetta and braised bone-in pork. 

Luella’s Southern Kitchen

Inspired by James Beard Award Semifinalist Chef Darnell Reed’s great-grandmother Luella, Luella’s Southern Kitchen brings its traditional southern dishes to Time Out Market Chicago. Spending the first part of his career working in hotels, Reed switched gears when he settled back in Chicago to focus on the type of cooking he was passionate about and grew up eating with great-grandma Luella. Today, he shares many of his life experiences through food and is looking forward to offering these tastes with visitors to Time Out Market.  

Signature favorites include: 

  • Chicken and Waffles: Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Liege Waffle and Maple Syrup
  • Chicken and Biscuit Sandwich: Crispy Fried Chicken with Buttermilk Biscuit, Pimento Cheese and Smoked Gravy
  • Creole Shrimp and Biscuit: New Orleans BBQ Shrimp and Buttermilk Biscuit
  • Fried Green Tomatoes:  With Pimento Cheese and Scallion Aioli

Jojo’s ShakeBAR

Known for its Insta-worthy milkshakes, Time Out Market Chicago guests and aspirational influencers will have their phones ready for Jojo’s ShakeBAR! Just in time for the hottest days of summer in Chicago, Jojo’s brings its over-the-top shakes, floats and other sweet treats to Fulton Market for all to enjoy including: 

  • Chocolate Nirvana: Chocolate Oreo shake, double chocolate donut hole, double chocolate marshmallow, chocolate chip cookie
  • Gold Digger: Caramel toffee shake, toffee donut hole, gold star marshmallow, toffee pretzel, and macadamia nut cookie 
  • Girl Scout, Andes Mint Chocolate Shake, toasted marshmallow, chocolate pretzel, chocolate s’more, double chocolate cookie 

For more information about the new concessions and ongoing shows and events at Time Out Market Chicago, visit timeoutmarket.com/chicago or follow the conversation on social @timeoutmarketchicago. 

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