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  1. Photograph: Tessa Marshall
    Photograph: Tessa Marshall

    Baker & Nosh

  2. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    Strawberry-basil preserves from Michigan's Food for Thought, available at Baker & Nosh

  3. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    Bread & Wine

  4. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    McClure's garlic dill-pickle potato chips, available at Bread & Wine

  5. Photograph: Erica Gannett
    Photograph: Erica Gannett

    Publican Quality Meats

  6. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    Pok Pok drinking vinegar, available at Publican Quality Meats

New artisanal grocers

These sundry selections are found in an unusual place: inside new restaurants.


Baker & Nosh 1303 W Wilson Ave (773-989-7393)
The grocery section of Baker & Nosh is the third and most modest component of the new shop (the first two components, in order of prominence, are the shop’s bakery/café and its cheese case). Here you’ll find quince paste (for cheese plates), San Marzano canned tomatoes, a selection of teas and La Colombe coffee (which it also sells by the cup).
Foodiest find
Organic strawberry-basil preserves from Michigan’s Food for Thought (ask for a spoonful to sample at the bakery counter)

Bread & Wine 3732 W Irving Park Rd (773-866-5266)
Bread & Wine isn’t just a restaurant—it’s also a brand of snacks: Granola, basil-and-lime shortbread and rosemary–sea salt almonds are a few of the products it makes and packages itself. But the grocery shelves here are also filled with uncommon finds from the food world, from charming food-themed letterpress cards to rarities like maple syrup from chef-favorite Spence Farm.
Foodiest find
McClure’s Garlic-Dill Pickle Potato Chips (who knew?)

Publican Quality Meats 835 W Fulton Market (312-445-8977)
Situated directly across from the overflowing meat case at Paul Kahan’s new butcher shop is a set of just-as-brimming shelves. There are hot sauces (including Bill Kim’s), tons of vinegars, Rick Bayless salsas, periodicals such as David Chang’s Lucky Peach…it’s like a miniature (and more indie) Dean & Deluca in here.
Foodiest find
Pok Pok Drinking Vinegar, a cult product from Portland that’s almost impossible to find in Chicago

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