When you can't decide on pizza or ramen, head to these Chicago food halls for a taste of everything. From an Italian superstore with pizza and pasta stations to a Loop lunch destination stocked with dishes from some of Chicago's best restaurants, these food emporiums are sure to satisfy your craziest cravings under one roof.
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Food halls in Chicago
If you're craving something for lunch, chances are Revival Food Hall in the Loop has you covered. The massive space hosts 15 stalls with top eats from across Chicago, including Aloha Poke, Antique Taco, Furious Spoon, The Budlong, The Fat Shallot and Union Squared. For a group of Loop lunchers with varying tastes, there's no better option. Expect lines throughout the day, and head back after work for top-notch cocktails at Revival Cafe-Bar.
You could easily spend an entire day wandering around Eataly, but we recommend planning your trip around lunch or dinner to get the full experience. The bustling two-story destination offers a variety of restaurants, counters, bars, cafes and marketplaces. Hungry visitors can take their pick of Napoli-style pizza, house-made pasta, boards of salami and an endless selection of gorgeous pastries. Spend the second half of your trip browsing the market on the second floor, where you'll find imported pastas and olive oils, Italian wines, cheeses and more (a.k.a. everything you need for dinner).
Whether you're looking for tacos or sushi, this sprawling Latin street food cafeteria from chef Richard Sandoval has a little something for everyone. Located on the third floor of Block 37, the space hosts 10 different kitchens that specialize in grilled meats, salads, fresh seafood, burgers, soups and beyond. Plus, the space is equipped with a full bar and a coffee shop, providing sips all day.
Whether you're entertaining out-of-towners or looking for lunch in the West Loop, the Chicago French Market has over 30 local food vendors to choose from. Nosh on lobster rolls from Da Lobster, get messy with barbecued goodies at Lillie's Q and finish it all off with a scoop from Black Dog Gelato. Other counters include Aloha Poke, Flip Crepes, Lolli and Pops and Little Greek Corner. The best part is, this food hall is located near Ogilvie Transportation Center and Union Station, making it a worthwhile destination before hopping on a train.
Unlike the massive food halls on this list, 3 Greens Market has a short list of vendors—but rest assured, they still pack a serious punch. Think of it as a restaurant offering Brendan Sodikoff's greatest hits: Small Cheval burgers, Dillman's pastrami, Doughnut Vault treats and a fully stocked salad bar. And when we say salad bar, we don't mean limp lettuce and watered down dressing. Expect sesame broccoli, soba noodle salad, fried chicken and Thai turkey meatballs.