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The 18 best flower shops in Chicago

The best places to buy a bouquet, whether you're looking for a classic bouquet of roses or eco-friendly options.

Morgan Olsen
Emma Krupp
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Morgan Olsen
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Emma Krupp
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Maybe you're searching for the perfect Valentine's Day arrangement to bestow upon a special someone, or maybe you're just in the mood to treat yourself to a bouquet for your kitchen table—either way, these local businesses are here to help fulfill your every flower-related desire. The best flower shops in Chicago run the gamut from classic, family-owned spots to huge plant stores with an eye toward sculptural floral design, leaving you with tons of options for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and pretty much every other special occasion you could imagine. Plus, if you're tight on time, you can even opt for speedy flower delivery in Chicago. Get ready to be wowed when you place an order with the best flower shops in Chicago.

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Best flower shops in Chicago

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  • Wicker Park
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With shops in Wicker Park and the West Loop, the retail experience at Asrai Garden is a breath of fresh air—literally. Far from your average florist, Elizabeth Cronin decks out the storefronts in everything from wild flowers to extraordinary succulents, mixed in with home decor, jewelry, and apothecary goods. Both shops offer truly unique arrangements for everyday and special occasions, as well as citywide delivery. If you want something far from average, look no further.

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  • Logan Square
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Owner Kelly Marie Thompson stocks her one-of-a-kind Logan Square boutique with only the freshest seasonal blooms in both exotic varieties and contemporary styles. Order arrangements for pickup or delivery for special occasions, weddings, or just because. Once you're done drooling over the beautiful flowers, you’ll also notice the shop's charming selection of fine cards, candles, jewelry and home goods—perfect additions to make any bouquet feel extra special.

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  • Chelsea
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Priding themselves on wrapping bouquets just like it's done back in their native France, founders Louis Brunet and Olivier Plusquellec have poured their flair into their eco-friendly flower arrangement empire. With each hand-tied bouquet delivered in a signature purple Ode à la Rose box, you can expect your order to arrive on the same day in both New York and Chicago. If you're a little further afield, don't worry—Ode à la Rose's Dutch suppliers are able to deliver blooms straight to your door anywhere in the US.

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  • Wicker Park

With a flower farm located in southwest Michigan, Field & Florist deals in exquisitely fresh local blooms—they can even grow specific flowers upon request with enough lead time. The bouquets on offer are marked with whimsy and fun, incorporating rarer blooms you won't find at the grocery store. Plus, the two shop locations (one in Wicker Park and the other in the Loop) offer an array of beautiful, thoughtfully curated gifts, from bespoke perfumes and hand-crafted truffles to yummy bath products and glassware.

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  • Ukrainian Village
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Step inside this cozy Andersonville shop and your mood will get an instant boost. Inspired by lush European gardens, this sweet flower shop offers a range of fresh blooms from the familiar (roses, lilies) to funky (pincushion protea, raspberry thistle) in both classic and modern designs. Need help getting your backyard garden in order? Team Marguerite can do that, too.

A "farm-to-vase" florist on the city's South Side that grows beautiful flowers in vacant lots, this local business prides itself on bringing beauty to the neighborhoods it operates in as well as its farflung customers. You'll find a small selection of bouquets available for delivery within the Chicagoland area. If you're feeling extra kind, you can also donate an arrangement to a person in need.

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  • Logan Square

Taxaflora is the antithesis of big-box floral hotlines that deal in stiff, stale arrangements. Owner Tara Vevers instead plays with color, texture and size to create beautifully organic, wonderfully whimsical bouquets that are unlike anything you've ever seen before. Whether you're looking for a lush, all-white pile of roses and orchids or a tropical-hued grouping of poppies, sweet pies and daisies, Taxaflora has just the thing to delight the drabbest of countertops.

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  • River West/West Town
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Born as a college project, Flowers for Dreams has revolutionized the concept of floral delivery in Chicago. How? The company set out to do away with baby’s breath and pesticide-doused roses in favor of modern, locally sourced stems. To top it all off, a quarter of its profits go towards a local charity each month. Starting at just $45, you can get a charming bouquet artfully wrapped in rustic, recyclable cloth, hand-delivered. You'll also never be upsold on a teddy bear, box of chocolates or cheesy balloons—they don't even carry them!

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Florist Taylor Amilas Bates draws inspiration from abstract art and nature, resulting in technicolored bouquets that are bursting with personality. Dusk Lily arrangements weave together fresh flowers, greenery and found objects (think feathers and fans) to create a feast for the eyes. This emerging florist is one to watch—and support!

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  • Lake View
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Co-owners Kate Prince and Sarah Leitten bring their expertise in botanicals and horticulture to the table with their Lakeview shop. Open since 2005, Flora offers fresh combinations of flowers in beautiful arrangements suited for a variety of occasions, from simple (just because) to elaborate (weddings). The shop’s European-style hand-tied bouquets are particularly special.

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  • Hyde Park

Cornell Florist may have been around since 1939 (just take a look at its 1910s-era cash register and other preserved antique touches), but the shop’s sculptural floral design—which, depending on the bouquet, incorporates everything from peonies and roses to thistle and dill— has a decidedly contemporary feel. Pop in to browse flowers, handmade ceramics, jewelry, art books and more.  

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  • River West/West Town
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Houseplant collectors love this home and garden shop for its vast array of greenery and pottery, but Sprout also goes all in on handcrafted floral arrangements. Pick your color scheme and size, then leave the rest to the talented designers, who pull the freshest petals together to create free-spirited bouquets that explode with color. Delivery is always available, but why not pick up and give yourself an excuse to add to your plant family?

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After a brief foray into weekly flower delivery services during the height of the pandemic, Flowers by Stem is back to focusing on weddings and events—and if you’ve got a wedding or large-scale special occasion coming up, you won’t find many better options for ensuring your big day is accented by gorgeous floral arrangements. Best of all, owner Stephanie Stopka takes an eco-friendly approach to floral design by working with local flower growers and coordinating flower donations so the pretty blooms don’t go to waste. 

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  • Lake View
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This family-owned and operated florist has been serving Chicago since 1932. With five locations, this place has you covered no matter your floral needs—from Valentine's Day roses to your bridal bouquet, to a budget-friendly runner for that fancy dinner. The website offers easy, streamlined ordering, same-day delivery to the city and surrounding suburbs, plus 24-hour phone assistance–making custom orders a snap. You can enjoy all the big-box perks with the family-run charm and none of the fuss.

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  • Bucktown
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With a focus on organic, of-the-moment stems, Pistil & Vine specializes in tailor-made arrangements that spotlight what's in season. Stop and smell the roses, hydrangeas, anemones, calendula, tulips and more blooms that fill the space, or request future orders for casual to formal occasions. While you’re there, take a peek at the eclectic assortment of home décor and gifts for sale.

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  • Lincoln Park
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Situated on the border of Lincoln Park and Lakeview, this North Side flower shop has become a fast favorite for neighborhood folk and far-flung fans alike. Owner Geneva Currin's flower education has taken her across the globe, and it shows in her work. The bouquets here are composed yet cheerful, with pops of color from dried craspedia, yellow roses and pink peonies.

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  • River West/West Town
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This West Town flower shop offers a little something for everyone: artfully arranged everyday and special occasion bouquets, wedding florals, bulk stems for those who prefer to DIY and fast, same-day delivery. The shop purchases its flowers in bulk straight from the grower, so you can count on some of the freshest blooms available. 

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  • River North

You can't miss the old-fashioned neon sign beckoning passersby into this classic flower shop, which has sold blooms from the corner of LaSalle and Superior since 1936. Wander inside to find a lush variety of arrangements, with a preference toward classic styles—this is the perfect place to visit if you're hoping to pick up a dozen roses and a stuffed animal.

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