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The 16 best flower shops in Chicago

Need a bouquet of beautiful blooms? Shop local at the best flower shops in Chicago.

By Morgan Olsen
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Whether you're in the market for a show-stopping arrangement for Valentine's Day or you just want to brighten up your coffee table, the best flower shops in Chicago have you covered. These local businesses are stocked with roses, tulips, peonies and poppies—all waiting to be bundled into beautiful, hand-tied bouquets. The best florists in Chicago go above and beyond with bespoke designs fit for birthdays, anniversaries and even weddings. In a pinch? There's super-quick flower delivery in Chicago for the procrastinators in the bunch. Place an order with the best flower shops in Chicago and prepare to be wowed.

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Best flower shops in Chicago

Asrai Garden
Photograph: Lucy Hewett

1. Asrai Garden

Shopping Flower shops Wicker Park

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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2. Fleur

Shopping Flower shops Logan Square

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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O de la Rose
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3. Ode à la Rose

Shopping Flower shops Chelsea

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.

Field & Florist
Photograph: Jaclyn Simpson

4. Field & Florist

Shopping Flower shops 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 shop offers an array of beautiful, thoughtfully curated gifts, from bespoke perfumes and hand-crafted truffles to yummy bath products and glassware.

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5. Marguerite Gardens

Shopping Flower shops Ukrainian Village

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.

Chicago Eco House
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6. Southside Blooms

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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Taxaflora
Photograph: Tara Guenther

7. Taxaflora

Shopping Flower shops Logan Square

Taxaflora is the antithesis of big-box floral hotlines that deal in stiff, stale arrangements. Owner Tara Guenther 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.

Flowers For Dreams
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8. Flowers For Dreams

Shopping Flower shops River West/West Town

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-infested 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 $35, 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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Dusk Lily
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9. Dusk Lily Floral

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!

Flora Chicago
Photograph: Sarah Leitten

10. Flora

Shopping Flower shops Lake View

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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Sprout Home
Photograph: Courtesy Sprout Home

11. Sprout Home

Shopping Design and interiors River West/West Town

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?

Flowers by Stem
Photograph: Jill Tiongco Photography

12. Flowers by Stem

In the Before Times, Flowers by Stem focused solely on weddings and events. These days, owner Stephanie Stopka is branching out with a genius new concept called Flower Fridays, which delivers handcrafted bouquets and arrangements straight to your door on Fridays. You can even sign up for a weekly subscription to replenish your petals on the regular. For Valentine's Day, Stopka is offering four custom arrangements that can be paired with sweet treats from Katherine Anne Confections.

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13. Ashland-Addison Floral

Shopping Flower shops Lake View

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.

Pistil & Vine
Photograph: Wendell Remington

14. Pistil & Vine

Shopping Flower shops Bucktown

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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Halsted Flowers
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15. Halsted Flowers

Shopping Flower shops Lincoln Park

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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