Chicago’s French Market

One of the biggest draws to living in downtown Chicago is the easy access to delicious international cuisine. Just down the street from Catalyst Apartments is Chicago’s very own French Market, a unique collection of over 30 vendors offering their fresh, inspired products.

Origins of the French Market

In 2009, the Bensidoun family opened the French Market as a way to provide high quality, fresh ingredients to Chicagoans year-round. They envisioned a European-style market supporting local food systems. The market encourages people to opt for local, healthy dishes made by small shop owners. It definitely beats a quick fast food run.

The Space, the former Original Chicago Food Hall, allows you to grab and go for a quick meal. You can also settle into the Parisian-cafe inspired seating to people watch and admire the original murals adorning the walls.

What’s on the Menu?

The Chicago French Market offers fresh ingredients for cooking at home, grab-and-go options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, light snacks, picnics, and more.

It’s not just French food, either. Choose from 30+ vendors, including Aloha Poke Co, Bebe’s Kosher Deli, Firenze Italian Street Food, Pierogi Crib, Tiger Ceviche, and so many more. Empanadas, crepes, sushi, artisan cheese, pastries? Yes, please! If you’re craving it, you’ll find it here.

The huge variety makes the French Market a perfect choice if you’re dining with others who have dietary restrictions or preferences – there is literally something for everyone!

Where is it Located?

You can find the Chicago French Market in the West Loop at 131 N. Clinton and 118 N. Canal through Ogilvie Transportation Center’s Suburban Concourse. It’s just steps from the city’s central business district and Randolph Street Restaurant Row, and of course, it’s only a quick two-minute walk from Catalyst.

Business Hours

Open Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Closed Sundays.

Your New Home

What are you waiting for? Catalyst Apartments are right in the heart of a thriving downtown, filled with unique food, drinks, and entertainment. Contact us today to schedule your tour, and you’ll be home before you know it.



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