Like many neighborhoods in Chicago, the Fulton Market area has gone through a series of changes over the years. Once known as an area filled with meat-packing and industrial businesses, Fulton Market is now a lively neighborhood filled with great shops, restaurants, and galleries. Designated as a Landmark District by the city, this thriving enclave has some fantastic things to see and do. Here are a few worth visiting:
Open since 1988, Mars Gallery has staked a claim as one of the leading art galleries in all of Chicago. With a blend of pop art, abstract, and contemporary works, Mars Gallery encompasses three floors to showcase local, national, and international artists. This eclectic loft-style space is a feast for the eyes.
Established by famed chef Grant Achatz, Roister has received numerous accolades since it opened its doors in 2016. The restaurant is unusual in that there are very few walls, bringing the diner and the kitchen together in one spacious room. The food is also forward-thinking with cutting edge cooking techniques such as molecular gastronomy. Here, guests can enjoy house favorites such as the heart of palm elote or the chicken and chamomile.
Little Goat Diner
Though far from the low-key diners most people know, Little Goat Diner is still full of comfort and charm. This upscale version of a diner is the creation of Chef Stephanie Izard and welcomes guests with roomy high-back leather booths and modern lighting. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Little Goat Diner delivers creative dishes such as the Bi Bim Bop Breakfast Bowl or the tasty pork belly pancake.Back to all posts