modern, simple, and fun food experiences

on our shelves

We're a fine food grocery with a focus on locally made goods and a keen eye on quality. Dine in, stop by, walk the shelves and discover your next food tradition. Want to hear more?
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Time to eat

Monday - Friday

7 AM - 4 PM

Saturday & Sunday

8 AM - 4 PM

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Cafe

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We do supper too, but it's a secret

Catering

Southport Grocery offers unique and fresh catering services for corporations, groups, events and individuals. Find the service below that best fits your needs and then place your order today at (773) 665-0100. Want to rent our place for the evening? We do that too.
48 hours is required for catering orders.

Need it delivered?

We’ve got a simple rule of 10; cost is 10% of bill (minimum $10) and within 10 miles of the store.

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Box Lunches

The perfect all-in-one meal…the sandwich or salad, cookie and potato chips or try the cheese, antipasto boxes…all you need to add is a beverage.   The same fresh, made from scratch items all in a box!

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Online Catering

Appetizers by the dozen, pasta salads, sandwiches, salads, bake goods and more! Bring in your own platters and we do the rest. No worries if you don’t have platters…we can provide disposables.

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Wholesale

Your cafe need a heap of scrumptious goodies? Have a cute little grocery store that features local items? We know what it’s like to have both – and are always ready to work with you on carrying the ‘just right’ baked-good to fit your space.

Grocery

In our grocery, we always start our search locally. There has been a groundswell of artisan food-stuffs being created in the windy city – we love this. Supporting our local foodies, bridging the gap between them and their customers, bringing them in for tastings, all the while presenting their product on our blog, and/or Facebook & Twitter. We provide a space where customers can feel comfortable to window-shop, ask questions, and purveyors of great food items can connect with their audience. Stop in, peruse our shelves, we promise you’ll find something to take home with you.

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Gift Baskets

For the holidays, for clients, bosses, friends, lovers, wives or husbands – we’ve got just about everyone and all times covered; we work to taste. Forget the tired basket of stuff they’ll likely never use, get them eatables, wine, and so much more Delivered, shipped, or local pickup.

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Our Preserves

Sweet, savory, spicy, and everywhere in between we take great care on crafting the perfect, ideal preserves – holding a few Good Food Awards. Forget the imported blotchy winter grocery store fruits and let us save the best of what was available when it was grown locally. Welcome to year-round flavortown.

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Other’s Goods

A small footprint doesn’t mean a small mindset – heavily rotated wines, pasta sauces, bitters, soup mixes, spices, chocolate sauce, spreads, drink mixes, beans, hot sauces and more in veritable cornucopia of choices. We do our homework on picking the best stuff.

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Blog

  • People of Southport: Chris
    • September 27th, 2016

    Chris is another fairly long term employee  – he’s been at Southport for over 4 years. With his extensive knowledge of how everything works here, he’s an indispensable force when...

    Bakery Sneak Peek: the Southport Ding Dong
    • September 23rd, 2016

    A few months ago, we started making Ding Dongs, and they’ve been a huge hit. Here’s a little sneak peek into our process in the Southport Grocery bakery. A great...

    People of Southport: Stephanie
    • September 19th, 2016

    Stephanie, an Assistant Manager, has been with us for about a year now. She happened to be eating in the cafe with a friend and realized we were hiring so...

  • People of Southport: Mackenzie
    • September 12th, 2016

    Mackenzie, our Lead Baker, has been at Southport for about a year and a half. Creating the perfect chocolate mousse was an obsession of his as a kid, so it...

    People of Southport: McKenzie
    • September 6th, 2016

    McKenzie has been at Southport for 4 years but has a lifetime of experience under her belt, having grown up right next door to her family’s restaurant. As our Retail...

    Housemade at Southport: Breakfast Sandwich
    • September 1st, 2016

    Did you know we make everything from scratch here at Southport Grocery? Let’s talk about our Breakfast Sandwich: it’s ginger-sage sausage, local butterkase, pepper jelly, arugula & an over easy...

  • People of Southport: Megan
    • August 29th, 2016

    Megan is our longest standing employee here at Southport Grocery. She started as a server back in September of 2008 and has been gracing us with her delightfully positive and...

    August’s Secret Supper in Review
    • August 25th, 2016

    Have you been to Secret Supper at Southport Grocery? If not, think of it as an underground dinner – it’s a new menu every month, completely separate from our usual...

    More Cheese Please!
    • August 23rd, 2016

    We’ve expressed our feelings about cheese before – we can’t get enough of it. That’s why we’re always adding new cheeses to the cooler. Check out the latest additions: Beehive...

  • People of Southport: Noemi
    • August 22nd, 2016

    She might be tiny, but she’s got a huge personality. That’s Noemi, our Kitchen Manager, who has been at Southport for 7 years now. She’s got three boys at home...

    People of Southport: Tanner
    • August 12th, 2016

    Tanner, our Chef de Cuisine, is at the helm of the Southport ship, making sure everything runs smoothly in the kitchen. His easy going manner and kitchen skills keep us...

    Farm in Focus: Driftless Organics
    • August 11th, 2016

    Great potatoes = great mash. It’s as simple as that. So that’s why we source our potatoes from Driftless Organics in Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin. The farm is run by 2...

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Events

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Secret Supper

Read more about our Secret Supper and sign up for our newsletter for the details!

  • Every day
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Art Display

Art Display by a local artist. Always available for a gander with your pancakes.

our staff

Lisa
Owner

I grew up knowing from-scratch cooking is the key to making something truly delicious. I'm at Southport Grocery and Cafe everyday creating this food experience that is a part of many traditions - the in-town friend, family meals with our preserves, a couple's Sunday morning stop. We're a part of people's lives - whether they like to cook or like to eat. After a decade plus in financial services as a CPA and culinary school, my passion evolved into creating food traditions, supporting local farmers, and giving an audience to artisanal producers.

Tanner
chef de cuisine

My love for food began with watching my parents, who are both great home cooks, make dinner when I was younger. It developed into a real passion and career in the last few years. At Southport, I'm given the opportunity to be creative with modern and simple cuisine in a fun and passionate environment.

Tracey
Preservationist

I love the amount of focus that preserving requires. To make a great product, you need the right ingredients at the right time, and a perfectly planned process. I've been obsessed with food since I was a kid and have been working in kitchens for almost 10 years now, so I'm using my skills but also learning a lot along the way! Now I just can't wait until peaches are in season...

Mackenzie
Lead Baker

Creating the perfect chocolate mousse was an obsession of mine as a kid, so it wasn't a surprise that I ended up going to culinary school. The attention to detail required to execute a recipe has always drawn me to baking. That, and seeing people enjoy the food I make. Right now I'm working on perfecting new cookie recipes so stay tuned!

McKenzie
Retail Manager

It's just as much fun to work at Southport Grocery as it is to eat. We provide a really great energy and commitment to care that keeps customers coming back. And pancakes.

Emily
All Things Packaged

My passion for food started with cupcake decorating. The great thing about Southport is not only does the food taste great, but it looks beautiful as well. I get to decorate and package all things delicious, including gift baskets filled with quality snacks, ingredients and treats. Keeping shelves full of local, seasonal and house-made foods is always fun. I want to buy everything, and you will, too.

Katie
marketing manager

Food has always been a big part of my life - I've been cooking and baking since I was a tiny kid. Southport allows me to bring my love of food and marketing together. You can't beat the chocolate dipped almond biscotti, especially with a cup of lavender earl grey!

contact us

  • Address: 3552 N Southport, Chicago, IL
  • Phone: (773) 665-0100
  • Email: info [at] southportgrocery [com]