modern, simple, and fun food experiences

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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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Monday - Friday

7 AM - 4 PM

Saturday & Sunday

8 AM - 4 PM

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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: Terri
    • March 29th, 2017

    Terri has been baking for us since June of 2015. Believe it or not, the biggest chunk of her professional life has been in medical device sales, not in crafting...

    New Jars on the Shelves
    • March 23rd, 2017

    NEW: Spicy Brown Mustard We wanted to create something a little different for our mustard department and this was the result. It’s very spicy so great for true mustard fans...

    People of Southport: Eric
    • March 13th, 2017

    Meet Eric, our line cook. He was drawn to Southport Grocery when he read about our use of seasonal foods and our in house preservation program. He also loves breakfast...

  • Preserve Periodical Recipes & Ideas: Orange Marmalade
    • March 10th, 2017

    Pork Tenderloin with an Orange Marmalade Cream Pan Sauce Pork and citrus are a match made in deliciousness. The mellow citrus in this pan sauce works as well with pulled...

    Bright & Sunny Lemon Curd from The Lemon Girl
    • March 8th, 2017

    Lisa, our owner, recently came across Lemon Girl’s products at a Good Food Award’s event and knew right away she wanted to bring them to our grocery shelves. Cheri Robertson,...

    Secret Supper in Review: February 2017
    • March 1st, 2017

    course by course: The first course was Italian mac n cheese. Making pasta from scratch for 50 people = a whole lot of flour & eggs!   Mussels in a...

  • Preserve Periodical Recipes & Ideas: Red Pepper Turkey Burger
    • February 28th, 2017

    These burgers are easy to put together but will make any get-together a lot more delicious! Perfect for game night or Summer BBQs. serves 3 burger components: 1 lb ground...

    Preserve Periodical Recipes & Ideas: Peach Butter Kielbasa Kolaches
    • February 24th, 2017

    The humble, doughy kolache first appeared in the US amid a wave of Czech immigration in the late 19th century. They are traditionally filled with dried fruits or cheese. Lisa...

    Garden Granola
    • February 22nd, 2017

    Love granola but tired of eating the same one day in, day out? Well you’ll probably love this breath of fresh (granola) air from Victory Dance Foods, a mother &...

  • Canned Seafood has Arrived!
    • February 14th, 2017

    We’re so excited to add some seafood to our grocery offering, with this range of gourmet European seafood. Conservas (cans of seafood or vegetables) are super popular in tapas bars...

    Valentine’s 2017 – we’ve got something for everyone!
    • February 8th, 2017

    Valentine’s Day may be a day coated and dredged with chocolate but it doesn’t have to be. You won’t find any heart shaped boxes of meager candies here, but rather...

    Holy Smoke: Olive Oil & Honey
    • February 1st, 2017

    The two founders of Holy Smoke met while working at a restaurant and soon became great friends and eventually business partners, based in Charleston, South Carolina. Between their love of...

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Events

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Secret Supper

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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.

Terri
Lead Baker

I read cookbooks like other people read novels. There's just so much to learn! I love how creative baking is - you bring a bunch of ingredients together and create something new and delicious. The days I spend crafting a new dessert for Secret Supper are my favorite.

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...

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.

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!

Hunter
retail & bakery assistant

When I saw this position online, I was drawn to the "no two days are the same" description. I'm an artist so I love being able to make things and be creative at work. Southport's preserves are really awesome: I put pickled cherries on my salad by accident (thinking they were olives) but then ended up loving the combination. I also dream about bread pudding pancakes..

contact us

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