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

Cafe

delivery avaliable from DoorDash


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

  • Sweet & Smoky Maple Syrup from Sugar Bobs
    • July 21st, 2016

    This maple syrup was a finalist at this year’s Sofi Awards, chosen from 3200 entries in a blind taste test conducted by a national panel of culinary experts. And for...

    Farm in Focus: Cedar Ridge Farms
    • July 19th, 2016

    Happy chickens produce better eggs, and that’s certainly the case at Cedar Ridge Farms in Elgin, Iowa. We recently met Neal & Carolyn Lambright, the owners and sole operators of...

    Little Red Dot’s Bak Kwa – Yes that’s a real thing!
    • July 13th, 2016

    We didn’t know what it was either! Turns out Bak Kwa (pronounced: buck k’wah) is a salty and sweet dried meat, similar to jerky but prepared slightly differently. It’s a...

  • Herby Pop – the Perfect Snack
    • July 3rd, 2016

    When the founder of Herby Pop, Mellini Monique, first reached out to us, we were so taken with the cute name and amazing flavor range that we just had to...

    Sencha Naturals – get your Green Tea Latte on!
    • June 30th, 2016

    Matcha has experienced an explosive popularity surge these last few years and it’s not surprising given all the health benefits and amazing flavor. Matcha is simply stone ground green tea,...

    West Loop Salumi – Chicago Charcuterie
    • June 22nd, 2016

    We can’t get enough of this new addition to our cooler. Have you had salami made in Chicago’s West Loop before? Didn’t think so! Greg Laketek gave up his day...

  • Father’s Day Gift Guide 2016
    • June 16th, 2016

    Father’s Day is right around the corner – this Sunday, June 19th, to be precise! Here are some ideas for a tasty day celebrating Dad: Great for Grilling: Smoke Daddy...

    Roasted Rhubarb Preserves – Locking in that Spring Flavor
    • June 14th, 2016

    Rhubarb lovers rejoice – we’re excited to announce our newest preserve: Roasted Rhubarb! Our new Preservationist, Tracey, has been working hard to perfect this little jar of magic. We think...

    Big Picture Farm = Where Happy Goats Create Magic
    • June 13th, 2016

    Handmade in Vermont, these goat milk caramels are really something special. Their small scale, sustainable farm raises healthy, happy,  free range goats who produce the highest quality milk that is...

  • Meet Tracey – Our New Preservationist
    • June 7th, 2016

    We’re thrilled to introduce our new preservationist Tracey. She started here last month, and comes to us with almost 10 years of kitchen experience, most of which has been at...

    An Awesome Picnic Awaits
    • June 3rd, 2016

    We love a good picnic once the Summer weather kicks in, so we’ve put together a list of our favorite choices for your picnic hamper. Grab one of everything, call...

    Spoiled for Choice – Cheese At Southport Grocery
    • May 26th, 2016

    What is life without cheese? Well that’s how we feel, so we always have a fridge full of different cheeses which are available in the grocery & also as part...

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Drink up Art

Local work all bundled under our Drink Up Art Umbrella. 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.

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...

Tanner
chef de cuisine

My love for food began with watching my parents make dinner when I was younger, who are both great home cooks. 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.

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!

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. It's great to provide 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.

contact us

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