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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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Time to eat

Monday - Friday

7 AM - 4 PM

Saturday

8 AM - 4 PM

Sunday

8 AM - 4 PM

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Cafe

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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

  • The Things We Like – Staff Picks #1
    • September 2nd, 2015

    Our staff has a pretty keen eye for flavor and a daily interaction with the things on our shelf. We thought, who better than them to pick their favorite things...

    Our Online Catering – Easily Best
    • August 19th, 2015

    We’ve been at this catering thing for a while, we rent our entire place in the evenings for private parties, corporate catering through our friends at cater2me, and of course...

    Our New Labels – Fresh Design
    • August 12th, 2015

    A lot of times it’s about who you know, it’s about the relationships you build to make the best of what you do, to have people with a particular set...

  • Pink Grapefruit Marmalade – Citrus Party Time
    • July 22nd, 2015

    It's double pink all the way across the sky in mellow sweetness and nice grapefruit right out front.

    Our Horseradish Mustard – Power Through
    • July 14th, 2015

    What happens when you put the powerfully punchy profile of horseradish with a nice spicy mustard? Take a dip in our Horseradish Mustard to find out. It’s a nice little...

    Behind the Jar – Euro Plum Preserves
    • July 6th, 2015

    We’ve noticed only our ‘winning’ preserves garner most of the limelight, but we do a whole slew of canned goods that deserve a few words written about them just as...

  • Closed July 4th 2015
    • July 3rd, 2015

    Just a quick note – we’ll be closed for the 4th this year – but will be open Sunday at 8am. We hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday!

    Carrot Marmalade – Two Hearts Become One
    • July 3rd, 2015

    Our preservationist is like a lot like other artists, trying to twist and edge out a flavor profile that compliments, heightens, or changes the preserve. This came into play when...

    Our Cranberry Mustard – A Finishing Combo
    • July 2nd, 2015

    We kind of got this thing about mustard. We make and love each of our mustards with immense care. Our Cranberry Mustard is one of those, we just can’t stop...

  • Our Orange Marmalade – Citrus Beautiful
    • July 1st, 2015

    A standard orange marmalade may live out its life cycle either in the back of your grandmother’s fridge or in a small blister pack at a nearby breakfast franchise. We...

    Pickled Cherry Bombs – Spicy & Versatile
    • June 29th, 2015

    In the late summer, when the markets seem to reach a fever pitch, it’s right then that hot peppers make their debut. We love all kinds of local peppers, but...

    Behind the Jar – Apricot Preserves
    • June 19th, 2015

    We’ve noticed only our ‘winning’ preserves garner most of the limelight, but we do a whole slew of canned goods that deserve a few words written about them just as...

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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 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.

Jason
Chef de cuisine

I have spent my life cooking in restaurants from Detroit to Honolulu, with the majority here in Chicago. I came here with these fine folks because how everything is done fresh and from scratch. I am excited to strengthen relationships with local purveyors and farms to bring in seasonal and sustainable products. It's amazing to have found such an accepting and nurturing environment where the entire team gets it - working hard to ensure that everyone has a great experience with us.

Melanie
Preservationist

It's always been all about the condiments for me. After earning a culinary degree and years of fine dining experience, sauces and condiments are the most interesting aspects of a dish. Southport Grocery has given me the artistic freedom and room to grow, for which any lover of preserves would appreciate. I love that I can utilize the no waste, 'whole orange' training.

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.

Jacob
Marketing

SGC isn't just a home away from home for me (because I've been here since 2008) but it's a place where learning and growth are encouraged - spitballing with the retail staff about cocktails, pitching dishes to the chef, or learning a whole new skill is what is done. From Chicago to Maine and back again I've never not loved this place.

Brittney
All Things Packaged

I'm sort of a package-of-all-trades here. I do everything from dipping treats in chocolate to photography for the website to working on gift baskets - which I hand pick, I also pack up everything of ours on the shelf, label, set, display, do it all. Getting to explore the products we make and sell here has really expanded my tastes and expectations of food. Sharing that with others, seeing or hearing of reactions to what we send out, is really rewarding.

contact us

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