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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Time to eat

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

  • 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...

  • Secret Supper in Review: January 2017
    • January 31st, 2017

    course by course: cheese & mushroom tortellini in a mushroom & butternut squash broth   house porter sausage with smoked cauliflower puree, brussels sprouts & bread & butter cauliflower  ...

    Eat Out of Season & a Contest!
    • January 27th, 2017

    “Eat Out of Season” has kicked off with our first menu special and a contest to get things going! We have been saving the best of local fruit & veg...

    Small Batch Pancake Mix from Long Table
    • January 18th, 2017

    Believe it or not, we can be tempted by pancakes other than our own, especially when they’re delicious and made with amazing, high quality ingredients. That’s what Long Table’s mixes...

  • Entertaining made Easy with Southport Grocery
    • December 18th, 2016

    Whether you’re a party planning pro, or someone who dreads this time of year because of all the party nibbles you need to figure out, we can help! We’ve got...

    Holiday Gift Guide 2016
    • December 18th, 2016

    We’ve put together a list of our favorite grocery items for gifting this Holiday Season. There’s a good range of sweets, chocolate, drinks and of course our house made preserves....

    Smokey Chili Jam – adding some heat this Holiday season
    • December 15th, 2016

    We made Smokey Chili Jam for the first time last year and it was so popular that our limited edition first run sold out within weeks. This year, we’ve made...

  • Preserve Periodical Gift Basket
    • December 13th, 2016

    Looking for a local gift for the Holidays? How about our Preserve Periodical Gift Basket, made right here in the grocery and featured in the Lakeview Gift Guide. Perfect for...

    October’s Secret Supper in Review
    • December 12th, 2016

    As always, our Secret Supper menu focused heavily on local and seasonal ingredients. It doesn’t get any more autumnal than squash, sage, apple cider and pumpkin. October’s menu: garlic bread...

    Our Christmas Cookies
    • December 9th, 2016

    It’s finally Christmas cookie season! Our bakery has smelled even more delicious than usual this week, with wafts of buttery cookies and chocolate floating in the air. So we decided...

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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.

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.

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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