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

  • Secret Supper in Review: April 2017
    • May 8th, 2017

    This was a big one. Literally! We all went home stuffed! We tried to incorporate as many Spring veggies as possible, making the most of the season we’re enjoying right...

    Our Bakery Case
    • May 2nd, 2017

    Cake: Vanilla or Chocolate Cupcake $3.00 Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcake $3.25 Red Velvet Cupcake with Goat Cheese Frosting $3.25 Sour Cream & Walnut Coffee Cake $2.75   Scones: Cinnamon Scone...

    Want to eat beer? Try Regrained’s Granola Bars
    • April 28th, 2017

    We’re loving these sustainable super grain bars from ReGrained in San Francisco. Made with grain harvested from local craft breweries, these bars are high in protein & fiber and also...

  • Fillo’s Sofrito Beans – Delicious Beans Ready to Go!
    • April 27th, 2017

    Love beans? Then you’ll love this tasty and convenient new addition to our grocery: Fillo’s Sofrito Beans. Sofrito is a mix of aromatic vegetables, herbs and spices cooked slowly in...

    Bee Pollen – what’s the big deal?
    • April 27th, 2017

    Ever tried bee pollen before? It’s said to be incredibly nutrient dense, packed with protein & it tastes great too. The pollen is gathered by hardworking honeybees, with it taking...

    Sofi Awards: The Oscars of the Specialty Food Industry
    • April 24th, 2017

    The Sofi Awards really are like our Oscars: awards for truly outstanding specialty foods. The best of the best are selected by a panel of culinary experts in a blind taste...

  • Persian Trail Mix will be your new favorite snack
    • April 17th, 2017

    The founder of Niloofar is half Iranian and grew up surrounded by delicious Persian food. Unable to find Ajil (the Persian version of trail mix) in stores here, she decided...

    New Oyster Crackers from Potters
    • April 11th, 2017

    We love Potter’s crackers, so we were thrilled to add their new Oyster Crackers to our snack shelf! We’ve got Classic White or Wisconsin Cheddar, which have a little spice...

    French Style Caramels from California
    • April 10th, 2017

    Attending culinary school in Paris gave Justin Chao all the inspiration he needed to start his own caramel company, Le Bon Garçon. He enjoyed the pastry classes so much that...

  • 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...

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Secret Supper

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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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