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


delivery avialable from DoorDash

We do supper too, but it's a secret


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.


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!


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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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  • Thanksgiving Catering 2015
    • November 4th, 2015

    We know what it’s like when your friends or family say they want to have Turkey Day at your house. Pure panic, anxiety sweats, and wondering what in the world...

    Clancy’s Fancy – Three Levels of Heat
    • November 17th, 2015

    Ann Arbor has been a long-standing bastion of locally produced goods, supporting loads of products and names that are now synonymous with small batch foods across the country. It isn’t...

    Potter’s Crackers New Look – Beauty & Flavor to Match
    • November 11th, 2015

    Southport Grocery and Potter’s Crackers go back quite a ways, our blog post featuring them dates back to 2010. We didn’t really do much marketing around their amazing crackers mostly...

  • Jacobsen Salty Honey Nut Chews – Chomp Together
    • October 30th, 2015

    We’re long fans of the wonder that is Jacobsen Salt, pulling salt water from a spotless park in the middle of the Oregon coast and spreading their cheer with tasty...

    Why We Don’t Sell Our Cupcakes Online Anymore
    • October 28th, 2015

    Let’s start by not pointing any fingers. Things change, companies function differently, and most importantly, we – Southport Grocery & Cafe – evolve. We had many conversations over the years...

    Our New Burger – Midwest Is Best
    • October 23rd, 2015

    We got to tinkering a few weeks ago. We loved how our burger was, love it for the many, many years it lived on our menu but wanted something a...

  • Ethereal Confections Gluten Free Baking Mixes – Done Right
    • October 22nd, 2015

    We aren’t ones to jump on something just because it’s cool. We always make sure it’s worth the space we make for it on our shelves. We’re all for gluten-free...

    2015’s Halloween Treats – Ghoulish Goodies
    • October 8th, 2015

    We love a little holiday flair here at the store and standard Halloween goodies need an update. We brought in a handful of fall and Halloween sweets just in time...

    Urban Accents Brine Kits – Three is Key
    • September 29th, 2015

    Southport Grocery has been a long time fan of Urban Accents. We always have at least one little special thing from them on our shelves. One of the current special...

  • Underground Meats Summer Sausage – Meat The Best
    • September 22nd, 2015

    Sometimes it’s best to keep things short and to the point. Just as The Underground Meats folks do. Simple ingredients, real meats from some of the best quality swine and...

    Metric Coffee – Rightly Weighted Beans
    • September 22nd, 2015

    We first heard rumblings of Metric Coffee just before their Good Food Award win. We heard about a couple of guys doing some very interesting things with beans. They were...

    Our Spicy Dill Pickles – An Even Heat
    • September 18th, 2015

    Our Spicy Dill Pickles start just like our Pickled Green Tomatoes, save for one very important distinction – our chili flakes and house-dehydrated chile de árbols. The vinegar brine heats...

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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


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.


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.

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.


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.

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.

Kitchen Staff
Back of House

With everything we do from scratch, it takes a talented team of amazing chefs - we're pretty thankful we've got our all-stars. Behind the line, prepping, cold line, no matter where they are, they shine and we're honored to have them. You likely see them carry hot treys through the cafe, making your hash or doing all of the things they do best. Next time you see 'em say "thanks" they deserve it.

contact us

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