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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 - 5 PM

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

  • Behind the Jar – Our Red Pepper Jelly
    • May 28th, 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...

    Summer 2015’s First Menu Refresh
    • May 27th, 2015

    +-*Here we are amongst the heat and rain and unrelenting humidity already and it’s only late May. Welcome to the unofficial start to summer here in Chicago. We thought it...

    Hickory Syrup – Pour A Touch Of Depth
    • May 19th, 2015

    +-*Maple syrup has had its day in the sun, it’s time for another sap-dripping tree to have its share. Meet Hickory Syrup, from the center of Wisconsin near Big Green...

  • SuperSeedz – A Lively Snack
    • May 13th, 2015

    +-*Reaching for a snack can be a dangerous game – keeping your streak of healthy eating or going arms deep into a bag of regret. We’ve all been there. What...

    Spice Heist – A Prohibition On the Average
    • May 8th, 2015

    +-*After a quick name change, Spice Heist rose above and is pushing out even more delicious spice mixes to our shelves. We have carried their delicious hand-mixed spices for sausages...

    Our Cruffin – Layers of Perfection
    • May 7th, 2015

    +-*We love combining flavors (like our pretzel cookie, brisket and gravy, and so many others) here at Southport Grocery and Cafe, and ever tinkering bakers pulled inspiration – and out...

  • TCHO Chocolate Bars – The Squares Have It
    • April 30th, 2015

    +-*We have been carrying TCHO chocolate bars in their many forms for a very long time – and they always floor us with their attention to delicious detail. We now...

    Wondermade Marshmallows – Delight Cubed
    • April 28th, 2015

    +-*There is just something so whimsical and lovely about a handmade mallow. When making it home, it takes all kinds of self-control not to stick a finger in the scalding...

    Our Carrot Ginger Shrub – A Bit of Brightness
    • April 24th, 2015

    +-*We’ve been keen on the sour side of things for a while and when we came across the magic of the shrub we had to try to make a few...

  • Baker Miller – A Fresh Grind Is Best
    • April 22nd, 2015

    +-*There can be, and should be, much ink spilled in spotlighting the work Baker Miller is doing, has done, and will do for grains – for grains here in the...

    Quick Recipe – Mostarda di Frutta Lamb Meatballs
    • April 20th, 2015

    +-*One of our favorite underdogs that we make is our Mostarda – it’s sweet upfront with a nice amount of fruit flavor with nice mellow heat that pairs amazing well...

    Apple Butter Ribs and Cocktail Recipes – Spread Love
    • April 15th, 2015

    +-*Bourbon Baby Back Ribs Apple butter lends a nice sweet and mellow backbone to the standard meaty flavors. 1 tablespoon coarse kosher salt 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard 1 1/2...

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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.

Kevin
Chef de cuisine

I’ve never had a job outside of a kitchen. I started washing dishes in high school, attended culinary school at Johnson & Wales in Providence, had many 'normal' kitchen jobs and now have found a place to call home. I may be new here, but they've made me feel like I've already got a family.

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.

Steph
Head Baker

Food has always been a huge part of my life. But I fell in love with it while living in the Caribbean. Here at Southport, my passion continues, as I create and experiment with some of the best things in the world: carbs and sugar.

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]