modern, simple, and fun food experiences

on our shelves

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 avaliable 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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  • Spoiled for Choice – Cheese At Southport Grocery
    • May 26th, 2016

    What is life without cheese? Well that’s how we feel, so we always have a fridge full of different cheeses which are available in the grocery & also as part...

    May’s Secret Supper in Review
    • May 25th, 2016

    Take a peak at last week’s Secret Supper menu: -poached asparagus with oyster mushroom cream sauce & crispy ham -duck breast with udon noodles, miso broth, sesame seeds & asian...

    Purple Door – Ice Cream Dreams Come True
    • May 25th, 2016

    We just got a new shipment from Purple Door Ice Cream and we’re excited to carry some new flavors this season: Raspberry Green Tea, Brandy Old Fashioned, Beer & Pretzels....

  • Katherine Anne Marshmallows – gourmet pillows of goodness
    • May 20th, 2016

    We love a good flavored marshmallow, so where better to source them than Katherine Anne Confections, based right here in Chicago. They have plenty of amazing flavors but here are...

    Sfoglini – Brooklyn based small batch pasta
    • May 16th, 2016

    Brooklyn based Sfoglini have been creating small batch, artisan pasta since 2012. Since then, they’ve been perfecting their art and getting more and more creative with what ingredients they use....

    Urban Accents – Grilled Fruit with a twist
    • May 13th, 2016

    We’ve always loved Urban Accents – they’re based in Chicago and do a great job of creating exciting spice blends that tantalize the tastebuds and make everything we cook taste...

  • Dark Matter – coffee and art wrapped up in one package
    • May 10th, 2016

    We’re excited to add a new coffee range to our shelves. Introducing Dark Matter’s A Love Supreme, Brain Tentactles and Giant Steps! Their unique names and packaging are certainly eye...

    Miss Marjorie’s – Plantain chips with a serious crunch
    • May 5th, 2016

    We’re currently the only stockists of Miss Marjorie’s Steel Drum Plantains in Chicago, so come by and try them out! They’re a new favorite amongst the staff here at Southport...

    Quin Candy – handcrafted in Portland, OR
    • May 4th, 2016

    We’re thrilled to add more artisan candy to our grocery offering and without further ado, let us introduce our newest candy vendor: Quin Candy, from Portland, Oregon. Isn’t that box...

  • Askinosie S’more Bark – No campfire necessary
    • May 2nd, 2016

    You don’t need a yard and a grill to enjoy that fantastic s’more flavor you’ve been craving all winter because Askinosie have created this amazing, limited edition s’mores bark! The...

    Mother’s Day Ideas
    • April 27th, 2016

    Whether it’s about life, school, or work, our moms are always our biggest cheerleaders. They bring us into the world and encourage us to make the most of the life...

    The Southport Ding Dong – foil wrapped nostalgia!
    • April 20th, 2016

    Ding Dong! (pretend that was a bell ringing!) This deliciously moist chocolate cake has a creamy marshmallow filling and is dipped in chocolate, resulting in a rich and yummy dessert...

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Local work all bundled under our Drink Up Art Umbrella. Always available for a gander with your pancakes.

our staff


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.


chef de cuisine

My love for food began with watching my parents make dinner when I was younger, who are both great home cooks. 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.

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.

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 those bread pudding pancakes, especially with a cup of lavender earl grey!

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.

contact us

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