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

Cafe

delivery avialable from DoorDash


We do supper too, but it's a secret

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

  • 2016 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide – Traditional
    • February 5th, 2016

    Valentine’s day is a day steeped in love, chocolate and candy – and that is more than okay with us! Sometimes you need that kind of thing and what more...

    Grown Up KidStuff Chocolate Syrup – Dairy Free Deliciousness
    • February 4th, 2016

    We’re kids at heart so you can find a range of Grown Up KidStuff products on our shelves. Check out the other sauces we’ve already featured on our blog: Original...

    Brooklyn Wok Shop Chili Oil – Dialed in Heat
    • January 22nd, 2016

    In the bustling markets across New York, a seemingly average jar of chili oil is stacked under smiling faces. The sauce comes from a family with a history in making...

  • Mixedmade Trees Knees – Sweet Heat
    • January 6th, 2016

    Where it starts is in the Catskills, the rolling meandering green coated mountains that take up the most part of the state of New York. It comes from Sugarbush, what...

    BLiS Soy – A Sauce Worth Its Wait
    • December 29th, 2015

    BLiS has been a staple on our shelves for a few years – with their White Truffle Oil, Hot Sauce, and a couple others – and we’ve carried their Barrel...

    Tea Pigs – Tea Lovers in Hog Heaven
    • December 28th, 2015

    It started with tea, tea at one of those huge, really big tea companies. Where two people got to talking about quality and their addiction to mugs of the good...

  • 2015 Holiday Hours
    • December 23rd, 2015

    If we don’t see you before it, Merry Christmas and have a safe and wonderful New Year! Christmas Eve – 7am – 2pm Christmas Day – Closed Day After Christmas...

    Skillet Boxset – All of The Hits
    • December 17th, 2015

    We’ve been pretty big fans of Skillet since their early work. But we’re not just keen on the early stuff, so when we saw their box set – we knew...

    Think Jerky – Attention To Flavorful Detail
    • December 16th, 2015

    We come from a city history of beef. We’re in the midwest, where dairy flows like a river and meats are served with all meals of the day. For our...

  • Sucré Chocolate – Don’t Let It Go Bayou
    • December 14th, 2015

    Hailing from the city of New Orleans, the chocolate masters of Sucré know their way around pairing the rich treat with tasty and delightful flavors. Currently, we carry two different...

    Hash 3.0 – A Potato Update
    • December 7th, 2015

    We updated our potatoes not too long ago with something a bit chunkier than our first long-term version. The cubed version was great, tasty and gave the hash a much-needed...

    Veruca Chocolates Gelt – Real Deal
    • December 4th, 2015

    Gelt Chocolate coins seem to come in one sort – the mesh bags of waxy tin-covered coins that barely satisfies any kind of want for candy. Thankfully the dear folks...

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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.

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.

Tanner
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.

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. I'm from Ireland so I also happen to be obsessed with tea! Southport allows me to bring my love of food and marketing together. And you can't beat those bread pudding pancakes, especially with a cup of lavender earl grey!

Emily
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]