modern, simple, and fun food experiences

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Come by for breakfast & lunch all day and browse our specialty grocery shelves.
Every day

8 AM - 3 PM

we have both indoor & outdoor seating

kitchen closes 30 minutes prior to closing

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We do supper too, but it's a secret


In our grocery, we always start our search right in our own kitchen.  Come in an check our all of our hose made preserves, pickles & mustards.  We also 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, 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 and ask questions. 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 –  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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  • Treat yourself to a St Patrick’s Day dinner!
    • March 4th, 2024

    EVERYTHING IS MADE FROM SCRATCH AND COMES WITH SIMPLE HEATING INSTRUCTIONS Please place your order 48 hours in advance and then just pick-up on Saturday March 16th or  Sunday March...

    valentine’s catering
    • January 22nd, 2024

    Enjoy dinner in the coziness of home to celebrate valentine’s day. We have a made-from scratch meal that all you need to do is warm and enjoy! Comes with simple...

    Happy Holidays!
    • December 21st, 2023

    Wishing everyone all of the best this holiday season! Stop by for any last minute shopping – we have the perfect stocking stuffers and host gifts, and while you are...

  • thanksgiving catering
    • October 23rd, 2023

    We are the second set of hands for your thanksgiving dinner!Everything is made from scratch, comes ready to heat & serve; heating instructions provided. Place your order here – thanksgiving...

    Mother’s day
    • April 14th, 2023

    Mother’s Day is Sunday May 14th and will be here before you know it. We will be open from 8am-3pm with this special menu …. can’t wait to see you:)...

    Summer in a Jar
    • February 1st, 2023

    Get a taste of summer with one of our house made preserves or pickles! Lots and lots on our grocery shelves – or order one of our fan favorites online...

  • Are you a baker ?
    • March 16th, 2022

    Come join us as baker ! Part time (28-32 hours per week), daytime, baking position available; must be available weekends. Note additional hours will be needed for training. Responsibilities include:...

    valentine’s dinner for two
    • January 19th, 2022

    Snuggle in with a cozy dinner for two in celebration of Valentine’s Day!Everything is made from scratch, comes ready to heat & serve; heating instructions provided. Place your order here....

    gift cards ! so loved
    • January 6th, 2022

    breakfast, brunch and lunch the perfect gift – buy an e-gift card

  • new years catering
    • December 20th, 2021

    Check out our new years catering – an evening filled with appetizers and breakfast for the morning – and as usual everything is make from scratch and ready-to-heat or with...

    Celebrate Halloween!
    • October 11th, 2021

    Enjoy our award winning cupcakes, and ‘child + adult friendly’ cut-out cookies … all decked out for HALLOWEEN! Available Saturday October 15th through Sunday October 31st. Everything is made from...

    The Height of Grilling Season!
    • June 16th, 2021

    Come on by and check out our grocery shelves … they are stocked with grilling-friendly condiments – house made ramp mustard, backyard relish, bread & butter pickles, local BBQ sauce,...

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  • monthly
  • 7pm
Secret Supper

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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.

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contact us

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



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