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Come by for breakfast & lunch all day and browse our specialty grocery shelves.
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7 AM - 3 PM

Saturday & Sunday

8 AM - 4 PM

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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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  • riches from a bountiful summer!
    • September 30th, 2019

    Our menu and our grocery shelves are full of great things from the summer harvest … preserved right here in our second floor kitchen, using local produce. Our Good Food...

    first sign of preserving season
    • April 23rd, 2019

    When the weather starts to turn and ramps are available we know that the preserving season has just begun. Our house made ramp salt packs a punch to any dish....

    Easter Brunch
    • April 1st, 2019

    Joins us for Easter Brunch on Sunday April 21st. Enjoy our every day – all day menu …. we are open from 8am-4pm. And let’s hope for good weather so...

  • West Lakeview Restaurant Week!
    • March 13th, 2019

    create your own brunch buffet!   during Restaurant Week pick 2 from these breakfast tastings for $10 per person (plus tax & gratuity)…… bread pudding pancake pancakes of super gooey bread pudding...

    Thanksgiving Catering …we are here to help:)
    • October 23rd, 2018

    Thanksgiving will be here before you know it.  Here is our catering menu …. we can handle the whole dinner or the parts you don’t want to make. Get a...

    tastes of warmer weather
    • February 27th, 2018

    Yes, we are all craving spring! …  longer days and warmer weather.  And for us, local fruits and veges.  But, we need to ‘hold our horses’ … the first spring...

  • Get set up for a better breakfast
    • November 27th, 2017

    Most of us have the basic ingredients for breakfast in the house – eggs, bread, maybe some meat & random veggies, but it’s having a few great pantry items that...

    Thanksgiving Catering 2017
    • October 25th, 2017

    Hosting the whole family for Thanksgiving this year? Or maybe you’re going to a friend’s house and want to bring some awesome side dishes? Don’t panic – we’re here to...

    Treat yourself to Copper Cow Coffee
    • September 25th, 2017

    Love specialty coffee but can’t be bothered with all the expensive specialty equipment? Then Copper Cow Coffee is for you! This awesome Vietnamese Portable Pour Over Kit includes everything you...

  • Our cheese selection right now…
    • September 22nd, 2017

    Ludwig Farmstead Creamery:  Based in Fithian, IL, making them the most local of our cheeses. They specialize in European style, raw milk, aged cheeses which will provide a nice texture...

    People of Southport: Celeste
    • September 20th, 2017

    Celeste has been baking with us since early Summer. She’s a graduate of the French Pastry School here in Chicago, with both pastry and bread courses under her belt. She...

    A house favorite: Pickled Cherry Bombs
    • September 16th, 2017

    Haven’t had a cherry bomb pepper before? Do yourself a favor and buy a jar today! These little guys have so much flavor. The canning process mellows out their flavor...

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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.


I love the focus that preserving requires. You need the right ingredients at the right time, and a perfectly planned process. I've been obsessed with food since I was a kid and have been working in kitchens for almost 12 years now. I also love putting my stamp on the food experiences here through Secret Supper.

retail manager

Chris is a foodie at heart - ask him about his 'mother starter' and malort!

retail & bakery assistant

I love that no two days are alike and I love sugar! So working in the bakery is the perfect fit for me .... and I aspire to be a baker one day.

contact us

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