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Catering

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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.

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We take serious care in the food we make, from the sizzling pancake to the house-smoked brisket to the handmade rolls to our award-winning preserves – all of those components, all of that passion, culminates here; catering done at Southport Grocery and Cafe is catering done right. We know how important food is to any event and always to make the perfect eats for each occasion.

Below, you’ll get a visual show of what to expect as well as a laundry list of delicious choices; find what you like, order up, and we’ll get back to you with all the info you’ll need.

 

ordering info

  • • don’t be afraid to ask! We can help with varying quantities and all different budgets, just call: (773)665-0100
  • • delivery within our given area, we’ll provide a quote when we call – please check before submitting a delivery order
  • • prices & menu subject to change – please call for any updates
  • • 48 hours notice is required on all catering orders; if you need sooner please call asap – cancellations and quantity adjustments accepted up to 48 hours prior to delivery date & time
  • • if an error persists, please call.

Ordering for online click here

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Big meeting? Clients in-town? Family reunion? We’ve got you covered… and boxed up! Super easy lunch or breakfast in one go, just add a drink!

Below, you’ll get a visual show of what to expect as well as a laundry list of delicious choices; find what you like, order up, and we’ll get back to you with all the info you’ll need.

ordering info

  • • don’t be afraid to ask! We can help with varying quantities and all different budgets, just call: (773)665-0100
  • • delivery within city limits available, simply ask for quote
  • • prices & menu subject to change – please call for any updates
  • • 48 hours notice is required on all catering orders; if you need sooner ;cancellations and quantity adjustments accepted up to 48 hours prior to delivery date & time

Ordering for online click here

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salad & fruit

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chop salad

romaine, chicken, bacon, roasted root vegetables, broccoli, cucumber, radish, feta & parmesan crisps with a herb buttermilk dressing
$36 small; serves 6-10 – 2.5 lbs
$68 large; serves 12-20 – 5 lbs

chop salad (vegan)

romaine, roasted root vegetables, broccoli, cucumber, radish with a balsamic vinaigrette
$36 small; serves 6-10 – 2.5 lbs
$68 large; serves 12-20 – 5 lbs

seasonal salad

call the cafe for today’s seasonal salad
$36 small; serves 6-10 – 2.5 lbs
$68 large; serves 12-20 – 5 lbs

quinoa salad (vegan)

seasonal vegetables & fresh herbs  in quinoa with roasted shallot vinaigrette
$44; serves 12-14 – 4 lbs

chicken salad

House-poached white meat only chicken with red grapes & celery with mixed green salad and house made seeded rolls
$65; serves 12-14 – 4 lbs

garden salad (vegan)

mixed greens, cucumber, grape tomatoes, beets, broccoli & roasted shallot vinaigrette
$32 small; serves 6-10 2.5 lbs
$56 large; serves 12-20 – 5 lbs

broccoli-peanut-sunflower seed salad

$38 small; serves 12-14 – 4 lbs

fresh fruit (vegan)

$28 small; serves 6-10 – 4 lbs
$56 large; serves 14-18 – 6 lbs

veggie pesto pasta salad

$34 small; serves 12-14 – 3.5 lbs

starters

hummus platter (vegan)

w/ marinated olives, crudités & crackers
$38 small; serves 8-12 – 3.5 lbs
$76 large; serves 18-25 – 7 lbs

antipasto platter

salami, citrus herb marinated olives & vegetables, assorted cheeses & crackers
$48 small; serves 8-12 – 4 lbs
$110 large; serves 18-25 – 8 lbs

fruit & cheese platter

assorted cheeses & fresh seasonal fruit w/ crackers
$44 small; serves 12-16 – 2.5 lbs
$84 large; serves 24-32 – 5 lbs

spinach artichoke dip w/ raw vegetable

$34 small; serves 8-12 – 3.5 lbs
$68 large; serves 18-25 – 7 lbs

mini sandwiches

on whole grain rolls

ham & cheese
smoked beef, spinach & crispy onion
turkey, caramelized onion & watercress

$55 small; serves 12-15 – 20 count
$110 large; serves 24-30 – 40 count

sandwiches

$6.95 each

turkey

house-roasted turkey with russian dressing, muenster cheese, caramelized onion & watercress on whole grain

veggie

cucumber, tomato, radish, smoked onion marmalade,mixed greens, hreb cream cheese & provolone on tuscan

chicken salad

classic white meat only chicken salald with mixed greens on whole wheat

ham

rosemary ham with mustard, sliced apple, spinach & provolone on tuscan bread

smoked beef

smoked beef brisket with chipotle cream, spinach, & crispy onions on sienna bread

vegan sandwich

tomato, cucumber, radish, smoked onion marmalade & mixed greens on tuscan bread

from our bakery

cupcake-catering

dessert tray

mini cookies, brownies & rice krispy blocks, etc
$24 small; serves 12-15 – 20 ct
$48 large; serves 24-30 – 40 ct

scone, muffin, & bialy platter

cinnamon & cranberry scones, seasonal muffins, & assorted bialys with preserves and house-made cream cheese
$28 small; serves 6-8 – 8 ct
$70 large; serves 18-20 – 20 ct

quiche

handmade from the bottom up
served in 9” round tin, serves 6
meat – $16 each

  • ham, fried shallots & gruyere
  • bacon, fresh herbs & white cheddar

veggie – $14 each

  • kale , mushroom & gruyere
  • tomato, basil & white cheddar

our famous cupcakes

vanilla or chocolate
$3.00/each
gluten free vanilla
$3.25/each
add sprinkles or coloring .25/ea

mini cupcakes

our cupcakes only smaller, great for kid’s parties or gifts
$2.25/each

sour cream coffee cake

swirls of cinnamon and tasty walnuts
$20/tray

fruit & nut bar

$3.00 each

rice krispy block

regular, chocolate dipped
$3.00, $3.25

cookies

chocolate chip pretzel, sugar, vegan gluten free chocolate chip pecan
$2.25 – 3.00

beverages

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coffee

including milk and sweetener
$30 – 12 servings

thymely herbal ice tea

$24 – 12 servings

boxed water

$2.50 box

orange juice

$14 gallon

Martinelli apple juice

$3.00/jar

bottled Coke

$3.00/bottle

topochico

$3.50/bottle

ordering guidelines

ask us! we can help with quantities in your budget
call: (773)665-0100

  • 48 hours notice is required on all catering orders
  • cancellations and quantity adjustments accepted up to 48 hours prior to delivery date & time
  • delivery available; ask for quote
  • prices & menu subject to change – please call for any updates

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Wholesale is a very important aspect of our business. For over 12 years we have developed successful relationships with other Chicago businesses such as restaurants, bookstores, coffee shops & retailers.

 

What do we have to offer you?

 

We have quite the selection, from our “Good Food Award” winning preserves for retail and food service to our famous cupcakes & wide array of baked goods, salads, sandwiches, soups. Everything is made from scratch with the best ingredients. Here are some of our favorites…

-Food service preserves: our mostarda di frutta is fantastic on a cheese platter and our bread & butter pickles take any sandwich to the next level

-Our granola bar: a perfect start to the morning

-A chocolate chocolate chip chip cookie or vanilla cupcake to get through that slow part of the afternoon

-Our cinnamon cayenne cashews or vanilla roasted walnuts in retail size packaging or bulk

-The quinoa, cranberry and squash salad

-A whole range of sandwiches from smoked beef to veggie, all made with our delicious preserves, including house made giardiniera and smoked onion marmalade

 

Southport Grocery & Cafe offers modern, simple and fun food experiences with the latest in specialty food groceries and our modern comfort food from the cafe. 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.

Email us for a complete list of our offerings. And, talk to us about your packaging needs….many of our items are available bulk & individually packaged.

 

Tasting says it all!

The best way to decide what works for you is to taste…let us know what you want to try!

 

Who carries your stuff?

 

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.

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

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    • July 31st, 2020

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    Father’s Day & Our Foodstuffs Go Hand-in-hand
    • June 11th, 2020

    Treat your dad to some great food stuffs! the father’s day box … breakfast gift boxes …. chicago favorite gift boxes …. award winning preserves … and more! shipping …...

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    • April 22nd, 2020

    Treat your mom to some Southport ! breakfast gift boxes …. chicago favorite gift boxes …. award winning preserves … and more! shipping … delivery … pickup

  • We are Open for Pick-up & Delivery
    • March 17th, 2020

    From now until March 30th we are open from 8am-2pm daily (1:45pm kitchen closes) for pickup 773.665.0100 and delivery. Stay healthy and safe.

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    gift basket season!
    • November 29th, 2019

    our Good Food Award winning preserves, pickles, mustards, cocktail starters and more! …. local artisinal food stuffs! …. local delivery! …. shipping anywhere in the 48! we can check off...

  • thanksgiving catering
    • November 12th, 2019

    We are the second set of hands for your thanksgiving dinner! Give us a call (773.665.0100) to place your order or with any questions. Get a FREE bread pudding pancake...

    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...

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our staff

Lisa
Owner

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.

Chris
front of the house

Noemi
kitchen

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