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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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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.

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

  • 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...

  • Yes you can add “Stardust” to your food, thanks to Rancho Gordo
    • September 5th, 2017

    The jar label says “everybody can use a little stardust” and we completely agree! Their main suggestion is to cut up fruit & dip it for an addictive snack or...

    People of Southport: Hunter
    • August 31st, 2017

    Hunter has been our Retail and Bakery assistant for a little over 7 months now. No two days are ever the same as he does so many different things and...

    Secret Supper in Review: August 2017
    • August 15th, 2017

    Isn’t Summer just the best? Gloriously long and sunny days spent enjoying cocktails on the patio. Well, it turned out we had none of that since it rained like crazy...

  • New Preserve: Montmorency Cherry Sauce
    • August 10th, 2017

    If you love cherries, then you’ll be very happy to hear we have a new tart cherry sauce on the shelves, with whole cherries from Klug’s farm in Michigan, preserved...

    Cocktails with a Twist from Owl’s Brew
    • July 30th, 2017

    If you’re looking for a fun, light Summer drink, then these artisanal drink mixes might be for you! Owl’s Brew’s mixes are all handcrafted in small batches, using tea, whole...

    New Pantry Essential: Aida Crackers
    • July 25th, 2017

    These crackers were born from a demand for wine bar nibbles. The owners at Lois, a wine bar in NYC, were getting so much demand for their in house snacks,...

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Events

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Secret Supper

Read more about our Secret Supper and sign up for our newsletter for the details!

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.

Tanner
chef de cuisine

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

Terri
Lead Baker

I read cookbooks like other people read novels. There's just so much to learn! I love how creative baking is - you bring a bunch of ingredients together and create something new and delicious. The days I spend crafting a new dessert for Secret Supper are my favorite.

Tracey
Preservationist

I love the amount of focus that preserving requires. To make a great product, 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 10 years now, so I'm using my skills but also learning a lot along the way! Now I just can't wait until peaches are in season...

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.

Hunter
retail & bakery assistant

When I saw this position online, I was drawn to the "no two days are the same" description. I'm an artist so I love being able to make things and be creative at work. Southport's preserves are really awesome: I put pickled cherries on my salad by accident (thinking they were olives) but then ended up loving the combination. I also dream about bread pudding pancakes..

contact us

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