Summer Farmers Markets to Visit After a Cruise
Chicago is a city with so much to offer in terms of shopping and food. Walk down Michigan Avenue and you’ll spot all the top designers and brands from Chanel to Nike and Gap. If you’re feeling hungry Rush Street, which runs parallel to Michigan, has you covered. Whether you’re craving Chicago’s famous deep dish pizza, burgers, or tacos Rush Street has it all. But if you’re wanting to explore more off the beaten path, Chicago’s city markets are a great option.
Chicago’s city markets offer visitors a chance to engage with the city like a local as well as support small businesses. Vendors at the city markets offer everything from flowers and vegetables to fresh tamales and warm crepes. Between May and October, there are countless markets open around the city and some even run all year long such as the Maxwell Street Market.
But with so many markets to choose from we know it can be difficult to figure out where to go. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the 6 best markets to visit right after a cruise along with some of our favorite vendors.
Maxwell Street Market
800 S. Desplaines Street, Chicago IL 60607
- Tamal Oaxaca
City Market at Federal Plaza
50 W. Adams Street, Chicago IL 60604
Tuesdays, May 15-October 30
City Market at Daley Plaza
50 W. Washington Street, Chicago IL 60602
Thursdays, May 10-October 25
- Baked Cheese Haus
- Nicholas Farms
- Crepes Paname
Division Street City Market
Division Street & Dearborn Parkway, Chicago IL 60610
Saturdays, May 12-October 27
Green City Market - Lincoln Park
N. Clark Street & N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60614
Wednesdays & Saturdays, June 2-October 27
- Gayle’s Best Ever Grilled Cheese
- Hoosier Mama Pie Company
- Nichols Farm
Printers Row City Market
700 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago IL 60605
Saturdays, June 16-October 27
For a complete list and schedule of the Chicago city markets click here.