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Shopping in Chicago

Top shops

Pie Shop
“Wicker Park-Best Pies hands down, worth the trip! Think, gramma's kitchen, where you can only get the pie of the day. Each day they bake a choice of three different pies so on any given day, your choices will not be the same as yesterday. ”
  • 141 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“You can stop here for coffee and bagels etc in the am but this place is known for wood-fired pizza, just down the block from Longman. We eat it almost once a week like clockwork... ”
  • 106 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“If you like donuts, you need to go to Stan's. Nutella stuffed pockets. Pistachio cake. Blueberry fritter. Line can build but goes fast. ”
  • 89 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“The Dark Matter Coffee company, a tried-and-true Chicago brand, has shops across the city, including a location in Ukrainian Village called Star Lounge Coffee Bar. Local art is hung on burnt-orange walls and there’s a long bar that you can belly-up to and order a Unicorn Blood blended roast. In the warmer months the patio is open, and you can bring your four-legged friend to join you in the sun. This is a great place to go to meet friends or to sit for a spell with a good book. And, if you get hungry, there are little nibbles and noshes to satiate you.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“'80s-themed rustic coffee shop, complete with a DeLorean, pouring locally roasted coffee.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“Mario Batali's Italian specialty store and food hall. The cannoli are worth the trip alone. You can get tons of gifts and rare wines and delicious food. A bit touristy for sure, but stands up to the hype. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“If you're an ice cream lover, this is a must stop for you! There's always a line so if you see it open, grab it while you can. Check out the thousands of google reviews!”
  • 82 locals recommend
Bookstore
“This is a second hand bookstore that also has live music on Mondays! They also have occasionally poetry reads (go to their website for the events calendar).”
  • 55 locals recommend

Shopping malls

Jewelry Store
“Shopping, Shopping, Shopping!! Enjoy this multi-level shopping experience while being downtown Chicago. Macy's, Sephora, and Victoria's Secrets are just a few of the stores located here ”
  • 92 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The most amazing collection of high end outlets as well as the usual mall stores. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Hyde Park is one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in Chicago and it is home to the picturesque University of Chicago campus and the Museum of Science and Industry. HP is an architecturally stunning neighborhood and host the Frederick C. Robie House, a Frank Lloyd Wright work. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Modern open-air mall with popular chain retailers, a movie theater & a park with a playground.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“Quirky retail market with independent vendors sells apparel, gifts, gourmet foods & artisanal wares.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Indoor mall, if that's what you're looking for. Also try Watertower Place Mall, a bit further north on Michigan Ave.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“7 levels of luxury retailers, fashion boutiques & restaurants along Magnificent Mile.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Markets

Market
“This is a European style market in the train station. You have have to down from the platforms. It has some great eats and interesting snacks. Good place to get something for the train. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Market
“Lots of tourists don't know about this one, but it is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods you will ever see!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Weekly Farmers Market - every Saturday during the season (between May and October)”
  • 7 locals recommend
Christmas Market
  • 1 local recommends
Market
“Do you want fantastic treats, other specialty groceries, or even bottles of alcohol delivered right to your door? This is the place for just that.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Market
“A convenient corner store with an added layer of ease – the ability to order wine, beer, spirits, and snacks from your mobile device. Download the app or visit foxtrot.co for a full list of their offerings. Headed to a dinner party and need a quick gift? Foxtrot has you covered with their curated gift boxes.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Market
“This is Asia on Argyle 30 restaurants and many shops specializing in all things Asian. It's like China Town only it incorporates Vietnam, Thailand, China, and all things Asian ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Market
“Family-owned supermarket chain with meat, bakery & deli departments, plus specialty imported foods.”
  • 9 locals recommend
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