The Fulton Market Guide You’ve Been Waiting For

In anticipation of warm, summer weather, we’ve put together the unofficial official guide to Fulton Market, the Chicago neighborhood Venta USA calls home.

Fulton Market Street Sign in Chicago, IL

About a year ago, Venta’s US Headquarters made the move from Mount Prospect, Illinois to the up-and-coming Fulton Market District in Chicago’s West Loop. Nestled in between spacious art galleries, upscale lofts, chef-to-table restaurants, and recently Google’s new Chicago offices, Venta calls this unique part of the city home.

The vibrant neighborhood offers a unique Chicago experience that you won’t find anywhere else. Classic architecture and Old World style warehouses line the streets, while new construction and renovations, like the Venta and Google offices, pop up bringing a modern ‘Silicon Valley’ feel to the already eclectic neighborhood.

Venta USA desk in Fulton Market office space

In anticipation of warmer weather, more sunshine, patios, rooftops, and all the great things about summer in Chicago, the Venta team, who spends a good deal of time in this neighborhood, is offering the unofficial official guide to Fulton Market’s restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and more.

Duck Duck Goat

Quite possibly one of the hottest new restaurants in Chicago right now, Duck Duck Goat is the much anticipated restaurant from local favorite and award-winning chef, Stephanie Izard (Girl & the Goat, Little Goat), featuring “reasonably authentic Chinese food,” according to their website. Duck Duck Goat is sure to be a hot spot for months (and years) to come!

Duck Duck Goat interior in Fulton Market
Image Source: Duck Duck Goat Website

857 West Fulton Market St.
312-902-DUCK

Hours: 
Dinner:
Sunday-Thursday 4:30-11pm
Friday-Saturday 4:30-12am
Brunch:
Sunday 11am-1pm

 

Publican Quality Meats

Fulton Market is the meat packing district of Chicago, so a fresh meat-centered eatery is sure to be a hit. Grab a sandwich to-go or some cured meats for a dinner party, this is the best value in Fulton Market. Publican Quality Meats provides a variety of services to the neighborhood from cooking classes to catering services. Not to mention it’s a butcher shop, a bakery, and The Publican’s private event space.

Publican Quality Meats, Fulton Market
Image Source: PQM Website

825 W. Fulton Market St.
312-445-8977

Hours:
Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
Saturday 9am-6pm
Sunday 9am-5pm

 

The Publican

If you’re looking for a more complete dining experience, head across the street from Publican Quality Meats to The Publican. An ode to the rustic style of an old European beer hall, the robust menu echoes traditional farmhouse fare with an emphasis on pork and oyster specialties.

The Publican in Fulton Market
Image Source: A.D. Stanford

837 W. Fulton Market
312-733-9555

Hours:
Dinner:
Monday-Thursday 3:30pm*-10:30pm
Friday-Saturday 3:30pm*-11:30pm
Sunday 5pm-10pm
*Limited afternoon menu available 3:30-5:30pm
Brunch:
Saturday 10am-2pm
Sunday 9am-2pm

 

Glazed & Infused

Who doesn’t love handmade doughnuts? Featuring natural and locally sourced ingredients, these doughnut aficionados really got it right. You can’t beat their vintage Americana décor, friendly service (by the occasional Rosie the Riveter look-alike), and awesome themed doughnut specials.

Glazed and Infused in Fulton Market
Image Source: Glazed and Infused Facebook page

813 W. Fulton Market St.
312-226-5556

Hours:
Monday-Thursday 7am-2pm
Friday 7am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday 7am-3pm

 

Harvest Juicery

Founded by experts from the restaurant and fitness industries, this little shop offers locally sourced fruits and vegetables in the form of healthy juices. The shop also features other healthy options like avocado toasts and frozen juice pops. Definitely worth grabbing a juice in the morning as you step off the Morgan Green line stop on the way to work!

Harvest Juicery in Fulton Market
Image Source: Harvest Juicery Facebook Page

1012 W. Lake St.
312-265-0182

Hours:
Monday-Friday 7am-7pm
Saturday-Sunday 8am-2pm

 

Macello

A personal favorite of the Venta team. A quaint neighborhood favorite with warm Italian-style pizzas straight from a brick oven and traditional Italian dishes. The perfect spot for those hot summer days to enjoy a glass of rosé on their patio!

Macello Italian dining in Fulton Market
Image Source: Macello Website

1235 W. Lake St.
312-850-9870

Hours:
Lunch:
Monday-Friday 11:30am-5pm
Dinner:
Monday-Thursday 5pm-10pm
Friday-Saturday 5pm-11pm
Sunday 3pm-8pm

 

Jupiter Outpost

Not your traditional coffee shop. From the artwork on the walls to the specialty sandwich selection, Jupiter Outpost excels in both its menu as well as its ambiance. During nice weather, enjoy a cup of coffee on the patio or relax inside with open doors and a refreshing breeze. They also have a turtle tank!

Jupiter Outpost coffee shop in Fulton Market
Image Source: Jupiter Outpost Facebook page

1139 W. Fulton Market St.
312-226-5768

Hours:
Monday-Friday 7am-6pm
Saturday 9am-4pm

 

Fulton Market Kitchen

Just like other hot spots in Fulton Market, the ambiance at Fulton Market Kitchen is enough to take your breath away. With the tag line “part art gallery part cocktail bar part restaurant,” there is no shortage of vibrant and eclectic art and delicious tastes. You’re guaranteed to have a total sensory experience.

Artistic Fulton Market Kitchen
Image Source: Fulton Market Kitchen website

311 N. Sangamon St.
312-733-6900

Hours:
Monday-Friday 5pm-2am
Saturday 5pm-3am

 

Mars Gallery

Conveniently located right next to Jupiter Outpost, Mars Gallery is one of Chicago’s must-see art galleries that also acts as an event space. Similar to the vibrant, exotic artwork found in many Fulton Market establishments, Mars Gallery fits in with the funky, art-driven vibe of the neighborhood.

Mars Gallery in Fulton Market
Image Source: Mars Gallery website

1139 W. Fulton Market St.
312-226-7808

Hours:
Wednesday, Friday 12pm-6pm
Thursday 12pm-7pm
Saturday 11am-5pm

 

The Betty

There’s a mix of modern and rustic themes found in many of the Fulton Market establishments. The Betty embraces these same characteristics with its handcrafted cocktails and diverse chef driven menu blending traditional favorites with unique creations.

The Betty menu display in Fulton Market
Image Source: The Betty website

839 W. Fulton Market St.
312-733-2222

Hours:
Monday-Thursday 4pm-12am
Friday-Satruday 4pm-2am

 

The Aviary

As high-profile chef Grant Achatz is changing the dining menu every few months next door at his highly successful second Chicago restaurant Next, the Aviary is serving up a creative cocktail menu which can be describe as anything but ordinary. The most basic and straightforward cocktails have been reinterpreted with The Aviary’s signature flair. The Aviary also offers a menu of bites in case hunger strikes (you will hope it does!) A place to definitely knock off your Chicago bar and restaurant bucket list.

Fulton Market specialty drink destination The Aviary
Image Source: The Aviary Website

955 W. Fulton Market St.
312-226-0868

Hours:
Sunday-Wednesday 5pm-12am
Thursday-Friday 5pm-2am
Saturday 5pm-3am

 

The Corned Beef Factory

Signature meat selections seem to be a common theme for this neighborhood, don’t they? The Corned Beef Factory is no exception. You are sure to get the best quality meat in your completely customizable sandwich.

Corned Beef Factory in Fulton Market
Image Source: The Corned Beef Factory website

1009 W. Lake St.
312-666-2535

Hours: 
Monday-Friday 6am-3pm
Saturday 10am-3pm

 

Momotaro

Chef-driven concepts make this modern Japanese restaurant a must-visit for foodies, landing itself on countless ‘Best New Restaurant’ lists in 2015.  Part of the Boka Restaurant Group (Duck Duck Goat is also in the group), Momotaro delivers high expectations with an extensive selection of sushi and specialty drinks in multiple elegant dining spaces. Can you say date night?

Japanese style restaurant in Fulton Market
Image Source: Momotaro website

820 W. Lake St.
312-733-4818

Hours:
Monday-Thursday 5pm-10:30pm
Friday 4:30pm-11pm
Saturday 4:30pm-12am
Sunday 4:30pm-10:30pm

 

In addition to Fulton Market proper, the Randolph Street area, often referred to as ‘Restaurant Row,’ has exploded in recent years with world class eateries including Au Cheval (serving up the famous best burger in Chicago), Girl & the Goat (mentioned earlier, the brain child of Top Chef veteran, Stephanie Izard), Green Street Smoked Meats (a West Loop staple featuring barbecue to die for), and many more hot spots.

What are your favorite Fulton Market establishments? Help the Venta team add to the list with your top spot!