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Essex on the Park: Chicago French Market

There’s just something about markets that give you a true feel for a city, and Chicago French Market, which has been a staple in the city for 10 years, is no different. It’s a modernized version of those European markets everyone knows and loves, where you can find everything from fruit and veggies to handmade wares and upscale cuisine – a melting pot of cultures and cuisines, reminiscent of the city of Chicago as a whole.

If you’re hungry, you’re in luck, because there are over 30 vendors serving up delicious eats. From poke to dim sum, empanadas to Ethiopian, espresso to wine, even vegan – no matter what you’re in the mood for, you can likely find it at the market. Heading past after work? They have a bunch of places offering up happy hour deals, which they list on their website here. There’s also monthly events, rush-hour concerts, vendor specials and more, so be sure to check out their site periodically to be up on all the fun happenings.