by Lee Barrie and Cindy Kurman
Story original appeared in StreetWise
The new Chicago French Market is an exquisite place to shop for holiday foods and gifts
We were honored to be invited to the December 3 gala opening celebration of this new and fabulous year-round indoor market, which is located at MetraMarket, just north of the Ogilvie Transportation Center. The Market boasts 15,000 sq. ft. of European-inspired shops which carry fresh locally grown, artisan-made produce, meats, fish and seafood, breads, cheese, chocolates, and patisserie and gift items. Enjoy this taste of France in Chicago, bring family and friends and, while you’re there, pick up some beautiful and delicious gifts for the holidays.
Pictured (l-r): fresh produce (gift baskets are available) at Produce Express; chocolates at Canady Le Chocolatier; oil cloth gift bags (to hold the great baked goods) at Necessity Baking Company; cakes, pastries and candies at Vanille Patisserie; specialty cheeses and meats at Wisconsin Cheese Mart
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