Chicago:

Plum Market

Plum Market

1233 North Wells, Chicago, IL

(312) 229-1400

Open daily 8 am – 10 pm

http://www.plummarket.com

 

Plum Market is a gourmet, personable, full-service shopping experience that combines the selection of a large grocery store franchise with the principles of “Think local, eat local, shop local.” For example, the wine department features national favorites as well as a massive selection of local vino. Produce is always fresh and locally sourced and organic where possible. the butchery features all-natural hormone and antibiotic free meats, and fishmonger selections are delivered daily with an emphasis on sustainability. Plum Market is a gourmet, personable, full-service shopping experience that combines the selection of a large grocery store franchise with the principles of “Think local, eat local, shop local.”With all those healthy, seemingly high-end options, you might be wondering about the prices, but don’t worry – they’re excellent!

 1233 North Wells, Chicago, IL

The salad and hot bars have a strong emphasis on global dishes, so you’ll likely always see something new on the menu, which ranges from pickled vegetables to sweet potato fries to “asian pico de gallo” (kale, jicama, mango). A full bakery offers freshly baked rolls as well as gourmet decorated cakes and cookies. The drink selection is covers all of your specialty drink desires, and carries the conventional Coke, etc, though in far less supply. A petite but carefully curated bulk foods section is complimented by bulk spices and a great variety of vinegars and oils. Plum Market also caters the sweet tooth with a broad selection of local candy and chocolates, as well as your typical Larabars and harder-to-find flavors of some types of energy and protein bars.

Continuing the artisan experience, a fully equipped Swirlberry Frozen yogurt is ready for you as you check out, or you can sit for a bit at the chic wine bar, or pick up a hand-crafted cappuccino or pour-over coffee/tea from Intelligentsia, Chicago’s venerated local roaster. Feel free to camp out for hours in the (somewhat limited) seating, and enjoy the free Wi-Fi connection and music. I have.

With a beautiful store, excellent produce and product selection, unique and extensive make-your-own or have-it-prepared foods, and a commitment to local sourcing and sustainability, Plum Market is sure to fill your stomach or your fridge without emptying your wallet. Well, at least not on account of exorbitant prices.

Susie Suzlyfe Ramblen Ambassador

This review was provided by Susie Lemmer, a Ramblen Brand Ambassador. If you’re interested in providing reviews of health and fitness resources in your city, please click here.

 

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