Loop/Downtown

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Right in the heart of the bustling downtown ‘Loop’ neighborhood is a sensational find for organic and locavore eaters. Chicago’s Downtown Farmstand at 66 E. Randolph Street opened in October 2008 and today is a gorgeous foodstore that stocks a huge range of local, seasonal and sustainable products (including many organic options) – all sourced from within 250 miles of Chicago. Always adding to their selections their organic options include organic bean and vegetable soup mixes, grass-fed free range chicken and turkey, organic babyfood and some seriously good gluten-free, organic cookies from Cookie Jar. If you are around on Wednesday or Friday lunchtime why not pop in and enjoy a free cooking demonstration. If you need some gifts, then head next door to the Gallery 37 Store – also at 66 E. Randolph Street where you will find unique paintings, postcards, woodwork and much more – much of which has been created by teen apprentice artists participating the inspired After School Matters program. If you are looking for a seriously great sandwich, go to Hannah’s Bretzel at 180 W. Washington Street. With many organic and healthy ingredients and great vegan and gluten-free options – we can particularly recommend the Hannah’s turkey club – one of the finest sandwiches we have ever tasted. If you are looking for a lunchtime organic pizza try the family-run Mista at 134 North LaSalle. Open from 11am-3pm Monday to Friday Mista offers a range of organic Italian food including authentic Italian pizzas with a thin cracker crust.  

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Locally Made Gifts & Art

Organic Cafes & Restaurants

Hannah's Bretzel
Hannah's Bretzel
Where:
180 W. Washington Boulevard
Hours:
M-F 7-7. Sat 10-3
Web:
www.hannahsbretzel.com
Contact:
t: +1 312 621 1111 / Email
Mista's Pizza
Mista's Pizza
Where:
132 N. LaSalle Street
Hours:
Lunch only
Web:
www.mistapizza.com
Contact:
t: +1 312 368-3000 / Email

Organic Grocery Stores

Chicago's Downtown Farmstand
Chicago's Downtown Farmstand
Where:
66 E.Randolph Street
Hours:
Tues-F 11-7, Sat 11-4
Web:
www.chicagofarmstand.com
Contact:
t: +1 312 742 8419 / Email