Chicago’s newest food hall is a 10,500 square foot temple to the new wave American culinary themes that have exploded in the last decade. Modern iterations of ethnic cuisine (chicken shio ramen from Japanese noodle bar Furious Spoon, non-GMO Polish pierogi from The Chow Brothers) are right next to farm-to-table fast casual spots, like Fare, which serves organic, produce-driven dishes (try the breakfast bowls with Tuscan kale, slow roasted tomatoes, cage-free eggs, and an herby pesto). For a quick pick-me-up, there’s even a florist, Flowers for Dreams, which offers sustainable, artisanal bouquets starting at $15 and come wrapped in recyclable cloth or vases made of reclaimed wood.

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