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Chicago Food Guide: Revival Food Hall

The best spot to lunch in the Loop for any and all tastes

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Discover your new favorite lunch spot, or spots, at Revival Food Hall {125 South Clark Street, Chicago; 773.999.9411}. With sixteen different vendors offering a wide range of cuisines, there is something here for everyone. Here are the spots you need to try and special menu recommendations you won’t want to miss.

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The Fat Shallot

The first brick and mortar location of the popular food truck from husband-and-wife team Sam Barron and Sarah Weitz, features gourmet made-to-order sandwiches from both The Fat Shallot and their sister food truck, The Fat Pickle. It’s a great way to get your favorite food truck eats without standing outside to wait.

FAT SHALLOT PRO TIP:

Can’t pick a sandwich? Say, cheese! The Fat Shallot Grilled Cheese Sandwich, a heaping helping of muenster cheese melted between slices of sourdough with sautéed spinach and caramelized onions, is THE sandwich that kicked off the original smash-hit food truck concept. Plus, this sandwich is the only item on the menu that has remained throughout the concept’s evolution.

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Farmer’s Fridge

The group behind the innovative chef-driven, health food vending machine has opened their first brick and mortar location, Farmer’s Fridge, serving made-to-order salads, toasts, oatmeals, and more. You know you’re getting the freshest of the fresh, plus it’s delicious and will keep you energized through the end of the work day.

FARMER’S FRIDGE PRO TIP:

Choose the Vegan Horchata. Despite its creamy texture, the slightly sweet coffee beverage gets its “milk” from soaked almonds and brown rice. Tasty!

The Budlong Hot Chicken

This is the second location of the new, much-lauded Nashville hot fried chicken joint, The Budlong Hot Chicken, which has been awarded for its tasty chicken by a number of publications and websites. The Budlong serves Nashville hot fried chicken in four different heat levels, served as standalone wings and breasts or stacked sandwich-style on buttery brioche buns with several side options.

BUDLONG PRO TIP:

Get it while it’s hot! Currently, The Budlong cranks out over 400 of their famous sandwiches per day—that’s 800 chickens! That being said, there can be a line due to its popularity so snag your sandwich early.

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Harvest Juicery

This is the second brick-and-mortar location of the popular delivery service, serving up cold-pressed juices and smoothies made with seasonal, organic and/or locally sourced fruits and vegetables.

HARVEST JUICERY PRO TIP:

Get your greens on the go! At Harvest, a quick and easy way to get in your full serving of greens after (or prior to) a long weekend is to grab a juice! Each Green Juice bottle packs 2-3 pounds of vegetables, crafted with fresh herbs and spices that infuse for 24 hours. Grab one near the end of Friday and you can have it fresh and ready for Saturday morning (just keep it refrigerated).

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Graze Kitchenette

Graze Kitchenette is a brand new, chef-driven concept featuring classic grass-fed, antibiotic-free burgers and contemporary, super food smoothie bowls from award-winning chef Sarah Jordan (GT Fish & Oyster, Blackbird, Food & Wine Best New Pastry Chef) and front-of-house industry vet and Kendall College alum, Mason Edelson from Lettuce Entertain You.

GRAZE KITCHENETTE PRO TIP:

If you’re feeling extra hungry, ask for the “The Hot Damn Triple Threat” an off-the-menu Triple Graze Burger with jalapeños, Sir Kensington’s chipotle mayo, and Co-Op hot sauce. Also, Graze is the only place in the entire city of Chicago where you can find a keg of Spirit Sparkling Green Tea on tap, so pair your burger with a glass.

By Kaleigh Glaza, Online Editor