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Look Around The Loop’s Latest Food Hall With 10 Restaurants Inside

Wells St. Market features sushi, gyros, bone broth, and more

Selections from Wells St. Market
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Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

Wells St. Market, the latest food hall to invade downtown Chicago is opening next week, just south of the river and east of Wacker Drive and Lake Street. The market, which features 10 food vendors and one for fresh-cut flowers, is set to open on Wednesday, June 20 at 205 W. Wacker Drive. Loop lunchers will find sushi from Takashi Yagihashi, sandwiches from Jimmy Bannos Jr. (The Purple Pig) and Jeff Mauro (Pork & Mindy’s), plus creative pierogis and grain bowls.

Studio K designed the 10,500-square-foot space with bright lighting, modern furniture, and huge windows. The space has room for 250 people and there’s a center bar that serves food.

Here’s a directory of tenants. Take a stroll through the space below. Wells St. Market opens on June 20.

  • Piggie Smalls (Purple Pig’s Jimmy Bannos Jr.)
  • Tabo Sushi (Takashi Yagihashi)
  • Dos Toros (N.Y.-based burrito chain)
  • Tempesta Market (Spin-off of West Town Italian sandwich maker)
  • Pork & Mindy’s (Another location of Jeff “Sandwich King” Mauro’s creative sandwich chain)
  • Firecakes (The doughnut chain; owner Jonathan Fox consulted on the food hall)
  • The Chow Brothers (creative pierogis, Polish-inspired Cuban sandwiches, and more)
  • FARE (healthy bowls, bone broth, and more from a pair of restaurant veterans)
  • Grand Central Bar (sandwiches, oysters, and cocktails)
  • Furious Spoon (Another location of Shin Thompson’s ramen chain)
  • Flowers for Dreams (non-edible flowers, don’t even try)
Wells St. Market also has a flower stall.
Grand Central Bar
Grand Central Bar’s burger
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Firecakes’ doughnut case
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A food hall directory
A large, white food hall space
Fare has goods to go.
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Fare greens bowl with roasted carrots, pickled beets, red onion, sweet & sour cucumbers, salmon, and creamy garlic tahini
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The ingredients that make Fare’s bowls.
Dos Toros brings more west coast burritos to Chicago.
Dos Toros’ carnitas tacos.
The corridor toward Furious Spoon.
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Furious Spoon opens another food hall location.
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Furious Spoon’s shoyu ramen
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Jimmy Bannos Jr. unleashes Piggie Smalls.
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Tempesta Market
Tempesta Market’s B. Franklin (roasted turkey, Hooks two-year cheddar, pickled fresno, avocado, pea shoots, sofrito aioli on sourdough
Jeff Mauro brings his sandwiches to the Loop.
Pork & Mindy’s Bao to the Pork
Chow Brothers is serving pierogis and more.
Chow Brothers’ purple potato & goat cheese pierogi with carrot & coriander kraut
Don’t call it a food court.
Mirror, mirror
Takashi’s very own sushi is here, too.

Wells St Market

205 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606 Visit Website