Fox and Obel, Chicago

Address 401 E Illinois Street, Chicago Map, Tel 312-410-7310 Call, Hours 6am-Midnight Daily Website

Fox and Obel, Chicago's premiere food market, is the perfect place to pick up a picnic lunch. In the cafe you'll find cold and hot sandwiches, salads and pizza. You can pick up a variety of sides in the market too.


  1. bill on April 29, 2010 at 5:34 p.m.

    Fox and Obel is the perfect place to pick up a picnic lunch? I guess if you don't plan on saving for baby's college. It has got to be the most over-priced food shop in the entire city. While I appreciate your research on this blog, this kind of recommendation makes me question your common sense.

  2. Debbie on April 29, 2010 at 8:25 p.m.


    You are right that Fox and Obel is an upscale market. I think that a travel budget is a very personal thing, as is a blog.

    I enjoy eating well when we travel, and I don't mind splurging on some really great cheese or sliced meats for a picnic. I thought Fox and Obel was great for that! For most of those items, the cost of a picnic would still be cheaper than lunch for the 5 of us in a moderately priced restaurant.

    It sounds like you would choose differently, and that's great too.

  3. Meghann on July 14, 2010 at 2:59 p.m.

    We have a visit to Chicago coming in just a few weeks I think we'll swing by. This is a great suggestion for us because we have a 16 month old and a 2 month old. Sit down at lunch just isn't a great option.