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Visiting Chicago and need a foodie related gift!!

laxhead6 Apr 12, 2012 09:46 AM

I'm from Philadelphia and visiting Chicago for a couple of days. I am here for a 30th birthday and want to put together a basket of foodie related items. I was wondering if there were any local "must have" treats or tastes or great gourmet grocery stores that could provide those unique and special pantry items. I'm staying at the Courtyard Marriott downtown and am willing to adventure around the city.


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    lostboy500 Apr 12, 2012 09:58 AM

    Garret's popcorn (although not up my alley) seems to be a local tradition/favorite.

    Maybe a gift card to Giordannos?

    A jar of gardiniera peppers is probably as Chi-town as it gets in terms of something for the pantry.

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      danimalarkey Apr 12, 2012 03:46 PM

      The Spice House, in Old Town (Wells & North). Amazing selection of goods that will delight any foodie.

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        yangster Apr 13, 2012 11:00 AM

        Fox & Obel is a little over 1/2 mile from your hotel.


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