City Market at Daley Plaza
Vaughan - June 27th, 2022 - My partner and I traveled to Chicago on the last week of May, for a perfect four-day venture through the city’s many neighborhoods. On arrival Thursday morning, we took an Uber to our hotel located in The Loop. About a block away from the hotel, we passed Daley Plaza where there was a massive Farmers’ Market sign. My eyes lit up and my partner knew that the market would be our first stop on the day’s adventure.
We got to the hotel, checked in, gathered our day bags, and hit the street in less than a half hour. We walked west on W Washington Street, then north on N Dearborn Street, and quickly arrived at the market. Daley Plaza alone is a beautiful, little piazza with meticulously landscaped grounds. There is also a large, modern art installation in the middle (which is something I noticed across many of these plazas in the city). This laid a perfect setting for a market, allowing for tables and tents to line the perimeter with ample walking space around them. And lucky that, because the market was very busy - especially for a Thursday morning!
Vendors at the market included farms, flower shops, honey makers, bakeries, and other food products/creators. Because we were only visiting, I didn't walk away with anything this time around but I can imagine this is a great stop for those who live in the city.
The City Market at Daley Plaza is a part of the Chicago City Markets organization. Chicago City Markets sell fresh, seasonal produce, flowers, prepared foods, unique Chicago-made products and rare finds - at markets all around the city! The City Market at Daley Plaza is Chicago’s longest running farmers market. To learn more about Chicago City Markets, visit their website!