Chicago Souvenirs: 15 Distinct Local Products to Bring Home

Chicago Souvenirs: 15 Distinct Local Products to Bring Home

One of the most fascinating cities in the U.S., if not the whole world, Chicago has no shortage of things closely associated with it, often due to their direct origin (blues, gangstership, etc.), so one might literally be spoiled for choice as to what to choose as a "piece" of Chicago to take home. To help you decide, we list some 15 not-to-be-missed items to keep your memory of the Windy City alive.

1. Frank Lloyd Wright Memory Game

Frank Lloyd Wright Memory Game
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, famous for Pennsylvania’s Fallingwater and New York City’s Guggenheim Museum, had a home and studio in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park. Up until his death in 1959 he created more than 1,000 structures and 500 works. His interests in nature and geometric shapes are visible in many of his works, including the Robie House on the University of Chicago campus.

Fans of Wright, young and old, will enjoy the Frank Lloyd Wright Designs Memory Game, which features 36 pairs of cards showcasing various shapes and designs Wright used in his art glass windows, carpets, skylights and more. The 2 ½-inch cards come boxed with a booklet that explains how each design was used. The game is available for $13.95 at The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio at 951 Chicago Ave. in Oak Park, a 20 minute drive outside the city. The museum shop is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you’re downtown, you can find the game at ShopWright at The Rookery at 209 S. LaSalle St., open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more Frank Lloyd Wright souvenirs and other fun gifts, check out the gift shop at the Chicago Architecture Foundation at 224 S. Michigan Ave., across from the Art Institute.
Where to find it:
The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
Address: 951 Chicago Ave
Opening Hours:
Daily: 10 AM - 5 PM

ShopWright at The Rookery
Address: 209 S LaSalle St
Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM

Chicago Architecture Foundation
Address: 224 S Michigan Ave
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2. Chicago Skyline Snow Globe

Chicago Skyline Snow Globe
In February 2011, 20.2 inches of snow fell on Chicago, making it the Windy City’s third worst snowstorm after blizzards in 1967 and 1999. The average Chicago winter generates 38 inches of snow, but you can make it snow year-round on the city’s skyscrapers with a snow globe. Saks Fifth Avenue’s exclusive musical snow globe features all the landmark buildings, including the Willis Tower, Chicago Theater, Tribune Tower, Marina City and the Water Tower. The 6-inch-tall globe plays “My Kind Of Town” and sells for $40.

Saks Fifth Avenue is located on the bustling Magnificent Mile shopping street at 700 N. Michigan Ave. Their hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Travel a block north to see the Water Tower, the only public building to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, now a city landmark and official visitor center. Walk 25 minutes east to reach Navy Pier, the Midwest's No. 1 tourist destination. At the intersection of East Grand and Lake Shore Drive, you’ll find dozens of restaurants, as well as shops where you can pick up another snow globe or other Chicago souvenirs. Navy Pier is also home to an Imax theater, the Chicago Children’s Museum and docks for cruise boat rides.
Where to find it:
Saks Fifth Avenue
Address: 700 N Michigan Ave
Opening Hours:
Monday - Wednesday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Thursday - Saturday: 10 AM - 8 PM, Sunday: 11 AM - 7 PM
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3. Tiffany Elsa Peretti Bean Pendant

Tiffany Elsa Peretti Bean Pendant
Though its official name is “Cloud Gate,” the 33-by-66-by-42-feet stainless steel Millennium Park centerpiece is affectionately known by locals and tourists alike as “the bean.” The design by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor was selected in a competition and unveiled in the park on May 15, 2006. Since then the bean’s unique reflective properties have made it a photography hotspot in the city. Carry the likeness of Cloud Gate around your neck with an Elsa Peretti Bean pendant from Tiffany & Co. The 9-millimeter-wide sterling silver bean rests centered on a 16-inch chain. For $100 you can take home a coveted Tiffany blue box, as well as a memory of Chicago.

Chicago’s Tiffany & Co store is located a mile north of Millennium Park at 730 N. Michigan Ave. They are open Monday through Wednesday for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. If you’d rather stay near the sculpture and splurge a little, enjoy a decadent dinner at Tavern at the Park, just across from Millennium Park at 130 E. Randolph St. Order the Cloud Gate cocktail, Grey Goose La Poire and champagne in a martini glass, garnished with the Tiffany necklace for $175.
Where to find it:
Chicago’s Tiffany & Co
Address: 730 N Michigan Ave
Opening Hours:
Monday - Wednesday: 10 AM - 6 PM, Thursday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Friday - Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM, Sunday: 12 AM - 5 PM

Tavern at the Park
Address: 130 E Randolph St
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4. 1930 Al Capone Special Edition Armored Cadillac Model

1930 Al Capone Special Edition Armored Cadillac Model
Al Capone, America’s most notorious gangster, helped give Chicago a reputation as a lawless city during the Prohibition Era. As Public Enemy #1 he was involved in a host of illegal activities, from smuggling liquor to bribing government officials and masterminding the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre. Although Scarface was eventually convicted of tax evasion and spent time at Alcaztraz, he was untouchable in his 1930 Cadillac V-16 Imperial Sedan, which he had outfitted with bulletproof glass, run-flat tires and a police siren. This special edition model of Capone’s “Fortress on Wheels” is hand-assembled from more than 200 parts and boasts authentic working features. It is 9 inches long, 3 inches wide and 3 inches high.

Visit the Chicago History Museum at 1601 N. Clark St. to see their Gangland Chicago exhibit, then pick up the special edition Cadillac model in the gift shop for $149.99. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. If you’re interested in Chicago’s gangster past, take the two-hour Untouchables tour, which visits Chicago’s most infamous sites from the ‘20s. Tours cost $30 and depart from the intersection of Clark Street and Ohio Avenue in front of the Rock ‘n Roll McDonalds. Call 773-881-1195 to make a reservation.
Where to find it:
Chicago History Museum
Address: 1601 N Clark St
Opening Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday: 12 AM - 5 PM

5. Chicago Ties

Chicago Ties
Every weekday, an average of 1.6 million rides are taken on the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), the nation’s second largest transportation system. When you’re commuting to work back home, show your love for Chicago with a Josh Bach El map tie ($42). Locals vary their spelling between “L” and “El,” which stands for “elevated,” since the majority of the train system is above ground. The 100-percent silk tie showcases the red line on the northside at the top and ends with the Sox-35th stop on the southside at the tip of the tie.

Wear it around the city and you won’t need to carry a map. For a more subtle, sophisticated Chicago tie, there’s Josh Bach’s Civitas ($47), which shows aerial details of the Windy City in an elegant blue or gray. Both ties are available at Enjoy, An Urban General Store, at 4723 N. Lincoln Ave. in Lincoln Square on the northside. The store is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It features hundreds of quirky items, including a large variety of Chicago-themed gifts, such as a Chicago flag zippered clutch for $20 or a Chicago city map baseball for $20.
Where to find it:
Enjoy
Address: 4723 N Lincoln Ave
Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 7 PM, Sunday: 10 AM - 6 PM
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6. Chocolate

Chocolate
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It’s no secret Chicagoans love pork – their annual Baconfest proves it. And while bacon is delicious on a hamburger or alongside your morning eggs, Chicago chocolatier Vosges has coupled it with another of life’s guilty pleasures – chocolate. Vosges’ Mo’s Bacon Bar mixes 45 percent deep milk chocolate with fine nibbles of hickory-smoked bacon. The bar retails for $7.50. For the ultimate sweet and salty gift box, try their Bacon + Chocolate Gift Box, which contains bacon toffee, milk and dark chocolate bacon candy bars, two flying chocolate pigs and Mo's Bacon + Chocolate pancake mix for $69.

If you think chocolate goes better with mint than meat products, venture down to 111 N. State St., once home to the iconic Marshall Fields, now Macy’s. Marshall Fields was famous for its Frango mint chocolate truffles, made in large melting pots on the 13th floor of the State Street store. Frango chocolates are now available at most Macy’s nationwide, but the 1-pound boxes of Frango Mints sold at Chicago-area Macy’s are exclusively made in Chicago by southside candymaker Cupid Candies. For more Chicago truffles and other sweet treats, visit Fannie May. The company got its start in Chicago in 1920 and has locations throughout the city, including 343 N. Michigan Ave. and 144 S. Dearborn St.
Where to find it:
Macy’s
Address: 111 N State St

Fannie May
Address: 343 N Michigan Ave and 144 S Dearborn St
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7. Garrett Popcorn

Garrett Popcorn
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There are two indications you’re near a Garrett Popcorn Shop – the smell of cheese and caramel goodness wafting in the air, and the long line snaked around the block. Garrett Popcorn Shops have been popping kernels in old-fashioned copper kettles since they first opened at 10 W. Madison St. in 1949. Indulge in the Chicago Mix, a blend of caramel and cheese corn – the mix of sweet and salty is not as crazy as it sounds. Fill a souvenir Chicago skyline tin with your favorite flavor, from buttery to Pecan CaramelCrisp. Prices start at $26 for a 1-gallon tin, and go up to $197 for a 6.5-gallon tin of three deluxe flavors. For a less pricey option, a small bag starts at $3.

Garrett is no longer at 10 W. Madison St., but you can find them at 2 W. Jackson Blvd., open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 625 N. Michigan Ave., open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. They have multiple locations across the city, including in O’Hare Airport. For more classic Chicago popcorn and nuts, visit Nuts on Clark. Their caramel corn was rated the best in the country. They are located at 3830 N. Clark St. and are open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where to find it:
Garrett Popcorn
Address: 2 W Jackson Blvd
Opening Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Sunday: 11 AM - 7 PM

Garrett Popcorn
Address: 625 N Michigan Ave
Opening Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 10 AM - 8 PM, Friday - Saturday: 10 AM - 10 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 7 PM

Nuts on Clark
Address: 3830 N Clark St
Opening Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9 AM - 4 PM

8. Chicago Blues CD

Chicago Blues CD
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Former athlete and politician Ralph Metcalfe once said, “Anywhere in the world you hear a Chicago bluesman play, it’s a Chicago sound born and bred.” Chicago blues got its start on street corners, but quickly gained popularity and moved into clubs around the city and the world. Muddy Waters, often referred to as the father of modern Chicago blues, had influenced everyone from The Rolling Stones, named after his song “Rollin’ Stone,” to AC/DC and Led Zeppelin. A year after his death, the Chicago Blues Festival was born in 1984 and has been held every June since. Chicago blues is known for replacing acoustic instruments with amplified ones and employing a full band with a bass guitar, drums and the occasional saxophone. Other famous Chicago blues singers include Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon and Koko Taylor, as well as guitarists Freddie King, Syl Johnson, Buddy Guy, Bo Diddley and Elmore James.

Lose yourself in an 8,500-square-foot sea of music at Jazz Record Mart, the world’s largest jazz and blue record store. Pick up some Muddy Waters or a compilation album, or sample some Chicago jazz. The store is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. It is located at 27 E. Illinois St., a couple of blocks north of House of Blues, where you can catch a concert or enjoy the gospel brunch every Sunday. If you’re in the South Loop, stop by Buddy Guy’s Legends at 700 S. Wabash for some live music and to pick up one of Buddy’s albums.
Where to find it:
Jazz Record Mart
Address: 27 E Illinois St
Opening Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Sunday: 12 AM - 7 PM

Buddy Guy’s Legends
Address: 700 S Wabash
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9. Half Acre Beer Company Beer

Half Acre Beer Company Beer
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Half Acre Beer Company is new on the Chicago beer scene, but is quickly becoming a north side neighborhood staple. Their beer is brewed and packaged on-site at 4257 N. Lincoln Ave., where they offer tours every Saturday at 1 p.m. for $10. In 2010 Half Acre became the first Chicago brewer to can beer. Take home a six-pack of their Daisy Cutter, Gossamer or Over Ale beer for $8.99 or try one of their specialty brews, which vary by season. You can also fill a 64-ounce growler with your choice of golden elixir for $16. The brewery store is closed Mondays and open Tuesday to Friday noon to 8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. For more Chicago beer, visit Goose Island Beer Co. at 1800 N. Clybourn to take a tour, enjoy a sampling flight of beer with a meal, or pick up a six-pack or growler to go. Goose Island beer is also available at various liquor stores around the city. Try the 312 Urban Wheat Ale, inspired by Chicago and its downtown area code, or try a classic seasonal ale, like the Summertime or Christmas Ale.
Where to find it:
Half Acre Beer Company
Address: 4257 N Lincoln Ave
Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 12 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 11 AM - 7 PM, Sunday: 12 AM - 5 PM

Goose Island Beer Co.
Address: 1800 N Clybourn

10. Sue Gold-Plated Ornament

Sue Gold-Plated Ornament
Sue is the center attraction of the Field Museum quite literally – the 40 ½-feet-long, 3,922-pound T-rex skeleton towers over visitors in the museum atrium. The 67 million-year-old skeleton was unveiled in May 2000 as the most complete and best preserved T-rex skeleton ever discovered. The skeleton is named in honor of fossil hunter Sue Hendrickson who discovered the bones in South Dakota.

Bring the famed dinosaur into your home with a Sue gold-plated ornament. The 24K gold-plated brass will catch the light in the window, or bring a bit of Chicago and prehistory to your Christmas tree. The 5 ½-inch-long ornament costs $14 and comes in an attractive box for the perfect gift. The Field Museum store at 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. has Sue merchandise for everyone, from Sue replica claws and teeth for a serious collector to a paintable Sue figurine kit for kids. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Christmas. While you’re on the museum campus, don’t miss the Shedd Aquarium or Adler Planetarium. Be sure to take in the lakeside view of the city, great for photo ops.
Where to find it:
Field Museum store
Address: 1400 S Lake Shore Dr
Opening Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM

11. Chicago World’s Fair Poster

Chicago celebrated its centennial with a World’s Fair in 1933. The fair was so successful it ran again in 1934. Formally named “A Century of Progress International Exposition,” the fair featured the arrival of German airship Graf Zeppelin, Union Pacific Railroad’s first streamlined train and the first Major League Baseball All-Star Game, as well as other architectural, scientific and technological advances. Celebrate Chicago and the fair that attracted over 48 million visitors with a vintage poster. For $79 you can get a numbered limited edition poster that measures 22 by 33 inches. A custom framed poster goes for $225.

Poster Plus has a wide variety of Chicago-themed posters, as well as original vintage and collectible posters. It is located at 30 E. Adams St., a block from the Art Institute. The store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and closed Sunday and Monday. The fairgrounds are now Northerly Island park, site of Adler Planetarium, and McCormick Place convention center. At the south end of Grant Park you can still see a statue of Christopher Columbus, which was donated by Chicago’s Italian-American community in conjunction with the fair.
Where to find it:
Poster Plus
Address: 30 E Adams St
Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM
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12. Wild Blossom Mead

Wild Blossom Mead
The word “mead” may conjure up images of Renaissance fairs or wide-ruled paper, but there’s more to this honey wine. Mead is created by fermenting honey and may be the oldest alcoholic beverage, dating back 8,000 years. Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery creates award-winning mead in its Beverley shop after harvesting honey from its 80 hives around the greater Chicago area, including one on the rooftop garden of the Marriott hotel on the Magnificent Mile. Like wine, Wild Blossom’s mead comes in dry or fruity varieties, such as pomegranate or blueberry, as well as creative concoctions like Chocolate Honey Buzz and apple cinnamon mead.

If you’re not up for honey wine, try Wild Blossom’s green apple Riesling. Bottles of mead start at $14.95 and are available at local wine retailers throughout the city, such as Fox and Obel Market at 401 E. Illinois St., open 6 a.m. to midnight, and Binny’s Beverage Depot at 213 W. Grand Ave., open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The mead is also available at select Chicagoland Whole Foods locations.
Where to find it:
Fox and Obel Market
Address: 401 E Illinois St
Opening Hours: 6 AM to 12 PM

Binny’s Beverage Depot
Address: 213 W Grand Ave
Opening Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9 AM - 9 PM
Sunday: 11 AM - 6 PM

13. Lego Willis Tower

Lego Willis Tower
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Chicago’s Willis Tower (formally Sears Tower) was the tallest building in the world when it was completed in 1973 and still is the tallest building in the US. Brave travelers can venture out onto its 103rd-story glass balconies on the recently renovated Skydeck to get a bird’s eye view of 1,353 feet below. Bring a slightly smaller version of the landmark skyscraper to your living room with a Lego kit. The kit includes detailed instructions to create a 9-by-3.1-inch model.

Pick up the $25.99 kit in the Skydeck gift store. The Skydeck at 233 S. Wacker Drive is open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. April through September and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. October through March. Enter on the south side of the building on Jackson Avenue. If you’re on the Magnificent Mile, stop at the Lego Store on level 2 of Water Tower Place at 835 N. Michigan Ave. and allow the kids to enjoy the interactive play area. Young girls will love the American Girl Place located on levels 1 and 2 of the nine-level shopping complex. Water Tower Place is just steps from the John Hancock Building, the fourth tallest building in Chicago and the sixth tallest in the US. Lego kits for the Hancock Building are available at the retail counter of the observatory.
Where to find it:
Skydeck
Address: 233 S Wacker Drive
Opening Hours:
Every Day from 9 AM - 10 PM April - September and from 10 AM - 8 PM October through March

Lego Store, on level 2 of Water Tower Place
Address: 835 N Michigan Ave

14. Sports Jerseys

Sports Jerseys
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Chicago has been voted Best Sports City three times by “Sporting News.” The Windy City is one of only four US cities to have all five professional teams. Customize your favorite team’s jersey with your own name, or choose your favorite player’s, like Jay Cutler’s authentic Bears white jersey for $245 or a $160 Patrick Kane jersey. Wear it and pretend you scored the winning overtime shot to win the Blackhawks the Stanley Cup in 2010. If you’re a fan of “Da Bulls,” pick up a Derrick Rose red replica jersey for $55. If you long for the glory days of Chicago sports, there are plenty of throwback jerseys to choose from, like a 1969 Ernie Banks Cubs home jersey for $275 or White Sox authentic 1990 Carlton Fisk home jersey for $250.

For jerseys and all things Chicago sports, head to Wrigleyville Sports at 959 W. Addison, across from Wrigley Field. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Wrigleyville Sports also has a location inside Macy’s on State Street, if you’re in shopping mode and don’t want to leave the Loop. The Macy’s location is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Where to find it:
Wrigleyville Sports
Address: 959 W. Addison
Opening Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 6 PM

Macy’s
Address: State Street
Opening Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Sunday: 11 AM - 6 PM
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15. Koval Distillery Spirits

Koval Distillery Spirits
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The name “Koval” is Yiddish for “blacksmith,” but can also refer to someone who does something out of the ordinary – a fitting name for the first craft distillery in the city of Chicago. Since 2008 they’ve been making their own spirits entirely in-house in their Ravenswood distillery, which you can tour every Wednesday and Saturday for $10. Enjoy one of their single-grain white whiskeys that got them started, such as their smooth-tasting organic Rye Chicago Whiskey, $38 for a 750 ml bottle.

If you’re not into the hard stuff, Koval offers an array of aromatic and flavorful liquors, such as chrysanthemum honey, coffee and orange blossom. Koval liquor runs $24 for a 375 ml bottle. Koval is also known for its single-grain, single-barrel Lion’s Pride Organic Whiskey, available in rye, oat, millet, wheat and spelt. A 750 ml bottle costs $48. The distillery store at 5121 N. Ravenswood Ave. is open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Koval Spirits are also available at a variety of liquor stores around the city, such as Binny's Downtown at 213 W. Grand Ave. or Sam's Wine & Spirits at 50 E. Roosevelt Road in the South Loop.
Where to find it:
Koval Distillery
Address: 5121 N Ravenswood Ave
Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 1 PM - 6 PM

Binny's Downtown
Address: 213 W Grand Ave

Sam's Wine & Spirits
Address: 50 E Roosevelt Road

Other Interesting Souvenirs from Illinois


If traveling to Illinois is not on your immediate agenda, or you simply can't afford an extra space in your luggage, fortunately, these days, you can find a wide selection of authentic and truly interesting Illinois souvenirs online. Presented here are some of the Illinois products sought by foreign visitors, now available online for your convenience.

1. Garrett Signature Popcorn - Creamy caramel popcorn in one bite, flavorful and deliciously cheesy! Available in more than 10 flavors: Caramel, Cheddar, Perfect Duo (caramel and cheddar mixed together), Cake Batter, Cheesy Bacon, Cinnamon Roll, etc. Produced in an old-fashioned way, ensuring hand-making popcorn goodness every step of the way. Ideal snack present for your family, friends, clients, co-workers, boss, a birthday or holiday gift, or just a thank you present!

2. Chicago Steak Seasoning - Creamy caramel popcorn in one bite, flavorful and deliciously cheesy! Available in more than 10 flavors: Caramel, Cheddar, Perfect Duo (caramel and chHandmade in Chicagoland, this delicious combination of herbs and spices, with a touch of sea salt, is sure to add a great deal of flavor to your pizza, meat or seafood! Just rub it in and see your grilling livened up to give a whole new savory and mouthwatering dimension to your steaks, burgers, roasts, chops, meatloafs, vegetables or side dishes.

3. Old Town Oils - Firm favorites of Chicago for finishing pastas or drizzling over grilled vegetables; particularly strong if combined with vinaigrette or added to a salad. Other great uses include: bread dipping, bruschetta, hummus, vegetables, marinades, brownies, deserts, poultry seafood, meats, vegetable, hummus, baking, and more.

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Chicago Walking Tours

The Magnificent Mile Area Walk

The Magnificent Mile Area Walk

The Magnificent Mile is located between the Chicago River and the Lake Shore Drive. It is considered one of the great avenues of the world, being Chicago's version of the Champs-Elysees. Take this walk to explore the Magnificent Mile boulevard and the surrounding area, that features a wide selection of amazing shops, world-known museums, restaurants and spectacular architecture.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Millennium and Grant Parks Walking Tour

Millennium and Grant Parks Walking Tour

Chicago offers a wide range of amazing green outdoor spaces. Grant and Millennium are two lakefront parks, that represent the city's progressive design streak from the 19th century to the 21st. These parks feature amazing architecture and design. Take this walk to explore the beauties the two parks have to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Nightlife Tour Part 2

Nightlife Tour Part 2

Legendary Cocktail Lounges play an important part in Chicago's nightlife. Here you can feel the city pulsing with the beat of extraordinary performances of live jazz, blues, rock, folk and country. At Chicago's cocktail lounges you can meet the trendiest people and relax over the magnificent cocktails. Take this walking tour to discover the most famous cocktail lounges that Chicago has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km