Chicago French Market Announces Additional Vendors

February 3, 2010

Chicago's French Market
(photo by Steve Dolinsky)

The Chicago French Market is getting ready to add four new food options to its Loop location, tucked beneath the train tracks at the Oglivie Transportation Center.

Zullo's has been a regular at the Green City Market, selling its zeppole de mela (handmade apple cider donuts) and fiadoni (sweet and savory hand pies), and now the company is planning to open a booth at the French Market. Owner Adriana Marzullo's will also offer traditional pizzas, assorted pastas, panini, pastries, sandwiches, soups and other Italian specialties that change daily.

Olives4You will offer Mediterranean specialties including a display of marinated, stuffed and other fresh olives. In addition to tapenades and spreads, they'll carry pita, hummus and a few ready-to-eat items. Olives4You also sells a variety of products at the Bensidoun's seasonal French markets and farmers' markets throughout Chicagoland.

Bill 'Gramp's' Brickner started Gramp's Gourmet Foods as a hobby in 2005. He originally made pickles and beets for family and friends, then extended his business to farmers' markets, specialty shops and online. This permanent space will offer 12 varieties of both sweet and dill pickles, Martha's Sweet Hot Mustard, a variety of pickled beets and Gramp's signature drink: Apple-Pie-In-A-Jar.

Since 1984, Pappardelle's Pasta has been providing restaurants, specialty shops and farmer's markets with small batch, artisanal pastas. Their first permanent location will include handmade, slow-dried pasta, fresh-frozen ravioli, homemade sauces, pestos, bruschetta, oils and vinegars. They're planning to offer more than 100 varieties of artisan pastas available for grab-and-go and special orders.

Opening dates have not been confirmed, but they should all be up and running by March 1.