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French Market, Chicago

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For centuries, markets - in which individual vendors sell food, clothing, books and flowers - have been a central feature of European life. Public markets are synonymous with French culture and style, as expressed through fresh food and drink, flowers, clothing, arts, crafts and jewelry sold by local vendors in open air. With over 50 years operating markets in France the Bensidoun family brought this concept to Illinois in 1997 with the opening of the Wheaton French Market and a rich tradition of American open-air markets European style began. We welcome your interest in our markets and are confident you will enjoy joining our community. Applicants that we accept have access to a system of local markets and pop-up events that service a large geographic area. We work with both full and part time vendors and we strive to make your experience at outdoor markets a pleasant and consistent one – no matter the town or the day of the week. We provide traditional imported French Market Canopies for our vendors at the majority of our venues. We believe in and support the communities we are in and work closely with our sponsoring organizations, local government, local businesses and local non-profits to provide vibrant public markets that address the needs of the community and connect the business owner directly to the consumer.

All interested vendors please contact Tom Straus at: Frenchmarketpromotions@gmail.com
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  • The stall I went there for was closed for some reason on a Saturday but there were so many other options. Korean, Indian, kosher, French, Belgian, Vietnamese food and more. I got some food from an Eth...  more »
  • Would recommend the french onion soup at the french stall. It was mindblowing good tho a little on the pricey end but worth every penny. The poke stall was mediocre and I would advise you to skip it u...  more »

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