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Maxwell Street Market, Chicago

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Flea Market · Hidden Gem · Shopping
Maxwell Street Market - a place to buy and eat without spending too much. The street market is where you can find tools, clothing, antiques, plants for the garden and Mexican style street food...tamales, tacos and quesadillas with fresh handmade corn tortillas, elotes, and corn cakes. Look for the blue truck for the cinnamon sugar-coated churros with tasty fillings and champorado. For drinks, sample horchata and other fruit flavored drinks, like watermelon, tamarindo and jamaica. For dessert, you can find sorbet, funnel cakes, baked goods and Mangonadas, served in a large cup with layers of mango sorbet, mango slices, drizzled with lime, chamoy and sprinkled chili powder. Enjoy!

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  • About four blocks, both sides, of stuff at an off price. I went after church, encountering a healthy number of shoppers, but no overcrowded conditions. Well, there was the one sit-down Taco Stand...  more »
  • This is one of my favorite markets. If you're looking for vintage or antique items, I'd go somewhere else. But if you're in more of a flea market/yard sale vibe, this is the place for you. And there is plenty of fresh food. Rubi's Tacos are made fresh, including the tortillas on site.
  • Go for the Mexican food vendors. Handmade tortillas and traditional prepared meats & sauces. Fantastic. Not a farmers market although you will find a few produce selections lots of dried peppers things of that sort. Otherwise kind of a flea market feel.

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