2. El Mercado - Market - Butcher - Empanadas

This market is a Chicago treasure, serving up grocery staples like bread, cheese, and produce from Argentina, Peru, and Brazil. The market also sports a butcher shop which specializes in unique regional cuts like Osobuco and Matambre. You can’t leave this Lakeview shop without a handful of hard-to-find Latin American treats, not to mention arguably the best homemade Argentine empanadas in town.
How to support: Stop by for in-store shopping.