FULTON MARKET — When Time Out Market opens Thursday morning, CEO Didier Souillat promises diners “lots of surprises” across the massive 50,000-square-foot, three-story food hall.
“You think you’ve seen it all,” but there’s more, he said while gesturing at the expansive space at 916 W. Fulton Market St.
Time Out Market will be the third food hall opening in the neighborhood. Politan Row and Fulton Galley opened nearby earlier this year. But Fulton Galley didn’t last long. It closed its doors a few blocks west after a few months.
The highly anticipated Time Out Market — the sixth food hall from the group that also publishes magazines and online sites — offers food from some of Chicago’s best chefs under one roof, Souillat said.
Among the lineup is Chef Brian Fisher of Entente, HaiSous’ Thai Dang, Fat Rice’s Abe Conlon, El Che Bar’s John Manion, Belly Q’s Bill Kim and Kevin Hickey of the Duck Inn.
Time Out Market touts three separate bars. There’s a sprawling first -floor bar offering wine, cocktails and craft beers; a second-floor bar and speak-easy-type counter from Lost Lake co-owners Paul McGee and Shelby Allison; and a rooftop bar dedicated to Time Out magazine founder Anthony Elliott.
The food halls includes bleacher seating on the second floor, event space and a demo kitchen as well.
Across the different food options, meals range from $9 to $20. Cocktails start at $12. The higher end, “Secret Sounds” cocktails are $15.
Souillat said he’s not too worried about the over-saturation of food halls in the neighborhood. He sees the venue as a destination point for neighbors and travelers trying to get the most out of a trip to Chicago.
“If you want to find the best Chicago has to offer and you have only had three days, Time Out Market would be a great way to experience the city,” Souillat said.
Take a look inside Fulton Market’s newest food hall:
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