Revival Food Hall is a food lover’s “dream team” food court. This place is massive, it’s busy, the selections are varied and it could take me weeks, maybe months to try everything.

If I worked nearby, I would eat lunch here a lot. But when dining with a group, these kind of places (like Chicago French Market and Shake Shack) stress me out so I prefer to go alone. There’s nothing like hovering over a table like a hawk while someone tries to finish their fries or trying to text your party and find everyone while holding a food tray. Food Life is nuts at lunch but they have the right idea in that you get your table first and then split up to get your food.

Some lines at Revival Food Hall are considerably longer than others and it’s definitely challenging to find a table without holding your tray for at least a little while. And it’s probably next to impossible to try several things from different places unless you have a plan and willing participants or go at 2 p.m. or don’t mind your food getting cold while you go to one place to the next.

I just complained for the last two paragraphs, but really, I loved this place.

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We arrived at 12:45pm and it was still pretty crowded. We split up and 3 got the food and 1 looked for a table.

The Budlong

Menu at The Budlong
Menu at The Budlong
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Budlong Biscuit. Soft winter wheat flour, slow-churn butter, buttermilk, brushed with salt, pepper butter ($3)
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The Budlong – Hot: Hot Chicken Sandwich on Brioche, roasted garlic aioli, farm slaw, pickels, pit beans ($12)
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The Budlong – X-Hot: Hot Chicken Plate pit beans, slaw, white bread, pickles ($11)

Union Squared

Union Squared - Pepperoni, mozzarella, brick ($8)
Union Squared – Pepperoni, mozzarella, brick ($8)

Aloha Poke Co.

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Aloha Poke Co – Ahi Tuna, pineapple, cucumber, scallion, jalapeno, maui onion, sesame vinaigrette (Small $7.50)
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“Connected”
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The kids and I have reached that part in our relationship where they laugh. I say “What?” and they laugh some more.

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1:33pm
1:33pm

Mindy’s Hot Chocolate

Cookies at Mindy's Hot Chocolate at Revival Food Hall
Cookies at Mindy’s Hot Chocolate at Revival Food Hall
Dream Bar, Raspberry Bar
Mindy’s Hot Chocolate – Dream Bar, Raspberry Bar
Mindy's Hot Chocolate - Thumbprint Cookies
Mindy’s Hot Chocolate – Thumbprint Cookies
Thumbrpints, Kolachis, Rugelachs at Mindy's Hot Chocolate at Revival Food Hall
Thumbprints, Kolachis, Rugelachs at Mindy’s Hot Chocolate
Donuts at Mindy's Hot Chocolate at Revival Food Hall
Donuts at Mindy’s Hot Chocolate
We got a few things to try
We got a few things to try
1:47pm. Lines are short and there are plenty of empty tables.
1:47pm. Lines are short and there are plenty of empty tables. This may be the time to go!

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Revival Food Hall125 S Clark St, Chicago IL

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Posted by:Lou Stejskal

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