Two parts rock n’ roll, one part Chicago, and one sassy Aussie. The Goddess and Grocer is anything but your ordinary sandwich spot, with inspired international and approachable food from all over the world, our menu has something for everyone. We strive to find the freshest ingredients and utilize them in a unique way.
We chalk our menu full of classic sandwiches like the California Dreaming with turkey and avocado to a terrific Mile–High Rueben that rivals any traditional deli. We carry an array of colorful, delicious salads with homemade dressings and prepared foods inspired by international fare from all over. Our menu is always growing with our inspiration for great food. In addition to a variety of savory meals and snacks – we have also become an iconic Chicago bakery, with sweets and treats that will make your eyes pop – like The Goddess Rainbow Cake, one of the most Instagrammed desserts in Chicago!
Our Goddess got her background in rock n’ roll catering, traveling the globe and feeding some of the most influential musicians of our time. Instantly falling in love with Chicago, she got off the Paul McCartney tour bus and laid down roots in the Wicker Park – Bucktown neighborhood in 1990. Serving a colorful, globally inspired menu of creative sandwiches, vibrant salads, mix-and-match square meals, and gourmet pantry items, she opened The Goddess and Grocer in 2004 and it was an instant hit.
As a grocer, we are proud to carry a variety of local products in the curated grocery section of our stores. From local confections to craft beer and unique local coffee we actively seek out Chicago based small businesses and local artisans to add to our shelves. More than just a place to get a great bite or a gift, The Goddess and Grocer in actively involved in our Chicago communities and organizations we believe in. Our stores in Gold Coast, River North, and Bucktown serve as a neighborhood watering hole, hosting benefits, neighborhood functions, live music, craft beer launches and more.
At The Goddess and Grocer, we believe in the power of community, the influence of music, and most of all, we believe great food brings people together.