Dose Market, Chicago

There’s just something I love about  markets, street fairs, and festivals. It’s the perfect leisurely activity for a lazy Sunday.  It’s also great opportunity to check out local vendors! I read about Dose Market online, and since the event took place right  in my neighborhood, I had to pop over to check it out. From the Dose website:

Dose is a year-round market featuring the finest selection of vendors under one roof: the modern, lofted halls of the River East Art Center. Join us once a month to celebrate Chicago’s most dynamic gathering of food, fashion and unexpected delights. There’s no better way to spend a Sunday!

This is a great way to spend an afternoon: fun music, wonderful people, amazing food, and cool products for sale. And free-flowing Goose Island (and Bloody Marys!) included in the admission!

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For lunch I stopped at table hosted by Yo Soy, and met the boys behind the operation, Mikey and Brian, who had the best energy! I went with the  Tacos de Hongos (mushroom), accompanied with the most delicious apple and beet salsa. And they gave me a complimentary agua fresco “just for being awesome!” Can’t complain!

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It was really cool seeing all of the unique products, fashions, and jewelry. This booth by Dallas Maynard really caught my eye. Dallas is a talented (and very sweet!) local artisan who told me all about her latest collection. I ended up buying a necklace for myself – can’t wait to wear it!

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Of course you can’t leave without dessert. So many tempting options to choose from, but I went with the Strawberry Rhubarb Tart from Rustic Tart. Amazing flavor!

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Enjoyed outside! As you can see, Dose was the perfect opportunity to rock my TOMS like all the cool kids!DSC03704

Dose Market pops up in Chicago one Sunday a month. Check it out!

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13 Comments on “Dose Market, Chicago

    • Apple and BEET! For a second I thought I made a typo 😉 It was actually very delicious. It had an acidic component to it (vinegar maybe?!). Although now I’m curious to try an apple and beer salsa, as you suggested, haha!

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