Fox & Obel
City Provisions deserves an honorable mention for its local and fresh-cured product offerings, but the one place we always go when we need to satisfy a group of jaded foodies over the holidays is Fox & Obel. From fat lobes of foie gras to glistening jamon iberico to spicy saucisson sec to rare caviar, they have the perfect edible gift for the hungry Gold Coast resident who has everything else. Also, this is one of the few non-online places you can score a single cut of dry-aged prime beef on quick notice if you want to cook up a steakhouse dinner.
401 East Illinois
Manny’s Cafeteria and Delicatessen
1141 South Jefferson
Best of Chicago 2010