Fox & Obel: Dine Out and Get Groceries at the Same Time

One Clean Plate - Fox and Obel - Pear Salad and Tomato Basil Pesto Soup by Caroline Wik

Fox & Obel sits unassumingly on the corner of Illinois St and N McClurg Ct. It has a little patio seating area, and upon entering you’re greeted with a warmly-lit and welcoming market and behind it, a cafe and restaurant.

The market half of Fox & Obel is small but features a dazzling array of high-quality artisan items, organic produce and packaged goods. You can find everything from grassfed Irish butter to fine coffees, chocolates and wines to fresh-caught fish.

Bellies rumbling, we were much more interested with the restaurant and cafe portions of Fox & Obel. The ordering process wasn’t immediately clear, thanks in-part to the register being to the far side of the actual counter as well as a “wait” sign with nobody by it. We ordered and then went and took seats by the window.

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