Artopolis

Artopolis
306 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661
www.artopolischicago.com

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As you open the doors and enter Artopolis,
you are taken to another place
To a charming European-style bakery and cafe with so much grace
A Greek version of Eataly,
but much smaller
With several sections to spend your hard earned dollar
A section for sandwiches, pizza,
one for alcohol, another for coffee,
and of course their desserts that are much appreciated
And then the transition from cafe,
to bakery,
to grocery store,
and then to restaurant,
is nicely seperated

In the heart of Greek Town,
Artopolis is a nice alternative to the more formal sit down restaurants
And with a menu that ranges from full meal to just dessert and coffee,
you can almost order whatever it is you want

Named after the restaurant,
Artopitas is a scrumptious find
A filo dough turnover filled with all sorts of delicious things inside,
and you get to pick what kind
The classic Spinach and Cheese, Spanakopita
Kasseri and Feta, Tiropita,
are just a couple of these heavenly flaky puffs
And with a choice of either a side of potato salad or pasta salad,
For one, this whole plate is more than enough!

With an on-site bakery,
artisan breads and rolls,
and pastries that are sweet to the eyes
Their Greek Loukoumades,
served on a large plate so you can share,
taste like a sweet prize!
For those that don’t know,
Loukoumades are fried squishy balls of dough that are covered in honey, nuts, and cinammon
And with a cup of traditional Greek coffee,
it’s a guartantee you’ll be enjoying your experience with a grin

Nevertheless, the Loukoumades are just one of the many pastry items available at Artopolis,
And known for being open late,
for a get together with friends, or a first date,
this combination of deli-bakery-bar-restaurant,
with a casual cafe-style twist,
is not something on Halsted Street that you want to miss!

 

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  1. Forrest Pasky

    January 26, 2017 at 1:42 am

    Great piece…this reminds me that Greece was where I left off on places to next visit in Europe. This place in Chicago looks great.

    1. dineANDrhyme

      January 26, 2017 at 3:13 am

      We’ve never been to Greece but after going here, it felt like we have! A must to visit when in Chicago!

  2. The Paperback Princess

    January 30, 2017 at 2:09 am

    Looks and sounds delicious. Will have to check it out if I’m ever in Chicago.

    1. dineANDrhyme

      January 30, 2017 at 2:18 am

      Yes, you should! Let us know what you think about it when you do!

  3. dennyho

    February 1, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    And now I am very hungry, and not for the leftovers I have in my warming drawer! Will remember this place should my travels take me to Chicago.

    1. dineANDrhyme

      February 2, 2017 at 12:45 am

      Haha I’m glad you enjoyed! Please let me know how much you love it when you come here, cause I know you will!

  4. whisperingsbyjkl

    February 3, 2017 at 3:27 am

    I love this line “A Greek version of Eataly” 🙂

    1. dineANDrhyme

      February 3, 2017 at 4:19 am

      Haha thank you!! I felt it was exactly that.

  5. Edward M. Bury, APR

    February 15, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    I work at UIC and visit Artopolis for lunch or after work. A true gem and wonderful break from the more formal sit down restaurants in Greek Town.

    1. dineANDrhyme

      February 15, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      It really is such a getaway from the city life! It’s like I’m in a small cafe in beautiful Greece

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