Has anyone checked this place out? It is located at is located at 1712 N Wells Street (north of Second City and North Ave in Old Town). The space was formerly Cobey Foods and Catering, but has been taken over by new ownership. The catering and gourmet shop remains largely unchanged from what I remember, however they have increased their chocolate selection which is handmade in house by the owner.
We picked up truffles and assorted chocolates which all of our friends and relatives absolutely loved over the holidays. I have to say that the double dark chocolate pretzels were the best I have ever had. They were the perfect combination of salty and sweet! I have to say that we were at Jean Philippe Pâtisserie at the Bellagio in Las Vegas a week later, and the chocolates at Catering/Chocolate put them to shame.
We also got some great salumi and cheese to enjoy back at the hotel. They had a Spanish ibérico cured ham which was one of the best things I had tasted in awhile.
The selection of prepared salads, entrees, etc. looked outstanding as well. If I lived close to here, I would be picking up my dinner at Catering Chocolate often.
I would highly recommend stopping in if you have not since the new ownership took over.
...I forgot to mention, the lox (cured in house) is some of the best I have had. my mouth is watering for it as I write this.
1712 N Wells St, Chicago, IL