If you are a small food business looking for a place to develop and grow, see our top ten recommendations for shared kitchens in Chicago, IL. To see a full list of commercial and commissary kitchens in Chicago, check out thekitchendoor.com.
- River Forest Kitchen @ Sugar Beet Schoolhouse – 349 Ashland Ave, River Forest, IL
River Forest Kitchen provides all of the space and equipment to support your growing culinary business. In addition to a fully equipped licensed commercial kitchen, there is a meeting and event space to support your business and retailing of your product. The facilities are located in beautiful River Forest, Illinois and are available 24/7 to accommodate your production and event requirements.
- The Hatchery -135 North Kedzie, Chicago, IL
The Hatchery is a non-profit food and beverage incubator dedicated to helping local entrepreneurs build and & grow successful businesses. The 67,000 square foot production facility has everything entrepreneurs in the food and beverage space could need, including: shared & private kitchen space, co-working & meeting space, storage, on-site business planning & support, access to financing, and incubation services including classes & events.
- The Social Table – 819 West Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL
Specializing in private cooking classes, The Social Table also rents out the space for recipe incubation, photo and video location shoots, and pop-up dinner parties. They also work with catering companies and others who need access to professional kitchen equipment and workspace on an hourly or long-term basis.
- Kitchen Chicago – 324 North Leavitt St., Chicago, IL
One of the biggest obstacles for starting a food business in Chicago is the high cost of setting up a commercial kitchen. Kitchen Chicago is a fully equipped, commercially licensed, shared use kitchen in Chicago, IL, allowing you to build your business on an as needed basis with lowered risk and minimized start-up costs. The space is a 4000 sq. ft. commercial kitchen facility, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is divided into four functional areas: a catering kitchen, pastry kitchen, cool room, and packaging / storage area.
- Lakeview Kitchen and Market – 3109 North Broadway, Chicago, IL
Lakeview Kitchen and Market is a shared commercial kitchen as well as retail market. The 5,000 square feet of fully equipped commercial kitchen space is for licensed food purveyors to use to create their specialty products. The Kitchen clients are made up of a variety of different small businesses who specialize in products ranging from customized hand-painted cookies to brownies, cobblers, galettes, tarts, or just about any type of sweet treat you can imagine.
- Logan Square Kitchen – 2333 North Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL
Logan Square Kitchen started as a shared commercial kitchen available by the hour to small food businesses and a private event space. Certified as a LEED Gold Commercial Interior in a 100-year old Chicago storefront, Logan Square Kitchen also provides food safety training, HACCP plans, guidance on regulations & licensing, facility design and construction management services, and food sanitation classes at every level—handler, manager, and HACCP.
- The Plant – 1400 West 46th St., Chicago, IL
The Plant is a 93,500 sq. ft. facility hosting a collaborative community of small food businesses, all focused on growing, producing, and/or sourcing a variety of food products. The Plant currently houses over a dozen small businesses, including indoor and outdoor farms, kombucha and beer breweries, a bakery, a cheese distributor, a coffee roaster, and other emerging food producers and distributors.
- The Quarry Event Center – 2423 East 75th St, Chicago, IL
This entertainment venue, event space, and shared kitchen strives to be a place that will focus on programs and policies that will nurture the community’s needs and foster its economic, social and cultural revitalization and become a beacon for positive change and peace, positively impacting 75th Street and the surrounding areas.
- A Midwest Kitchen – 5740 North Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL
A Midwest Kitchen is a small shared-use commercial kitchen located in the Gladstone Park neighborhood at 5740 N. Milwaukee that is providing baking facilities to small businesses. In 2016, A Midwest Kitchen debuted the “Walk Up Window,” featuring local food-products made fresh for their Northwest side neighbors.
- MyKitchens LLC – 9416 West Irving Park Rd, Schiller Park, IL
These commercially licensed kitchens are just 25 minutes from downtown Chicago and have 24/7 secure door access and camera surveillance for convenience. Kitchens can be rented by the hour and feature spaces for baking, packaging and storage, washing area with commercial size triple sink, prep sink and separate utility sink area. MyKitchens also offers consultation in graphic design, business management, menu planning, product development, brainstorming, packaging and brand development.
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