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Be sure to watch the video essay from WGN’s Chicago’s Best on our sub shop. For a great introduction to our grocery store check out Eva Saha’s report from ABC7 Chicago’ 190 North.

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About Us

The J.P. Graziano Grocery Company is a fourth-generation family-owned Italian grocery in Chicago’s West Loop.

As the oldest Italian market in the City of Chicago, we feature a wonderful selection of imported cheeses, olive oils, pastas, imported tomatoes, spices, legumes and olives.

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Our menu offers something for everyone. Given our background, we have to offer a classic Italian sub and a Prosciutto sub with fresh mozzarella. But we also put our own twist on the unique made-to-order tuna sub, three different vegetarian options and, of course, the house specialty, Mr. G.

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Our superb catering service provides business and home entertainers with an authentic Chicago experience with our sandwich platters and antipasti trays. Choose from our mouth-watering sub sandwiches or build an antipasti tray with hand-crafted, authentic Italian meats, imported cheeses and olives, marinated artichokes and red peppers, and grilled eggplant.

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Welcome to Our Store!

A Note from 4th-Generation Owner Jim Graziano

Jim Grazizano and His MomMaryellen and Jim Graziano

In 1937 my great-grandfather started the J.P. Graziano Grocery Company on Randolph Street in Chicago’s West Loop shortly after arriving in America from Italy. He had a few simple goals in mind: place an emphasis on customer service and hand pick Italian food suppliers who offer the highest quality products.

Four generations later, I am honored to carry on the family tradition of customer service, authentic foods, and superior quality.

Most days you’ll find a Graziano family member helping a customer with an order. Ma may be answering a customer service call, my sister may be packing up an order, and I spend my days sourcing Italy’s most popular and unique foods from small producers who live up to my great-grandpa’s standards for quality.

Our store stands in the heart of Chicago’s meat and produce market area at the corner of Peoria and Randolph—the exact same spot where my great-grandfather started his business.

Thanks for visiting our site. And if you ever get to Chicago, come to our store in the West Loop and say hi—just like great-grandpa, we love visitors!

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