We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Market Creations Cafe

$$ - $$$
Downtown / The Loop
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
130 E Randolph St, Suite GF-2, Chicago, IL 60601-6207 (Michigan)
+1 312-540-0085
06:30 - 15:00
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 15:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

100 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 92: English reviews
Homer Glen, IL
Level Contributor
90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I've come here several times between breakfast and lunch since I work in the Prudential Building. I scaled it down to around once a week, if that, since it adds up when you pay per pound. For example, I'll have a container that's about half-full, and some how it always comes out to $11 or over. I've read on past... More 

Thank ashleyxmarie
New Albany, Ohio
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

Inexpensive average quality food. You get what you pay for. Buffet style. Cafeteria feel. If nearby your activity/business mtg then I suppose worth stopping here as convenient and quick; otherwise, I would not go out of my way to get here.

Thank SicilianBlade
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
916 reviews
686 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Bright clean ambiance, loads of choices, good food, and reasonable pricing. One of the best places in the Loop for either breakfast or lunch.

Thank MarshBruce
Level Contributor
107 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Today I went there for breakfast but I usually go about three times a week for lunch. They always have a very nice selection of Chinese entrées and American. The food is very fresh and tasty. The only issue I have with this restaurant is that they have too many pork items on the buffet for breakfast. I have asked... More 

Thank Judy S
chris c, Public Relations Manager at Market Creations Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the love, Judy. We have many varieties of food for you to choose from. Yes, the price of your meal depends on the pound. We always change up the menu daily so it's different every time. Thanks for the review and come back real soon. More 

Crystal Lake, Illinois
Level Contributor
25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

With dentist advising I should eat before having dental surgery I decided to try this place. NOT EASY TO FIND! It is located in the lower floor of the Michigan Avenue side. If entering from Randolph take the stairs down and turn left. Great variety of selections and most everything was very good. I especially liked the barbequed brisket, MC... More 

Thank SvenskaflickaIL
chris c, Public Relations Manager at Market Creations Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the love! Yes, we have many varieties of food for you to choose from. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the barbequed brisket, MC wings, and the orange chicken. We always switch up the food everyday so you won't be bored with the same menu. Thank you for the review. More 

New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
378 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

We did had some sandwiches at Market Creations Cafe. Their preparation was wonderful. We enjoyed having a mid day bite in the cafe with a coffee.

Thank schroff
chris c, Public Relations Manager at Market Creations Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the love, Scroff. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the sandwich and coffee. Thanks for the review and come back real soon. More 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

I work right across the street from the cafe and have enjoyed many delicious lunches there. I have been a regular there on Tuesdays, but in the last month or do, I have been increasingly disappointed in the quality of the food. This week (Tuesday 6/30/15) was the worst yet!! I got my usual chicken slices from the salad bar... More 

Thank Eileen N
chris c, Public Relations Manager at Market Creations Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Elleen, sorry you were disappointed in the food. If you think the food is inedible then please come let us know and we can figure something out for you. Thanks for the feedback. More 

Saskatoon, Canada
Level Contributor
198 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

This was a great find that my husband and I stumbled across. It's a buffet style market with hot/cold/salad options where you pay $/lb. There was also a dim sum station and a grilled sandwich/panini station that has set prices for the items. There is something for everyone here! All the food was excellent and decently priced. There is

Thank TanzlyB
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Level Contributor
131 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

I've never eaten at a buffet where you get such a big variety of food ($/weight) plus can order sandwiches, dim sum and a dozen other items for a set price. The sheer selection is mind boggling. I spent 15 min just finding what I wanted to eat. This method of service is uncommon where I am from so finding... More 

Thank Darnell B
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

They have a lot of Asian options at this location, and their Viet Spring Rolls are better than Chinatowns! A Dim Sum station (with Boba Tea) just opened up and it's amazing!!! Prices are so reasonable and I find myself going back over and over again. It's right next to Millenium Park, Maggie Daley Park, Garrett's Popcorn and a Macy's.

Thank Mish R

Travellers who viewed Market Creations Cafe also viewed


Been to Market Creations Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Chinese, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 E Randolph St, Suite GF-2, Chicago, IL 60601-6207
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-540-0085
GREEN - We at Market Creations recycle where we can, and offer biodegradable containers for our customers who wish to use them. HEALTHY LIVING - MSG Free, Transfat Free Oil, Organic Offerings, Fat Free Dressings, Loads of Fish and other low cholesterol choices. Who We Are Bryan Choi, founder of Market Basket, To Market To Market, and Market Creations is pleased to announce our newest location in Cleveland, Ohio.. Again, we implement a straightforward business approach which consists of offering a wide variety of fresh, high quality foods at an exceptional value through friendly and courteous service in a clean, sanitary setting. As a provider of breakfast, luncheon, and catering services since 1988 we are keenly aware of the importance to our customers of having an enjoyable dining environment in the workplace. We understand that the purpose of dining is not merely to satisfy a basic necessity, but also to escape from the daily stresses and anxieties that are present in today's working environment. Our goal is to provide an enjoyable dining experience by creating an atmosphere that stimulates the customer through sight, sound, and of course taste. A place where dining will be a luxury without the surcharge, where everyone can afford to dine and anticipate the day's delights.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Market Creations Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown / The Loop

Neighbourhood Profile
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
Explore this neighbourhood