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Garrett's Popcorn Shop

625 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL - (888) 476-7267
Garrett's CaramelCrisp is serious and soulful, its taste and texture dramatically more important than any other kind of candied corn. In fact, it doesn’t really taste candied at all. The popcorn itself is a tender, earthy note within its caramel sheath, which is deeply buttery and has a dark flavor that teeters at the edge of tasting burnt. Like the singed crust atop a well-made crème brulee, the corn’s coat smacks of fire more than sugar.
100% Approval Rating (31 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
CaramelCrisp
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Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (3)
Roadfood.com Editor
"The management of Garrett Popcorn Shop insists that the product it makes is NOT caramel corn. It is CaramelCrisp, a trademarked name for a foodstuff that, to us, looks a lot like caramel corn. Whatever. We have no desire to argue with the place that makes our all-time ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

625 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
(888) 476-7267

http://www.garrettpopcorn.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Dessert
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Mix, also known as a Chicago Mix, means a shook-up combination of caramel corn and cheese corn. The sweetness of the caramel corn and the savory luxury of the cheese corn are a devastating combination. No snack we know is more impossible to stop eating.
"Mix, also known as a Chicago Mix, means a shook-up combination of caramel corn and cheese corn. The sweetness of the caramel corn and the savory luxury of the cheese corn are a devastating combination. No snack we know is more impossible to stop eating."
Michael Stern





Garrett's CaramelCrisp is one of America's great snack foods.
"Garrett's CaramelCrisp is one of America's great snack foods."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


This is VERY cheesy corn.  Many people get this mixed with CaramelCrisp.  Hard for us to imagine that combination works, but people seem to love it.
"This is VERY cheesy corn. Many people get this mixed with CaramelCrisp. Hard for us to imagine that combination works, but people seem to love it."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


A view of a Garrett's corn popper.
"A view of a Garrett's corn popper."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Note the bin of freshly-made caramel corn in the window of the Michigan Avenue store. It is scooped into bags still hot. This is one of Chicago's -- and America's -- great snack foods. A recent remodeling has helped keep the usually long lines inside the shop, rather than snaking way out onto Michigan Avenue.
"Note the bin of freshly-made caramel corn in the window of the Michigan Avenue store. It is scooped into bags still hot. This is one of Chicago's -- and America's -- great snack foods. A recent remodeling has helped keep the usually long lines inside the shop, rather than snaking way out onto Michigan Avenue."
Michael Stern


This is the Garrett's at 4 East Madison Street in Chicago.
"This is the Garrett's at 4 East Madison Street in Chicago."
Michael Stern



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