Sultan's Market
~ 1985 ~

Famous For: Authentic and affordable falafel, shawarma & babaghanoush in a small Middle-Eastern shop with a salad bar.

Founded By: Masada Ramli, or May as she likes to be called, opened this Middle-Eastern cafe serving her grandmother’s recipes.

Fun Foodie Facts:

  • Sultan’s Market started as a corner store selling everything from toilet paper, cigarettes, sodas and the like with a few prepared foods to round out the offerings like polish sausages and meatball subs. Weird, right?
  • You can BYOB and enjoy the affordable food and save money by bringing in your own beverages.
  • Sultan’s Market has earned itself awards including Best Mediterranean food and Best Cheap Eats.
  • Steve Dolinsky of “The Hungry Hound” fame says, without a doubt, that this is the best Falafel in the city!
  • Sultan’s is cash only! Don’t worry though, there’s an ATM for your use.

Our Recos:

  • Sit on the patio for lunch on warm days – it’s great. Many Chicago Food Planet staff can be seen here.
  • Get the hummus as a healthy snack alternative. The flavor is crazy good and the price is right!


Free Sandwich

Get 1 free sandwich with the purchase of any sandwich on the menu.

Sultan's Market
West North Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

Option to add three adult beverage pairings to the menu to help forget the stress of the work week or kick date-night up a notch

Tour Length2.5 Hours
Cost$60 Adult | $80 Adult with Alcohol | $35 Youth
Tour Distance0.8 Miles

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Tour Length2 Hours
Cost$50 Adult | $55 Adult VIP | $35 Youth
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