Maxwell Street Market
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Maxwell Street Market information
Every Sunday morning hundreds of vendors set up stalls that sell everything from Jesus statues to 10 packs of tube socks to power tools. It has become a hot spot for foodies craving homemade churros, tamales and other Mexican noshes, and for folks seeking cheap clothing, electronics and junk galore.
Don’t let the name mislead you: the market is not actually on Maxwell St, though it was for decades until gentrification forced it onward. It now sprawls along Desplaines St between Harrison St and Roosevelt Rd. The city runs the market and adds to the festivities with free fitness classes and the occasional band or dance group performance.