Just around the corner from Little Goat is the West Loop location of popular donut shop Glazed & Infused. Chef Scott Harris keeps his cases stocked with fresh donuts all day, turning out old-fashioned raised and cake varieties, along with funky inventions like the Pilsen, crowned with mango-pineapple glaze and Mexican Tajín seasoning. Izard will often pick up a few dozen on the way to work to keep her team smiling. Glazed & Infused: 813 W Fulton Market, Chicago; 312-226-5556; goglazed.com
As a hybrid cafe, butcher, bakery and market, chef Paul Kahan’s Publican Quality Meats checks a lot of boxes for West Loop residents. The place is known for its excellent charcuterie and sandwiches, built on long-fermented breads, but Izard tends to head here for raw steaks to grill up at home. Publican Quality Meats: 825 W Fulton Market, Chicago; 312-445-8977; publicanqualitymeats.com
Fulton Market is a landmarked district within the West Loop neighborhood Izard and her businesses call home. The formerly industrial area is now rapidly developing with residences, hotels, restaurants, bars and retail stores.
Ben Willner and Milton Block purchased Isaacson & Stein Fish Co. from its namesake founders in 1958, and it has been family-run in the same West Loop location ever since. Izard tells us that unlike most wholesale operators, Isaacson is open to the public, so home cooks can get restaurant-quality fish—the staff will even filet it for you. Isaacson And Stein Fish Co.: 800 W Fulton Market, Chicago; 312-421-2444; isaacsonandsteinfishcompany.com