Garrett Popcorn

At Garrett Popcorn Shops, we’ve maintained our dedication to fresh, delicious popcorn since we first opened at 10 West Madison Street in Chicago. We continue to use only the highest quality ingredients from area producers as we handcraft our gourmet popcorn in old-fashioned copper kettles. We strive to deliver the same popcorn today that customers first talked about in 1949. What makes Garrett Popcorn so special? We hot air pop our signature blend of kernels, which we then mix into our secret family recipes. Every batch is handmade daily and the result is an irresistible snacking sensation, which has generated lines outside of our retail locations for decades. Our highest priority is to satisfy our customers’ cravings for great popcorn. When local fans asked for a mixture of sweet and salty, we created The Chicago Mix: a blend of our famousCaramelCrisp® and CheeseCorn™ recipes. It remains our most popular flavor and a consistent favorite throughout our entire fan base. Our year round menu also includes Plain, Buttery, Cashew CaramelCrisp®, Almond CaramelCrisp®, Pecan CaramelCrisp® and Macadamia CaramelCrisp®. Keep an eye out for our seasonal flavors from time to time as well. You never know what will pop up! Garrett Popcorn’s great taste has gone global, but hometown values guide us. Although our popcorn has traveled to New York, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore, our many Chicago locations keep us firmly grounded at home. When you visit, you can find us in the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, next to popular theater and tourist attractions, or as you catch a plane at O’Hare International Airport. If you are unable to visit one of our shops here or abroad, you can still find us online at or reach us by phone at 888-4-POPCORN / 888-476-7267. Experience firsthand why Garrett Popcorn Shops have been Chicago Tradition Since 1949.

May 182014

The Chicago Blackhawks resume their quest to repeat as Stanley Cup champions today when they face off against the Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.

With eight wins in the books after tough battles with the St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild, the ‘Hawks are just eight wins away from lifting Lord Stanley once again.

Garrett Popcorn loves it when there is a big event to celebrate in our hometown of Chicago, and it doesn’t get much bigger than bringing the Stanley Cup back to The Windy City! All you have to do for proof is look at the incredible photos from the parade last summer that was thrown for the Blackhawks.

Stanley Cup

With the Conference Finals beginning, there is plenty to get excited about. Lord Stanley is getting closer with each win. And around this time last year, the ‘Hawks were dispatching the Kings in the Western Conference Finals thanks to a hat-trick from Patrick Kane, which he topped off with his third goal coming as a dramatic overtime winner to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals against the Boston Bruins. Everyone in Chicago knows how that ended…

So as the Blackhawks being the next step in their Stanley Cup defense, why don’t you grab a Chicago Blackhawks Tin of our Chicago Mix and enjoy some playoff hockey!

Go Blackhawks!

May 172014

This Sunday is International Museum Day, so we at Garrett Popcorn wanted to show off its Chicago pride by highlighting the best museums in The Windy City!

If you’re going to visit a museum on International Museum Day, we recommend first starting at The Field Museum. Located along Lake Shore Drive surrounded by various other Chicago landmarks, including Soldier Field and Shedd Aquarium, The Field Museum is a among the world’s largest natural history museums. One particularly cool exhibit worth checking out is The Machine Inside, which takes a fascinating look into the bio-mechanics of animals and humans. If you need plans for the weekend, we definitely recommend it.

Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois

The Field Museum

North of The Field Museum, just off Lake Shore Drive, is the Chicago History Museum. If the captivating history of the city of Chicago is your cup of tea, then this is definitely the perfect place to celebrate International Museum Day. The Chicago History Museum currently has some fantastic exhibits about Abraham Lincoln and his time in Chicago. There is also a photographic exhibit about the history of America’s railways, of which Chicago played a big part.

Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum

Finally, we have to recommend the Museum of Science and Industry. This museum may be one of the most entertaining destinations in Chicago. If you love science, then this is definitely the place for you. From wildlife to chemistry to the raise of technology, the Museum of Science and Industry has it all. Enjoy chemistry done right before your eyes in their live science experience, watch how tornadoes form in their Vortex Show, and check out their exhibit on the future of energy in Chicago.

Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry

We love our hometown of Chicago, and we’re proud of all the incredible museums the city has to offer. Once you’re done checking out all of Chicago’s world-class museums, be sure to stop by one of our Shops to enjoy another Chicago tradition.

May 162014

Looking for the perfect graduation gift? Look no further than our celebratory Tinfetti Tin! Select your graduate’s favorite Garrett Popcorn flavor, and gift away.

Is someone in you life getting ready to don the cap and gown? What better way to celebrate that hard-earned diploma than with a Tin of delicious Garrett Popcorn?

And fortunately, we have just the Tin to celebrate with! Our Tinfetti Tin is the epitome of celebration for you to honor your graduate on their special day.

Stop by one of our Shops or check out our online Tin Builder to get one as a lovely graduation gift for someone this Spring.

Tinfetti Graduation