Chicago has a cool variety of South American shops and restaurants to cover all your cravings. Try out traditional Argentine restaurants and tea shops spreading the word about yerba mate across Chicago.
Wormhole coffee makes you feel like you're stepping into the 80s when you walk in. They then provide you with awesome coffee, snacks, and even yerba mate. Grab a seat by their Back to the Future DeLorean, brew up some mate, and chill out.
El Mercado Meat Mart is a well respected local shop specializing in Argentine, Brazilian, and Peruvian food. They are loved by locals for the 100% Argentine beef they sell themselves along with selling to local restaurants. Yerba mate is abundant in their shop so stop by and pick some up.
Chinelas Macanudo Mate offers an authentic yerba mate experience serving it up in the traditional gourd and bombilla. Drink your mate, eat their fresh empanadas, and finish off your visit with some alfajores.