contemporary Indian bistro





Bollywood Old Fashioned
bourbon, amara, angostura bitters, chai spices

Mango Pickle's Gin & Tonic
tulsi-infused gin, lime, curry bitters

Smoky Negroni
black cardamom-infused gin, campari, sweet vermouth

Desi Margarita
tequila, feni, mango shrub, lime, chai spices, kashmiri chili

With the above regular selection, we have cocktail seasonals and daily specials that vary and a full bar program that leans on craft gins and whiskies, a curated wine collection, and all-American craft beer lineup to complement the food.


Desi Margarita

Desi Margarita

spring chai time

Kala Ghoda Black Coffee
medium-dark roast. fresh grind. small estate south indian coffee

mum's Masala Chai
family recipe chai spice blend. black arunachal Ctc tea. lamers dairy whole milk

Messed-up Chai
masala chai. saffron-cardamom syrup. bourbon

Holi Chai
masala chai. somrus. bourbon

Nilgiri Black or Green Tea
biodynamic small estate south indian tea. light infusion

Elephant Corridor Whole Leaf Black
black gem from safe passage zone in the patkai hills, northeast india. full bodied strong

himalayan Tulsi Herbal Infusions
caffeine-free seasonal blend of tulsi and herbs grown in the kumaon himalaya






wed - sat 5pm

sun 3pm

We regret being currently unable to accept reservations!

Email us at info@mangopicklechicago.com for special reservation or buyout requests

For stage or employment consideration, please email us at mangopicklechicago@gmail.com with a cover letter


Chicago-native, Marisa Paolillo, spent nearly a decade living in and traveling across India before moving back to Chicago and opening Mango Pickle, an Indian bistro that expresses her professional training in the US and India and passion for the rich culinary traditions from across the vast and diverse geo-cultural landscape of India.

Named after a most popular condiment of India, Mango Pickle gives its patrons a distinctly creative taste of contemporary India where modernity and tradition coexist effortlessly in various, even seemingly odd, hues of color and combinations of 'spice'. Interior fixtures at Mango Pickle were sourced from various parts of India - including erstwhile French colony, Pondicherry, on India's south-eastern coast, ancient Varanasi, on the banks on the Ganges, in the north, and the bustling cosmopolitan metro of Bombay (now Mumbai), on the Arabian Sea to the west. 

Mango Pickle's evolving menu is an ongoing expression of the chef's direct experiences with and impressions of the culinary traditions of India and substantially driven by local and seasonal availability of meats and produce. The food served is complemented by a gin and whisky bar, with an emphasis on a curated creative selection of seasonally-updated, Indian-inspired cocktails.



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press coverage

may 16, 2017 Chicago magazine

April 14, 2017 Chicago reader

April 2017 Travel & Leisure print edition ("spice world")

Mar 2, 2017 Chicago Tribune

Feb 24, 2017 Chicago Magazine

Jan 12, 2017 WGN Lunchbreak

Dec 27, 2016 Chicago Magazine

Nov 30, 2016 DNAInfo

Oct 4, 2016 Chicago Woman

Sep 13, 2016 Chicago Magazine