Chicago changed the way we eat. The Union Stockyards were the center of the revolution.
At the end of the 19th century, Chicago completely transformed the way Americans eat, and the Union Stockyards on the South Side were the center of that revolution. Experience the sights, sounds, and awful smells of the Union Stockyards and the complex of meat factories next to it, known as Packingtown.
A former pork processing plant is now a hub of green food technology.