The Windy City is home to some of the best local kratom shops we’ve found. If you’re lucky enough to live in the Chicago area, be sure to check out our favorite shops listed below.
Address: 261 North York Street, Suite 101, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
About: iVape Bar not only offers kratom, but also a wide selection of name brand vape hardware and premium juices. The interior of iVape Bar is modern and immaculately clean, and has one of our favorite tasting bars in the City.
Why We Love It: iVape Bar is unique in that they are committed to helping customers escape tobacco addiction and transition to safer alternatives. Their staff is incredibly knowledgeable about nicotine levels and alternatives, and they carry only the highest-quality, premium products.
Address: 2627 North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60647
About: Established in 2018, Smoke Station is one of Chicago’s newest and best sources for kratom. They also stock a huge selection of CBD, vape, glass pipe and hookah-related supplies.
Why We Love It: Smoke Station is one of the best looking smoke shops we’ve been in. Beautiful wooden floors and walls, incredible artwork throughout, and the products are extremely well organized. Add a knowledgeable and friendly staff and you have the makings of one of the best head shops in Chicago.
Address: 8050 South Cicero Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60459
About: Vape Stop carries an unmatched selection of kratom, vape and CBD at the best prices we’ve found in the city. They take customer service seriously, and have an incredibly knowledgeable and well-trained staff.
Why We Love It: Vape Stop is one of the best designed and most inviting shops we’ve come across. Big screen TV’s, a pool table, leather couches and a large flavor bar make it equal parts head shop and chill local hangout — exactly the vibe you want from your local store.
Chicago Vapor Zone
Address: 6238 North Broadway Street, Chicago, Illinois 60660
About: Chicago Vapor Zone is best known for having one of the largest selections of vape supplies and e-liquids in the city, but they are also an excellent source of kratom.
Why We Love It: Chicago Vapor Zone has some of the best prices on kratom we’ve found in the city. It’s also a family-owned business, and the owner and his family have always gone above and beyond to assist us.
Address: Various locations throughout the Chicago area.
About: CBD Kratom is one of the more “corporate” places you can buy kratom, but don’t let that stop you from recognizing their enormous selection. In fact, they currently stock more than 45 different strains, far exceeding the typical options available at local shops.
Why We Love It: Though some are turned off by the corporate vibe, we actually love the peace of mind that comes from buying legitimate brands from a highly-reputable store. And CBD Kratom’s numerous locations throughout the city means you’re never more than a few minutes away.
Address: 235 South Halstead, Chicago, Illinois 60661
About: A brand new entrant to the Chicago kratom scene, Mythical Smokes is quickly establishing itself as one of the better places to buy kratom. They offer a huge selection of kratom, CBD, vape and hookah-related products.
Why We Love It: Like Smoke Station, the atmosphere and artwork alone are worth the price of admission. Add that it is open on weekends (a rarity in the city) and it’s easy to see why Mythical Smokes is a formidable new player.
Address: 1448 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60622
About: Part-art gallery, part-head shop, Diffused Galleria is one of the highest-end experiences you’ll ever have buying kratom. The products are all extremely high quality, but be prepared to spend top dollar.
Why We Love It: Diffused Galleria is a welcome departure from the sometimes-seedy head shops we’re used to. You’ll literally feel like you’re in an art gallery (because you are) that happens to sell kratom.