I first learned about Garretts popcorn in 2002-just saw this long, long line winding down Michigan Ave. and did not know what the line was for. Every time I saw this line, it was almost down the block and around the corner. On Christmas Eve 2002, I went by the line and it was the shortest I had seen, just a few stores long. So, I got in the line, and I asked, -what are we in line for? They said POPCORN. The lady in front of me, told me she drove in from Wisconsin to get in line for Garretts popcorn and it was worth the wait. Everyone else in the lline had their own story. The line was only 45 min. long that day, so I waited. By the time it was my turn, I bought $75.00 worth popcorn--butter, caramel, and cheese. Plus I got pistachio nuts. It was UNBELIEVEABLE. Could not stop eating it. Everyone loved it and now it is a Chicago Tradition.
Pros: BEST POPCORN you ever tasted
Cons: a teensy shop, long lines, expensive, but worth it