🥪❤️🥪❤️ Guzel Rockford City Market
We are celebrating Arab American Heritage Month and the history, contributions, and culture of the diverse population of Arab Americans in the Rockford region and around the world.

Mustafa Abdall, RACVB charitable foundation board member, recently talked with us about his family's local restaurant, Guzel, and what it means to be a business owner in our community.

"Selling Middle Eastern food emphasizes our diversity. Arab American Heritage Month is a reminder to all of us that our diversity is our strength and emphasizes our belonging. It is a message to the whole world that Rockford is one big family."
-Sahar Barwaree and Mustafa Abdall, Guzel
We loved being able to share our excitement about the 2021 Rockford City Market season at our press conference this afternoon! We announced our new partnership with Rockford Park District and heard from two of our new vendors T & C's Cooking Creations and Guzel 👏 We can’t wait to see everyone May 21st for Opening Day!
Happy Earth Day! Today feels like the perfect day to get outside and enjoy the sun! Stop by the Market and pick up a treat from our friends at Velvet Robot Coffee Lab, Crust & Crumbles, Quixotic Bakery, Guzel, and Smiley's Vintage to take with you!!

📸: Forest City Photographs
Step outside of the box with some Mediterranean cuisine from Guzel 🥗🍽
located inside the indoor city market, 116 N Madison St!

New menu alert! Many of you know Guzel took over the space that was formerly Ronit's Kitchen at the indoor market. They've been working on updating their food and drink options over the past few months, and just rolled out their new menu! Stop by and give it a try. Their hours are Mon-Fri 9a-7p; Sat 10a-3p; closed on Sunday.
We are so excited to welcome everyone back for indoor dining in our Market Building! We have two floors and plenty of space to social distance while you enjoy food and coffee from our friends at Crust & Crumbles, Velvet Robot Coffee Lab, and Guzel!
Don’t miss out on the sun today! Enjoy this unseasonably warm winter day at our Madison St. picnic tables with some treats from our friends at Velvet Robot Coffee Lab, Crust & Crumbles and Guzel!
On this Cyber Monday, remember to Shop Local! Here are just some of our amazing businesses that have on-line ordering!
BearMoon Soap:
Bentley Boutique decor & more:
Candle Crest Soy
Cantina Taco:
Crust & Crumbles:
Culture Shock - Clothing and Records:
Disco Chicken:
Rockford Est. 1834:
LaMonica Beverages:
Louis Leathers:
Midwest Gourmet Garlic:
Pig Minds Brewing Co.
Prairie Street Brewing Co.:
Raines Honey Farm
Rockford Art Deli:
Rockford Woodcrafts:
Soap of the Earth:
Synergy Collective:
The Canine Crunchery, Inc.:
Unstated Apparel:
Velvet Robot Coffee Lab:
Vérité Skincare:
Why Envy Boutique:
Woodfire Rockford:
Winnebago Buy Local
Happy Friday!! Our Food Hall has some great carry out options this weekend! Be sure to stop in and pick something up from our friends at Crust & Crumbles, Guzel, and Velvet Robot Coffee Lab!
The weather is warming up this week and we couldn’t be happier! Our outdoor seating—on Madison Street and in our back alley!—is open and ready for you!

Stop by to check out our friends at Crust & Crumbles Velvet Robot Coffee Lab Quixotic Bakery and our newest food hall restaurant, Guzel!
Ronit's Kitchen announced in September that it would be shutting its doors, but now thanks to the Winnebago Emerging Small Business Assistance and a new owner will be stepping in!
The falafel there are absolutely delicious!
Bread of the day is our new Mediterranean sourdough...full of Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and sprinkling of herbes de provence. No joke, it’s pretty darn tasty...especially when smeared with fresh hummus that we got from our neighbor Ronit's Kitchen 👌🏼 Stop by today to sample this killer combo and pick up a loaf for home! There’s lots of pastries to choose from as well, check out the full menu on our website ✌🏼
We're loving this colorful plate of macaroons from Ronit's Kitchen! ❤️💛💚💙 To celebrate Pride Month, they are offering these 🌈 Rainbow Macaroons 🌈 for only 50 cents each for the rest of the month! YUM!
EXPANDED OUTDOOR SEATING DOWNTOWN: In collaboration with the River District Association, we will be closing sections of downtown streets this weekend to allow for more outdoor restaurant seating. On Friday, June 12, at 3 p.m., the 200, 300, 400 and 500 blocks of E. State, the bridge on State Street, and Madison Street between E. State Street and Market Street will be closed to traffic. On Saturday morning at 8 a.m., the State Street Bridge and Madison Street will open back up; however, the 200-500 blocks of E. State will remain closed until Sunday, June 14, at 8 a.m. with North/South streets in this area remaining open.

Businesses taking advantage of the closed streets will treat the area as an extension of their current outdoor seating and will be required to follow the Governor’s Executive Order and IDPH guidance, including requiring face coverings, placing tables six feet apart and not allowing a standing area for guests to congregate.

At this time, the following businesses plan to have street seating: Sisters Thai Cafe, The Office Niteclub, Abreo Restaurant, Social Urban Bar & Restaurant, [email protected], Wired Cafe', Woodfire Rockford, Cj's Public House, LimaMar Restaurant, Taco Betty's, Ronit's Kitchen, Quixotic Bakery, Velvet Robot Coffee Lab and Magpie

Authentic, homemade Middle Eastern -style cuisine in downtown Rockford, IL!


Shawarma special order.


Good morning! Come try out our Mediterranean Egg Wrap!

We are open for breakfast today and every Saturday from 8am to noon, we have lunch from 11-3pm, can't wait to see you


Saturday breakfast


Mix grilled



Guzel is introducing a Mediterranean breakfast menu to start your weekend right! Every Saturday from 8AM to noon.


Lunch time. Shawarma combo


Shawarma mood


We have our full menu on our website! Take a look at it with the QR code below

Photos from Guzel's post 08/11/2022

Our Ukrainian guests had their lunch at Guzel and shared with us their gratitude to all Rockford people for their kindness and generosity.


Happy birthday Rockford

Photos from Guzel's post 08/03/2022

R❤️CKF❤️RD is the First and only City Nationwide that is Welcoming Guest from Ukraine for two weeks tour. Guzel Restaurant is honored and pleased to be a part of this event by hosting their lunch. We look forward in spending time with our guests as we work to make them feel at Home here in Rockford Illinois.
Welcome Friends.


Thursday lunch


Mixed grill


Friday mixed grill


Turkish coffee




We are all set to serve you at the annual Eid Carnival 🎡!

Shawarma + chicken $7, Kabob + rice $7, fresh lemonade $2

Come stop by today until 5pm at MAGR




Dear Customers
We are closed today for maintenance.
Sorry for any inconveniences.
Saturday 07-09-2022

Photos from Guzel's post 07/05/2022

Chicken Shawarma yummy 😋


From our Guzel family to yours, have a wonderful, safe 4th of July weekend with your loved ones. See you all next week!

Photos from Guzel's post 07/02/2022

Mixed grill 🤤


Shawarma special order


Mixed grill


Shawarma mood 😋

Photos from Guzel's post 06/19/2022

ATTENTION! We are serving lunch the Muslim Community Center and Mosque ! Come get yourself some halal chicken strips, shawarma, hot dogs and ketfa, all served with rice and beans! We are also selling fruit cups. All for $5 each !


Friday shawarma

Photos from Guzel's post 06/16/2022

Lunch time


Our Special Chicken Shawarma


Chicken kabob.


International Falafel Day. Let the falafel be the meal for the rest of the week


Updated menu


Tuesday lunch . Guzel chicken shawarma 😋


Saturday lunch


✨COMING SOON✨ Delicious Fried chicken 🍗 🤤😋


Next week


Mixed grill


Did you try our kubah??


Morning coffee


Chicken shawarma




Remember and Honor

Photos from Guzel's post 05/27/2022

Such a beautiful day 😍

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Mix grilled
Lunch time. Shawarma combo
Thursday lunch
Turkish coffee
Saturday lunch
Mixed grill
Saturday coffee
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116 N Madison St
Rockford, IL

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm

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