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Savor the flavors of Chicago — the ‘City of Neighborhoods’ — on a guided, ethnic food tour. This 3.5-hour adventure explores two of Chicago's most diverse neighborhoods: Argyle and Andersonville on the city’s North Side. Sample six distinctly different types of food, visit landmark locations and learn about the local history and culture.

Highlights

  • Take a walking ethnic food tour in Chicago’s North Side
  • Enjoy a variety of tastings at local eateries
  • Stop at some of the city’s most popular locations
  • Learn about the local history, culture and architecture
  • Small group ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Argyle and Andersonville Global Food Walking Tour

Sample Chicago's international cuisines

This 3.5-hour tour begins in Chicago's Little Saigon neighborhood, filled with Vietnamese restaurants, bakeries, stores, and markets. Travel through historic Uptown to the old Swedish neighborhood, which is now a modern-day mix of ethnic markets, trendy restaurants, flourishing antique shops, and lots of independently owned businesses.

During the 1.5-mile walk through two National Historic Landmark neighborhoods — Argyle and Andersonville — sample foods like Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches and iced coffee; Swedish meatballs and pancakes with lingonberry sauce; Swedish glögg (must be 21 or over); Scandanavian coffeecakes and cookies; and Mexican tres leches cake. Also, enjoy a Middle Eastern spice tasting with freshly made hummus and a pita, plus a private olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting.

Customer Reviews

Shanae P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

A really wonderful tour that I would do again in a heartbeat. Phyllis was such a delight to be with and her incredible knowledge of the area was fascinating. Tons of details and stories about the history of buildings, foods, and Chicago in general. The food was delicious and being a Chicago resident for 8 years it was all places I have never been. Portions were perfect and you go to 7 stops! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

Mary M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour lived up to it's name with and Intimate 3 1/2 hour tour highlighting several ethnic restaurants and bakeries in a very diverse and lively Chicago neighborhood. Our culinary-trained guide Phyllis not only knew where to find great food - she was a friend and resident within the community - respected among her peers and proud of its history. Our small group of 6 received very personalized attention, and were fed royally while strolling a wonderful area right off the RED LINE.

Eileen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Spectacular tour with a wide variety of ethnic food. Phyllis was a great tour guide and really knows the history of the area. Can't recommend this highly enough.

Lisa j

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

My friends and I had a blast on this walking tour with Phyllis. We wanted a way to see some parts of Chicago we otherwise would not have ventured. We also wanted an experience beyond chicago style pizza and hot dogs, which are great, but Chicago offers so much more. If you're a foodie, this is the tour to take. We made 7 stops, tried a variety of ethnicities, enjoyed the scenery and knowledgable tour of the area. We were exhausted by the time we finished, and took Phyllis' advice and ended the afternoon at the Green Mill enjoying some jazz and inexpensive drinks at the old Al Capone hang-out. This was truly one of the bests things we have done on a trip and wouldn't hesitate to do it again. An absolute must for all foodies!!!

Linda D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We had a great walking tour with plenty to eat! Phyllis is kind and helpful, and has done her homework to explain the history of the eateries and some other interesting places along the way. Delicious and fun way to spend an early afternoon!

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