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Chicago Neighborhood Global Food and Culture Tour

Chicago, United States

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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 seven distinctly different types of food, visit landmark locations and learn about the local history and culture.
  • 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
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Alcoholic beverage (must be 21 or over)
Generous portions of 12 different food or drink items
Knowledgeable local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Nha Hang Vietnam Restaurant, 1032 W Argyle St, Chicago, IL 60640, USA

Departure Time

11:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Chicago Foodways Tours

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What is the maximum group size during Chicago Neighborhood Global Food and Culture Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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Our Argyle and Andersonville food tour...
Elizabeth S
, Oct 2017
Our Argyle and Andersonville food tour was exceptional. Phyllis was very knowledgeable and personable. We enjoyed the choice of food locations and the unique activity at Nha Hang Viet Nam roll your own summer roll! It was fun learning Swedish history in Andersonville and our stop at the Middle East Bakery was fantastic. We have been on many food tours in Chicago and New York City and Phyllis is one of the best!
This was a fun and informative food...
, May 2017
This was a fun and informative food tour. I tried foods I've never had before. Phyllis was great! Small group walking food tour that involved me and my 4 sisters and a couple celebrating their anniversary. The tour started at a small Vietnamese family owned restaurant, Nha Hang Viet Nam. The owners were very friendly and the food was very good. The 2nd Vietnamese restaurant we visited was Ba Le Sandwiches where we tried Banh Mi sandwich. We then walked to Andersonville area and stopped at a Swedish Tavern, Simon's where we had samplings of swedish pancakes, meatballs and pickled herring. The pancakes and meatballs were very good but I have to admit, not a fan of the pickled herring. The Middle East Bakery had a variety of spices and food fare for purchase. We sampled hummus and individual spices. The hummus was some of the best I've ever tasted! The final stop was at First Slice Pie Cafe where we had a slice of apple pie. All along the way, Phyllis was telling us about the history of the Argyle and Andersonville areas as well as the history of the restaurants. This was a casual tour that was not rushed so felt we could really take our time with the experience. I really enjoyed this tour and am looking forward to another.
This tour lived up to it's name with...
Mary M
, Aug 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.
Spectacular tour with a wide variety of...
Eileen G
, Jul 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.
My friends and I had a blast on this...
Lisa j
, Jun 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!!!
We had a great walking tour with plenty...
Linda D
, Nov 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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