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Chicago Tour: Andersonville

Cultural diversity and small-town character converge in Chicago’s North Side neighborhood.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 0.7 miles
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Overview :  A historically Swedish community, Andersonville today is a collage of cultures. Walk along Clark between Foster and Bryn Mawr, and you... more »

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Points of Interest

At this tiny Andersonville eatery, a limited menu and extensive wait times are a small price to pay for what's often named the best pizza in Chicago. Run by passionate owners Nick Lessins and Lydia Esparza, Great Lake is famous for pies that are (slowly) handmade to order and topped with fresh, locally-grown, organic ingredients. The ever-changing... More

2. Reza's

Authentic Persian and Mediterranean cuisine awaits diners at Reza’s, a small local chain of four restaurants. At this Andersonville location, the dining room is set in a former microbrewery with high ceilings, exposed brick, and widely spaced tables that are ideal for date night. On warm days, the floor-to-ceiling windows at the front of the... More

3. Kopi Café

Touted as a traveler’s café, Kopi has that backpacker vibe. Kopi, Indonesian for coffee, welcomes customers to sit on floor cushions and sip coffee drinks and cocktails at low tables. The servers are relaxed and friendly, and vegetarian offerings dominate the menu. Order a Kopi garden burger and antioxidant green juice drink.

Address:
5317... More

Since the late 1920’s, the Swedish Bakery has been serving European-style pastries, cakes, and breads inside a standalone red-brick building in Andersonville. The bakery’s interior is lined with glass cases brimming with homemade favorites such as cardamom braids, lemon rolls, cherry strudel, butter cookies, and marzipan, previously featured on... More

5. Middle Eastern Bakery and Grocery

This neighborhood favorite offers a selection of delicacies. Choose from a variety of savory pies from the deli: lamp and potato; spinach and feta; parsley, olive, and cheese; and many more. Opt for pistachio, walnut, and almond baklava for dessert. Browse through the myriad of colorful spices, beans, and grains. And don’t forget to admire the... More

At the south end of Andersonville, Hopleaf features a variety of craft brews and Belgian beers on draft, as well as more than 250 bottled beers. Come for the beer, but stay for the mussels, steamed Belgium-style in Whittekerke white ale and served with frites and aioli.

Address:
5148 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
United States

Phone:
(773)... More

7. Andersonville Galleria

A space dedicated to more than 90 merchants and their wares, Andersonville Galleria is a truly distinct destination in the city. This neighborhood favorite sells clothing, jewelry, artwork, housewares, accessories, antiques, and gourmet treats; and supports small, local retailers. Come on the first Friday of each month, when you can sip wine while... More

An homage to Swedish-American history and culture, this three-story museum is located in Andersonville, one of the country's most concentrated areas of Swedish culture. Established in a small log cabin in 1976, the museum is now a 24,000-square-foot facility housing a special exhibit gallery as well as a permanent exhibit entitled "The Dream ... More