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Discover Argyle & Andersonville, two of Chicago’s best neighborhoods, on one tour!

Enjoy foods from Vietnam, the Middle East, and Sweden.

  • Experience Asia on Argyle. Chicago’s ‘other’ Chinatown is now home to the city’s Southeast Asian community.
  • Taste different aspects of Vietnamese cuisine as it changed through colonization.
  • Time travel through a century’s worth of immigrant stories at The Roots of Argyle mural.
  • Discover a forgotten silent film studio and hear why Hollywood’s biggest star turned his back on Chicago.
  • Explore the spice routes of the Middle East with a guided spice tasting.
  • Celebrate the vibrant, welcoming culture the Swedes brought to Andersonville.
  • Find that perfect treasure or souvenir as you pass through the ‘Shop Local Capital of Chicago.’
  • Taste the apple pie that made Food & Wine’s list of Best in America.


During our one and a quarter-mile walk, we’ll make two stops at Vietnamese restaurants in the Argyle neighborhood, then take a short walk to Andersonville for a spice tasting in a dazzling Middle Eastern market. Then we pop into the Swedish American Museum before finishing with a short walk to a cozy pie shop.

The tour ends at 5357 N. Ashland Avenue, just shy of one mile from the starting point. Please consider the extra activity when determining if this tour is right for your group. Public transportation is available to return to the starting point.

A great mix of cultures from authentic family businesses

  • Nha Hang Viet Nam: This is the hole-in-the-wall restaurant that your friends will thank you for finding. Simply the best Vietnamese food in Chicago.
  • Ba Le Sandwich Shop: Chicago’s first and favorite banh mi shop has won many Michelin and Zagat awards.
  • T’oui Macaron: Enter a wonderland of French-inflected pastries and sample the goods.
  • Swedish American Museum: Find that perfect souvenir in the cutest Swedish gift shop while you sample smörgåsbord staples.
  • Middle East Bakery & Grocery: This Andersonville institution has been serving up the freshest pita and hummus since 1981. Browse their great grocery selection as you taste.
  • First Slice Pie Cafe: This cozy non-profit eatery makes a sweet end to a fun adventure.


Your guide will greet you inside of Nha Hang Viet Nam, 1032 W. Argyle Street, just 2 blocks east of the Argyle Red Line stop.


  • Parking lot at 5017 N. Winthrop $6 for 12 hrs thru ParkWhiz or SpotHero (recommended).
  • Free side street parking is usually available on Winnemac, Carmen or Winona streets just west of Broadway Avenue. Allow 15 minutes to find street parking.
  • Metered parking: only recommended with ParkChicago app, due to time limits.
    Public transportation.
    CTA/Train: Red Line to Argyle stop.


  • First-time Lyft users receive a $5 credit when using CHICAGOFOODWAYS referral code.

Public Transportation

  • CTA/Train: Red Line to Argyle stop