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Chicago Food Tour: Saigon to Stockholm

Chicago, United States

Experience hosted by Phyllis

3 hours
Includes food
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Discover Argyle & Andersonville, two of Chicago's best neighborhoods, on one tour! Enjoy foods from Vietnam, the Middle East and Sweden as you walk the tree-lined streets of this beautiful area.

- Explore Asia on Argyle. Chicago's 'other' Chinatown is now home to the city's Southeast Asian community.

- Experience the mouth-popping contrasts of Vietnamese flavors and learn how the cuisine has evolved over time.

- Meet the generations of migrants and immigrants who have crafted Chicago's Uptown into the unique neighborhood you'll see today.

- Stumble on a forgotten silent film studio and hear why Hollywood's biggest star turned his back on Chicago.

- Celebrate Andersonville's Lebanese, Persian and Turkish cultures with a guided Middle Eastern spice tasting.

- Immerse yourself in the immigrant story at the Swedish American Museum, and sample one of Sweden's best treats.

- Find a treasure trove of quirky, independent shops that you won't see on the Mag Mile.

- Sink your teeth into the pie that made Food & Wine's list of Best in America.


SPECIAL DIET NEEDS? I will communicate before the tour to provide alternate tasting items as appropriate to. your diet concerns.
Other things to note
Tours take place rain or shine. Rain ponchos will be provided if necessary. Wear comfortable shoes! Our total walking distance is 1 1/4 miles.
Discover Argyle & Andersonville, two of Chicago's best neighborhoods, on one tour! Enjoy foods from Vietnam, the Middle East and Sweden as you walk the tree-lined streets of this beautiful area.

- Explore Asia on Argyle. Chicago's 'other' Chinatown is now home to the city's Southeast Asian community.

- Experience the mouth-popping contrasts of Vietnamese flavors and learn how the cuisine has evolved over time.

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Phyllis's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Eight generous food tastings: Vietnamese Iced Coffee, Lotus Root Salad, Ban...
From $75
/ person
Sat, Apr 24
$75 per person
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
$75 per person
Sun, Apr 25
$75 per person
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
$75 per person
Sat, May 1
$75 per person
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
$75 per person

Meet your host, Phyllis

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 191 Reviews
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Chicago is the food city I was looking for. I moved here more than 25 years ago for a corporate job that I soon ditched for culinary school. After years of teaching cooking classes and running one of the city's busiest gourmet delis, I wanted to reconnect with what I love about Chicago...it's vibrant neighborhoods and deep cultural food roots. Our downtown is stunning, but so much of what makes Chicago great lies beyond the Loop. Let me show you around.
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Where you'll be

- Mom and Pop Vietnamese restaurant favored by Chicago foodies
- Chicago's most popular Banh Mi shop
- Forgotten silent film studio
- Home of Chicago's Scandinavian culture
- Cute Swedish diner
- Haunted former speakeasy
- Mediterranean food wonderland
- Cozy non-profit cafe with amazing pie

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 191 reviews.

Ann
April 2021
We loved our experience with Phyllis leading us on the "Saigon to Stockholm" tour. She took great care in selecting delicious food and researching the cultural background of neighborhoods. Such a fabulous afternoon!
Robyn
April 2021
Great tour for locals and visitors to Chicago. Learned a lot about a very diverse street on the northside. Excellent variety of foods and all delicious!
Tatsiana
April 2021
Awesome tour with amazing story telling and delicious food! A must do in Chicago! This was my second tour with Phyllis and still enjoyed it great deal! Great way to explore different than downtown neighborhoods. Strongly recommend!
Severine And Michel
September 2020
This Tour with Phyllis gave me a new view on Chicago and it's neighborhoods. I was in love with the diversity in foods and history of the neighborhoods. I loved every every moment of this Tour and I highly recommend it.
Liz
September 2020
This tour with Phyllis was great. She’s very knowledgeable and clearly has a passion for the communities we toured. I loved the variety this tour provided. I’ve done a fair number of food tours and I thought the opportunity to test different spices was truly unique and excellent. I think Phyllis also did a nice job of balancing this tour- the right amount of walking,the right amount of history versus current events, great variety of foods to taste. Phyllis was extremely conscious of safety and of making sure that each of her guests were considered. I highly recommend this tour.
This tour with Phyllis was great. She’s very knowledgeable and clearly has a passion for the communities we toured. I loved the variety this tour provided. I’ve done a fair number…
Trevor
September 2020
One of the most unique experiences in all of Chicago. Phyllis is extremely knowledgeable and we learned a lot about Uptown and Andersonville. The food was delicious and unique. We can't wait for future tours!

Choose from available dates

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  • Sat, Apr 24
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    $75 per person
  • Sun, Apr 25
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    $75 per person
  • Sat, May 1
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    $75 per person
  • Sun, May 2
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    $75 per person
  • Sat, May 8
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    $75 per person
  • Sun, May 9
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $75 per person
  • Sat, May 15
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    $75 per person
  • Sun, May 16
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    $75 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes

Rain gear if necessary