Chicago Food Tour: Saigon to Stockholm

Chicago, United States

Experience hosted by Phyllis

3 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes food

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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What's included

  • Food
    Eight generous food tastings: Vietnamese Iced Coffee, Lotus Root Salad, Ban...

Meet your Host, Phyllis

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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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 4.95 out of 5 from 242 reviews.

Linda
September 2021
The food tour was a nice add to our first time to Chicago. I really enjoyed the history we learned while walking through the neighborhood. Phyllis was knowledgeable in the food and history and very engaged with the group. The food was tasty and I enjoyed that it wasn’t touristy Chicago. I would definitely recommend.
Grady
September 2021
This was really great! The food was really great, the history and culture was very educational and provided a deeper understanding and appreciation for the communities, their foods and cultures. Great job!!!
Elizabeth
September 2021
Amazing tour! It was great to see this area of Chicago, and the food was truly unique and delicious. Make sure to come hungry, because there is an abundance of incredible food, and you’re going to want to eat it all!
Rebecca
September 2021
This was a fantastic experience. Phyllis was knowledgeable about food, people and history and was able to create a wonderful tapestry for us, feeding our souls while nourishing our bodies. BTW, the food was wonderful.
Dina
September 2021
This experience was fantastic from beginning to end. I enjoyed the history and the walk. The food was more than enough. We love experiencing the non tourist places. We felt very save.
Uma
September 2021
This tour is the best! I have done other tours but This tops it all. Phyllis is passionate about her work and a foodie and a historian combined in one. Every place we stopped was par excellence , I did not know Chicago had such great places to eat! Phyllis knows these food ways well. If you had to pick this should be the one.

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  • Sat, Oct 23
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    $75 per person
  • Sun, Oct 24
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $75 per person
  • Sat, Oct 30
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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    $75 per person
  • Sun, Oct 31
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    $75 per person
  • Sat, Nov 13
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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    $75 per person
  • Sun, Nov 14
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    $75 per person
  • Sat, Nov 20
    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