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.

- M…

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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/ person
Sat, 7 Aug
₹5,572 per person
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Join 4 other guests
₹5,572 per person
Sun, 8 Aug
₹5,572 per person
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
This time is popular
₹5,572 per person
Sat, 14 Aug
₹5,572 per person
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
₹5,572 per person

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 217 reviews.

Elizabeth
August 2021
What a fantastic way to see new parts of the city and learn some history of the neighborhoods while eating some delicious food along the way. Phyllis was professional, friendly, and so knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking to see more of Chicago than just the downtown.
What a fantastic way to see new parts of the city and learn some history of the neighborhoods while eating some delicious food along the way. Phyllis was professional, friendly, an…
Hank
July 2021
We loved our food tour with Phyllis. She was so knowledgeable and we learned so much about the history of the neighborhood, despite having lived nearby for nearly 3 years. The menu was very carefully curated as well! Would recommend to anyone visiting Chicago looking for an 'off the beaten trek' experience compared to the sites in the Loop, as well as to Chicago natives looking to learn more about Andersonville and Argyle! Come hungry and leave fulfilled :)
We loved our food tour with Phyllis. She was so knowledgeable and we learned so much about the history of the neighborhood, despite having lived nearby for nearly 3 years. The menu…
Matt
July 2021
We had high hopes for this tour and Phyllis exceeded them in every way. The food was delicious! Phyllis is passionate and knowledgeable about both the communities on the tour and their foodways. We came away from the tour very full and having learned so much about this histories of Argyle and Andersonville. Highly, highly recommended!
We had high hopes for this tour and Phyllis exceeded them in every way. The food was delicious! Phyllis is passionate and knowledgeable about both the communities on the tour and t…
Sam
July 2021
This was such a fun and unique experience. Phyllis really put a lot of thought and research into this and it shows. There was so much food but she spread it out enough that you didn’t feel overly stuffed at the end and she accommodates food restrictions perfectly. Cannot recommend enough
This was such a fun and unique experience. Phyllis really put a lot of thought and research into this and it shows. There was so much food but she spread it out enough that you did…
DeVaneia
July 2021
Phyllis was a knowledgeable and pleasant host. I am not a meat eater and this tour catered to that. The food was great and learning about the history of these neighborhoods was interesting. Highly recommend!
Jess
July 2021
I am local to Chicago and decided to book this for myself and my teen daughter. Included awesome food paired with stories of the neighborhoods' histories by our host Phyllis. Great variety of food samples and just the right amount of food at each location. Would highly recommended to visitors as well as locals.
I am local to Chicago and decided to book this for myself and my teen daughter. Included awesome food paired with stories of the neighborhoods' histories by our host Phyllis. Gre…

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    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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    ₹5,572 per person
  • Sun, 8 Aug
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    This time is popular
    ₹5,572 per person
  • Sat, 14 Aug
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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  • Sun, 15 Aug
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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  • Sat, 21 Aug
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    Join 1 other guest
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  • Sun, 22 Aug
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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  • Sat, 28 Aug
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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  • Sun, 29 Aug
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled 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