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Chicago Food Tour: Saigon to Stockholm

Chicago, United States

Experience hosted by Phyllis

3 hoursHosted 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
  • 194 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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From £54
/ person
Sat, 29 May
£54 per person
11:30 - 14:30
Join 4 other guests
£54 per person
Sun, 30 May
£54 per person
11:30 - 14:30
£54 per person
Sat, 5 Jun
£54 per person
11:30 - 14:30
£54 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 194 reviews.

Paula
May 2021
This was a really fun experience and the menu was very different. It was amazing how just walking a few blocks we went from Vietnamese to Swedish cuisine. Phyllis also talks about the neighborhood history which adds a lot to the experience. The final part of the tour is in Andersonville which we loved. We stayed walking around the neighborhood for the rest of the afternoon visiting the shops and galleria. 100% recommended.
This was a really fun experience and the menu was very different. It was amazing how just walking a few blocks we went from Vietnamese to Swedish cuisine. Phyllis also talks about…
Joshua
May 2021
One of the more informative and diverse food tours I’ve been on! Learned more than I expected while also trying a large variety of foods from across the world!
Brionna
May 2021
This tour should 100% be on your to-do list! This was the most informational and tasty food tour. All portion sizes were decent amounts to guarantee you get all the flavor profiles.
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!

Choose from available dates

5 available
  • Sat, 29 May
    11:30 - 14:30
    Join 4 other guests
    £54 per person
  • Sun, 30 May
    11:30 - 14:30
    £54 per person
  • Sat, 5 Jun
    11:30 - 14:30
    £54 per person
  • Sat, 12 Jun
    11:30 - 14:30
    £54 per person
  • Sun, 13 Jun
    11:30 - 14:30
    £54 per person

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