25 Fun Things To Do in Andersonville, Chicago

Andersonville, Chicago is a unique, friendly Chicagoan neighborhood tucked on the northern side of the city. Andersonville is home to one of the city’s largest gay and lesbian communities and is known for its diversity and Swedish roots. The famous Clark Street is lined with locally-owned bakeries, coffee shops, and quaint restaurants. Just moved here and want to explore your new neighborhood? Visiting from out of town and want an authentic Chicago local experience? This list is for you!

Andersonville Bucket List:

1. Indulge in a vegan GF oatmeal cream pie at defloured

2. Attend a fabulous drag show at Hamburger Mary’s every Sunday brunch

3. Treat yourself to a date night at Little Bad Wolf

4. Eat a vegan lunch surrounded by travel books at the local traveler’s cafe, Kopi Cafe (my personal heaven)

5. Grab a green smoothie at TrueNorth Cafe

6. Take a picture with the famous Hamburger Mary’s rainbow wings

7. Visit Barak Obama and stop in for a sweet treat at Candyality, “the best candy story in Illinois”

8. Enjoy an iced latte and people watch on Colectivo Coffee‘s outdoor patio

Colectivo coffee

9. Snack on a cinnamon roll at Lost Larson, the cutest bakery & cafe in town

10. Browse the weekly Farmer’s Market every Wednesday all summer long

11. Dance to live music at one of Chicago’s most legendary street festivals, Andersonville Midsommarfest

12. Grab some sage and visit your black neighborhood cat at Alchemy Arts

13. Pick out a crystal at the On The Rocks Gems, Jewelry, & More

14. Stroll through the green house at Gethsemane Garden Center

15. Grab a slice of pie at First Slice Pie Cafe

First Slice Pie Cafe

16. Drink one of the best coffees in Chicago at The Coffee Studio

17. Experience a Neo-Futurists’ show

18. Go for an ice cream date at George’s

19. Take a scroll to Lake Michigan and walk along the lakefront path

20. Visit the Andersonville Galleria to check out local art and treats

21. Tour the Swedish American Museum (free admission the second Tuesday of every month)

22. Spend a day thrifting at: Brown Elephant, Village Discount, Crossroads Trading, and Buffalo Exchange

23. Attend an author reading at Women & Children First Bookstore

24. Eat everything at The Taste of Andersonville

25. Go for brunch at M.Henry (they have an amazing vegan scramble that is my go-to)

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy Andersonville as much as I do! Cheers to accomplishing this list and all of your dreams. xoxo

More Chicago Resources: Best Vegan Restaurants in Chicago, Best Healthy Cafes and Restaurants in Chicago

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