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During the 19th-century immigrant Swedish farmers began to move north from the center of the city into what was then considered a suburb of Chicago. By the 20th century, the entire commercial strip...  Read More


  • Best Shopping, Christmas Shopping: "Andersonville restaurants are notable especially in the dessert department with standouts like Lost Larsen, Taste of Heaven, First Slice Pie Cafe and Defloured, a gluten-free bakery."
  • Shopping Malls and Centers: "Andersonville is recognized as the "shop local capital of Chicago," with the largest network of local and independent businesses. It is also home to one of Chicago's largest LGBTQ+ populations."
  • Recommended as Best Shopping Because: It's refreshing to shop among so many indie businesses in a culturally rich neighborhood.
  • Best for Shopping Malls and Centers Because: Andersonville checks in with over 330 businesses in the Chamber of Commerce membership affording shoppers a unique experience.
  • Best for Christmas Shopping Because: Make an eating plan: sure bets are Passerotto for Korean food; Big Jones' southern fare; and Svea for Swedish viking breakfasts.