Why we love it
Want to take a trip around the world all in one neighborhood? Then head to Albany Park, one of the most diverse spots in the United States.
Mexican, South American, Filipino, Korean, Indian, Cambodian, Somali, Romanian, Middle Eastern, and Yugoslavian cultures, among others, all come together in this quintessential melting pot. As you might imagine, that means all good things when it comes to grabbing a bite to eat, especially if you’re craving perfect Persian rice, refreshing Mexican paletas, or Kyrgyzstani hand-pulled noodles.
It also means all good things culturally. The Albany Park Theater Project, in particular, is the recipient of numerous accolades, with productions that perfectly represent its multi-ethnic namesake neighborhood.
Explore like a local
Indulge in flaky, pistachio baklava at Middle Eastern bakery Jaafer Sweets. Sip wines from boutique vineyards paired with Italian-fusion small plates at Angelo’s Wine Bar. Snack on Filipino street food while you shop at Seafood City Supermarket.
Chicago Greeter: free guided tours
Taste, shop and explore the neighborhoods with a friendly local as your guide. Explore rich histories, diverse cultural traditions and hidden treasures. See sides of the city you may not have adventured out to on your own, and take away a truly authentic Chicago experience. Greeter visits are customized based on your choice of neighborhoods, language and interests.Request a tour with a Chicago Greeter