Andersonville…pick 11 of our 52 adventures in Chicago!

For the last couple of months we’ve been driving through Andersonville on our way home from swim lessons and I keep thinking it’s such a cute neighborhood, well, tonight we finally decided to walk around and get dinner at Hamburger Mary’s after lessons. The burgers were great and I was so, so tempted to get the deep fried twinkie for dessert;) One of these days…
However, we decided to take a walk and we came across the Swedish Bakery which has some of the most creative sugar cookies I’ve ever seen, with these great underwater scenes frosted onto them among many other seasonal scenes. They also had the largest cake pops I have ever seen! They were the size of a baseball and decorated as crabs, sharks or clown fish, incredibly cute! Of course that was Miss Avery’s choice (I had to sneak a bite and they were delicious!).
Andersonville was historically the Swedish neighborhood of Chicago and much of those roots are still present here. From bakeries and delis to the the Swedish-American Museum and Swedish flag displayed throughout the neighborhood in shop windows and even on a water tower. Today it is a much more diverse neighborhood and is home to a large lesbian and gay population. As well as many Middle Eastern restaurants and shops.
I LOVE this neighborhood! It’s so lively and filled with great restaurants, bars and shops! I can’t wait to go back!



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