Andersonville Chamber of Commerce
5356 N. Clark St. 2nd Floor
Chicago Illinois 60640United States
Once known as a center of Swedish culture, Andersonville grows increasingly multicultural.
During the 19th century, thousands of Swedish immigrants settled in this Chicago neighborhood, starting businesses and forming a strong community. Though the Swedish culture isn't as obvious these days, it's still firmly in place. During the holidays, you can sip some glogg at Simon's Tavern, eat some terrific Swedish pancakes at Svea Restaurant, stock up for your holiday smorgasbord at Erickson's Delicatessen and listen to the legend of St. Lucia in story and song at the Swedish American Museum Center. Among the pillars of the Swedish culture in Andersonville, you'll also find a charming mix of Middle Eastern and Asian restaurants and classy boutiques and gift shops, all thriving together. After your Swedish pancake breakfast, you can pick up a cup of strong Algerian coffee before exploring the rest of the neighborhood, the center of which is at North Clark Street and Berwyn on Chicago's North Side.