If there’s three things that Chicago is known for right now, it’s the Blackhawks, Oprah (It will always be Oprah), and its eclectic collection of neighborhoods. And the one neighborhood that remains a bit of a destination for Chicagoans and tourists alike is Andersonville.
Traditionally a Swedish neighborhood, this budding home design district-meets-gayborhood-meets newly gentrified bedroom community is filled with great shops and restaurants. So if you haven’t been, we suggest you take a day trip. Or if you have been, go reacquaint yourself with the neighborhood. After the jump, we’ve picked nine great shops essential on your afternoon itinerary.
Lickety Split: This neighborhood frozen custard shop is the place to be. Shop more than just a cold sweet treat with the large array of vintage-looking candies like Mike & Ike, Pez, and Dots. It’s a great communal spot as well for all the neighborhood kids, families and young couples.
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