Andersonville, One of Chicago’s Newest Gayborhoods

Illinois MapIf 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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