2023 Taste of Uptown

2023 Taste of Uptown

Taste of Uptown
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

The 7th Annual Taste of Uptown is an event that celebrates Uptown’s amazing cultural and culinary diversity. This restaurant crawl will feature small bites and samplings from Uptown eateries. Participants will receive an event passport and stroll from restaurant to restaurant along Uptown's business corridors, enjoying samples at various locations.

This year's event will once again feature two routes to choose from:

PLATE ROUTE  (Wilson, Broadway,  & Montrose) 

Downstate Donuts
Floreen's Chicken & Roost
Gigio’s Pizzeria
Jake's Pup in the Ruf
Kimchi Pop 2 by Chef Son
Mr. Shwarma
Selam Ethiopian Kitchen
Sky’s Beverage Depot
Sunflour Bakery & Café
The Reservoir
Uptown Deli
Uptown Taproom
XMarket Uptown Foodhall


BOWL ROUTE:  (Broadway, Argyle)

El Rincon de Fabio
Everybody's Coffee
Fat Cat
First Sip Cafe
Hon Kee
Lao Sze Chuan
Nothing Bund Cakes
Pho Viet
Rakkan Ramen
Sun Wah BBQ
Thai Pastry
The Baton Patio Bar & Café



$35 – Plate Route 
$35 – Bowl Route

Online ticket sales will be open through Tuesday, September 26 at 5:00pm or until sold out. Event will take place rain or shine.  All sales are final – no refunds will be offered.  


Check out what previous attendees had to say!
"Great event!! Was great being able to try some things from places we might not otherwise try."

"I live close enough to Uptown that I should have visited some of these places before, but this event really allowed me to sample and see how great the food choices really are in Uptown...I really had no idea! And I will be going back. Do it again next year please."

"It was a great way to meet neighbors and sample local businesses. Everything was so tasty."

"I just moved to Uptown and it was like a crash course on the area. I really liked that it was kind of a walking tour, which is unique for these "Taste" events. Will definitely be back out there next year."


Once I’ve purchased my ticket, does it cost extra for the tastings? 
No, the price of the ticket includes all tastings on your designated route.

Do I need to visit the businesses in any particular order?
No. Once you receive your event passport, you are free to go to any participating business on your designated route in any order.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, but a few locations will be serving liquor samples to those who are ages 21+ so please bring an ID.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
This event is accessible via the Wilson and Argyle Red Line stations in addition to CTA bus routes #22, #36, #78, and #81.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, we will be checking people in by name.

Why don’t I see my favorite Uptown restaurant as a participant?  
This event is produced by the Uptown Chamber of Commerce, Uptown’s premier business association since 1923.  The Uptown Chamber works to nurture a diverse, vibrant, and thriving Uptown by supporting and strengthening both existing and new businesses and organizations. Participation in this event is limited to members of the organization. We extended an invitation to all of our member restaurants to participate and we also invite non-member businesses to join the Uptown Chamber if they'd like to be a part of the event, but not all businesses chose to participate.  Additionally, we aim to make the route of this event to be easily walkable, therefore some businesses may be “hosted” at other businesses. If you’d like your favorite restaurant to participate, please mention it to them or let us know.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Greg Carroll at [email protected] or at 773-878-1184.



Presenting Sponsor:


Event Sponsors:


Print Sponsor:


Thank you to our 2023 Annual Sponsors!








DLG Management
Platform 4611
Tiny Giants


If interested in becoming an Annual Sponsor, click here for more details!


Date/Time September 27 2023, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location Event Check-in:  
Chicago Market - 4620 N. Broadway
Phone Greg Carroll, 773-878-1184 ext. 2
$35 – Plate Route 
$35 – Bowl Route 
Online ticket sales will be open through Tuesday, September 26 at 5:00pm or until sold out. Event will take place rain or shine.  All sales are final – no refunds will be offered.  
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