The 4th 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 a passport and stroll from restaurant to restaurant along the Broadway, Wilson, and Lawrence corridors, enjoying samples at various locations.

$30 REGULAR PRICE (online ticket sales will end on Tuesday 9/24 at 5:00pm)
$40 AT THE DOOR (based on availability)

All members of Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown receive $5 off every ticket (contact Greg Carroll for promo code if needed).



A portion of ticket sales will be donated to local charities who are helping our Uptown neighbors in need overcome hunger:

Care for Real
Inspiration Corporation
Lakeview Pantry


Le Nocturne
4810 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640

PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES:  Click here for interactive map of the route!

3 Squares Diner (food plus drink samples for ages 21+)
Alden Lakeland hosted by FashionBar Chicago
Chabad of Uptown
Demera Ethiopian
Diamond’s Homestyle Cooking hosted by Bodi Shak
Everybody’s Coffee
Fat Cat Restaurant & Bar
First Sip Cafe hosted by Wagnolia Veterinary Clinic
Fiesta Mexicana Uptown
Immm Rice & Beyond
Inspiration Cafe
J & N Grille
Kāl’ish Short Order Vegan
Le Nocturne
Mikki Chewz hosted by Spoil Me Hair Salon & Spa
My Buddy’s hosted by Spoil Me Hair Salon & Spa
Nick’s on Wilson (drink samples for ages 21+)
Not Just Cookies hosted by FashionBar Chicago
Pho Viet
Selam Ethiopian Kitchen
Uptown Arcade  (drink samples for ages 21+)
Uptown Lounge  (drink samples for ages 21+)

Thank you to this year’s Event Sponsor:

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.”

Why don’t I see my favorite Uptown restaurant as a participant?  
This event is put on by Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown, a local nonprofit organization that supports local businesses and organizations. Participation is limited to members of the organization. We extended an invitation to all of our members to participate and invited other food businesses to join Business Partners if they were interested in participating in the Taste of Uptown, but not all businesses chose to participate.  Additionally, we aim to make the route of this event to be easily walkable, therefore some businesses are “hosted” at other businesses. If you’d like your favorite restaurant to participate, please mention it to them or let us know.

Why don’t I see more Argyle business represented?
Along with Uptown United, we spend two months every summer hosting the Argyle Night Market, a weekly event that draws over 40,000 people to the area and both highlights and promotes the many great restaurants along Argyle.  Again, we did ask all of our member businesses on Argyle to participate, but not all chose to participate.

Can I pick up my event passport early?
Yes. Early check-in will be held on Wednesday, September 25 from 5:00pm-7:30pm  (Uptown Arcade, 4830 N. Broadway) to allow participants to pick up their passport early and start anywhere along the route they choose on the day of the event.

Can I choose my own route within the participating businesses?
Yes. Once you receive your event passport, you are free to go to any participating business in any order.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, but some locations might be serving liquor samples so please bring an ID just in case.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
This event is accessible via the Lawrence and Wilson 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.

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