Taste of Uptown
Wednesday, September 29

We have sold out for this year’s Taste of Uptown!  

The 5th 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 at one of the event check-in points and stroll from restaurant to restaurant along the Broadway and Argyle business corridors, enjoying samples at various locations.

In order to attend this event, attendees must show proof of full COVID vaccination. All attendees will be required to show both an ID upon check-in on the day of the event and either a vaccination card or photo of the vaccination card. We are not accepting proof of a negative COVID test at this time. All attendees will also be required to wear a mask and keep it on unless actively eating or drinking. Attendees are not allowed to check-in for other guests.


$30 REGULAR PRICE  (online ticket sales will be open through Tuesday, September 28 at 5:00pm or until sold out)

Event will take place rain or shine.  All sales are final – no refunds will be offered.  

All members of the Uptown Chamber of Commerce receive $5 off every ticket (contact Greg Carroll for promo code if needed).


To decrease the amount of attendees visiting a business at any given time, we will be offering 2 event check-in options at either end of this year’s route.  Attendees may choose which location to check-in and start the route:

Chicago Market (4260 N. Broadway)
Kie-Gol-Lanee (5004 N. Sheridan)


Businesses scheduled to participate:

Danang Kitchen

Demera Ethiopian Restaurant

Don Pablo’s Kitchen & Bakeshop

Everybody’s Coffee

Fat Cat

First Sip Café

Gigio’s Pizzeria

Hon Kee BBQ & Seafood

Immm Rice & Beyond

Inspiration Corporation


Lao Sze Chuan

My Buddys

Peter Rubi

Phở Việt

Sun Wah BBQ

Tesfa Cuisine

Thai Pastry

Tiffany’s On Broadway

Uni Uni Uptown


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 EVERYTHING – tastings at each stop mentioned above.

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 a few locations may 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 put produced by the Uptown Chamber of Commerce, 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 the Uptown Chamber 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 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 greg@nullexploreuptown.org or at 773-878-1184.


Thank you to our 2021 Annual Sponsors!




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