Flavors of Albany Park Restaurant Crawl 2023


Wed Jun 21 2023 at 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm


Noon O Kabab | Chicago, IL

Come indulge in the diverse Flavors of Albany Park at the largest restaurant crawl in the City with FOUR routes to choose from!
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North River Commission presents... Flavors of Albany Park 2023

North River Commission is excited to invite you to the event of the summer! Flavors of Albany Park is back with your favorite restaurant crawl, giving you FOUR routes to choose from and bites from all over the world to sample! Let's celebrate the #GlobalRootsLocalHeart at the largest restaurant crawl in Chicago!

Experience the diverse, international cultures, and cuisines by tasting the delicious "Flavors of Albany Park" at our neighborhood restaurant crawl on Wednesday, June 21st, from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm. Albany Park is "Chicago's Gateway to the World" reflected in the distinct variety of ethnic cuisines from 60+ participating restaurants.

Flavors of Albany Park explores the depth and diversity of global cuisines across FOUR routes. The choice is yours! Attendees receive a "passport" as their ticket and route guide to taste sample-sized portions of culinary delights from local restaurants along:

  • Lawrence WEST
  • Lawrence EAST
  • Kedzie
  • Montrose

Take your time walking from restaurant to restaurant. Each restaurant on the route will offer a sample of their food, a sweet treat, or a unique drink to all attendees.


  • $40 for adults
  • $13 for kids,12 and under
  • $25 for students, with valid ID, including university students
  • $25 for seniors, 60+

Tickets are an additional $5 on the day of the event. Tickets are limited on each route. Flavors sold out in 2021 and 2022 so get your tickets today!

Flavors of Albany Park takes place outside rain or shine. No refunds.

ROUTE OPTIONS and CHECK IN: When you purchase your ticket, pick between FOUR routes this year!

  • Lawrence WEST Route
  • Lawrence EAST Route
  • Kedzie Route
  • Montrose Route

For your convenience, this year we will have 3 check-in locations depending on your route choice:

  • Lawrence WEST & EAST routes at La Fogata, 3433 W Lawrence Ave.
  • Montrose Ave Route at Surge Billiards, 3241 W Montrose.
  • Kedzie Ave Route at Noon-O-Kabab, 4701 N Kedzie Ave.

Check-in opens at 4:45 pm and each check-in location will have your first "taste" to get you started!

VEGETARIAN? Restaurants choose their food item(s) to serve. We encourage them to provide a veggie option, but it's not required. Generally, the Kedzie route is more veggie-friendly based on past years.

Free After Party Lot Jams concert by Chicha Roots at Surge Billiards, 3241 W Montrose, from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.


North River Commission presenta... Flavors of Albany Park

¡North River Commission se complace en invitarle al evento del verano! ¡Flavors of Albany Park está de vuelta con CUATRO rutas para elegir! Celebremos las #RaícesGlobalesCorazonesLocales en el tour gastronómico más grande de la ciudad.

Experimente las diversas culturas y cocinas internacionales probando los deliciosos "Sabores de Albany Park" en un recorrido de restaurantes de nuestro vecindario el miércoles 21 de junio, de 5:00 p.m. a 8:00 p.m. Albany Park es la "puerta de entrada al mundo de Chicago" que se refleja en la variedad distintiva de cocinas étnicas de más de 60 restaurantes participantes.

Flavors of Albany Park explora la profundidad y diversidad de cocinas globales a través de CUATRO rutas. ¡La decisión es suya! Su boleto será un "pasaporte" que le enseñará su ruta para probar pequeñas muestras del platillo estrella de cada restaurante. Las muestras pueden ser bocaditos, postres o una bebida que harán que quiera regresar a por más!

  • Ruta Lawrence OESTE
  • Ruta Lawrence ESTE
  • Ruta Kedzie
  • Ruta Montrose


  • Adultos $40
  • Niños $13 (menores de 12)
  • Estudiantes $25 (con ID estudiantil, incluye universitario)
  • Tercera edad $25 (60+)

El día del evento los boletos costarán $5 más. Cada ruta tendrá un número limitado de boletos, así que compre sus boletos ahora!

**Flavors of Albany Park tomará lugar llueva o haga sol. No habrá reembolsos.**

OPCIONES DE RUTAS y REGISTRO: ¡Elija entre CUATRO rutas este año!

  • Ruta Lawrence OESTE
  • Ruta Lawrence ESTE
  • Ruta Kedzie
  • Ruta Montrose

Para su comodidad, este año tendremos 3 puntos de registro según la ruta que elija:

  • Rutas de Lawrence OESTE & ESTE será en La Fogata, 3433 W Lawrence Ave.
  • Ruta Montrose será en Surge Billiards, 3241 W Montrose.
  • Ruta Kedzie será en Noon-O-Kabab, 4701 N Kedzie Ave.

El registro para todas las rutas empezará a las 4:45 pm, en donde recibirá su "pasaporte" y la primera muestra para empezar su tour.

¿Vegetariano/a? Cada restaurante escoge las muestras que ofrecerán. Nosotros les aconsejamos que brinden opciones vegetarianas, pero no están obligados a hacerlo.

BONO: para cerrar con broche de oro, está invitado al concierto gratuito Lot Jams en Surge Billiards, 3241 W Montrose, de 7:00 pm a 9:00 pm.

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MORE BUSINESSES COMING SOON!!!!!!! ¡Espere más negocios!


  • Antojitos Majicos de la Michoacana
  • Aras Dulce Michoacan
  • Birrieria el Texcal
  • Dulce de Leche Cafe
  • La Fogata** (check-in)
  • La Ordena [NEW]
  • Lawrence Fish Market
  • Le Coco
  • Los Barriles Restaurant [NEW]
  • Taqueria los Flacos
  • Yummy Buffet


  • Antepli Turkish Gourmet
  • Arzan Market [NEW]
  • Brazilian Bowl
  • Campesino Restaurant
  • El Fogon de Elena
  • ERIS Brewery and Cider House [at Tailwind Cycles]
  • Falcon's Sandwiches [Tito's Flowers and Gifts] [NEW]
  • Gorilla Sushi - Albany Park
  • Hot Dog Station
  • La Fogata** (check-in)
  • Lindo Michoacan Restaurant
  • Lake Effect Brewing
  • Tikal Sabor Chapin [NEW]
  • The Taco House
  • SUBO Filipino Kitchen


  • El Alebrije Mexican Restaurant & Bar
  • Donya Bakery
  • Fruityland Ice Cream
  • Feyrous Pastries & Groceries [NEW]
  • Kabobi - Persian & Mediterranean Grill
  • Khepri Cafe
  • Machetes Big Quesadillas
  • Miko's Italian Ice [at a.favorite design]
  • Noon-O-Kabab** (check-in)
  • Salam Restaurant
  • Somethin' Sweet Donuts
  • Taqueria San Juanito
  • Wabi Sabi


  • Angelo's Wine Bar
  • Bellona's Pizzeria [NEW]
  • Brü Coffeeworks [at Green Spaces Plant Shop]
  • El Chile Restaurant and Pancake House
  • Chim Thai Cuisine
  • Kale My Name
  • Mi Fogata [at Montrose Saloon]
  • Pizza y Pan Pa'Ya
  • Los Primos Grocery
  • Surge Coffee Bar + Billiards** (check-in)
  • Twisted Hippo Brewing [at Templestowe Pub]
  • West River Cafe [NEW]

Special appearances by:

  • a. favorite design
  • Green Spaces Plant Shop
  • Montrose Saloon
  • Tailwind Cycles
  • Templestowe Pub

End the evening at the free Flavors After-Party, which is also the 1st Lot Jams show, hosted by Surge Coffee Bar + Billiards, 3241 W Montrose. The parking lot next to Surge will have a live band playing from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The live band after-party is dependent on the weather, so we will take the party inside Surge if it rains.

Chicha Roots is an eclectic band whose live repertoire includes psychedelic cumbia classics, amazonian cumbia, and late seventies/early eighties chicha. Formed in Chicago, the band is comprised of people from Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, and the U.S. We can't wait to welcome them back to Albany Park!


Termine su velada asistiendo al primer concierto de Lot Jams, en el parqueadero de Surge Coffee Bar + Billiards, 3241 W Montrose de 7:00 pm a 9:00 pm., con la banda Chicha Roots.


  • North River Commission
  • Albany Park Chamber of Commerce

EVENT SPONSORS, thank you!

Presenting Saffron Sponsors

  • ALBANK, Albany Bank & Trust
  • Choose Chicago
  • Albany Park & Irving Park Special Service Area #60 (SSA)

Sumac Sponsors

  • Full Circle Communities
  • Swedish Hospital

Rosemary Sponsors

  • 33rd Ward Alderwoman Rodriguez- Sanchez
  • Swedish Hospital
  • Full Circle Communities

Ginger Sponsors

  • Wintrust Bank
  • Bass Management
  • State Farm- Mark Mackey
  • Rany Management

Cinnamon Sponsors

  • IL State Representative Jaime Andrade
  • Gift of Hope
  • TFA Signs


On the day of Flavors, you will pick up your route-specific passport at the designated check-in for your route. Check-in begins at 4:45 pm and the last check-in is at 7:00 pm.

Flavors begins at 5:00 pm and ends at 8:00 pm. Wander your route and enjoy local bites until 8:00 pm. When you're ready, go to Surge Coffee Bar & Billiards, 3241 W Montrose, to enjoy the FREE after-party with live music in the parking lot.

Tickets are $40 adults, $13 kids (12 and under), $25 students (with valid ID, includes university), $25 seniors (60+). Tickets are an additional $5 on the day of the event. Tickets are limited on each route. Flavors sold out in 2021and 2022, so buy your tickets today!

Flavors goes ahead RAIN or SHINE and our restaurants will be ready for you either way. No Refunds.


  • CTA Brown Line Kedzie or Kimball
  • CTA Bus Routes #78, #80, #81, #82, #93
  • Divvy stations at Kedzie and Leland- Lawrence and Christiana- Montrose and Albany
  • Parking, metered on street


Call Dalia at 312-860-8543 or email [email protected]

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Where is it happening?

Noon O Kabab, 4701 N. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, United States

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USD 13.00 to USD 40.00

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