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Embrace Cozy Vibes at Andersonville’s Fika Fest: Coffee and Hot Cocoa Crawl, Puzzle Exchange, and More!

Chicago, IL (January 19, 2024) – Get ready to immerse yourself in the warmth of community and the Swedish tradition of “fika” as the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) proudly presents the return of the Swedish-inspired Fika Fest from February 9 to 11, 2024. This delightful weekend celebration will feature a range of Fika-themed events and promotions, including the beloved Coffee and Hot Cocoa Crawl and The Great Andersonville Puzzle Exchange.

What is “Fika”? The Swedish concept of “fika” is more than just “a coffee and cake break.” It embodies a state of mind where individuals come together, share common interests, and take a moment to relax and socialize. It’s a time to connect with friends, colleagues, and strangers while treating yourself to something cozy.

Coffee and Hot Cocoa Crawl (Saturday, February 10, 10 am – 1 pm): Indulge in the warmth and coziness of Fika with the Coffee and Hot Cocoa Crawl, taking place on Saturday, February 10. Explore two enticing routes featuring specialty offerings, including coffee, hot cocoa, bakery items, and more. Each participant will receive a commemorative mug, and tickets ($25) are available through the Coffee and Hot Cocoa Crawl page. Children under ten are free with a paid attendee (mug not included). Check-in starts at 9 am at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St. in Chicago.

Brew Route:

  • ENJOY, An Urban General Store featuring Rivers & Roads Café | 5307 N. Clark St.
  • Swedish American Museum | 5211 N. Clark St.
  • Vase & Vessel featuring Katherine Anne Confections | 5135 N. Clark St.
  • Foursided | 5061 N. Clark St.
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes | 4918 N. Clark St.

Bean Route:

  • Kopi Cafe | 5317 N. Clark St.
  • Sandbox Baby Boutique | 5349 N. Clark St.
  • Colectivo Coffee | 5425 N. Clark St.
  • The Understudy Coffee and Books | 5531 N. Clark St.
  • The Coffee Studio | 5628 N. Clark St.

Please note that routes are subject to change, and there are no refunds.

The Great Andersonville Puzzle Exchange (Sunday, February 11, 11 am – 3 pm): Join in the puzzle fun at The Great Andersonville Puzzle Exchange, returning for its fourth year on Sunday, February 11. Bring a puzzle, take a puzzle! Drop off puzzles between 11 – 11:30 am at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St., Chicago. Participate in the Andersonville Puzzle Throw-down for a chance to win a special prize.

Fika-Themed Promotions: Throughout the weekend, Andersonville businesses will feature promotions that embrace the concept of Fika. From comfort food delights to retail therapy, there’s something for everyone.

  • Comfort Food: Enjoy Nana tea and a kataifi pastry at Fiya, buy one get one free Bundlets at Nothing Bundt Cakes, 20% off L’affogatos at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, and coffee and chocolate chip cookie samples at Colectivo Coffee.
  • Retail Therapy: Special discounts at local retailers including Chicatolia Artisan Collective, ENJOY, An Urban General Store, Foursided, Lilla Barn Clothing, Printed Curiosities (pop-up at RAYGUN on 2/10), Sandbox Baby Boutique, Swedish American Museum, Vase & Vessel, Winifred Grace, and more!

For a full list of neighborhood promotions, visit the Andersonville Fika Fest page.

About the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce: The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to fostering a vibrant environment where Andersonville businesses can thrive. Their mission includes attracting a diverse customer base, providing business support services and advocacy, and engaging in business attraction, long-range planning, and economic development.

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