Friday, February 3, 2023

FEST ALERT: Get Cozy With Andersonville's FIKA FEST February 3 – 5, 2023

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Andersonville Chamber of Commerce Celebrates


February 3 – 5, 2023


Featuring Coffee and Hot Cocoa Crawl, The Great Andersonville Puzzle Exchange

Fika-Themed Promotions Throughout the Business District

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce’s (ACC) Danish-inspired Hygge Fest returns this year as the Swedish-inspired Fika Fest, featuring a weekend of Fika-themed promotions and events from February 3 – 5, 2023, including the return of the Coffee and Hot Cocoa Crawl and the The Great Andersonville Puzzle Exchange.


The Swedish concept of “fika” (pronounced fee-kah) translates directly to "a coffee and cake break,” but it’s about so much more. It represents an important idea or state of mind in Swedish culture. When you Fika, you spend time with friends, colleagues and strangers, share in common interests and knowledge and give yourself a moment to have a break and socialize. When you Fika, treat yourself to something cozy!

All photos courtesy of ACC


Coffee and Hot Cocoa Crawl


What better way to embrace the warmth and coziness of Fika, than the return of the Coffee and Hot Cocoa Crawl on Saturday, February 4 from 10 am – 1 pm.Choose from two routes that invite participants to explore specialty offerings including coffee, hot cocoa, bakery items and more! Each attendee will receive a commemorative mug. Tickets ($25) are currently available HERE. There is no charge for children 12 and under. Check-in is at 5601 N. Clark St.


Brew Route

Boca Loca Cantina | 1477 W. Winnemac Ave.
Copper Cow Coffee at Foursided | 5061 N. Clark St.

Downstate Donuts at Strange Cargo | 5216 N. Clark St.
Fiya | 5419 N. Clark St.

Ridman's Coffee | 4758 N. Clark St.
Smack Dab at ENJOY, An Urban General Store | 5307 N. Clark St.
The Coffee Studio | 5628 N. Clark St.


Bean Route

Colectivo Coffee | 5425 N. Clark St.

Downstate Donuts at Strange Cargo | 5216 N. Clark St.
Katherine Anne Confections at Vase & Vessel | 5135 N. Clark St.
Kopi Cafe | 5317 N. Clark St.

Starbucks | 5300 N. Clark St.
Swedish American Museum | 5211 N. Clark St.
Tasting India at Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar | 5553 N. Clark St.


Please note that routes are subject to change and there are no refunds. For updating, visit the Coffee and Hot Cocoa Crawl page.


The Great Andersonville Puzzle Exchange


ACC is also pleased to host the wildly popular The Great Andersonville Puzzle Exchange, returning for its third year. This year’s jigsaw puzzle swap will take place on Sunday, February 5 from 11 am – 3 pm at 5601 N. Clark St. Bring a puzzle, take a puzzle! Participants are asked to drop off puzzles between 11 – 11:30 am. Bring a new or gently used puzzle, 500+ pieces for adults or any size for kids, secured in a resealable plastic bag in its original box with no missing pieces – and take a different one home! New puzzles are also available at a multitude of Andersonville retailers.


Fika-Themed Promotions


Throughout the weekend, participating Andersonville business will feature promotions that embrace the concept of Fika!


Comfort Food: Delight your tastebuds with gluten-free treats at Andersonville new Lilla Barn Clothing, a Turkish coffee at Andies Restaurant or maple pancake flavored ice cream at Jeni's Ice Cream’s annual Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. Or enjoy a full meal at one of the local restaurants participating in Chicago Restaurant Week, including Oda Mediterranean CuisineBig Jones, and Mango Pickle.


Retail Therapy: Enjoy special discounts at retailers including Cowboys and AstronautsMilk HandmadeRAYGUNSandbox Baby BoutiqueVase & Vessel and more! For a full list of neighborhood promotions, visit the Andersonville FikaFest page.

About the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce


The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce fosters a vibrant environment in which Andersonville businesses can thrive by 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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