Chicago Neighborhood Guide: Ukranian Village
Known as "Ukie", this West Loop community boasts Ukrainian, Polish, and Eastern European culture.
From the Loop, take Blue line to Western Ave station. Take Bus #49 north to Chicago Ave (10 min).
Walk 3 min west to Shokolad (2425 W. Chicago), a great cafe for traditional Ukrainian food & dessert.
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Head east on Chicago Ave for a five minute walk to the Institute of Modern Art.
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From there, turn left on Oakley St. to see the St. Nicholas Ukranian Cathedral (2 min walk).
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Or go south on Oakley St. to see the St. Volodymyr & Olha Ukranian Church (3 min walk).
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The golden domes, mosaics, and stained glass collectively create heavenly spaces.
Across the street (south) is a fascinating cultural gem. Visit the Ukranian National Museum.
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Go back to Chicago Ave and walk east to Tryzub Ukranian Kitchen (2201 W. Chicago).
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The bar specializes in homemade, flavor-infused vodka. You'll love the cultural ambiance.
The decor transports you to another country. You'll feel like you are in Kiev! And the food...
...Goulash? Schnitzel? Borshch? Ukranian pierogies? You may want to wear your stretchy pants! 🤣
Kitty-corner is Ann's. You'll find assorted baked goods & and imported groceries.
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Traditional language is also spoken here, which makes the shopping experience so authentic!
Walk about the neighborhood. Go east on Chicago, turn left on Noble St., turn right on Augusta Bld.
You'll stop at the Polish Museum of America (984 Milwaukee), the oldest ethnic museum in America.
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For a quick dessert, go west on Augusta, turn left at Damen. Finish at Black Dog Gelato (859 Damen).
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Or, explore the northern streets of Augusta & Division Aves. for more retail stores!
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