A Perfect Sunday in Wicker Park Bucktown
Sunday Funday! There must be a reason why Sunday rhymes with funday. That pesky work week is still many hours away, all your Saturday errands have been accomplished, and the lovely and languid taste of sweet freedom (read: mimosas) beckons. What could be a better day for some delicious eats, some shopping, a taste of wine, and oh yeah, more delicious eats. Those looking to squeeze every last precious drop of the weekend's pleasures are sure to revel in the stellar Sunday that awaits you in Wicker Park and Bucktown.
1560 N Damen Ave
Saturday night was eons ago, but all that mayhem and madness is still occupying your cranium in the unwelcome form of a hangover. No worries! Jump start your Sunday Funday festivities with gourmet donuts, gelato & coffee drinks brewed from Intelligentsia beans. Choose from "The Dough Boys Best" with a Peanut Butter Pocket, "Specialties" with a Lemon Pistachio Old Fashioned or go with "The Classic" and get a Classic Glazed. There are dozens of incredible donuts to choose from and kick off your Sunday Funday!
Transit TeesNow that the soothing power of anti-oxidants are flowing through your bloodstream, stroll south to Transit Tees for some serious Chicago shopping. Transit Tees takes visuals from Chicago's metropolitan landscapes and transforms them into fashionable artwork and apparel that reinterprets subway maps, street signs, city seals and flags in ways that the public had never seen before. I know you have always wanted to wear a hoody with the Chicago logo emblem emblazoned on the front while celebrating your Sunday fundays.
1371 M Milwaukee Ave
Wicker Park Proper
1425 N Damen
Now that you have adorned yourself with the ultimate in Chicago-wear, head west down Wood Ave to Wicker Park proper for a leisurely Sunday stroll. Depending on the time of year, you could bump into the Wicker Park Farmer's Market, take a tour given by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, or catch some music by the Symphony Sounds String Quartet. A great place to check out the botanical splendor of the gardens, relax by the fountain, or just people-watch, Wicker Park provides a hospitable and recreational backdrop to your Sunday funday schedule.
2011 W Division
You've juiced, walked, and hoodied. Biology waits for no one, and hunger demands an especially scrumptious Sunday repast. Walk south on Damen until you hit Division, and settle in at Janik's Cafe for a hearty meal filled with perfect Sunday brunch options such as Eggs Benedict, Banana Walnut Pancakes, and homemade granola, all the while quenching your thirst with $5 Margaritas, Bloody Marys, and Mimosas. Oh, and did I mention the $6 shakes made with your choice of Baileys or Kahlua? You're welcome...you're very, very welcome.
Joe's Wine Cellar
2108 W Division St
Joe's Wine Cellar
Your Sunday funday brunch completed, it's time to let even more good times roll, and what could be a better time than a self-directed wine tasting on a Sunday afternoon? Head a block west to Joe's Wine Cellar, where you will find a a comfortable and friendly wine boutique with over 350 wine selections, a small but wonderfully curated craft beer array, and unqiue small batch spirits. Their special WineStation offers 16 "wines of the week" to sample as a taste, half glass, or full glass. Now it REALLY a Sunday funday!
2035 N Western Ave
It's been a Sunday funday of wonderful indulgence, and now it's time to shake off that big meal and wine party as you travel north on Western Ave until you reach the small storefront cafe, Ipsento, located on of Western and McLean. Their signature coffee drinks can all be made with super premium milk substitutes, which means their Ipsento Latte' comes with espresso, coconut milk, almond milk, honey, and cayenne pepper. Grab one, settle in the back with one of the book from their in-house library, and you might be having the BEST SUNDAY FUNDAY EVER.
Alas, our Sunday funday has come to its inevitable end. I have good news however -- in merely another seven days, you can do this all over again! For more shopping, style, and brunch options, be sure to check out our other itineraries.