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Get Your Sugar Fix At Andersonville’s Final Dessert Crawl

Photo: Andersonville Chamber

The 12th annual Andersonville dessert crawl will be the last time for the event that has enticed residents each year with a selection of sweets from local eateries.

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, who puts on the event each year, will be combining it next year with the Taste of Andersonville 2018. The Chamber hopes that bringing the ‘crawl’ events together will help them grow into larger, more ‘full-flavored’ ones.

“We are letting it (the Dessert Crawl) evolve, as many of our restaurants have evolved as well,” said Sara Dinges, Executive Director of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce. “We plan to make our crawls bigger and better and combining Dinner & Dessert gives us more flexibility to serve our restaurant community and still offer a great event to customers.”

This year’s crawl will take place the weekend proceeding Halloween on Sunday, October 29 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. There will be two curated routes along the strip, gumdrop mountains and peppermint forest. Each route has 11 stops at local businesses who will be offering small plate treats that will temp everyone’s sweet tooth. Both routes have vegetarian options.

Proceeds from the event support the ongoing programing of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce. In addition, the dessert crawl will donate $1 of every ticket sale to the local food pantry Care For Real.

“The Chamber believes in giving back to the community, just as so many of our businesses and neighbors do,” said Dinges. “We highly value the work Care for Real does and think it’s a natural fit to, through our food crawls, support their efforts to nourish people. In the past 3 years, we have been able to donate almost $5,000 to Care for Real through these events.”

Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 weekend of event (Starting Friday, Oct. 27) – Tickets available online hereCheck in will be at the Swedish American Museum (5211 N Clark) starting at 1 p.m. Selling capacity is at 600 attendees.

This year’s featured locations and menus include:



Candyality (Gummi Bear Cone)

Defloured: A Gluten Free Bakery (peanut butter “smoochie”)

Dollop Diner

Fat Chris’s Pizza & Such (apple strudel w/ vanilla ice cream)

First Slice Pie Café (Cherry Streusel Pie Bites)  

Kanela Breakfast Club @ Andersonville Antiques (Loukoumades)

Kopi Café (Ruggelach)

KOVAL Distillery @ Milk Handmade (Samples of locally made bourbons, rye, gin, or liqueurs)

Replay Andersonville (House Made Chocolate Brioche Bread Pudding)

Svea @ Simon’s Tavern (Famous rice pudding with lingonberries)



Andie’s Restaurant

Blu 57

Fireside Restaurant (assortment of dessert bites, bars + sweet treats)

George’s Ice Cream & Sweets (variety of ice cream)

Jerry’s (Creole Bread Pudding with Bourbon-Caramel Sauce)

KOVAL Distillery @ Murray & White (Samples of locally made bourbons, rye, gin, or liqueurs)

My Private Chef, Inc. @ In Fine Spirits (Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse with Nutella Ganache)

m. Henry (3 different type cakes: Mango Vanilla Cream, Guava Marzipan Cream & Italian Lemon Olive Oil Cake)  

Pork Shoppe (Classic Pecan Pie Bars)

Swedish American Museum (variety of local desserts)

TrueNorth Café

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