Wicker Park is known for its world-class restaurants and trendy nightlife. But it is a very different scene by day. Parents push strollers to the park. Kids ride bikes up and down the sidewalks. Families take advantage of all that this neighborhood has to offer. Wicker Park is relatively small, making it an ideal neighborhood for a strolling tour.
The boundaries of Wicker Park are North Avenue to the north, Division Street to the south, Ashland to the east and Western Avenue to the west. Within those boundaries, there are many wonderful spots for families to play, eat, shop and explore.You might also like:
For breakfast, grab a muffin on the back patio at Letizia's Natural Bakery (2144 W. Division St.) or pancakes from Milk & Honey (1920 W. Division St.) if you can get there early enough to beat the lines of devoted brunch-goers. Lunch options include a grab-and-go sandwich from Bagel on Damen (1252 N. Damen Ave.) or Cipollina (1543 N. Damen Ave.) for a picnic in the park. Dining out with the kids doesn't mean you have to miss eating at some of the most popular restaurants in town. Most local eateries welcome little ones. Try an organic meal at Prasino (846 W. Division St.) or a south-of-the border dinner at the popular Big Star (1531 N. Damen Ave.). For dessert, you can't beat a scoop of gelato at Caffe Gelato (2034 W. Division St.) on the outdoor patio. A word of advice: order the stracciatella.