It is the notion that our environment, culture and economy are profoundly affected by what we choose to eat. We believe that everyone should have access to high-quality food produced in a sustainable and equitable way.

The Chicago chapter of Slow Food promotes this concept through events and programs hosted in the Chicagoland area. As an educational non-profit, we rely on your membership and support to fund our initiatives. Learn more below.

Upcoming Events


Donate to Support our Work

Help us spread the word about good, clean, and fair food! From our workshops and classes, to our tastings and community events, your dollars make our work possible.

Make a pledge

preSERVE Garden

The preSERVE Garden, located in the North Lawndale neighborhood, was founded in 2010 by converting a vacant lot into a community garden to promote green space, food education, and healthy eating. Volunteers help keep the garden going throughout the season.

Get your hands dirty at the garden! >

Attend an Event

There's always something cookin' with Slow Food Chicago! You can stay up-to-date on our upcoming events and projects by keeping an eye on our calendar.

Events Calendar >