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Chicago: Ultimate Food Walking Tour with Tastings

Chicago: Ultimate Food Walking Tour with Tastings

From US$ 69 per person

Join the ultimate foodie adventure in Chicago with a food and tasting walking tour. Explore from deep-dish pizza to Chicago-style hot dogs and get the insider's take on the city’s culinary history.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 9 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Get a taste of Chicago’s most famous food in one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods
  • Discover why locals have so much passion for their very own Chicago-style hot dog
  • Enjoy a slice of pizza taken to a whole new level in deep-dish form
  • Tap into Chicago’s immigrant roots with a bite of Italian beef from one of the city’s original vendors
  • Join a carbon neutral tour, organized and led by an eco-certified tour operator
Full description

Your Chicago food tour will take you through the River North neighborhood — the original Chicago foodie destination — to sample some world-famous Chicago dishes, local favorites, and sweet treats. Choose between a shared group or private tour.

Start with a very well-known Chicago dish: the Chicago-style hot dog. Perfect for summers at a baseball game (cheering on the Cubs or Sox of course), or for a quick lunch on a workday, this local take on a hot dog is a debate-worthy food in Chicago and is taken very seriously by locals.

You will also sample the world-famous Chicago deep-dish pizza! An entire meal unto itself, this staple of the Chicago food scene originated in River North in the 1940s when workers and families needed filling dishes at low prices.  After you’ve filled up on pizza and hot dogs, continue your tasting journey with a classic Chicago sandwich: Italian beef. This hearty meal came about during the Depression, and it’s here to stay. Conclude your Chicago foodie experience here, with easy access to the ‘L’. Even if you say you’ll never be hungry again, don’t forget to note some great dinner recommendations from your guide.

Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 3 food stops
  • 3 food samples (Chicago-style hot dog, deep-dish pizza, and Chicago sandwich with beef)
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the front entrance of the Chicago Theatre (underneath the marquee).

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is organized and led by the world's largest travel B-Corp certified company. B-Corp Certification measures a company’s social and environmental impacts and responsible tourism practices
  • This tour might not be suitable for vegans or vegetarians
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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Great way to get lunch, history and anecdotes about the River North area. Fun foods that will fill you up....we weren't hungry for dinner until about 10 pm! Kelly was a great guide providing her knowledge of the restaurant scene and Chicago lore as we walked between classic food destinations and tasted the classic Chicago food: the deep dish pizza, the Chicago hot dog and the Italian beef sandwich.

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December 31, 2019

This tour was great! Kelly was my guide and she was super knowledgeable about the city and the food. The locations she took us to were amazing and all of the food was delicious. I was pretty full by the end, but not too full to eat the dessert she had planned!

December 9, 2019

Recommend for 1st time Chicago visitors

The River North area of Chicago is an area rich in shopping and good food. This tour encompasses the essence of the food the immigrants who settled here brought with and adapted to their new home. We sampled two similar yet different hot dog recipes from two separate restaurants. I’ve never had a hot dog with anything but mustard and ketchup but from now on, I’m going to add some flavors! We sampled deep dish pizza that was world renowned. Our guide, Kelly, pointed out architecture of interest, suggestions of what we could see and experience, and knowledgeably answered all our questions. After our last sample, we weren’t sure if we could handle dessert but unanimously ate it all.

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July 28, 2019

Product ID: 243127