Guided tour

Chicago: Wicker Park Walking Food Tour

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Activity provider: Sidewalk Food Tours

Chicago: Wicker Park Walking Food Tour

Activity provider: Sidewalk Food Tours

From US$ 75 per person

Discover the best food in Chicago with a 3-hour walking tour of the Wicker Park neighborhood. Learn from an expert local guide about the history and culture of the city, while tasting regional specialties at some of the best restaurants around.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Sample Chicago delicacies from 5 different local restaurants
  • Enjoy exploring the city from a local's perspective with an expert guides
  • Get out beyond the typical tourist attractions and see what makes Chicago such a unique city
  • Go home with a full belly and a deeper appreciation for what goes into the local food
Full description
Experience the close community and historic diversity in Wicker Park on a this guided food tour through Chicago. This food tour takes guests on a delicious trip through the scenic city blocks, whilst stopping for tastings and pointing out the local landmarks. On this guided food tour of Wicker Park, you will visit 5 uniquely different mom-and-pop shops, ethnic eateries and restaurants. Engage your sense of taste at President Obama's favorite fried chicken place in Chicago! Nosh on the most delectable meatball slider and a heavenly fish or pork taco that will blow your mind. On this 3-hour walking tour, you will get to try 5 different tastings. While the restaurants you will visit are subject to change, you will usually stop at 5 of the following food places: • Antique Taco: (est. 2012) Michelin names them Chicago's best value for authentic tacos • The Chop Shop: An authentic salumeria and gourmet butcher shop • Glazed and Infused Donuts: (est. 2012) Serving a Flavorful re-invention of the iconic American doughnuts • Harold's Original Chicken King: (est. 1950) The brainchild of an African-American southerner named Harold Pierce, and President Obama's favorite • Alliance Bakery: Moist red velvet mini cupcakes that are to die for In between tastings, your guides will explore the history, architecture and culture of Wicker Park. You'll see how the neighborhood's history and influences have shaped the food offered there today, and gain insight into the life of a local.
  • All food tastings included
  • A bottled beverage (some establishments will provide water)
  • Gratuity for your food tour guide (it's customary to tip your guide 15%-20% of the purchase price)
Not suitable for
  • People with diabetes
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please meet the tour guide 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour in front of the entrance to Walgreens on N Milwaukee Avenue. The exact address is 1601 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please let us know if you or anyone in your group has a dietary restriction (vegetarian, diabetic, peanut allergy, etc) when you purchase your tickets
  • If you let us know a couple of days prior to your tour, we can usually substitute a food tasting
  • We do a fair amount of walking on these tours, you should dress casually and wear comfortable shoes or sneakers
Customer reviews

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Ravi was a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable. He took us to some great restaurants and Interesting tour around Wicker Park.

August 15, 2021

June 20, 2022

Product ID: 192234