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Best of Chicago Food Tour

Chicago, IL

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Experience the unique culture of downtown Chicago and the traditional dishes that have made it famous with this Best of Chicago Food Tour!

  • Tour providers have been featured in the Chicago Tribune, CNN Travel, and Bon Appetit
  • Historic restaurants featured on the tour date all the way back to 1938
  • Enjoy 5 iconic Chicago dishes that include delicious hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and deep-dish pizza
  • Experience the architectural and culinary traditions unique to downtown Chicago

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About this Experience

  • Experience the unique culture of downtown Chicago and the traditional dishes that have made it famous with this Best of Chicago Food Tour!

    • Tour providers have been featured in the Chicago Tribune, CNN Travel, and Bon Appetit
    • Historic restaurants featured on the tour date all the way back to 1938
    • Enjoy 5 iconic Chicago dishes that include delicious hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and deep-dish pizza
    • Experience the architectural and culinary traditions unique to downtown Chicago

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  • Enjoy 5 authentic Chicago restaurants as your knowledgeable guide navigates you through the River North and Streeterville neighborhoods in downtown Chicago!

    Experience much more than just the tastes of Chicago as your guide will take you across Michigan Avenue where you can enjoy the variety of shops, art galleries, and modern architecture unique to Chicago. Throughout the tour you will also discover Chicago's amazing collection of museums, restaurants and historic landmarks. 

    Your journey through downtown will take you to the most popular restaurants in Chicago that have been deemed "Best in Chow". Whether you are a resident of Chicago or brand new to the city, this food tour has something for everyone!

    Some of the delicious food specialties served on the tour may include:

    • Oldest family name in Chicago pizza, Lou Malnati's
    • Popcorn shop first opened in 1949, Garrett Popcorn
    • Started in Chicago's "Little Italy" neighborhood, Al's Beef
    • A 1963 hot dog stand started by a former Marine, Portillo's Hot Dogs
    • A Florence born Chef with his American twist on food, Copper Fox

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  • Essential Information

    • All tastings are included in the price
    • Gratuity for the tour guide is not required but is appreciated if you enjoy the tour
    • The experience provider can offer substitutions for vegetarians with advanced notice; please notify Cloud 9 Living at the time of booking
    • The experience provider will provide water at many of the tasting locations
    • You will visit 5 different shops that will happily fill most stomachs
    • This tour does not finish at the same starting point

    Duration

    This tour lasts approximately 3 hours and approximately 1.3 miles of casual walking.

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    Maximum Participants

    You will be accompanied by up to 16 guests on this tour.

    Spectators

    This experience is only for those booked on the tour.

    Weather Dependent

    This tour will run rain or shine. Ponchos are provided in the case of rain.

    What To Wear

    Wear comfortable clothes appropriate for the weather. You will be walking for 3 hours, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. During the summer months sunglasses, sunscreen, and hats are recommended.

    Booking Information

    For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 7 days in advance.

    Rescheduling & Cancellations

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, all bookings for this experience are final. 

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    LIF-CHI-0060

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    1. Are bathrooms available during the tour?

      Yes, bathrooms are available at the food tasting locations. 

    2. Is gratuity included?

      Gratuity for your guide is not included, but is appreciated if you enjoy the tour. 

    3. What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

      The experience provider can offer substitutions for vegetarians. Be sure to note any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so accommodations can be made. 

    4. How much walking is involved?

      This is a 3-hour walking tour that covers approximately 1.3 miles and is suitable for most ages and fitness levels.

    5. Are drinks served during the tour?

      Yes, water will be provided at many of the tasting locations.  However, we recommend that guests bring their own refillable water bottle to help prevent waste.

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River North & Streeterville Neighborhoods - Chicago, IL

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