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Walking Food Tour

Chicago, IL

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Overview

Enjoy this unique food tasting and cultural walking tour through Chicago's most delicious and historic neighborhoods.

  • Enjoy up to 7 food tastings and visitswithin the epicurean hot-spot Near North areaof the Gold Coast and Old Town
  • Enjoy the best of Chicagos restaurants while tasting local foods from mom and pop specialty food stores, famous Chicago attractions and one-of-a-kind ethnic eateries
  • Perfect for Chicago natives and tourists interested in exploring their inner foodie with various samples of famous Chicago foods
  • This unique food tour will have you leave feeling like a native Chicagoan
Near North Side - Chicago, IL
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Mid-March through November:
Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays - 11:00 AM

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    Essential Information
    • This tour visits the Near North area of the Gold Coast and Old Town
    • All tastings are included in the price
    • You will visit up to 7 locations that will happily fill most stomachs
    • The experience provider can offer substitutions for vegetarians with advanced notice; please notify Cloud 9 Living at the time of booking
    • The tour will not finish at the starting point; a map and return instructions will be provided
    • Gratuity for the tour guide is not included but is appreciated if you enjoy the tour
    • Pets are not allowed on this tour
    Duration
    This tour covers about 1-1.5 miles over 3 hours.
    Experience Provider Info
    Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
    Maximum Participants
    This tour is enjoyed by up to 20 people.
    Spectators
    This experience is only for those booked on the tour.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience is not weather dependent.
    What To Wear
    You will be on your feet and outdoors for most of the 3 hours, so please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. It is recommended for participants to bring sun glasses, sun screen and a hat during the summer months. Flip-flops, high heels, and dress-shoes are not recommended. Umbrellas on rainy days, warm layers on cold days, and cool clothing on hot days will make your experience much more enjoyable.
    How much food is served on the food tour?
    The tour serves enough food that lunch afterward is not necessary for most participants. However, please understand that the food tour is not intended to replace breakfast and lunch combined, so please consider eating breakfast before the tour.
    How much walking is involved? Is it a fast-paced tour?
    Tours generally last between 3 and 3.5 hours and participants can expect to be standing or walking for a majority of the time. Waling is at a moderate pace and there are at least two resting locations for at least 45 minutes total.
    Do your tours have anything to offer a native Chicagoan?
    A majority of attendees live in Chicago. Chicago locals participate to learn about the neighborhoods and the city in which they live in as well as take advantage of knowing the best specialty food store locations and local restaurants in Chicago's tastiest neighborhoods, away from Downtown and traditional tourists.
    Does the tour leader accept gratuities?
    Gratuities are greatly appreciated, although not mandatory. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%.
    What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

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

    Can I shop during the tour?
    We ask that you please wait to shop until after the tour so that we can stay on our food-tasting schedule and continue with the informative tour and food tastings in a timely manner. We ask you allow time at the end of the tour to return to your favorite locations and/or stores. The tours are on a schedule to arrive at each tasting location so its important to stay on schedule so the food is freshly prepared for the participants.
    Is the tour wheelchair and baby stroller accessible?
    Yes, routes and tasting establishments are wheelchair and baby stroller friendly and accessible.
    Are any beverages served on the tour?
    Water is provided throughout the tour.
    Do we only walk around and sample food?
    Absolutely not! This tour combines architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique 3-hour experience. Imagine walking through Chicago eating our local artisans most delicious foods while learning the neighborhoods from real locals.
    Does the tour end at the same place we meet?
    The tour does not finish at the same meeting point, but your guide will provide a map and directions at the end of the tour.
    What happens if it rains or snows?
    The tours are held in rain, shine, or snow. If necessary, ponchos will be provided, but be sure to dress according to the weather conditions.
    Are bathrooms available during the tour?
    Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations.
    Are cameras allowed on the tour?
    Yes! Cameras and filming are allowed during the tour.
    Is there parking near the tour meeting point?
    Yes, specific parking details are included in the meeting location directions found in your booking confirmation email.

    Extended Holiday Return Policy

    To make your holiday shopping a bit less stressful, any Experience Voucher or Gift Certificate purchased between November 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 can be returned through January 31, 2021 free of charge (all other return policies apply).

    Returns
    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

    Exchanges
    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Cloud 9 Living.

    Cancellation Policy

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

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