As one of the world’s culinary centers, Chicago is home to a large variety of tastes, flavors, and dining options of different cultures. One of the best ways to experience Chicago is to join a guided tour telling you all about the city’s history, architecture, and taking you to taste the best food only locals know about.
1. Famous Tastes of Chicago Food Tour
Learn about Chicago’s culture, history, and culinary scene while strolling around the streets of downtown Chicago and enjoying six tastings at local eateries, some of which are the oldest establishment of the city as- Pizano’s Pizza and the Berghoff. You will taste the famous deep-dish pizza, Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich, and chocolates from Fannie May. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you all about the city’s architecture and take you to visit some of the iconic must-see places.
2. Chicago’s Wicker Park Food Tour
Get to know one of the coolest neighborhoods of Chicago, Wicker Park. Your tour guide will walk you through the hidden gems of the area, explaining the history and the architecture. Along the tour, there will be five tasting stops in different culinary destinations, from fried chicken at President Obama’s favorite spot, meatball sliders, tacos, to other tasty treats.
3. Best in Chow: Chicago River North Food Tour
This tour will focus on River North neighborhoods. Meet at Lou Malnati’s Chicago, starting with the deep-dish style pizza, one of the best-regarded pies in the city. Strolling towards Little Italy neighborhood while learning about the history of the area and visiting significant landmarks. Tasting stops will include Portillo’s Hot Dogs, Garrett Popcorn, Copper Fox, and more – all classic Chicago chow with deep roots in the area.
4. Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour
Explore the “Loop” area with a guided tour that will take you to hidden gems destinations preferred by locals. You will start with tasting the classic Chicago deep-dish pizza, the most famous and special dish of Chicago, and continue with dipped Italian beef sandwich while learning about its origins. Strolling around the loop learning about the city’s history and architecture, visiting some of the fabulous outdoor public art exhibits, and continue with more yummy tastings.
5. Spirit of Chicago Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet
Chicago architecture tour cruise on the shores of Lake Michigan with an all-you-can-eat buffet and live entertainment. You will see the city’s spectacular skyline in its shinning light glowing in the dark. The all-you-can-eat buffet will include a delicious selection of salads, entrees, and desserts. After dinner, there will be a dance party with the music selected by a top Chicago DJ.
6. Chicago’s Chinatown Food and Walking Tour
Enter through Chicago’s Chinatown Gate and discover the Chinese side of Chicago by strolling around Chinatown and learning about the culture, history of the Chinese immigrants, and how this influences Chicago. You will get to taste foods from all around China from dim sum dumplings to Beijing-style duck, a Szechuan hot pot, and many more.