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Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour with Private Tour Option

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Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour with Private Tour Option

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore Chicago's buzzing food scene with a small group on this small group walking tour. Stroll around the 'Loop', stopping at hidden gems and hearing tales of the city from your guide. Taste classic Chicago foods, from deep-dish pizza to dipped Italian beef sandwiches.
  • Small-group walking food tour of the Loop
  • Taste classic Chicago dishes
  • See public art installations
  • Small group of 12 people or fewer
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Food tasting
Local guide
Lunch
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities (option
521 S Dearborn St , 521 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60605, USA

Departure Point: Gino's East Pizzeria Address: 521 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60605 Directions: Look for the orange umbrella

11:30 AM
Millennium Park , Millennium Park, Chicago, IL, USA

We end the tour across the street at Millennium Park.

Make your way to a centrally located meeting point, in time to meet up with your foodie guide and small group of 12 people or fewer.

Your first tasting is a classic Chicago deep-dish pizza, the source of many rivalries with New York. Learn what makes a Chicago deep-dish so special before heading over to another historic spot to taste the dipped Italian beef sandwich. Hear about the origins of this classic sandwich and its founding right here in Chicago.

Next up is a classic Chicago hot dog, topped with seven specific items, and never ketchup. Then, stop by a bar founded in 1898, which made it through Prohibition and Al Capone's bootlegging reign. See some examples of Chicago's famous public art, including a Picasso, a Miro, and a Chagall, before stopping for a salty-sweet mystery 'secret food' beloved by Chicagoans. 

Stroll through Millennium Park to see the famous Cloud Gate sculpture.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
The Loop
A vibrant area featuring eclectic eateries, shops, theaters and parks.
Pass By:  
Chicago Riverwalk
Riverside pedestrian path featuring city views & dining, plus bridges, fishing piers & boat docks.
Pass By:  
Cloud Gate
A public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Sir Anish Kapoor, that is the centerpiece of AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois.
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Chicago Skyline
One of the world's tallest and easily ranks among its most magnificent. It boasts four of America's eight tallest buildings.
Pass By:  
Chicago Cultural Center
Opened in 1897, is a Chicago Landmark building operated by Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events that houses the city's official reception venue.
Pass By:  
Millennium Park
A public park located in the Loop community area of Chicago in Illinois
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Exciting news. There are drink upgrades available for Chicago tour that can be purchased on your smartphone just prior to taking the tour. Ask your host for assistance and enjoy the drinks of the house.
  • Broken English: Locally brewed
  • Dortwunder Lager: Brewed first for the Chicago World's Fair, taste history.
  • The Capone: A cocktail first made in Brooklyn and named after Al Capone, a famous Chicago crime boss
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Essor Ltd
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour with Private Tour Option?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour with Private Tour Option.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour with Private Tour Option?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour with Private Tour Option.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour with Private Tour Option?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour with Private Tour Option.

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Traveler Tips


  • "By the way, don’t eat breakfast because there is so much yummy food to try!" See review
  • "The food places where delicious , would recommend taking this tour." See review

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star-1
Be sure not to get Denise!
Jodi_L
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide Denise was 1/2 hour late. When i called Viator to find out what was going on, they had no idea. Denise finally showed up for us to realize she had never ordered the pizza, so we waited until after 1 pm to get the pizza (waiting since 11:30 am) Then she told the waitress to cut the slices smaller so she could have some. She totally skipped two of our stops (the hot dog and bar) and ordered a drink for herself at one of the stops. This was the worse tour i have ever taken!
star-3
Not what I expected
Jamie_L
, Oct 2021
Truly honest review here. The tour was not what was advertised online. Sure, our tour guide was entertaining and we learned about some history from the sites we visited. However, there are truly only 3 food stops- deep dish, beef sandwiches, and a dessert. The portions were huge and nobody was hungry, but I have been on food tours all over the world and have never had so few tastes. I guess to me a food tour includes small samples of the best the City has to offer and this was not the case. The tour description depicts 5 food stops and other sightseeing locations that we never saw. You don't see the Picasso, you don't go through Millennium park, and you don't pass by the River Walk. It was a pleasant tour, but not what I expected and I am sure that there are better tours (food, city or both) out there.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Delicious, entertaining and educational food tour!!
Tom_M
, Oct 2021
Denise provided a wonderful entertaining and educational experience. The pizza, Italian beef sandwich and surprise dessert were delicious. Thanks for the terrific tour.
star-3
Too expensive
Parviz_G
, Jun 2021
Too expensive for the food they provide. The tour guide was a nice lady providing some art and architecture information, but it was way too expensive.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great day
Kadeen_C
, Jun 2021
Deanise was very nice and knowledgeable. It felt like walking with. Friend from Chicago versus someone paid to show us around . The food places where delicious , would recommend taking this tour.
star-5
Awesome Food Tour
Nancy_P
, May 2021
My husband and I do food tours every time we visit a city that has them. This one was right up there with the best. Our tour guide, Denise, was very knowledgeable about the Windy City. The beautiful buildings you pass by and learn about, the stories she tells, and of course the food you eat, makes this a must do tour. Trust me this is not a tasting, do not eat before you go.
star-5
Denise & Al Capone’s Drink
Tony_LaMastra
, Oct 2020
Denise was such an excellent tour guide, she made this such a fun experience! It was part history and part food tour. Each location was interesting in either a historical or pop culture context as well as all the delicious food we sampled. I can not recommend this tour enough!
star-5
Fab Food with Jordan
colleensears08
, Feb 2020
Jordan was fantastic. Kept the group on our toes and very engaged from start to finish! My one thing is that we have rather tried a hot dog (or other native food) than 2 desserts.
star-5
Amazing Food Tour!!!!
Companion56424993255
, Dec 2019
Denise our tour guide was wonderful!! She was knowledgeable, professional and funny. We saw so much of the city, ate the most amazing food and went to secret places we could have never found on our own. My college son had never been to Chicago and is a foodie so he was thrilled with this tour. We would highly recommended it to everyone. Ask for the Denise.. best tour guide ever!!
star-5
So Much Fun!
LauraM_Toronto
, Oct 2019
The food was great, the guide was great, the tour was great! This was my first food tour and I would definitely do one again! I liked that we saw sights and learned about the city in addition to food sampling. The guide was knowledgeable and the food samples were delicious. The secret restaurant was amazing!

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