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Famous Tastes of Chicago Food Tour

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Famous Tastes of Chicago Food Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Discover Chicago’s food, history, architecture and culture on this 3-hour, small-group walking tour. Try six of the Windy City’s quintessential staples from local restaurants and specialty food shops like Pizano’s Pizza and the Berghoff, the oldest family run-establishment in Chicago. Taste local favorites including deep-dish pizza,  Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich and chocolates from Fannie May, just to name a few. Along the way, see and learn about the historical, cultural and architectural components that make up this legendary town.
  • Take a walking food tour of Chicago
  • Enjoy six tastings at local eateries
  • Stop at some of the city’s iconic locations
  • Small-group ensures a personalized experience
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Visit 6 eateries -such as Fannie May Chocolates serving Chicagoans decadent chocolates since 1920.
Visit Pizano's - a family tradition serving 'World Famous Deep Dish Pizza” for over 60 years.
Lead by a professional tour guide
Enjoy a surprise savory stop! It's a Chicago staple you won't want to miss out on!
NOTE: From December until February The Berghoff will be replaced with the Billy Goat Tavern
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Gratuities
Parking: We recommend using the SpotHero app for half off parking. However, local garages are available near our starting location on Madison St.
Hotel pickup/drop-off
61 E Madison St , 61 E Madison St, Chicago, IL 60603, USA

Please meet us at the Pizano's Pizza located at 61 East Madison in Chicago.

11:00 AM
17 W Adams St , 17 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60604, USA

The Berghoff

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a walking tour, please be sure to wear comfortable shoes
  • Tours provides substitutions for vegetarians and those with shellfish allergies, but cannot make substitutions for any other food allergies (such as gluten-free, dairy-free, etc.) or food lifestyles choices (vegan, low-carb, etc.). Due to the fact that all tastings have been prepared in advance (based on information provided to us at the time of bookings) substitutions must be requested in advance with your ticket purchase. Please make a note in your "special request" portion at checkout
  • From November 22 until January 1, the Berghoff will be replaced with the Billy Goat Tavern.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour will not be able to accommodate last minute changes
  • 3 hour small- group walking food tasting excursion lead by a professional guide
  • You'll indulge in 6 of Chicago's quintessential staples while feeding your mind with intriguing and rememberable tidbits along the way
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of cancellation, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tastebud Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips


  • "If you find yourself in the Chicago area this tour is a must." See review
  • "The stop at the Cultural Center was truly something to see, don't hesitate, do it, its a great tour!" See review
  • "Don't miss this tour and hopefully, get Elizabeth as your guide Great personality made it so fun and interesting!" See review

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star-5
Great tour
Linda_L
, Mar 2020
Elizabeth did a great job safely conducting an informational and tasty tour of some great Chicago eateries!
star-5
Yum!
Linda_L
, Mar 2020
Elizabeth was a great tour guide, she gave us time to explore and gave us so much information on the history of Chicago, the places we visited and made sure everyone was comfortable and even offered us seconds. The places we visited were uniquely Chicago. It was a comfortable walk and we were stuffed when we waddled off to the hotel!
star-5
A Chicago visitor's "must visit trip"
Patrick_C
, Nov 2019
This was a perfect tour! Agi had a perfect blend of knowledge, history, and personality. The food was outstanding and we had all we could eat and then some. The pizza was our favorite part until we stopped in the Chicago Cultural center, we could not recommend this any higher, a go to trip! Thank you Agi!
star-5
Great tour!
MadKitteh
, Nov 2019
Nice walking tour and knowledgeable guide. The foods sampled were a great variety. I can’t remember our guide’s name she had great stories and tips.
star-5
Chicago Food Tour
Marjory_H
, Nov 2019
Had a good time! Enjoyed the food and the history that went along with the areas we went to. Would Love to do it again.
star-5
Delicious
Nikita_C
, Nov 2019
Did this tour yesterday. Agi was our tour guide and had so much to share, not just food wise but also about the city while we were walking. It might go for 3 hours but it went so fast and the local foods we got to try were incredible. Thank you Agi
star-5
So much more than food!
John_L
, Nov 2019
Excellent tour. We enjoyed all of the food stops as well as all of the sights/history...that was an added bonus. Susie was a great guide!
star-3
Great Guide, Mediocre Food
Bill S
, Oct 2019
Elizabeth was an excellent guide, very personable and knowledgeable about the area and its foods. However, we think the food itself was only average. The Brownie was not enjoyable and the Chicago Hot Dog was nothing special from a bar in the basement of a Macy's. However, Elizabeth took us to the Chicago Cultural Center to see the Tiffany Dome and to the Pedway and showed us many other interesting sites. It was an interesting tour, thanks to Elizabeth, but not the food.
star-5
Loved the tour!
Katie_L
, Oct 2019
Elizabeth was a great guide. She was energetic, knowledgeable and organized. The tour balanced delicious food tasting stops and Chicago history.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to let us and others know about the afternoon that you had with Elizabeth out on our Taste of Chicago Food Tour. We're pleases to hear that you enjoyed the food and stops of the tour! We'd love the chance to host you again! Be sure to check us out if you are in NOLA or San Francisco! Thanks for choosing Tastebud Tours!
star-5
Excellent tour
Kelvin K
, Sep 2019
Our guide was Elizabeth and she was very sincere and personable. Excellent knowledge on the history of Chicago and local foods. Made us feel welcomed in her city
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to let us know about your afternoon out with Elizabeth! We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with her and that the hospitality was inviting! You're always welcome at our table! Please be sure to visit us in New Orleans or San Francisco if you find yourself there. We trust the rest of your stay in the Windy City was a great one! Wishing you and yours all the best and tasty travels!!!

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