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Chicago: 2.5-Hour Taste of Chinatown Food Walking Tour

4.5 / 5

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Chicago: 2.5-Hour Taste of Chinatown Food Walking Tour

From US$ 69.99 per person

Discover the delicious and multiregional cuisine of China without leaving Chicago on this Chinatown Food Tour. Expand your culinary horizons with some incredible unique dishes, while also learning about the fascinating culture of the Chinese people.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Taste authentic food from several distinct regions of China
  • Marvel at the incredible culture of the Chinese people
  • Learn about the vibrant history of Chicago's Chinatown
Full description
Explore the complex layers of Chinese culture and the many contributions these people have made to both Chicago and the world. And what better way to show off Chinese culture then through food? Your guide will take the confusion and language barrier away as you sample your way through a variety of Chinatown's best restaurants and well-kept secret recipes. Start your tour at Phoenix Restaurant and begin with some yummy dim sum dumplings and a traditional Chinese tea tasting. Next, it will be time for a sweet treat - buttery custard tarts from Chinatown's oldest bakery. Then, try a unique and delicious spicy meat sandwich from the Xi'an region. Afterward, stroll through the charming Chinatown Square with its ethnic grocery stores and souvenir shops. Finally, taste a sampling of succulent dry chili chicken, followed by the famous spicy Szechuan hot pot. You'll have traveled all over China but only walked a few blocks on this delicious tour of one of Chicago's most fascinating neighborhoods.
  • All food and drinks
  • Gratuities for guide (15 to 20 % suggested)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants aged 5 and older must present proof of full vaccination. Participants aged 16 and older must also present a valid ID. Participants are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their final dose of vaccine. Participants who cannot be vaccinated must present proof of medical or religious exemption as well as a negative Covid-19 test administered by a medical professional

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Meeting point

The tour begins at Phoenix Restaurant: 2131 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616, USA. Look for your guide with a local tour operator shirt and paddle.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Vegetarian options are available. Please make this known in advance
  • While you may register as a solo guest on the tour, there is a 3 person minimum for this particular tour to take place. If this threshold is not met 2-hours before tour time, you will be contacted for a reschedule or possible cancellation of the tour with a full refund
  • During the tour, you will be seated at tables together. In some restaurants, social distancing cannot be guaranteed. Your guide will do their best to provide as much space as space possible
  • Effective January 3rd, all guests aged 5 or older will need to present proof of full vaccination in physical or digital format, as well as a valid ID (age 16+). Guests are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose vaccine, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine. A negative COVID-19 test administered by a medical professional is only valid for guests with proof of medical or religious exemption
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4.5 /5

based on 11 reviews

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Excellent tour, well worth it.

We did the Chinatown food tour. This was a great tour and we learnt so much about the history, culture and food from different regions of China. Our guide, Eric, shared knowledge and demonstrated so much enthusiasm during the tour. The food was outstanding. We were lucky to have a small group (just the three of us) which made it really personal and enabled us to ask lots of questions. Very enjoyable and well recommended.

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September 1, 2019

It was interesting and fun. Our tour guide was considerate and funny. Would absolutely do another tour with you.

September 13, 2021

July 13, 2021

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