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Chicago Best in Chow Food Tour

Product ID: 184229
Learn the meaning of Chicago-Style as you experience 5 iconic dishes from famous restaurants in downtown Chicago. Try deep-dish pizza, Italian beef sandwiches, hot-dogs, brownies and more. Stroll through the River North and Streeterville neighborhoods.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 12:00 PM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Learn about city-life in the River North & Streeterville neighborhoods
  • Taste all of the iconic Chicago-style dishes in just 3 hours
  • Enjoy VIP access to all the restaurants and skip the lines
Full description
Navigate the busy River North and Streeterville neighborhoods with an expert guide, as you discover the diverse history, architecture and culture of downtown Chicago.

Stroll through the main streets of Chicago which house a wonderful concentration of museums, restaurants and historic landmarks uniquely mixed with modern architecture, shops and art galleries. Cross over Michigan Avenue and enjoy the majesty of the Magnificent Mile with historic landmarks including the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, the Chicago Water Tower.

Visit Lou Malnati’s for Chicago-style deep dish pizza, Al’s Beef (Italian Beef Sandwich), Garrett Popcorn (Chicago-style Popcorn), Portillo’s (Chicago-style Hot Dog) and the Chicago created brownie (Copper Fox). Cover all the Chicago culinary and architectural staples in less than 3 hours, allowing you to check off a lot on your to-do list and continue exploring the rest of the city.
  • 5 tastings, water
  • 3-hour tour of the River North and Streeterville neighborhoods
  • Professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Additional food and drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Lou Malnati's Restaurant - 429 N. Wells St. Chicago, IL 60654

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Restrooms are available during the experience
• The tour is suitable for most ages and fitness levels
• Unfortunately, due to staircases, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
• The experience happens rain, shine or snow - please dress accordingly
• The tour will be in a small group of no more than 16 guests per guide
• Vegetarian substitutions are available, please be sure to notify of any serious allergies and aversions
• Please note, tastings and locations are subject to change
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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I attended the Chicago Best in Chow Food Tour with a friend and work colleague during a short break to Chicago. Luke, our guide, was excellent, knowledgeable and made the tour really interesting. I enjoyed hearing the history, the origins of the food and how they came into being. The food choices at the various stops were delicious too (I particularly enjoyed the hog dog)! Would definitely recommend this tour to others. Fab!

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March 1, 2020

Our guide Bill was really great! He was knowledgeable and kept us entertained throughout the tour. I really liked that he gave the leftover samples from the Garrett popcorn to my daughter since he found out that she is popcorn fanatic. Will definitely do another tour when we come back to Chicago!

June 22, 2019

Great tour lots of fun and very informative

February 23, 2020

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Chicago Food Planet

Product ID: 184229