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Small-Group Chicago Food Tour: Gold Coast and Old Town

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Experience the flavors of Chicago at seven Gold Coast and Old Town shops and restaurants while learning about each neighborhood’s history along the way. This 3-hour walking tour will stop at a classic Chicago-style pizzeria, a European bakery, a candy shop and specialty tea shop and more. Each guided outing is restricted to just 18 guests for an intimate small-group tour.
  • Eat your way through two delicious Chicago neighborhoods
  • Learn about the history of the Gold Coast and Old Town from your local guide
  • Taste generous samples of classic dishes from seven shops and restaurants
  • A small-group walking tour that includes all tasting fees 
What to Expect
Meet your local guide at Lou Malnati’s, a Chicago-style pizzeria, where you’ll sample a traditional deep-dish pizza. From there, your small group of 18 or fewer participants will walk through the historic Gold Coast and Old Town neighborhoods. You’ll visit seven shops and eateries, with tasting locations including the oldest chocolate confectioner in Chicago, The Fudge Pot, The Spice House spice merchant, the Middle Eastern restaurant Old Jerusalem and more. All tastings are included and together are generous enough equal a full lunch. While strolling the tree-lined streets and sampling some of the Windy City's classic dishes, you’ll hear about Chicago history, culture and architecture. Your tour ends at the authentic French bakery La Fournette.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1120 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Food tastings at 6 different locations
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Parking is located at 12 E. Cedar St 1 block away, around the corner from Lou Malnati's. Pricing: Mon - Sat, in by 10am and out by 7pm, $14. After 10am or Sundays, 3-12 hours parking; $23. 12-24 hour is $26. Cash only.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Moderate amount of walking is involved
  • There are enough food tastings, that for most people, lunch afterwards is not needed
  • In the special requirements field at check out please say if you are a vegetarian, have any food allergies and are under 21
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Chicago Food Planet
Michelle W
Great tour, great food, great fun
The tour was super fun, the history tid bits were informative and interesting, presented in a fun way. The food is
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San Diego, California
Nay Pier Tour
A group of co-workers and myself took the Navy Pier Food Tour on Sunday and it was awesome. Faith was our guide
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Andrew H
Atkins, Iowa
Must see in Chicago!
David M. was a wealth of knowledge. Fun, interactive, and full of stories. Highly recommend this tour and this
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Jd c
David M is a great guide!
The food tour was well planned and we sampled some of the best classic local food. David M was our guide and he
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Navy Pier Tasting
Our food tour in Navy Pier was a blast and a great way to try Chicago’s best foods! We appreciated too that it was
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Good experience
I did the "Best in Chow" tour today with Terry. Having used multiple tour companies in the past (in diff
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Tiera T
Navy Pier Food Tour
I booked this tour this past weekend for the Navy Pier food tour. Our tour guide was Faith, who was personable,
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Mike R
Best Birthday Present Ever!
My girlfriend surprised me with this amazing food tour for my birthday, and I was not disappointed!!! Our tour
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cyndi g
Fishers, Indiana
Don't waste your money
Food provided was average at best. had an issue with some of the food/toppings with people in group. No
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Fantastic Tour!
We stumbled on this tour during a weekend trip to Chicago and it was amazing! Our guide Terry was very fun and
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  • Duration: 3h
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