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Best in Chow: Chicago River North Food Tour

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  • Explore Chicago on foot, with food tastings to fuel you
  • Enough tastings to make for a full lunch
  • Learn about places you might like to go back to during your stay
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Best in Chow: Chicago River North Food Tour
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Overview
Chicago's famous food scene is a huge part of its identity but finding the best of all the options can be daunting. Let a foodie-guide show you the way on this culinary-focused tour of the River North neighborhood. Fill your belly with five tastings of the famous cuisine and avoid waiting in any queues with skip-the-line VIP privileges.
What to Expect
Naturally, the meeting point for this Chicago food tour is Lou Malnati's pizzeria, where you'll get to know your guide and group and get your taste of Chicago's famous deep-dish pizza. This tour allows you to skip any waiting lines and sink your teeth into that piece of pie right away, which will fuel you up for the next 1.4 miles (2.2 kilometers) of walking. 

Learn about the origins of some of Chicago's famous dishes while you walk, a commentary often missing in do-it-yourself food tours. Your guide is well-versed in the history and culinary culture of each tasting you'll have over the next few hours. You'll also see some major landmarks as you try pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, roast beef, and other local specialties.
Reviews (55)
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Reviewed 12 December 2018
Great mix of Food and History

Our guide Luke was fantastic and full of interesting stories for the different places we visited! Every food place we ate was awesome!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank packingmybagsagain
Reviewed 10 December 2018
Perfect blend of history and food

We had a girls weekend in Chicago ... this tour was excellent for all! Our guide, Luke, was knowledgeable, funny and kind. We enjoyed all the stops and stories about Chicago history.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cayse430b
Mandi C, Customer Service/Front Office at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

We're so glad you decided to take a tour with us on your girls weekend! We're glad that you had fun exploring the city with Luke. Hoping to see you on another experience wit us soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 6 December 2018
Perfect way to taste Chicago

I've gone on a food tours every time I visit a new city, and this one was easily the best. Not only was the food amazing—looking at you, Lou Malnati's!—but our tour guides were fantastic. Mark was a joy to be around and injected his...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andrew S
Mandi C, Customer Service/Front Office at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write this review! We're so glad Mark and Dave were able to show you a good time. You're right, they're both wonderful guides, each with their own personal flare and passion for sharing the city. Looking forward to hosting...More

Reviewed 19 November 2018
Even on a cold and damp day the tour was great

We had done the Gold Coast tour a couple years ago, and had a great time, so we elected on this visit to take the Best of Chow tour. Again it was as fun and filling as our first one, and our tour guide Hannah...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bbell20
Mandi C, Customer Service/Front Office at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

We're thrilled that you had fun on your Best in Chow tour with Hannah (despite the Chicago winter weather!) We're glad you decided to come back and try another tour with us, and we certainly hope to see you on another adventure again soon. Stay...More

Reviewed 19 November 2018
Must Do!

I booked this tour for a group of people ages 18-32. Everyone had a great time and left stuffed! Our tour guide, David M. was phenomenal and shared so much about Chicago's history and architecture throughout the tour. This is a must do to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Maryann D
Mandi C, Customer Service/Front Office at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

We are so glad that everyone had a good time touring the city with David! He's a great host and the perfect ambassador to share Chicago's great food and interesting history. Thanks so much for the review, and we hope to see you again soon!

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