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River North Food Walking Tour provided by Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago

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River North Food Walking Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 29/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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At Sidewalk Food Tours, the health of our guests and employees is our top priority, and we have put special measures in place to provide the safest and most enjoyable experience for all. We are going above and beyond National and Local guidelines laid out for the Tourism and Restaurant Industries.
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Updated 29/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
  • You'll start at
    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
    We will be meeting outside in front of the main entrance to the Merchandise Mart. You will see the Chicago River and large statues that resemble pez dispensers to know you are in the right location.
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    Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago
    Stop: 3 hours
    One of the best ways to get to know a location is by tasting the local food. This 3-hour Food and History walking tours unlock the city's most interesting neighborhoods by exploring their culinary delights. Sample delicious food tastings at amazing specialty food stores, ethnic eateries, well-known food purveyors and off-the-radar establishments. At the end of our tours, you will be able to use your newfound culinary perspectives and put the neighborhood and the city into a new, exciting context. Along the way, expert local guides provide an entertaining insider's view into the culture, history and architecture that define Chicago, tying it together with the wonderful tastings. Tours are leisurely paced and suitable for all age groups and fitness levels. So eat as the locals eat, and see what the locals see!
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  • You'll end at
    714 N Wells St
    714 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
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Important Information
Departure Point
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
Return Details
714 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 4 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kelly L wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions
The tour today was a lot of fun and delicious! Jake was knowledgeably about the architecture, history and of course the food in Chicago! We had a small group of folk and Jake made sure it was a very interactive tour and was careful to meet the dietary restrictions in the group
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Date of experience: October 2019
Boissiere96 wrote a review Sep 2019
Riverside, California70 contributions8 helpful votes
5 of us went and we have done Sidewalk tours in NY and San Fran also. This was a great tour! Food stops and history was so good and Sara was very fun. Highly recommend if you are in the area
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Date of experience: September 2019
derrekvander wrote a review Jul 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania3 contributions
Wow! This was a great find. We bought our tickets Goldstar because of all the wonderful reviews and this food tour didn't disappoint. Our trusted guide Molly told us all about Chicago's history, the restaurant scene and the amazing foods we ate. We were both full by the end of
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Date of experience: July 2019
Susan122015 wrote a review Jul 2019
Chicago, Illinois9 contributions5 helpful votes
If you want to go to some old time Chicago staples this is a good tour. If you want some trendier restaurants that will excit your palate then stay away. Alex, our guide was very nice and knowledgeable about the restaurants we visited like Lou Malnatis, XOCO, and Cafe Iberia but
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Date of experience: July 2019
Sally F wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution
Alex was a super food tour guide! Very knowledgeable and was so conscientious about checking in on each of the participants. SO MUCH FUN!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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By: Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago
Fabulous Wicker Park tour with Brittany
Our tour guide, Brittany, was wonderful. She shared a lot of interesting Chicago and Wicker Park history and took u
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So Much More Than Food
Sarah was our tour guide - she was great! Ten in our group, the weather was perfect for a fall day in Chicago. The
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Fun informative and delicious
We went on this tour early November. Our tour guide Sara was excellent!! She was very informative and made the tour
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Sidewalk Food Tour
Had a great time. Molly was very informative and welcoming. Food was great and everything was nicely organized.
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Fun Experience
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Brittany. She was well-informed and fun to talk with. The food at every stop
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It rained & we still had a fantastic time!
Our experience was so fun...our host was fun & positive and obviously was a foodie! We ran into a Top Chef winner &
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Great Food Tour
We’ve joined numerous food tours throughout the country & this one ranks among the top with food quality & quantity
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Lots of fun and great food
Our tour guide Jake was awesome. I visit Chicago regularly, and now have some places to go back to thanks to this
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Don’t miss this.
Don’t miss this - Takes you to yummy places you wouldn’t have thought of on your own. Fun mix of history and food.
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Excellent tour
Our guide Sara was excellent and we enjoyed all of the food! We should have taken our pastry to go but it was too d
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A new and fun experience for all
All in all, this was a fun and interesting first time experience for my husband, me, our adult daughter and her fri
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Sharla R
Great tour and food!!!!
We did the walking food tour to start our Chicago get away and it was great! Sarah was our guide and she was info
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Great experience!
We had a wonderful food tasting and stroll around Wicker Park thanks to our guide Brittany! Highly recommended if y
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Kim G
A Great Value!
I have been on many food tours in major cities and this one was definitely one that I would recommend!
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Great food tour with bonus history lessons
i had a great time celebrating my sister's birthday with this food tour. There were also two other parties celebrat
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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