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Chicago Food Planet

Chicago, IL
+1 312-932-0800
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Small-Group Chicago Food Tour: Gold Coast and Old Town
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Small-Group Chicago Food Tour: Wicker Park and Bucktown
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Food Tour in Chicago's Wicker Park
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Rated 'Best Chicago Tour' by Lonely Planet and featured on The Today Show (NBC), USA Today and Bon Appetit, Chicago Food Planet Food Tours & Experiences offer delicious 2 & 3-hour neighborhood food experiences focused exclusively in Chicago's historic and off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods near downtown including River North, Streeterville, Gold Coast, Chinatown, Bucktown, Old Town and Wicker Park. Suitable for all age groups and fitness levels, each walking food experience provides a non-touristy, local perspective so you feel like a native Chicagoan. These guided Food Tours & Experiences include mouth-watering food samples, enough for a large lunch or dinner, from unique specialty food stores, local restaurants and ethnic eateries while providing a detailed insiders view of Chicago's most famous communities- their rich histories, treasured architecture, dazzling entertainment offerings and restaurant recommendations. Tours run 7 days a week between March and November and Thursday-Sunday during winter months (November to March). The earliest tour departure leaves at 11am and depending on the experience, will last between 2-3 hours. Tickets start at $35 adult for youth tickets and $42 for adult tickets. Please note, Chicago Food Planet can accommodate vegetarians and alcohol-free dietary restrictions if possible at tasting locations, but cannot accommodate other allergies or restrictions. The 3-1-Chew (Bucktown/Wicker Park) food experience is the only experience that can accommodate gluten-free.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Chicago, IL
Near North Side
+1 312-932-0800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I did the Wicker Park and Bucktown tour with Jessica. We are from out of town but have visited Chicago several times. However, neither of us had ever been to these neighborhoods. Jessica was energetic and informative while also giving our group...More

Thank Will M
Reviewed yesterday

Nice blend of Chicago food scene and architecture in the Wicker Park/Bucktown neighborhoods. Tour guide was knowledgeable and energetic.

Thank rubyleslie50
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you enjoy experiencing the tastes in a new place, then this tour is for you! Our "Best in Chow" Tour with Chicago Food Planet was a great experience. Alex was a knowledgeable and personable guide who took us to eat pizza, an Italian beef...More

Thank bjude
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the Best in Chew tour on a Sunday afternoon; and the weather was perfect! It was such a fun time. Our guide, Alex, was friendly, knowledgeable, and fun. She did a great job of including the history and architecture of Chicago. If you...More

Thank sonyagaines
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Alex was an awesome tour guide! The food was delicious and learning the history of the city as we walked was a bonus. The samples seemed small at first but you should not be hungry when it's all said and done!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago

Or guide, Cat, did an excellent job, enthusiastically telling us about the neighborhoods, foods and such. The food in each place was very good - making the price in my opinion a good value. We'll be going back for more!

Thank unclephilpd
Reviewed 4 days ago

I loved going on the 2nd City food tour because they did a great job including history of the architecture and life of the Gold Coast/Old Town areas, while also introducing us to amazing restaurants and food! I live in Chicago and still felt like...More

Thank jrkieta1106
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took a Friday lunchtime tour of Bucktown and Wicker Park. Our tour guide, Elvira, was friendly, knowledgeable, and fun. Her architecture background was really a plus as we not only tasted some great foods but also learned a lot about the neighborhoods' history. If...More

Thank llb1123
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing time today doing the Best in Chow tour. Four couples went on this private tour and Rachel was awesome. She has a warm personality and gives you enough information to keep your attention but not too much. She's very personable and excellent at what...More

Thank Abbklj
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had so much fun walking through Chinatown and learning of its history, religions, culture and food! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and fun to listen to. The tour was condensed in that there wasn't a lot of walking so it is perfect for someone who...More

Thank Dave C
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23 March 2017|
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Response from chicagofoodplanet | Property representative |
Experiences must be booked ahead of time as the food is ordered prior to your arrival at the starting location. Due to this necessary step in the food ordering process, we do not accept walk up traffic.
Mary W
20 December 2016|
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Response from chicagofoodplanet | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for your question! Both of our Winter Experiences (The World's Fare and Winter Delights) are very minimal walking and suitable for all ages. However, two of the locations on The World's Fare experience are... More
20 July 2016|
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Response from Drew M | Reviewed this property |
Water taxi. It drops off right at Chinatown. Otherwise, L is the way to go.