We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Chicago Food Planet Food Tours

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Chicago, IL
Phone Number:
+1 312-932-0800
08:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Rated 'Best Chicago Tour' by Lonely Planet and featured on The Today Show...

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 off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods near downtown including the Gold Coast, Chinatown, Bucktown, Lincoln Park, Old Town and Wicker Park. Suitable for all age groups and fitness levels, each walking tour provides a non-touristy, local experience so you feel like a native Chicagoan. The 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 with adolescent and child tickets available. Please note, Chicago Food Planet can accommodate vegetarians, gluten-free and alcohol-free dietary restrictions if possible at tasting locations but cannot accommodate other allergies or restrictions.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
The World's Fare - Chicago Food Experience
More Info
and up
Winter Delights: Neighborhood Food Experience in Chicago
More Info
and up
Small-Group Chicago Food Experience: Gold Coast and Old Town

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,849 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2503
  • 272
    Very good
  • 36
  • 12
  • 5
Food in the city

Great selections, we will go back to all of these restaurants. Our tour guide was informative, funny and knowledgeable about the restaurants history.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
Add Photo Write a Review

2,849 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 2,828: English reviews
Quincy, Illinois
Level Contributor
94 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose the Winter Delights food tour, and though we had fun, we were hoping for more food options and more to eat. At two of the stops -the spice store and the olive oil store -we had product samples that anyone could walk in and get for free. Our guide have us a bit of history of the area.

Thank sandsprite
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great selections, we will go back to all of these restaurants. Our tour guide was informative, funny and knowledgeable about the restaurants history.

Thank winesnaab1
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For all foodies and non foodies alike CHICAGO FOOD PLANET FOOD TOURS is the way to go, Jade, our guide this past Thursday (World's Fare Tour) was fantastic, very knowledgeable and engaging, we went to 4 restos, food was delish paired with some bubblies and drinks, plus you get to know more about the restos plus city history as well.There... More 

Thank Paradise168
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As somebody who's lived in the suburbs practically her whole life, I thought this tour was not only a wonderful representation and idea of some of the best/different places to eat in the real city, not just on the Magnificent Mile. Further, our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and fun. I would highly recommend this tour to anybody.

Thank eitaker31
Bloomington, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amber was fantastic! Very friendly, super knowledgeable, and extremely prepared & organized. My husband and I went on the Winter Delights tour and had a great time. The tour opened our eyes to something different to do and places to eat outside of The Loop. It was great to visit a couple of retail specialty shops like The Spice House... More 

Thank ab1406
Arlington Heights, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the tour was really good and informative. our guide was Amber and she had a lot of energy and was great guide. the weather was really good, but the places we visited were all close.

Thank coonjhn
Rochester, Minnesota
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We finished tonight with our tour. Heather was very knowledgeable and went over and beyond getting us the tastings. Her southern hospitality was apparent. Her book knowledge was superior. To be fare, I just did a food tour in Manhattan 4 days ago. Our tour guide in NY was a native of Manhattan and had passion for her city. That... More 

Thank travelllbug618
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our Winter Delights tour this past weekend. The Spice store and Oldtown olive oil and vinegarette store was our favorite two stops. Our tour guide Amber was very hospitable and was the highlight of our tour. Walking short distances in the cold is a definite bonus. Highly recommend this tour!

Thank Taile84
Crown Point, Indiana, United States
Level Contributor
91 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband & I visit the city often and were looking for a new way to explore. Chicago Food Planet Tours was a perfect Friday night date! We did the Wicker Park "World's Fare" tour which included Lillie Q, Chop Shop, 5411 and Urban Belly. All delicious and all places we would not have found on our own.

Thank Barb F
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Really like the ambience of this food tour. Cool places, great food and a thoughtful link to the history of the area. Our guide was perfect. Do this tour, lots of fun.

Thank goldenapple99

Travellers who viewed Chicago Food Planet Food Tours also viewed


Been to Chicago Food Planet Food Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Chicago Food Planet Food Tours and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Chicago Food Planet Food Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?