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

River North Food Walking Tour

River North Food Walking Tour
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About
On our 3 hour food walking tour of Chicago, you will taste delectable foods from 5 different delicious places. Tease your tastebuds as you savor foods from Chicago's best deep dish pizza restaurant, Rick Bayless' amazing Mexican fare and more.  In addition to all the delicious food, your guide will discuss the history, culture and food scene of the neighborhood. We have vegetarian options at all the food stops and can accommodate other dietary restrictions with advance notice.  Join us on a culinary adventure of Chicago's River North neighborhood. We've done all the delicious research to showcase the best eats in Chicago. Wear your comfy shoes, bring your appetite and we'll take care of the rest...
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6242P10
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 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.
  • 714 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
Departure details
  • 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.
  • 714 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
Duration
3h
Return details
  • 714 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Sep. 29, 2020
A note from River North Food Walking Tour
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.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • 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.
    See address & details
  • 1
    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!
    Read more
  • You'll end at
    714 N Wells St
    714 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
    See address & details
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EAT: EAT and TOUR, Oskaloosa Food Tours
Oskaloosa, IA23 contributions
Wonderful Experience!
Sep. 2021
Four of us went on this food tour. Two of us have been on at least 10 food tours while the other two were new to this adventure. We all had a wonderful tour. Ravi was our guide, and he managed to keep us all corralled and entertained. The food was delicious. We all agreed that the taco at XOCO was our favorite taste. You even managed to have perfect weather for us!
Written September 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
JoshuaH2615
We're thrilled to read you had a wonderful time with Ravi on our River North Food Tour. Thank you for the glowing review. Join us on our Wicker Park Food Tour the next time you're in town.
Written September 28, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bill
Midland, MI7 contributions
Great Experience in Chicago's River North
Jul. 2021
We had a great time on the walking food tour! It's a great way to see the River North area of Chicago and enjoy a variety of good food. Our guide was knowledgeable and made the experience fun. We learned about the city's history and architecture, and we got to bypass the wait each place we stopped to eat. I'd recommend this tour for anyone who is looking for something fun and different to do while visiting Chicago.
Written July 25, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We're thrilled to read you had a great time on our walking food tour of River North. Thank you so much for the glowing review and recommendation. Join us on our Wicker Park food tour next time you're in the City...
Written July 28, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cristina F
Hermosillo, Mexico448 contributions
Fun and desserts
Jun. 2021
Our guide was Jake and he was the most fun and helpful. Personally, I enjoy the most the desserts. First it was the most delicious donut I tried, and last, a nutella cookie, made it specially for the tour. The other tasting were a small slice of pizza which was very good, a italian beef sandwich which was a pleaseant surprise and tacos, which in my opinion being mexican, were true to the original flavors, very tasty and the sauce super autentic.
This was a walkable tour, so we enjoy having a bite and walk around the city knowing interesting facts. I think the duration of the tour its a little longer than expected.
Written July 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David W
2 contributions
Even as a longtime resident who supposedly "knows it all" I still learned so much.
Jul. 2021
There was a great variety of foods and restaurants and the tour combined food with history. It really showcased Chicago at its best.
Written July 6, 2021
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JoshuaH2615
It's like music to our hears to read you are a local Chicagoan and still learned so much on our Sidewalk Food Tour of Chicago. Join us in another neighborhood next time...
Written July 8, 2021
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Tricialyn F
1 contribution
Most fun on a rainy day!
Ravi was a great tour guide and despite the heavy rains, showed us great eateries in Chicago that we would not have found otherwise. You could tell he knew his way around Chicago and loved the city!
Written June 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
JoshuaH2615
We're so pleased to read you had the most fun on a rainy day with Ravi as your trusted guide. Thank you for taking our River North Food Tour. Join us on our Wicker Park food tour the next time you're in town...
Written June 29, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kelly L
3 contributions
Chicago
Oct. 2019 • Solo
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 as well. I would recommend the tour to others who want to come to Chicago and experience their tasty food offerings.
Written October 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Boissiere96
Riverside, CA74 contributions
AMAZING!!
Sep. 2019
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
Written September 22, 2019
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derrekvander
Philadelphia, PA3 contributions
Had an Amazing Time with Molly!
Jul. 2019 • Couples
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 the tour. The deep dish pizza and the tacos from a Rick Bayless joint were our favorites. Molly was enthusiastic and really knew her stuff. The 3 hours flew by because we were having so much fun with Molly and the other couples on the tour. It was a good mix of out of towners like us and locals, which was a good sign. We highly recommend this tour. Ask for Molly. Thank you for a great afternoon on a blistering hot day :)
Written July 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Susan122015
Chicago, IL10 contributions
NOT FOR FOODIES
Jul. 2019 • Family
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 she was not knowledgeable about Chicago and shared very little as we walked about in River North. This might be a good tour for tourists who don't know much about Chicago and can believe what the guide says but not for Chicagoans.
Written July 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sally F
1 contribution
Wonderful food tour
Jul. 2019 • Friends
Alex was a super food tour guide!
Very knowledgeable and was so conscientious
about checking in on each of the participants.
SO MUCH FUN!
Written July 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago
ReezChicago_IL
ReezChicago_IL
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Delicious!
Wonderful sights, sounds, food, and history of Wicker Park neighborhood in Chicago! Our tour guide, Ben, was knowl
TravelPruGold
TravelPruGold
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Unbeatable combo - great food and city history at the same time!
Loved our guide Ben and his endless stores of Chicago and all bits of knowledge! He guided our stomachs and minds
Anne R
Anne R
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Wicker Park Tour
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The food was delicious and it was great to explore the neighborhood.
alexisvw23
alexisvw23
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Interesting tastes and sights of Chicago
We were in a pretty good sized group for our tour on a Friday, but David managed to trek us all over the north side
Kaumudi P
Kaumudi P
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Good paced tour
It was a nice tour. Ravi was a great guide. We enjoyed the food. It was paced well. We enjoyed the insights about t
cathy022021
cathy022021
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Our guide Ravi was awesome!
Our guide Ravi was awesome! Loved hearing about the architecture and history as we walked from restaurant to restau
Acam2013
Acam2013
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Delicious food and great guide!
Our guide was so knowledgeable and entertaining. He took us to some delicious places and made for a very enjoyable
Quest789509
Quest789509
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Chicago Food Tour
Fantastic food tour through Chicago. Loved it! The city is amazing and our tour guide was great! Lots of discussion
Ryney
Ryney
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Best Bonding for the Team
Our work team was signed up for a bartending class. When the boss was a no show I thought everyone would drop off
alexamaruska
alexamaruska
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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
945susiw
945susiw
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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
tturnernd
tturnernd
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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
cristinafelixalmada
cristinafelixalmada
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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.
637melissav
637melissav
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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
klschicag0
klschicag0
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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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