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Chicago Food Planet

Chicago, IL
+1 312-932-0800
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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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Chicago, IL
Near North Side
+1 312-932-0800
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic tour. Food, culture, history, architecture... and a great guide, Philip! We visited a variety of restaurants and bakeries, and a temple. One of the highlights was the park on the river. A hidden gem!

Thank tbonemoore
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is an absolutely outstanding tour group. We had a group of 25 with two separate outstanding guides. The guides were completely knowledgable and very entertaining. All of the Restaurant served excellent portions with fantastic choices. Walking in this area was an awesome way to...More

Thank travelleteacher
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the food on the World's Fair food tour, as we got to try four different cuisines. If you like all types of food, this is for you. Our guide Jade was very upbeat, friendly, and informative. A great way to have dinner one night,...More

Thank LHBeachNJ
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a great time. This was the first food tour for the family and the guides were great. The walking was very manageable, and the variety, quality and quantity of the food was excellent.

Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very enjoyable 3 hours spent tasting Chicago's famous foods while learning about the city's history and hearing fascinating details about beautiful buildings. This was our tour-guide Bailey's first solo outing but you'd never have known it. She was confident, poised, full of information and...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jaci was informative, interesting and hilarious on the tour!! Thanks for the food adventure 👏🏻👌🏻👍🖐🏻😅Laurie from Dallas.

Thank lauriew1950
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic introduction to Chicago. Our tour guide Jackie was funny, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Warning, be extra hungry before you go because every stop was a full portion!

Thank miisyb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time with Jade as our guide visiting the Buckhead neighborhood of Chicago. She took us to 4 great restaurants all the while telling us the history and stories of the Worlds Fair (Fare). Our favorite was Urban Belly with the BBQ...More

Thank Bensmom55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent experience - Terry and Jessica provided expert narration and the food was diverse and well worth it. Walking was enough to make the food go down!

Thank jayne j
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to this tour based on a recommendation from a friend and I'm so glad I did it. Going in, I expected to eat a lot of food. In preparation, I ate a very light breakfast (fruit, ugh) and went for a run and...More

Thank Katie E
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Do we have to book ahead of time or can we walk up?
22 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
Is this appropriate for 80+ year olds that walk well but would be wary of a lot of congestion and noise? We were thinking of the Worlds Fare. TIA
19 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
How do you get to the tours? We will not have access to a car.
19 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.