THE 10 BEST Chicago Food Tours

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1. Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Walking Tour

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2. Chicago Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours

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3. Chicago Buffet Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan

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4. Chicago Pizza Tour

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5. Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour

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6. Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Self-Guided Tour

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7. Chicago's Delicious Donut Adventure & Walking Food Tour

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8. Bikes, Bites, and Brews: Chicago's Signature Dishes Bike Tour

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9. Chicago Family Food & Bike Tour with Top Attractions

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10. Chicago River Architectural Lunch Cruise

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11. Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

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12. Chicago Small Group Food Tour

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13. Chicago Private Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours

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14. Chicago Foodie Tour: Windy City Favs (Private & All-Inclusive)

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15. Chicago's West Side Foodie Ride Bike Tour

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16. Chicago-Style Holiday Hike: Festive Food and Walking Tour

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17. Chicago Bucktown-Wicker Park Pizza Crawl

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18. Chicago West Loop Pizza Crawl

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19. Mother's Day Signature Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan

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20. Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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21. Chicago Premier Lake Michigan Brunch Cruise

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22. Premier Chicago River Fireworks Dinner Cruise

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23. Mother's Day Premier Plus Afternoon Brunch on the Chicago River

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24. Christmas Eve Chicago River Plated Brunch Cruise

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25. Mother's Day Signature Brunch Cruise on Lake Michigan

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26. Food Walking Tour in Windy City of Chicago

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27. New Year's Eve Chicago River Plated Dinner Cruise

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28. Mother's Day Premier Plus Brunch Cruise on the Chicago River

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29. Father's Day Lake Michigan Plated Dinner Cruise

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30. Father's Day Plated Dinner Cruise on the Chicago River

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  • Vanessa W 1 contribution 0 5.0 of 5 bubbles Best food tour Max and Jackson were great guides. The donuts were excellent and the guides were informative and elevated the experience. Only thing I would add is a savory donut. It was a lot of sugar! Read more Review of: Chicago's Delicious Donut Adventure by Underground Donut Tour Written April 1, 2024 This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Food & Culture Walking Tours of Chicago's Diverse Neighborhoods

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Global Street Foods of Uptown 

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Global Street Foods of Uptown

Immerse yourself in an explosion of flavors from every corner of the map.

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Explore charming Lincoln Square. Chicago’s most European neighborhood features Old World flavors surrounded by newer tastes from Central and East Asia.

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Saigon to Stockholm Food Tour

Discover Argyle & Andersonville, two of Chicago’s best neighborhoods, on one Chicago food tour! Enjoy foods from Vietnam, the Middle East, and Sweden.

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Our happy clients include corporate meetings, gourmet clubs, active senior groups, family reunions, and community fundraisers. Plan your perfect private experience with us!

The 2023 Great Chicago Cookie Box

Send your loved ones, clients and friends a unique Chicago experience that supports family bakeries and community organizations. Chicago Foodways has combed the city for holiday favorites from our diverse neighborhoods. The Great Chicago Cookie Box contains cookies from a variety of bakeries representing the international and local flavors that make Chicago so delicious.

We have a new look and new bakeries for 2023, along with favorites from previous years.

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Find out why Chicago is called ‘The City of Neighborhoods.’ Beyond our famous skyscrapers, the daily life of real Chicago takes place in over 100 distinct neighborhoods. Each has its own flavors and stories. Chicago Foodways wants to show you a few.

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EXPLORE TWO OF CHICAGO'S MOST DIVERSE NEIGHBORHOODS

We thought we were just doing a food tour but it was so much more! Phyllis was fantastic in sharing the history and cultural aspects of the different neighborhoods as well as the stories of the families that owned the different restaurants. It was a fabulous deep dive into the Chicago known as the city of neighborhoods! Highly recommend this tour for locals as well!

...This tour gives you tastes of ethnic foods that are more Chicago than the tourist spots. Phyllis is knowlegeable about the neighborhood and works with food allergies or preferences so that you will have a great experience. We took our 15 y.o. grandson who loved it as much as we did.

Phyllis was our enthusiastic tour guide and led us on an incredibly informative tour along Argyle (uptown) and Andersonville. Altogether it was maybe a couple of miles (very easy walk) but so much history, culture and food (!) along the way. Thoughtful and organized; I would absolutely recommend this tour.

Such an amazing food tour!! Phyllis is very knowledgable about both food and the Uptown neighborhood...Portions were big, and I was so full by the end. I'm a vegetarian and all of the veggie options were very tasty. I will definitely be going back to these restaurants. Totally worth it!

The tour is HIGHLY recommended, both for the delicious nibbles across multiple cute locales and for the highly valuable information relayed by it's wonderful host, Phyllis. My only wish is that every neighborhood had a Phyllis to guide me around and feed my hungers for food and knowledge and discovery! Thanks Phyllis!

Having spent the past 16 years living in and around the Uptown/Andersonville area, I thought I had a handle on the diverse cuisine and culture of the neighborhood; it turns out, I didn't know the half of it...Its an absolutely wonderful way for an adventurous traveler to spend an afternoon off the beaten trail in Chicago, but equally fascinating for a local like myself!

Our experience with Phyllis and the Chicago Foodways tour could not have been better. We spent the afternoon sampling Vietnamese and Swedish delights and learning about the history of the Argyle and Andersonville neighborhoods. Can't wait to return to Chicago and take Phyllis' other tour!

Well researched, thoughtful food choices. The Saigon to Stockholm tour was an exceptional 2 1/2 hour excursion through two of the cites more obscure communities. Phyliss’s engaging story telling and exceptional food knowledge crafted a memorable experience.

Absolutely amazing food tour of really unique and historic areas of Chicago! Fantastic history and context for the equally delicious food we had. Would highly recommend this tour, especially if you're wanting a unique perspective on real Chicago life!

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Yes, Chef! Chicago: A Bear-Inspired Food Tour

Chicago's only tour that takes you to the hot local spots featured on the hit TV show THE BEAR

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Iconic Foods of Chicago Food Tour

Devour all five of the iconic “Chicago-style” dishes from the eateries that perfected them on our most popular downtown tour.

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Gateway to The West Loop Food Tour

Discover Chicago’s hottest foodie neighborhood as you nosh on cuisine from the master chefs that started a dining revolution.

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The Chinatown Adventure Food Tour

Savor Chinatown with a full immersion into the culinary & ethnic pageantry at five authentic, mouthwatering restaurants

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Street Foods of Pilsen

Discover why Pilsen was named one of the “12 Coolest Neighborhoods Around the World” by Forbes on our Street Foods of Pilsen Food Tour.  

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Buildings and Bites

Stroll through Chicago's architectural epicenter then enjoy a light lunch and a dessert treat.

What Our Guests Are Saying

A really nice mix of great food, history and conversation. Jordan was a great guide. Highly recommended.

Fantastic tour of the iconic foods of Chicago! Dave was fantastic! Best deep dish pizza ever! The walking was great, even in the rain/drizzle that was passing through. The guide was great! Learned a bunch I never knew.We also did two more tours!

Dave was AMAZING during our Chinatown tour. Everything was taken care of, it was so easy, and he was so knowledge about both the food, customs, and history of the neighborhood. A great mix of experiences in one tour.

As Chicago natives, we felt like we were on a mini vacation exploring new parts of our city! Our tour guides Terry and Ian were fantastic. We had so much fun and ate some great food!

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We are experts at hosting private tours & corporate events.

Chicago Food Tours is a premier corporate events company in the Windy City. Our custom tours are also perfect for local friends & family groups, bachelorette parties, and group travel experiences. No deposit necessary to plan your private Chicago foodie tour!

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Let Us Show You Where Chicagoans Love to Eat!

I often hear from our guests that navigating Chicago’s ever-evolving culinary landscape can be overwhelming. I agree!

That’s why I put together our team of passionate food-loving experts who call Chicago their home. We’ll take you to the renowned eateries, local hotspots, and off-the-beaten-path favorites that make our city a foodie destination.

At Chicago Food Tours, we believe that food is not just sustenance, but a gateway to connect people and cultures. It is a catalyst for storytelling, fostering a deeper understanding of the communities we encounter all over our beloved city.

So come hungry and come curious as we shine a spotlight on the talented chefs, artisans, and entrepreneurs who pour their passion into every dish.

Sincerely, Theresa Nemetz Owner, Chicago Food Tours

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North Shore Chicago Christmas Bakery Bus

This tour is complete with treats from 6 bakeries, stories of ethnic holiday traditions, & ample shopping time to purchase additional goods.

Discover why Pilsen was named one of the “12 Coolest Neighborhoods Around the World” by Forbes on our Tacos & Tequila Tour.

Chicago Sweets and Treats Dessert Tour

Satisfy your sweet tooth with decadent desserts in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood

Wrigleyville Brunch Tour

Explore Wrigleyville's unique past, as you enjoy brunch, Bloodies & architectural highlights that have made this a legendary neighborhood.

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Chicago food tours

Chicago’s dining scene is unbelievably diverse — we have world-famous burgers, our own signature style of hot dogs, Michelin-starred fine dining, international cuisine from all over the world, one-of-a-kind pizza styles…the list goes on. It’s more than anyone could eat in a lifetime, but you can try your best on a food tour of the city.

These Chicago food tours can help you get a true taste of the local dining scene, whether you want to hit all the fine-dining hot spots, or try every deep dish pizza the city has to offer. Experience the city’s diverse cuisine on one of these epicurean adventures.

Chicago Food Tours

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Chicago Food Tours gives you a sense of the melting pot that is Chicago’s restaurant scene. Get a taste for the classics on their Iconic Foods of Chicago Tour, which lets you sample the city’s most well-known eats (pizza, hot dog, Italian beef, popcorn, and brownies) in less than three hours — plus you get to skip the lines. They also offer food tours of foodie-favorite neighborhoods, like Pilsen, the West Loop, and Chinatown, along with the new Yes, Chef! Chicago: A Bear-Inspired Food Tour that follows in the footsteps of the hit show The Bear .

Underground Donut Tour

Underground Donut Tour

Explore Chicago’s bustling downtown while indulging in some of the city’s best donuts. Underground Donut Tours , the highly rated food tour first established in 2015, takes guests on a two-mile walk through the heart of River North and The Magnificent Mile while sampling sweet treats at four unique donut shops along the way.

Chicago Pizza Tours

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Savor the city one slice at a time with Chicago Pizza Tours . These bus and walking tours visit culturally significant and locally owned pizzerias in Chicago’s downtown and neighborhoods. You’ll learn a little about the history and the tricks of the pizza trade — and try different pizzas from off-the-beaten-path spots. Make sure to book ahead of time, since the popular weekend tours sell out fast.

Bobby’s Bike Hike

Work up an appetite with a biking food tour. Cruise through different Chicago neighborhoods on a Bikes, Bites & Brews Tour from Bobby’s Bike Hike . You’ll get a true taste of the area, with stops at quintessential spots that will give you a sense of each neighborhood you visit, from Chinatown to Lincoln Park. If you’d rather use two feet than two wheels, check out their walking food tours featuring classic Chicago bites.

Pizza City USA Tours

Lou Malnati's pizza

Embark on the city’s ultimate pizza tour with a James Beard Award-winning host. Food writer and local celebrity Steve Dolinsky created these Chicago pizza tours that showcase everything from deep dish to tavern style to artisanal Neapolitan pies. Choose from Pizza City USA Tours covering different areas of the city and their unique pizza options, including downtown, the West Loop, or Wicker Park/Bucktown.

Chicago Beer Experience

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Want more pub than grub? Check out Chicago Beer Experience , which celebrates one of the world’s most beloved beverages in the craft beer capital of the country. Choose from three neighborhood routes that are guided by certified beer experts, like the Sin & Suds tour that explores Al Capone’s old stomping grounds. The tours include tastings of locally made brews, and a dose of local history as well.

Spice of Life Tours

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Explore Chicago’s “Little India” in the West Ridge neighborhood with Spice of Life Tours . Devon Avenue is the center of a thriving Indian/Pakistani community, with plenty of authentic, locally owned restaurants and specialty food shops. Your expert guide will lead you on a relaxed but in-depth tour where you’ll sample flavorful South Asian cuisine, stop by a spice market, visit a temple, and try out cultural activities like henna tattoos.

Chicago Foodways Tours

Dishes from Immm Rice & Beyond

Go “deeper than deep dish” with Chicago Foodways Tours . Get your fill of Chicago’s culinary history and diversity from a seasoned local and trained chef. These food and culture walking tours guide you through the past and present of the city’s immigrant neighborhoods, like their Saigon to Stockholm Tour that takes you into Chicago’s Vietnamese and Swedish enclaves. 

Please note: some of the above tours are available seasonally and are weather dependent. Please check with each tour company for availability.

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Take a bite out of the scrumptious River North and Wicker Park neighborhoods on one of our Chicago food tours! Sidewalk Food Tours showcases the best restaurants in the area, giving you a chance to try deep-dish pizza, authentic tapas, iconic American doughnuts, and more. Taste all of these and more on a Chicago walking food tour! Choose your culinary experience below.

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RIVER NORTH FOOD TOUR

Come enjoy the luxury and opulence of River North on this culinary tour through the historically affluent neighborhood. Savor foods from 5 amazingly delicious eateries serving classic Chicago-style dishes.

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WICKER PARK FOOD TOUR

The Wicker Park food tour takes guests on a delicious trip through the scenic city blocks, stopping for tastings and to point out the local landmarks.

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Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago offers the best private walking food tours for all our tour options. The Sidewalks team will work with you to create the perfect tour suited to your group’s interests and showcasing your desired city’s best foodie neighborhoods!

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Sidewalk Food Tours specializes in curating the best corporate team building food tour experiences in Chicago. Our tours are a great opportunity for your team to get outside of their usual office environment and hit the streets to taste delicious treats from our favorite spots in your city’s neighborhood!

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Join us as we eat our way through the amazingly delicious River North and Wicker Park neighborhoods. In addition to all the delectable foods you get to savor, your food tour guide discusses the history, culture, architecture, and food scene of the neighborhood you’re visiting. We showcase the best restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and ethnic eateries.

However, our tours are about more than just the food. We offer you a side dish of the interesting history and culture of these two fascinating Chicago neighborhoods. Our guides are the best darn storytellers in the business.

Our goal is to provide an exceptional food and culture experience so you can revisit the neighborhoods with confidence to take advantage of the array of food and cultural options they have to offer. Come eat with us!

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REVIEWERS CALL OUR TOURS THE "BEST FOOD TOURS" IN CHICAGO!

Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. She even told us about other places to see and eat in Chicago. I would recommend this tour for tourists and local residents as well. We’d do it again.

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My boyfriend and I went on this tour together while I visited him in Chicago for the first time and enjoyed the food, history, and getting to walk around all over. Be sure to wear tennis shoes and be hungry because you will be full when your finished.

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The Most Epic and TASTY Food Tours in Chicago | 2024 Guide

Chicago is known for its jaw-dropping architecture, vibrant music scene, and AMAZING FOOD.

Admittedly, the window into every city is a journey through its food. But sometimes, it can be frustrating if you don’t know where the hot spots are to find quality food at the best (and by ‘best’, we mean the cheapest) prices.  If only there was someone friendly in town who could show you all the best tastes the city has to offer – local style.

Well, wonder no more, because we’ve got you covered with our extensive list of the best food tours in Chicago! Each tour offers a unique experience from one dish to the next, along with a friendly face to show you around.

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Food in Chicago – Why is it Special? 

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What makes the food in Chicago so distinctive and special is its richness that can’t be found elsewhere. From deep-dish pizzas, to mouthwatering hot dogs and barbecues, it fills the streets with a pleasant smell that only makes you want to dive right in. 

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The food in Chicago is a blend of many cultures that have been associated with the city throughout history. You can find a piece of almost every part of the world. Korean, Vietnamese, Persian, Swedish, Mexican, French, you name it! The choices are in abundance at every corner. 

It is this amalgamation of cultures, spices and aroma that makes the food in the Windy City EPIC.

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Chicago Food, Architecture and History Tour

  • > Where: The Chicago Theatre
  • > Includes: Food samples, transportation between tour locations, water taxi or “L” ticket
  • > Duration: 5 hours
  • > Price: Between $80-$99 per person

Chicago Underground Donut Tour

Chicago Underground Donut Tour

  • > Where: Doughnut Vault
  • > Includes: Breakfast, bottled water, curated donut tasting, guided tour of downtown
  • > Duration: 2 hours
  • > Price: $30 per person

Chinatown Walking Food Tour, Chicago

Chinatown Food and Walking Tour

  • > Where: Starting at Phoenix restaurant, Chinatown Square
  • > Includes: Food samples, local guide, alcoholic beverages, drinks
  • > Duration: 2.5 hours
  • > Price: $65 per person

When you’re in the Windy City , there are a few neighbourhoods that are crucial to making the Chicago food scene what it is today. Before we dive right in to the ultimate Chicago foodie tours list, let’s uncover some of the best food neighbourhoods to set your sights, and smells, on. 

West Town (which consists of Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village and Bucktown) is a destination-worthy dining experience if you’re up for a true foodie adventure. Imagine starting your day with fresh pastries at French bakeries, making your way through world-famous tacos, a strip of coffee shops, and ending your night with Filipino smoked meats (drool). 

Apart from its food backyard, this neighbourhood is a melting pot of all things artsy. Unique museums, art galleries, and old-school vintage shops can be found at every turn. The Wicker Park area is known for cool global dining, live music bars, and boutiques. While in the Ukrainian Village, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art hosts various cultural events. Ah, isn’t this the life? 

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Near North side is an area that not only boasts a scenic riverfront and skyscrapers, but is also home to many eateries and restaurants – a foodie paradise if you must! This part of town is ideal if you’re out for a romantic dinner, or a casual night out with friends. 

And, when you’re craving for after-dinner sweets, ‘doughnut’ worry (you had to see this coming right?) You can always stop by the local doughnut eateries and pack on those glorious glazed doughnuts. If we were you, we wouldn’t listen to anyone who dares say ‘the healthiest part of a doughnut is in the middle’ . Blasphemy – there is no place for that kind of negativity here. 

Of course, you wouldn’t want to miss out on Chinatown . Get ready to be wowed when you enter a special place called Richland Center Food Court. With great reviews all around, buckle up and be transported to a different and unique part of Chicago that will keep your taste buds wanting more. 

Now that we’ve given you a build-up of the culinary culture in Chicago, let’s get right into all the action!

Chicago Food, Architecture and History Tour – Best Overall Food Tour

Chicago Food, Architecture and History Tour

  • Where:  The Chicago Theatre
  • Duration:  5 hours
  • Includes: Food samples, transport, water taxi or “L” ticket
  • Price:  Between $80-$99 per person

If you’re looking to kill two birds with a stone (figuratively of course), this all-in-one combo tour is the one for you! You’ll get to marvel at the amazing architecture, treat yourselves to a stellar view of the city skyline, all the while tasting the delicious local treats Chicago has to offer. 

Starting at The Chicago Theatre, you will be taken on a journey through the classic interior designs of City Hall, take a stroll down the river-side and end up in Millenium Park with the iconic Bean. 

Throughout the tour, you will experience all things food, the Chicago way. From Chicago-style popcorn, hot dogs and not forgetting the world-famous Chicago deep-dish pizza, there really is something for everyone on this tour! 

Plus, you get an opportunity to learn about the various types of architecture, and the history behind the neighbourhoods and food joints in Chicago. 

What are you waiting for? You don’t want to miss out on one of the most eventful food tours in Chicago! It’s the perfect addition to a weekend trip to Chicago .

Bikes, Bites and Brews – The Signature Bike Tour

Bikes Bites and Brews Tour

  • Where:   Bobby’s Bike Hike
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Includes: Food samples, beer, bikes, water bottle, helmets and guides
  • Price: $85 per person

If walking isn’t your favorite way of exploring, fret not, this biking-food tour is going to get your appetite all revved up. With options for either a day or night tour, this fun-filled option takes you to various local delight stops.

From Chicago’s best-known pizza joints to all things hot dogs, beer, and even the most drool-inducing brownies, this tour will only indulge you with the best food in Chicago. 

The best part? This is an all-inclusive trip! With bikes, helmets and food readily provided. You only need to bring yourself, and a good pair of biking shoes. 

This works regardless of whether you’re a professional biker, or just starting out for the first time. You’ll get to see all parts of Chicago neighbourhoods that walking could not afford you. 

Chicago Underground Donut Tour – The Sweet Tooth Tour

Chicago Underground Donut Tour

  • Where:   Doughnut Vault
  • Duration:  2 hours
  • Includes: Breakfast, bottled water, donut tasting, guided tour
  • Price:  $30 per person

Yes, you read that right. If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth with some award-winning donuts, you can never go wrong with the Chicago Underground Donut Tour. Imagine a day or night out with friendly faces, hopping from one donut joint to the next with mouth-watering desserts and nothing but a great time. 

It includes options to either head downtown, or kick it where the locals do, right in here in Wicker Park and Bucktown. This is perfect to add to your already exciting Chicago foodie tours list. 

What a great way to binge on the most delicious donuts, all whilst getting in a great walk. It is the perfect trifecta of fun, deliciousness, and guilt-free splurging. Too good to be true, indeed! This is one of the best things to do in Chicago .

Chinatown Food and Walking Tour – The Chinese Cuisine Tour

Chinatown Walking Food Tour, Chicago

  • Where: Phoenix Restaurant, Chinatown Square
  • Duration:  2.5 hours
  • Includes: Food samples, local guide, beverages
  • Price:  $65 per person

Always wanted to uncover the savoury tastes of China without the hassle of travelling? Well, here’s your chance. Right in Chicago. Enjoy an authentic introduction to Chinese cuisine as you explore the historical, lively and vibrant Chinatown. 

Get ready to fill your stomachs with dim sum dumplings, the famous spicy Szechuan hot pot, traditional Chinese tea-tasting, and buttery custards that will absolutely melt in your mouth. All from a wonderful selection of restaurants. We’re salivating just thinking about it..   

This food tour not only opens up your taste buds to the most popular dishes in each district of China, but also takes a dive into its cultural context. What better way to embrace Chinese culture than through its food? 

And don’t worry about language barriers, we’ve got you covered with friendly tour guides. Grab your chopsticks and be sure to add this to your itinerary of food tours in Chicago for an unforgettable time. 

Saigon to Stockholm Food Tour – The Multi-Culinary Tour

Saigon to Stockholm Food Tour

  • Where:  Nha Hang Viet Nam Restaurant
  • Duration:  3 hours
  • Includes:  Eight generous food sample tastings
  • Price:  $75 per person.

This multi-culinary tour is a ticket to the whole world. You will be onboarded in Vietnam, travel west to the Middle East, and end your tour in Sweden. My, imagine all the fun you’re in for! 

The crux of the action happens in Argyle and Andersonville, two of Chicago’s best neighbourhoods. You will learn the colorful history of the neighbourhoods, talk about the architecture, and most importantly, taste the glorious food that everyone is raving about. 

Starting with the mouth-watering icon of Vietnam, banh mi, you will journey through Lebanese, Persian and Turkish delights. Finally, you will make your way to the Swedish American museum to relish in its delightful desserts and indulge in a little history lesson. 

Plus, if you are from out of town and enjoy drinking beer, this is a great chance to visit the local pubs and brews that you probably would not have found on your own. 

The mix of cultural cuisines is what makes the food in Chicago a must-try. 

The Holiday Food Tour – The Festive Food Tour

The Holiday Food Tour

  • Where:   Giordano’s at Millennium Park
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Includes: Food samples, holiday cocoa or cider, holiday attractions
  • Price: $70 per person

If you ever find yourself in Chicago during the holiday season, this tour is not to be missed. Gear up for a magical tour full of bright lights, Christmas displays, ice rinks, hot cocoa, and warm brownies, all in downtown Chicago.

Don’t worry, there’s going to be more than just mouth-watering deep-dish pizzas on this tour. You’ll get to visit the annual festive markets, try hot apple cider, shop for the perfect holiday gift, and taste seasonal craft brews.

It is perfect for a family and friends trip. You can’t spend an entire holiday season in Chicago without hopping onto this tour. 

Don’t forget to stop for a brownie sample at the Palmer House Hotel! This is where the classic dessert was invented. You can marvel in its grandeur and Christmas displays. Be sure to bring your mittens, and brighten up your holiday with only the most festive food tour in Chicago. 

So, what did you think of this diverse list of food tours in Chicago? Rich and packed with the culinary taste of every part of the world, this destination is definitely worth exploring. 

If there’s one thing that is guaranteed, you will enjoy a variety of Chicago classics. This isn’t a Chicago itinerary without squeezing in a deep-dish pizza, hot dog and good ol’ barbecue somewhere in there. With so much to do, see and taste, we urge you to make your plans and get packing. 

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