Chicago Food Tour: Exploring Culinary History
17 Ratings
Embark on a culinary adventure through Chicago's vibrant food scene. Discover the city's rich culinary history, indulge in iconic dishes like deep dish pizza and Chicago-style hot dogs, and savor the flavors of locally sourced ingredients. Join us for the ultimate Chicago foodie experience!
Duration: 2 hours, 1 minute
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • The Chicago Theatre - Your tour starts under the marquee of The Chicago Theatre, a historic and architecturally interesting venue known for its distinguished performances and events
  • Millennium Park - You’ll pass by this public park known for its green space, views of the beautiful city skyline, and public art like the iconic sculpture The Bean.
  • Chicago Riverwalk - You’ll pass by this multi-purpose recreational space along the south bank of the main branch of the Chicago River and where locals and tourists alike go to walk, run, and enjoy epic views of the city.
  • Downtown / The Loop - Your tour takes place in this lively neighborhood of shopping, nightlife, performing arts scenes, and, of course, restaurants with the best food Chicago has to offer!
What's Included
  • Lunch included
What's Not Included
  • food and drink, souvenirs, tips and gratuities for the guide.
Additional Information

Embark on a culinary expedition of Chicago’s diverse food culture with an experienced local guide! Weave your way through the city’s downtown districts to our favorite food spots and eateries!

As we wander past landmarks such as the Chicago Riverwalk and marvel at the stunning city architecture, you’ll begin to understand how the city’s food scene evolved as immigrants introduced their own culinary styles to The Windy City. We’ll visit shops that have been in families for generations and delve into the history of some of Chicago’s most popular street foods, all the while appreciating the fresh produce provided by nearby midwestern farms.

Our food tasting would amount to nothing less than a full meal, where you’ll try local street foods like the renowned Chicago-style hot dog, Italian Beef, or another local delicacy. No food journey through Chicago would be complete without sinking your teeth into a slice of the legendary deep dish pizza, and we’ll wrap up the tour with a sweet dessert strongly associated with Chicago. By the tour’s conclusion, you’ll have experienced the best of Chicago’s culinary treats!

175 N State St
North State Street
The Chicago Theater (under the marquee)
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(17 Ratings)
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Oct 27, 2023
Best food tour in town!! - Kevin was an absolute superstar! Very knowledgeable, great guy. Felt like I knew him my whole life. Food was amazing and learned a lot about the city.
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Oct 27, 2023
Great food great company - Kevin was the best! Knowledgeable and fun. The food was fabulous. Pictured is the “Lou” . Loved it so much for realsies
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Sep 19, 2023
Great Tour, Highly Recommend! - Chicago Dave took us on a Food Tour of Chicago. He is beyond knowledgeable, personable and entertaining. We learned such interesting history and facts about not just the food but the surroundings, history and architecture. Needless to say, the Chicago Hot dog, Italian beef and pizza were the highlight! It was a joy to be on the tour! I mean really did you know that the powers to be reversed the flow of the Chicago River!! It still blows our mind! Thanks Dave!!
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May 13, 2023
Great tour and great food! - Alli was amazing! She did a great job of showing us around Chicago and was very knowledgeable about many parts of the city! 10/10 would highly recommend — great food!
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Mar 5, 2023
Great Taste of Chicago Tour with Dash - Dash was wonderful! Very knowledgeable of the city & the history! Highly recommend this tour with Dash!!!!
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Jan 7, 2023
Great tour - Wonderful tour. Ali was a great guide, very informative and personable. She was thoughtful in how she adapted the tour to improve our experience. Definitely recommend.
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Oct 27, 2022
Authentic classic Chicago - We had a wonderful experience walking around the city, experiencing the sights and sounds of downtown. The food was excellent! Thanks Dash!!
Review provided by Viator
Oct 3, 2022
A truly great time! - Chicago Dave is great! He’s very knowledgeable, welcoming, and fun! We had a wonderful time traversing Chicago with this guy. Definitely recommended for newcomers!
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Jul 30, 2022
The best way to see Chicago! - We absolutely loved the food tour with Alli! I’ve lived in the city for years but still learned so much on the tour. Highly recommend as a cool way to experience the city, whether you’re an out of towner or Chicago native. Alli was knowledgeable, fun, and felt like our new best friend by the end of the tour.
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Feb 26, 2024
slightly disappointing - would have liked to compare more options - I booked this tour thinking we would get to try 3 different types of deep dish pizza. I specifically noted that I was a vegetarian, but the tour guide was not aware of that when we started. The group was me and my husband and a mother and daughter (4 people total + the guide) We tried a hot dog, beef sandwich and deep dish pizza. I had a bun and fries with the toppings for the hot dog (no dog), I had no option for the beef sandwich, and my group split a small veggie deep dish pizza. Overall it was a good tour, but I was disappointed that the guide had no idea I was vegetarian to start off. I also think this tour was changed last minute to accommodate the small group - like two tours were combined.
Review provided by Viator
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up to 12 guests
May 2024