Chicago Food Tour: Savor Historic River North
48 Ratings
Embark on a mouthwatering food tour in Chicago's historic River North area. Indulge in iconic dishes like deep-dish pizza and Chicago-style hot dogs while uncovering the city's culinary history and culture.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • River North - Your Chicago food tour will take you through the River North neighborhood ‘97 the original Chicago foodie destination ‘97 to sample some world-famous Chicago dishes, local favorites, and a sweet treat. It’s an afternoon that will leave you full of delicious food and memories for a lifetime! We start with a very well-known Chicago dish: the Chicago-style hot dog. Perfect for summers at a baseball game (cheering on the Cubs or Sox of course), or for a quick lunch on a work day, this local take on a hot dog is a debate-worthy food in Chicago and is taken very seriously by locals. Every Chicagoan has his or her own preference as to how the dog should be made, and you’ll get a chance to try your guide’s favorite version.
What's Included
  • Join Friendly Local, English-speaking guide
  • Visit River North neighborhood, original Chicago foodies destination
  • Get tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay
  • Enjoy a slice of pizza
  • Taste Chicago-style hot dog
  • Get a taste of Chicago’s most famous food
  • Taste a classic Chicago sandwich: Italian beef
What's Not Included
  • Gratuity
  • Additional Food and Drinks
Additional Information

Embark on the ultimate gastronomic journey in Chicago’s historic River North region with us! Guided by a local expert, you’ll discover secret treasures and get to taste some of the city’s most popular dishes, from deep-dish pizza to Chicago-style hot dogs. This tour promises not only a feast of local specialties but also an insight into the city’s food history and culture.

  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
  • We can accommodate vegetarian options but cannot accommodate other food allergies or dietary preferences. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests.
  • Please note: food options and portion sizes will vary depending on the season and where we stop that day but the total amount of food included will be equal to a full meal.
  • Experiences happen rain, shine, or snow. Please dress accordingly.
  • Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, but please note that this tour covers about 2.4 km (1.5 miles) of walking.
The Chicago Theatre
North State Street
The Chicago Theatre (underneath the marquee), 175 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
(48 Ratings)
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Mar 31, 2024
Amazing Food Tour - Our private group of 11 indulged in a carefully curated menu that showcased Chicago's culinary diversity. From classic deep-dish pizza at Lou Malnati's to Frango mint chocolates, we experienced an array of flavors that we all thoroughly enjoyed. Dash, our knowledgeable guide, shared fascinating stories about Chicago's rich food history and culinary heritage. With his passion for food and his extensive knowledge of the local scene, we gained an insider's perspective on the city's vibrant dining landscape.
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Feb 25, 2024
Great Food and Host - Kevin was a great guide. Lots of information about the culinary history of Chicago. Great company and fun times! I would do this again!
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Jan 31, 2024
Good sample of Chicago food classics - All of the classic Chicago food -the hot dog, the beef, and the pan pizza - was delicious and Rich was a good and friendly guide
Review provided by Viator
Oct 10, 2023
Best Big city tour ever! - Dash was our guide, and he was amazing I wish we had more time in Chicago. We absolute loved the places he took us, food in chicago is delicious Dash is very knowledgable I hope he gets enough credit for it.
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Sep 13, 2023
Tasty & Informative - Dash was an excellent guide! He had so much love and information to share about Chicago & its famous foods. Food was delicious & a great to try some of Chicago favs.
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Sep 3, 2023
Fantastic time! - Fantastic tour! Loved learning about the local “flavors” of Chicago! Tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Review provided by Viator
Aug 19, 2023
Great food tour by Dave - Dave was our guide for a 4pm food tour. He graciously helped me when I didn’t meet at the right place nor on time! Then he had a great tour for us with three stops: Italian beef sandwich, hotdog with fries & deep dish pizza! He ordered everything ahead & got us water at each restaurant. For every meal, Dave explained the history of when & how the dish was created. He also got a picture of us with great city backdrop on the bridge!
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Aug 13, 2023
Chicago Dave is the Best! - Chicago Dave was absolutely amazing!! We did a private tour with just 4 of us and it was perfect! It was not only a food tour, but he also gave us the history of Chicago, including stops at the original Marshal Fields Department Store and a visit to the terrace of the Sears/Willis Tower!! I would absolutely do another one of Dave’s tours (maybe the boat tour that he is just starting to do) and absolutely recommend his tours!
Review provided by Viator
Aug 12, 2023
Dash is the ambassador for Chicago - Dash is truly one of a kind human. He runs off of passion for people and never seems to ever run out of energy. Very memorable and excellent experience.
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Aug 3, 2023
Amazing experience - Rich was very knowledgeable and entertaining, providing lots of historical information along the way. This tour gave us a great introduction to Chicago food during our first visit. I highly recommend this experience!
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up to 12 guests
1 Adult
May 2024