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Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Stroll through downtown Chicago on this walking food tour. Visit Millennium Park, the Palmer House Hotel and other city landmarks. Taste quintessential Chicago foods such as deep-dish pizza, hot dogs, plus chocolates and pastry. All food tastings are included, and the tour covers an easy 1.5 miles (2.4 km) suitable for most fitness levels. Upgrade your tour to include three pours of local craft beer.
  • Food and walking tour of downtown Chicago
  • See important outdoor sites including Millennium Park and the Chicago River
  • Enjoy generous tastings at a number of eateries where you sample Chicago-style pizza and other treats
  • Walk at an easy pace with different routes appropriate for warmer and cooler temperatures
  • Learn about the history of Chicago from your expert guide
  • Upgrade your tour and enjoy three pours of local craft beer
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Food tasting
Expert tour guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
$10 per person (or more) recommended gratuity for guide (Cash, Venmo and PayPal)
Alcoholic Beverages
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria , 410 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

The entrance to Lou Malnati's is in the Wrigley Building, on the northside ground level.

Goddess and the Baker, Wabash , 33 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
Make your way to Lou Malnati's to meet your tour guide and group. Set off to taste some of Chicago's most famous foods and see some of its iconic sights during this 1.5-mile (2.4-km) loop through downtown.

During chilly months, follow your guide through Chicago Pedway system, a network of tunnels, ground-level concourses and bridges that keep you comfortably warm. During warmer times of the year, walk along the Loop's scenic promenades.

Visit Millennium Park, a modern town square with a collection of art, architecture, and gardens that provide a stunning backdrop for hundreds of cultural events. Nearby, walk along the Chicago River, a system of waterways that links to the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico.

Along the way, taste quintessential Chicago foods like deep-dish pizza, sweets, and hot dogs. Tastings of locally brewed craft beer can be added for an extra charge.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
Here you’ll meet your entertaining and energetic guide who will give you an introduction to Chicago’s epic history before indulging in a bubbling, cheesy, stuffed Chicago pizza pie
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Wrigley Building
Taste Chicago's iconic deep dish pizza at one of our most beloved pizza restaurants, and see the first major skyscraper north of the Chicago River.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Magnificent Mile
Then, stroll down elegant Michigan Avenue and pass renowned local attractions before walking down the start of Route 66 to Max's Take Out, a quintessential Chicago hot dog stand that has stood the test of time. Inside, taste what makes Chicago's unique hot dog so special!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bongiorno's Cucina Italiana & Pizzeria
Sink your teeth into a delicious Italian beef sandwich
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Chicago Riverwalk
The Chicago River runs right through the heart of the downtown Chicago skyscrapers. The architecture and river scenery is absolutely stunning.
Pass By:  
Chicago Pedway
During colder months, your guide will make use of the Chicago Pedway system, a network of tunnels, ground-level concourses and bridges that connects sites throughout Chicago’s central business district, to keep you as cozy as possible. During warmer times of the year, walk along the large scenic promenades of the Loop. Expect to walk at a leisurely pace for 1.5 miles during the 2.5-hour tour, suitable for most fitness levels, with plenty of stops for tastings and photos. All tastings and beverages are included. Please give advance notice of any dietary restrictions.
Stop At:  
Billy Goat Tavern (Millennium Park)
A Chicago institution made famous by a popular SNL skill from the Belushi era. Here, you’ll feast on Chicago-style dogs, the totally unique Windy City interpretation of the hotdog.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
The Loop
The Loop is Chicago’s bustling business district, named for its location within the rectangular convergence of multiple “El” train tracks.
Stop At:  
The Chicago Theatre
Chicago's iconic theatre Marquee on State Street.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Crown Fountain
The Crown Fountain was designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa and features two fifty-foot tall statues of glass brick that showcase the LED faces of over 1000 Chicagoans laughing, smiling, and spitting.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Designed by world-famous architect, Frank Gehry, The Pritzker Pavilion is a stunning and unique band shell located in Grant Park. The lattice tower of speaker systems ensures full volume for all spectators at countless summer concerts and movie screenings.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Millennium Park
A modern town square with a collection of art, architecture, and gardens that provides a stunning backdrop for hundreds of cultural events. Full tour of the park.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate, located within Millennium Park, is known affectionately as “The Bean” and debuted in 2006. Designed by famed Indian artist, Anish Kapoor, this giant, stainless steel masterpiece has become one of the most famous symbols of Chicago arts and culture.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bobby's Bike Hike - Chicago
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour.

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  • "That means if you do find parking where the tour begins, you'll have to figure out how to walk back to the beginning on your own." See review
  • "If you are looking for great food and fun this tour is for you!" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Do it - but don’t eat beforehand
Melvin_D
, Nov 2021
Pizza stop was awesome. Robert our tour guide new his Chicago history and he had a great sense of humor
star-5
Great tour, delicious food! Fun.
J_D
, Nov 2021
Dylan was the best!! Having never traveled thru Chicago, he provided an energetic and knowledgeable description of places throughout the city. He even helped with photographs. The food was great, the pace of the tour was perfect and the last stop at Palmer Building was wonderful. We will be back!
star-5
One of the best tours in Chicago!
Chris_L
, Nov 2021
Justin was very knowledgeable about the city!! I enjoyed all of the food while learning about the history of Chicago!
star-5
Awesome tour!
Jeffrey_C
, Nov 2021
Meeting new people and the pizza stop were the highlight! I recommend this tour. The guide was very knowledgeable.
star-5
Tour that is so worth the money
Bianca_W
, Nov 2021
Gabe is the absolute best! He’s so energetic and full of knowledge. We truly enjoyed the experience. I hope every tour guide is like him.
star-5
Great way to try some classic Chicago food!!
Jaimes_C
, Nov 2021
The overall experience was great. Our tour guide Nick had so much knowledge about the city and the origins of the different dishes. All of the stops along the way were remarkable, the food stops we took were wonderful and the food itself was delicious!!
star-5
We'd Do It Again
Scott_M
, Nov 2021
A great value! Portions were a lot larger than i thought they'd be. Paul crushed it. He was fun and informative. I'd definitely recommend to friends who come to visit us in the future, and who join them, too.
star-5
The guides were...
Ashna_J
, Oct 2021
The guides were knowledgeable and witty. They were attentive to everyone’s needs. They were helpful in making this experience memorable
star-5
The food was tasty and I...
Ann_B
, Oct 2021
The food was tasty and I enjoyed hearing the stories behind the food. Chloe did an excellent job interacting with everyone
star-5
Food tour
Elizabeth_G
, Oct 2021
Great variety of food, Dylan was energetic and full of knowledge. We got to see lots of sights that I wouldn’t of seen or known about if I hadn’t taken the tour. Highly recommend it.

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