Chicago is a city known for its culinary diversity, but trying to experience it all can be overwhelming and expensive. Food tours offer a great way to experience the city, and there are a lot of them available throughout our great city. Guided tours will take you through individual neighborhoods, so you get to learn about the history and culture of each neighborhood while enjoying its unique culinary offerings. Here is a quick rundown of our Top 10 Chicago Food Tours:
Chicago Food Tours
#1 Progressive Dining Tour
This tour provides transportation and a city tour in addition to some top-notch food options. A bus takes you to three of Chicago’s best restaurants: one for hors d’oeuvres, one for the main course, and one for dessert.
#2 Chicago Food Planet Tours
This walking tour takes about three hours. It consists of multiple tastings at a variety of authentic Chicago eateries. This is a great tour for both tourists and Chicagoans because it takes you off the beaten path to areas you might otherwise miss. http://www.chicagofoodplanet.com/
#3 Near North Food Tour
This tour takes you to seven restaurants in the Gold Coast and Old Town areas. You’re also taken on a guided tour through the neighborhoods, so there’s plenty to see as well as eat.
This tour takes you to six restaurants in the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods. You’ll visit restaurants such as George’s Hot Dogs, Goddess & Grocer, and Sultan’s Market, all while learning about the unique culture of the area.
#5 Chinatown Food Tour
This tour takes you through Chinatown in Chicago. You’ll visit six sit-down restaurants, each of which offer a different style of Chinese cuisine. This tour is unique in the sense that it is only offered to small groups, so you get a more personal experience.
#6 Tastebud’s Chocolate Tour
This is a fantastic dessert-only tour. You visit five of the best dessert places in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. While this tour is family friendly, it is also fairly long, so keep this in mind if you’re planning on bringing the kids with you.
#7 Bikes, Bites, and Brews Tour
As the title suggests, this is a bike tour that combines some great food and drinks with a unique way to see the city. If you like pizza and beer – this is the one for you! http://bobbysbikehike.com/Tours.aspx
#8 Taste Chicago Food Tour
This tour takes you through the Chicago Loop and Millennium Park neighborhoods. You visit between five and six eateries and enjoy some of the culinary staples of Chicago.
#9 Flavors of Chicago Tour
This tour takes you to six locations in the Gold Coast neighborhood. You visit a nice variety of restaurants, such as The Palm Court Tea Room, Pizano’s, and Sarah’s for desert.
#10 Savor Chicago Food Tour
This tour visits between five and seven restaurants in the River North and Magnificent Mile neighborhoods. Stops include Mr. Beef, Billy Goat Tavern, and Downtown Dogs.