There's a saying in Chicago: For every taste, there is a tour. Well, not really, but it should be because if you have a taste for it, Chicago has a food tour for it.
For a tour of the melting pot that is Chicago, experience the cuisine of the city's ethnic communities with Chicago Food Planet Food Tours. Neighborhood dining tours touch on the multicultural influences and area history while you explore independent eateries and specialty food stores just off the beaten path. You might stop into a James Beard Award-winning spot in Bucktown, take a seat for some dim-sum in Chinatown or get a whiff of exotic seasoning blends at the Spice House in Old Town. Eat and shop like the locals do on these 3-hour epicurean adventures that include enough food samples to fill up for lunch... and enough walking to burn the calories off!
Join Tastebud Tours in the city of deep dish pizza, Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef. Have it all with samplings of these iconic dishes synonymous with our great city, plus get introduced to restaurants that are uniquely Chicago on the Taste Chicago Tour. Or satisfy your sweet tooth on the Sweet Chicago Tour where delectable from candy to chocolate to pastries are the focus.
Savor the city "one slice at a time" during a delicious exploration of culturally significant and locally-owned pizzerias with Chicago Pizza Tours. Serving up sample slices from downtown and neighborhood favorites, the selection is a tour de globe ranging from deep dish done the Chicago way to authentic Neapolitan pies and thin crust of the Bolzano region.
Each Chicago Dine-Around Progressive Dining Tour includes three famous Chicago restaurants. Hors d'oeuvres are served at the first restaurant, the main course at the second, and dessert at the third. Chicago Dine-Around selects restaurants that enjoy excellent reviews and that accommodate tour guests with preferential treatment. Meals include wine, and alternate menu options are available for vegetarians and those with food sensitivities.
It's not all about the grub, though. The Chicago Beer Experience celebrates one of the world's most beloved beverages with tasty walking tours. The company also scored a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor in May 2011. So that means Chicago even has certified beer experts. Have you booked your flight yet?
Please note: Some of the above tours are available seasonally and are weather dependent. Please check with each tour company for availability.