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Gateway to the West Loop Food Tour
On our #1 TripAdvisor Rated Gateway To The West Loop Food Tour, you’ll experience an impressive introduction and subsequent deep dive into the West Loop’s renowned and extensive food and restaurant scene. You’ll enjoy a leisurely stroll down Randolph Street, often referred to as “Chicago’s Best Foodie Street”, and learn why this distinction comes as no surprise to locals living in the area as its home to a unique mixture of James Beard Award-winning chefs, old school diners, Chicago-based breweries and eclectic dive bars. The diversity of this culinary hub allows us to feature chefs ranging from the founder of a burger bar that’s rated by the Food Network as one of the best hamburgers in the country, to an award-winning restaurant that has created over 1,500 different pizza recipes.
In the West Loop, the past is ever-present among the historic facades of what once was a meat-packing and warehouse district revolutionized into the delicious Restaurant Row of today. At the turn of the 20th century, famous Chicago urban planner and architect Daniel Burnham articulated his vision for the West Loop moving forward as “the gateway from the West to the Loop.” This experience is truly that- an introduction, or Gateway, to the West Loop’s renowned and extensive food scene.
You’ll get to escape the crowds of downtown and really get a glimpse of daily life while tasting the best of what Chicago has to offer. You’ll be sampling everything from an artisan handmade donut to a typical Roman street food snack. Along the way, your expert guide will educate and entertain you with stories and insights into the West Loop culture, architecture and history, while exploring the areas most fascinating offbeat landmarks. Join us today on the Gateway To the West Loop Food Tour and connect with local, authentic Chicago foods in unexpected ways!