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Meet your local guide at Lou Malnati’s, a Chicago-style pizzeria, where you’ll sample a traditional deep-dish pizza. From there, your small group of 18 or fewer participants will walk through the historic Gold Coast and Old Town neighborhoods.

You’ll visit seven shops and eateries, with tasting locations including the oldest chocolate confectioner in Chicago, The Fudge Pot, The Spice House spice merchant, the Middle Eastern restaurant Old Jerusalem and more. All tastings are included and together are generous enough equal a full lunch.

While strolling the tree-lined streets and sampling some of the Windy City's classic dishes, you’ll hear about Chicago history, culture and architecture. Your tour ends at the authentic French bakery La Fournette.
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Experience the flavors of Chicago at seven Gold Coast and Old Town shops and restaurants while learning about each neighborhood’s history along the way. This 3-hour walking tour will stop at a classic Chicago-style pizzeria, a European bakery, a candy shop and specialty tea shop and more. Each guided outing is restricted to just 18 guests for an intimate small-group tour.
  • Eat your way through two delicious Chicago neighborhoods
  • Learn about the history of the Gold Coast and Old Town from your local guide
  • Taste generous samples of classic dishes from seven shops and restaurants
  • A small-group walking tour that includes all tasting fees 
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Wonderful way to explore a new neighborhood!

I'm a frequent visitor to Chicago, but had never done a food tour. My best friend and I were in the city this week for a few days, and I booked this tour as a way to explore a neighborhood we don't usually spend much...More

Thank wisgirl01
Reviewed 5 days ago
Small Group Chicago Food Tour: Gold Coast and Old Town

Great time! The guide was very informed about each food location.The food was fantastic especially the deep dish pizza at Lou Malnatis..

Thank Denise G
Reviewed 1 week ago
Something for Everyone

Whether you like Pizza, Falafel, ice tea, or chocolate this tour has it all! Besides learning a bit about Chicago's Pizza history we also walked through the Gold Coast neighborhood and heard about it's interesting past. Had many other treats along the way but the...More

Thank JOY F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful Tour...Great Variety

Lindsay, our guide, gave us a wonderful introduction to the treasures on the “Gold Coast” with fabulous tastings and stories of the area...amazing deep dish pizza, delightful tea tasting, chocolates, specialty oils, vinegars, and spices...and the best falafel. An experience not to be missed!

Thank garden7852
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Food tour old towne

Wonderful tour. Lindsey was great. Variety in tastings was great...incredible deep dish pizza, delicious chocolate, amazing tea tasting, visits to spice and oil and vinegar specialty stores and last but not least...the best falafel ever! Lindsay added color and humor along the way as well...More

Thank Mitch P
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Response from GreenBayfan | Reviewed this property |
Oops maybe state st but it’s the same area
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