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Best in Chow: Chicago River North Food Tour

  • Explore Chicago on foot, with food tastings to fuel you
  • Enough tastings to make for a full lunch
  • Learn about places you might like to go back to during your stay
Best in Chow: Chicago River North Food Tour
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Best in Chow: Chicago River North Food Tour
From US$57.00
Chicago's famous food scene is a huge part of its identity but finding the best of all the options can be daunting. Let a foodie-guide show you the way on this culinary-focused tour of the River North neighborhood. Fill your belly with six tastings of the famous cuisine and avoid waiting in any queues with skip-the-line VIP privileges.
What to Expect
Naturally, the meeting point for this Chicago food tour is Lou Malnati's pizzeria, where you'll get to know your guide and group and get your taste of Chicago's famous deep-dish pizza. This tour allows you to skip any waiting lines and sink your teeth into that piece of pie right away, which will fuel you up for the next 1.4 miles (2.2 kilometers) of walking. 

Learn about the origins of some of Chicago's famous dishes while you walk, a commentary often missing in do-it-yourself food tours. Your guide is well-versed in the history and culinary culture of each tasting you'll have over the next few hours. You'll also see some major landmarks as you try some Mexican street food, hot dogs, popcorn, roast beef, and other local specialties.
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Reviewed 6 days ago
First Food Tour

As this was our first time on a food tour we weren't sure what to expect. Rachel got us checked in at the meeting place and it was all explained to the group. We made 5 food stops on this tour and all were great....More

Thank Tricia B
Mandi C, Front Office/Customer Service at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your first food tour with us! Rachel and Hannah are wonderful. You couldn't have asked for a better duo to explore Chicago with! We are glad that your experiences with each of our vendors was smooth and enjoyable. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Good sampling

The tour started off rocky with a snarky tour guide. She came off as brash and rude. She seemed to settle down as we went along as one of the members of our party complained to the other guide that was an apprentice. The tour...More

Thank nreigle
Mandi C, Front Office/Customer Service at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. As other reviewers have mentioned, our guides are not only enthusiastic ambassadors of Chicago's history and culture, but they are food lovers that enjoy sharing the best tips and hidden gems with their...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excellent Food Tour

Great Best in Chow tour with Jessica S. She was very personable and knowledgeable. Really enjoyed learning about the food, and Chicago history and architecture. We had rainy weather, but it was still fabulous, and the food was awesome. Really hit all the must haves...More

Thank motobean84
Reviewed 20 March 2018
First time in Chicago -- Best in Chow an absolute must!

Everything was delicious. As a New Yorker, there is no rivalry with the "pizza," but it was tasty. Jessica S. was a great tour guide and my husband and I loved experiencing the must-eat local foods and establishments.

1  Thank Jen F
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile
Maybe #1 in Chicago... but not up to par outside chitown

I've been to a lot of food tours both in the states and internationally... and so I think it's safe for me to say this food tour was short of satisfaction in comparison. The food was ok. My boyfriend and I were full post the...More

2  Thank Celine S
Mandi C, Front Office/Customer Service at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

We are disappointed to hear our tour did not meet your expectations. We strive to serve joy and excellence during each and every Chicago Food Planet Food Tour. We take our ranking and your feedback seriously and while it hurts that we didn’t meet our...More

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