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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
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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1 - 5 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Best of chow!

We had a great time on Sunday 7/15/18 with Jessica S. as our guide. She was very cooperative and informative about the history of each of the food stops. We also enjoy her background knowledge of city land marks and architecture! Well throughout tour with...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Another 5 Rating for Luke & Best of Chow

We loved this tour. Our guide Luke began by telling us that he’d taken this job because he loves food, history and acting. He was right, those traits proved to give us a very engaging, informative, educational and entertaining tour, along with amazing food! We...More

1  Thank JimandMarty
Reviewed 30 May 2018
Great Taste of Chicago's Best

Got to have some of Chicago's best food places. Portions were perfectly sized for the amount of time that you're on the tour. Pretty much can't go wrong when your day starts with a slice of Lou Malnati's

2  Thank vwalsh10
Mandi C, Front Office/Customer Service at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review our tour! We're so glad you enjoyed the food and that Lou's lived up to your expectations! Looking forward to hosting you again soon.

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile
Delicious and informative

Our group of 5 greatly enjoyed this tour! We and another couple got there super early but Luke started chatting with us right away. We were all excited to try lots of different food but didn’t realize we would learn so much great Chicago history...More

1  Thank Deborah W
Mandi C, Front Office/Customer Service at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thanks for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed your adventure with Luke, and that he was able to navigate around such a busy day on the holiday weekend! You are absolutely right - food tours are a great way to explore a new city....More

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Spectacular way to see the City

We were lucky enough to have not 1 but 2 guides - Hannah & Luke; both so much fun & so knowledgable. The food was amazing. The history was fun. Highly recommend the tour.

1  Thank njdevsfan
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