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Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour

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Overview
Join this 3-hour tour of Chicago's food scene, and see what sets this friendly mid-western metropolis apart. On this 12 person maximum walking tour of the 'Chicago Loop', a local guide will share with you some hidden gems and great stories about the city. Taste where the world-famous dipped Italian beef sandwich was invented, try some of the best deep dish Chicago pizza. Be shown how important the immigrants that built this town are to the food scene.
Highlights
  • Bring your appetite for generous tastings of Chicago's signature foods
  • Take a leisurely walk around the Loop in downtown Chicago
  • Learn from your guide about the city's history and food culture
  • See outdoor public art by Picasso, Miro, and Chagall
What to Expect
Make your own way to a centrally located meeting point to join your guide. Start your food tour by snacking on hearty deep-dish pizza, and learn how Chicago’s pizza differs from others. Continue to a historic spot that serves up dipped Italian beef sandwiches, and then try a Chicago-style hot dog, traditionally accompanied by seven specific toppings (never ketchup). Nibble a savory and sweet “secret food” beloved in the Windy City, and top it off with dessert at the Art Institute of Chicago. Along the way, stop into a bar that was founded in 1898 and survived the Prohibition era, see some of Chicago's renowned public art, and stroll through Millennium Park to see the famous Cloud Gate sculpture
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Important Information
Departure Point
521 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
Departure Time
11:30 AM
Duration
3h
Return Details
Millennium Park, Chicago, IL, USA
Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (option
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Exciting news. There are drink upgrades available for Chicago tour that can be purchased on your smartphone just prior to taking the tour. Ask your host for assistance and enjoy the drinks of the house.
  • Broken English: Locally brewed
  • Dortwunder Lager: Brewed first for the Chicago World's Fair, taste history.
  • The Capone: A cocktail first made in Brooklyn and named after Al Capone, a famous Chicago crime boss
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Good food tour to taste some iconic Chicago dishes and learn about Chicago. I recommend food tours in every place I visit and this one is a good one. The portions were correct (not too big nor too small) and the choices were appropriate. The tour guide, Gabe, was wonderful:
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Terrific tour. We loved our tour guide, Gabe! Great to have a smaller group tour and got to know tour mates.
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Response from Nicolas J, Owner at Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Steph, thank you so much for joining us and for sending such a terrific review about Gabe's tour. :)) We truly appreciate it and we hope to see you again in our other Secret Food Tours - now in more than 50 cities worldwide!
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If you're looking for a fun group activity that everyone can enjoy, this is highly recommended. It is a nice way to learn a little bit of Chicago history but is mostly light hearted and focused around the food and enjoying the experience. Our tour guide, Gabe, was knowledgeable
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Response from Nicolas J, Owner at Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for joining us and for highly recommending our tour. We're delighted to have you and to hear that you had a great time with our guide, Gabe. Please come and visit us again in our other Secret Food Tours - now in more than 50 cities worldwide!
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We did this tour as a birthday party for my teenager. It satisfied everybody in our group from teenagers to grandparents. Gabe was friendly and dynamic. The tour is a pleasing mix of delicious food, history and culture. Highly recommend.
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Response from Nicolas J, Owner at Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your kind words for Secret Food Tours Chicago and for our amazing guide, Cathy. We're so happy that you had a wonderful time with Gabe's tour and got a lot of great fun facts about city's food and culture. Please let us know when you are coming back so we could give you a discount, see you again soon in our other Secret Food Tours - now in over 50 cities world-wide. :)
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My husband and I were gifted tickets to this tour by our son and daughter-in-law last Christmas. We finally were able to go today, and what an experience! Gabe Hoffman, our guide, was both knowledgeable and personable. In addition to visiting several iconic Chicago restaurants
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Response from Nicolas J, Owner at Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour
Responded 13 Dec 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Gabe is indeed a great guide. Thank you for exploring the city with us and we hope to see you again soon!
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By: Secret Food Tours Chicago
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imissneworleans
Houston, Texas
12347
Fun Food Tour
Good food tour to taste some iconic Chicago dishes and learn about Chicago. I recommend food tours in every place
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A9361UTstephm
20
Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour
Terrific tour. We loved our tour guide, Gabe! Great to have a smaller group tour and got to know tour mates.
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J822TFatd
10
A Unique Tour with Personable Guide
If you're looking for a fun group activity that everyone can enjoy, this is highly recommended. It is a nice way
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Cathy Z
Gurnee
217
Great outing for all ages
We did this tour as a birthday party for my teenager. It satisfied everybody in our group from teenagers to
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TandemGirl98
10
Secret Food Tour is Hidden Gem
My husband and I were gifted tickets to this tour by our son and daughter-in-law last Christmas. We finally were
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ItchyFeet319
Appleton, United Kingdom
13374
Good tour
We enjoyed our tour and the food was great. It was one of 4 tours we did whilst we were in Chicago and we felt
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777ashleya
10
Gabe
We had a fantastic time with Gabe. Very energetic, very knowledgeable, and an over all good time. We would love to
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sofiagv19
25
Such a fun tour!
We had a great time eating and learning about the history of Chicago with Gabe. He was a super knowledgeable and
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puntacanavisitor09
Libertyville, Illinois
26
Secret Beer Tour
I surprised my husband with the secret beer tour and we both loved it! Gabe was an excellent tour guide and shared
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treece0831
10
Great birthday gift
I surprised my husband with this tour as a 30th birthday gift and it did not disappoint! We recently moved to
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lorid854
Anchorage, Alaska
171
Great Foodie Tour
Jordan was an awesome host and very knowledgeable about Chicago and the history. Come hungry! SO! Much! Food!
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GillianTCraig
Auckland, New Zealand
10
Walking Food Tour
Fantastic day - highly knowledgeable and friendly guide. A freezing day but a warm welcome to Chicago.
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Traci R
21
Such a fun way to learn about the city!
I am a regular visitor to Chicago - but had never done a food tour. We picked this one because we were staying
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Eric P
10
Great taste of Chicago
Had a great time as Jordan led us to some great spots for traditional Chicago treats. Jordan was fun and
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Freedom817096
10
Secret Food Tour was an awesome experience!
I have been to Chicago many times but have never done a food tour. Jordan made the experience really fun and
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