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Itinerary
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 the Chicago Art Institute, where you can view the city from an outdoor terrace.
Locations visited
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Loop
Millennium Park
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Overview
Stroll around the Loop with a guide, discovering Chicago's lively food scene, on this small-group walking tour. Learn about the city's history and culinary heritage from your guide as you stop at favorite local eateries for tastings of four classic dishes. Sample signature bites such as deep-dish pizza.
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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent tour, lots of fun!!!

This was our 1st trip to Chicago and I did the tour with my 2 teenage sons. Blair was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and fun. The tour was the perfect mix of food and architectural/city history. He kept both my teens interested. Which is...More

1  Thank Rob B
Nicolas J, Owner at Secret Food Tours Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us and for writing this amazing review, Rob. We're extremely grateful that you chose us to be one of your MUST DO in your family trip and that we were able to show you the beautiful city of Chicago and its...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Bachelor Party Tour

We came to Chicago from Louisiana and never been here before. We met Melissa on this great tour and left stuffed! She is very knowledgeable about history, architecture, art and food! Her suggestions on where to see next were great. Furthermore, I plan on returning...More

4  Thank Nicholas S
Nicolas J, Owner at Secret Food Tours Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for writing this wonderful review. We're so happy that you enjoyed Melissa's tour, we will surely let her know about this review. We're really looking forward to see you again in our other Secret Food Tours - now in over 26...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour with Melissa

This was a very worthwhile tour with both good food and interesting knowledge and history from the guide, Melissa. She was very enthusiastic and made the tour enjoyable. I would recommend this tour to others.

4  Thank RossTheBoss_0
Nicolas J, Owner at Secret Food Tours Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for writing this wonderful review and recommendation. We're extremely grateful for your kind words for our fantastic guide, Melissa. Please come and visit our other Secret Food Tours - now in over 26 cities world-wide. Till next time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Enjoyed the Secret Food Tour with Melissa

My son and I had an amazing time on this tour trying out some iconic Chicago foods: Gino's East's Chicago-style deep dish, Fannie May's chocolates, Pierogi at the historic Berghoff, the Italian Village's Italian Beef Sandwich, and finally the Corn Semifreddo at Terzo Piano. Highly...More

4  Thank Geoffrey R
Nicolas J, Owner at Secret Food Tours Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for a positive review and recommendation, Geoffrey. We're so glad that you enjoyed every stop we visited and loved every food we served. We're looking forward to see you again in our other Secret Food Tours - now in over 26...More

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Secret Food Tour with Melissa

We were gifted the secret food tour from our kids, totally expected it to be just that....a food tour of "famous" Chicago foods/eateries. Pleasantly surprised at how Melissa not only shared the famous Chicago food with us but her knowledge of the history of Chicago...More

5  Thank 840cathyh16
Nicolas J, Owner at Secret Food Tours Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thank you for joining and for writing this review. It's an honour to have you in our food tour. Melissa would be so happy to know that you had a great time with her. Please come again and visit our other Secret Food Tours -...More

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Kathleen G
3 June 2018|
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Response from iliketravel2014 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know either... I'd suggest contacting the company and asking them directly. They may be able to shed some light on it.
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LeggyLawyer
2 May 2018|
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Response from iliketravel2014 | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for the delay replying. Didn't get notification of the question. Yes it is free entrance at the end and yes I don't think there would be much issue with walking as it is short distances between stops and we didn't... More
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