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You'll experience all the city's biggest everyman food hits, many of which have roots in the Italian immigrant experience. This moving feast incorporates a walk through some of the city's world-renowned architecture and public art in the famed...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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521 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60605-1529
Downtown / The Loop
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+1 773-917-5507
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this tour thru Viator based on their description of the food visits included AND on the fact that at the end the description on the Viator site it specifically said that admission to the Art Institute was included (a $25 value). It was not...More

Thank BrianaRene
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Melissa Sanders was our tour guide and she was wonderful. The tour's food along with the historical tour was fabulous. I would definitely recommend this tour to others and I will also take it when I visit other cities because it gave a great overview...More

Thank DianneL393
Nicolas J, Owner at Secret Food Tours Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Dianne for writing to us. We're happy to know that you had a wonderful experience in joining this tour. We'd love to see you again in our other tours in 26 cities now worldwide:)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

i booked this tour directly with secret food tours. what’s great about these tours is that u experience the food the city is known for AND get a great tour about particular sites or stories of the city too! very knowledgeable staff. my fave was...More

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

Thank you for your kind review Fran. We're happy to know that you've had a wonderful time exploring the city led by our guide Blair. We're glad that you've all enjoyed the dishes and food tastings you had tried. We'd like you to try also...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

I had been to Chicago before but Melissa our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the architecture, history, and of course food and drink Chicago. I learned a ton of things I didn’t know were right under our nose. Would definitely do it again in...More

1  Thank Darren K
Nicolas J, Owner at Secret Food Tours Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you Darren for your time to write this positive review. We're very glad that you've enjoyed and learned more about Chicago through Melissa. Please come again and visit our other Secret Food Tours - now in over 26 world-wide cities. See you soon!

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

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 10 August 2018

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 6 August 2018

I have been on at least 6 food tours and this one was the best! There were several reasons for this. First, our tour guide Melissa is a chef, but also a history buff. So, we got a lot of great facts and stories about...More

1  Thank ilovecheeba
Nicolas J, Owner at Secret Food Tours Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words for Secret Food Tours Chicago and for our amazing guide, Melissa. We're so happy that you had a wonderful time with her tour and got a lot of great fun facts about Chicago's food and culture. Please...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018

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 8 August 2018

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 6 August 2018

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 8 August 2018

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 27 July 2018

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 27 July 2018

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 24 July 2018 via mobile

Blair was FANTASTIC! So knowledgeable about the city, the architecture and the food. We actually sat down and had full-size portions everywhere except the candy store. If there was a wait for the food he filled us in on the history of the restaurant. Best...More

3  Thank Carol B
Nicolas J, Owner at Secret Food Tours Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

A big thank you for your kind words, Carol. It's an honour to have you in our tour and to have served you right. We will let Blair know how happy you were with his tour. We're now in 26 cities world-wide, we hope to...More

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