Chicago Food Planet's Story

Whether you choose to go off-the-beaten-path or want to stay near downtown, we provide neighborhood food experiences that allow you to connect with Chicago's food in a unique and memorable way.

Jay's Beef

Jay’s Beef, founded by Jay Fortuna in 1976, has made itself a staple Italian beef spot in Chicago since its opening, and was named one of the top 10 Best Italian Beef in Chicago.

Sultan's Market

Masada Ramli, or May as she likes to be called, opened this Middle-Eastern cafe in 1985, serving authentic falafel, shawarma & babaghanoush using her grandmother's recipes.

Stan's Donuts

Rich Labriola, president of the Labriola Baking Company, partnered with Stan Berman, founder of Stan’s Donuts, to bring the more than 50-year-old donut shop to the Midwest.

Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

Owner Bill Jacobs and brewer, Jonathan Cutler bring together New Haven-style pizza and international award-winning beer to this neighborhood brewpub and pizzeria

Mindy's HotChocolate

Chef Mindy Segal is a James Beard Award winner and owner behind Chicago's top-ranked pastry and dessert restaurant featuring a variety from decadent hot chocolate to savory dishes.

Thank You!
Experience Navy Pier, an iconic city landmark, as you take in the skyline views, historical anecdotes and taste mouthwatering foods.
Additional Recommended Things To Do

As local food experts, we have a lot to recommend in the food scene. We also love these additional options or activities in the area and have included bonus activities for you to check out in other neighborhoods.

3-1-Chew Post Tour Directions

In order for you to easily find your way back home, we have included some helpful tips and general directions below for your convenience.


Chicago's only tour that takes you to the hot local spots featured on the hit TV show THE BEAR

Tour Length3.5 hours
Cost$129.00 Adult
Tour Distance9 miles
NeighborhoodsRiver North, West Loop and Logan Square.

Devour all five of the iconic “Chicago-style” dishes from the eateries that perfected them on our most popular downtown tour.

Tour Length3 Hours
Cost$75 Adult | $50 Adolescent | Free Child (6 & Under)
Tour Distance1.4 Miles
NeighborhoodsRiver North & Streeterville
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