Chicago Food Planet's Story

We began our research over 15 years ago when we started strolling the Gold Coast and Old Town neighborhoods in search of the famous foods Chicago was known for.

The love affair began with our first bite of Chicago deep-dish pizza from Lou’s, quickly followed by the aroma and taste of the Lake Shore Drive seasoning from The Spice House, and for dessert a delicious piece of butter toffee from The Fudge Pot.

We continued exploring Chicago’s other celebrated neighborhoods one delicious taste at a time and devoured as much historical, architectural and cultural anecdotes along the way.

The team at Chicago Food Planet is proud to share our knowledge and discoveries with you today and our hope is that you’ll return to these neighborhoods with confidence and take advantage of the wide range of food, entertainment and cultural options they have to offer.

Famous for: AMAZING neighborhood food experiences

Founded by: Shane Kost, current CEO of Chicago Food Planet and Founder/President of the Global Food Tourism Association.

Sunday Funday never tasted so good! Hop on this fast-paced tour as we brunch our way around Wrigleyville!

Tour Length3 Hours
Cost$85 Adult With Alcohol | $65 Adult (no alcohol) | $50 Adolescent | Free Child (6 & Under)
Tour Distance0.8 Miles

This tour is complete with treats from 6 bakeries, stories of ethnic holiday traditions, & ample shopping time to purchase additional goods.

Tour Length4 hours
Cost$115 Adult | $59 Adolescent (8-15) | Free Child (0-7)
Tour Distance6 Bakery Stops
NeighborhoodsNorth Shore, Sheridan Road, Village of Winnetka