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

Chicago is famous for five authentic dishes that are “must eats” for anyone visiting the Windy City. The Iconic Foods of Chicago Food tour is the only Chicago foodie tour that takes you to all of them!  Enjoy exclusive access to the historic eateries that perfected Chicago-style deep dish pizza, the famous Italian Beef Sandwich, Chicago-style Popcorn, the savory Chicago-style Hot Dog. Finish your adventure with a taste of the unique Chicago-invented brownie.

  • Get up close and personal with all five of the “Chicago Style” dishes – pizza, hot dog, Italian beef, popcorn and brownie
  • Take advantage of our exclusive restaurant partners to get an insiders glimpse into local artisan chefs
  • Skip the long lines at the top-rated, #1 iconic brand names with VIP access to Lou Malnati’s, Garrett’s, Al’s Beef and Portillo’s
  • Your local expert guide provides an insiders look into the incredible history, culture and architecture of Streeterville and River North
  • Relax on the #1 Rated Chicago Activity with more than 3,700 TripAdvisor Reviews as you eat and drink your way through Chicago
Important Info
  • Departs daily at Noon. Available for private tours at other times.
  • Experiences happen rain, shine or snow. Please dress accordingly.
  • Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
  • Restrooms available during the experience.
  • Small groups of no more than 16 guests per expert guide.
  • We offer vegetarian options but cannot accommodate other food allergies or dietary preferences.
What Our Guests Are Saying

The #1 TripAdvisor Rated Walking Food Tour of Chicago!

On our Iconic Foods of Chicago Food Tour, a local food guide navigates you through the “Iconic Foods” of the bustling River North and Streeterville neighborhoods. Discover the fascinating history, architecture and culture of downtown Chicago while noshing on all of the top-rated, iconic Chicago-style dishes and recipes from the artisans that perfected them.  Stroll through the main streets near the Loop Chicago which offers a wonderful concentration of museums, restaurants, bars and historic landmarks uniquely mixed with modern architecture, shops and art galleries. You’ll cross over Michigan Avenue and enjoy the Magnificent Mile with historic landmarks including the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, and the Chicago Water Tower.

Chicago is known across the world for inventing and perfecting five authentic dishes that are “must eats” and the Iconic Foods of Chicago Food tour is the only culinary event in the city that visits them all.  On this 3-hour culinary adventure, your expert guide will offer a taste of daily life in two of Chicago’s premiere neighborhoods as you indulge in full-size tastings at the venues that locals still cherish and meet the colorful characters behind these classic eats and hear their amazing stories.  Join us today on the Iconic Foods of Chicago tour and connect with iconic Chicago foods in unexpected ways!

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