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Iconic Foods of Chicago Tour

One tour. All five iconic Chicago dishes. Come hungry.
per adult

This is the only Chicago food tour that takes you to all the legendary “must-eat” favorites for full-sized tastings of the best deep dish pizza, Italian beef, Chicago-style hot dogs, and more. Skip the lines at Lou Malnati’s, Al’s Beef, Portillo’s, and other historic eateries, and dig into Chicago’s unique history, culture, and cuisine led by a fun local expert guide.


A perfect introduction to the soul of Chicago, this walking tour of the historic Streeterville and River North neighborhoods is a must for anyone looking for a complete Chi-Town initiation!


$75 / adult
$50 / youth
$0 / child (under 7)

Length: 3 hours
Distance: 1.4 miles (Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.)
Led by a fun, expert guide.

Dress for the weather! We go rain, shine, or snow.
Washrooms available during the experience.

Vegetarian Options

To enjoy a vegetarian-friendly tasting, you must notify us during the online booking process. Sorry, but we can’t accommodate other food allergies or dietary preferences on public tours.


Take a deep dive into Deep Dish, and a lot more.
  • These aren’t sample tastings! Dig into full portions of deep dish pizza, Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, famous Chicago popcorn, and a unique brownie created right here.
  • Skip the lines and meet the colorful characters behind Chicago’s most famous dishes at Lou Malnati’s, Portillo’s, Al’s Beef, and Garrett’s.
  • Join a true local Chicago expert to explore the historic neighborhoods on this Streeterville and River North food tour, right near the Loop Chicago.
  • Learn about the Magnificent Mile’s famous historic and architectural landmarks like the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, and the Chicago Water Tower.

Frequently Asked Questions

No cheesy tourist stuff. Just extra cheese on your pizza.

Yeah, we hate that, too. And, no, no umbrellas or bullhorns. Our guides feel more like part of the group. They’re friendly without being annoying, and they don’t just recite a script. We hire people who love this city, and we train them extensively to make their job look effortless. No cringey tourist stuff, we promise.

No need to make reservations for after the tour. You’ll enjoy the equivalent of a full meal or more on our food tours.

Absolutely! More than half of our guests are local to the Chicagoland area, and they always say the same thing: “I learned so much about Chicago’s history and restaurant scene that I didn’t know!” Locals who come on our tours will find their new favorite date night spot, and can impress their visiting friends with all their Chicago “insider” knowledge.

Rain or shine, you gotta eat! Unless the weather looks like it’ll threaten the safety of our guests or guides, the tours will run in most conditions. If it’s too wet or cold, we’ll just spend more time indoors at our restaurant partners.

If you let us know during the booking process/checkout of your tour, we CAN provide vegetarian-friendly tasting, but we CANNOT offer alternatives or substitutions for any other allergies (including lactose intolerant) or dietary restrictions (including vegan and gluten free). Vegetarian-friendly options must be requested in advance during the ticket purchase process.

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per adult
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Your private Chicago food tour, handled with care. From planning to execution, we make sure everyone has a blast.
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Welcome to the real Chicago.

If I could take everything I love about Chicago – its history, people, architecture, and of course, its iconic food – pack all of it into a box and say, “Here! This is what I love about my city,” this food tour is what you’d get.


It’s a perfect introduction to Chicago for first-time visitors. But it’s also a delicious way to rediscover the heart and soul of Chicago for those of you who already know it like the backs of your hands.


I can’t wait to show you my Chicago.


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Theresa Nemetz
Owner, Chicago Food & City Tours

The way to Chicago’s heart is through your belly.

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Your private Chicago food tour, handled with care. From planning to execution, we make sure everyone has a blast.
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