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Street Foods of Pilsen

Tacos & Tequila in Chicago’s coolest neighborhood.
per adult

Cruise with us down to the Lower West Side neighborhood of Pilsen that Forbes calls one of the “12 Coolest Neighborhoods Around the World” for its bold flavors, artsy vibes, and incredible history. Join your local expert guide through streets decked out with amazing murals. Pop into the local spots where the tacos are as authentic as they come and the tequila flows just right.


But Pilsen isn’t just killer Mexican cuisine. It’s a culinary crossroads where you can snag some of the city's best barbecue, dive into a unique style of Chicago pizza, or taste the intricate layers of Vietnamese fare. On this Pilsen food tour,  explore the neighborhood's bustling arts scene, connect with its diverse residents, and savor dishes that tell the story of Pilsen's singular cultural history.


$85 Adult, Alcohol Included
$50 Adolescent
Free Child (6 & Under)

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.


An insider’s journey into Pilsen’s hidden gems.
  • Vibrant Art and Culture: Experience the colorful street art that make Pilsen one of the world's coolest neighborhoods.
  • Diverse Culinary Adventures: Taste authentic Mexican dishes like tacos and chicharrones, discover local variations of Chicago-style pizza, and enjoy flavors from American barbecue to Vietnamese cuisine.
  • Local Family-Owned Gems: Visit off-the-beaten-path, family-owned restaurants and panaderias that you wouldn't find on your own.
  • Tequila Tastings: Each ticket includes a tequila pairing to complement the incredible dishes you'll enjoy.
  • Insider Expertise: Let a fun, knowledgeable local guide show you the hidden culinary and cultural spots of Pilsen.

Frequently Asked Questions

Forget Deep Dish. Find another side of Chicago in Pilsen.

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.

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.

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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Street art & street food in a neighborhood I love.

I love taking guests through Pilsen because it's like walking through a living history book. Maybe more than any other Chicago neighborhood, the past informs the present in the most delicious ways. The cuisines and art you'll experience here are the narratives of the people and their journeys that have shaped this unique area.


Every street corner tells a story through its incredible murals, and every dish represents the unique blend of cultures and histories that have come together here. Above all, Pilsen is just a straight up cool place to spend an afternoon.


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Theresa Nemetz
Owner, Chicago Food & City Tours

A Pilsen food tour designed with locals in mind.

Private Experiences

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