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The Chinatown Adventure Food Tour

Step into Chicago’s rich Chinese culinary heritage.
per adult

Immerse yourself in the vibrant flavors and rich history of Chicago’s Chinatown on our top-rated TripAdvisor food and culture tour. Enjoy seated dining at five authentic restaurants where you’ll feast on Hong Kong dim sum, spicy Szechuan dishes, and sweet milk egg tarts. While you enjoy the food, you’ll get a lesson in traditional Chinese etiquette and customs.


Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a lifelong Chicagoan, our guides will take you through the incredible stories of both Old and New Chinatown, its out-of-the-way secret gems, and its most famous landmarks. Come hungry and leave inspired with a deeper appreciation for the sophisticated flavors and regional cooking styles that define Chinese cuisine.


$80 Adult
$50 Adolescent
Free Child (6 & Under)

Length: 3 hours
Distance: 1.3 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.


The best Dim Sum in Chicago is only the beginning.
  • Authentic Dining Experience: Enjoy full-course tastings at five restaurants featuring an array of Chinese cuisine, from spicy Szechuan to traditional Cantonese and innovative Hong Kong-style dishes.
  • Cultural Immersion: Participate in demonstrations of ancient Chinese etiquette and pageantry, deepening your understanding of the rich traditions embedded in every meal.
  • Guided Exploration: Navigate through the hidden alleys and vibrant streets of both Old and New Chinatown with our expert guides who bring the history, culture, and stories of the neighborhood to life.
  • Scenic Landmarks: Visit significant cultural and historical sites, including the Ping Tom Memorial Park and the architecturally stunning Pui-Tak Building.
  • Local Insights: Learn about the intricacies of regional Chinese cooking styles, the significance of local customs, and the unique offerings of Chinese specialty stores throughout the tour.

Frequently Asked Questions

Locals love discovering this hidden part of Chicago.

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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Your private Chicago food tour, handled with care. From planning to execution, we make sure everyone has a blast.
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Unlocking Chinatown’s history, cuisine, and people.

I love guiding locals and visitors through the hidden culinary gems of Chinatown. Even for locals who think they know every nook of our city, Chinatown often remains a mysterious, vibrant enclave, a city within our city with its own unique pulse that’s as integral to Chicago's story as the Magnificent Mile.


Through this tour, I want to connect you with the authentic flavors and incredible history that most Chicagoans don't even know about. It's an eye-opening experience that shows just how diverse and multifaceted Chicago really is.


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Theresa Nemetz
Owner, Chicago Food & City Tours

The #1 rated Chinatown Food Tour in Chicago!

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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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