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Famous Tastes of Chicago Food Tour

Famous Tastes of Chicago Food Tour

star-4.5153 Reviews
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Chicago, United States
icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
icon3 hours  (approx.)
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Discover Chicago’s food, history, architecture and culture on this 3-hour, small-group walking tour. Try six of the Windy City’s quintessential staples from local restaurants and specialty food shops like Pizano’s Pizza and the Berghoff, the oldest family run-establishment in Chicago. Taste local favorites including deep-dish pizza,  Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich and chocolates from Fannie May, just to name a few. Along the way, see and learn about the historical, cultural and architectural components that make up this legendary town.
  • Take a walking food tour of Chicago
  • Enjoy six tastings at local eateries
  • Stop at some of the city’s iconic locations
  • Small-group ensures a personalized experience
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Visit 6 eateries -such as Fannie May Chocolates serving Chicagoans decadent chocolates since 1920.
Visit Pizano's - a family tradition serving 'World Famous Deep Dish Pizza” for over 60 years.
Lead by a professional tour guide
Enjoy a surprise savory stop! It's a Chicago staple you won't want to miss out on!
NOTE: From December until February The Berghoff will be replaced with the Billy Goat Tavern
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Gratuities
Parking: We recommend using the SpotHero app for half off parking. However, local garages are available near our starting location on Madison St.
Hotel pickup/drop-off
61 E Madison St , 61 E Madison St, Chicago, IL 60603, USA

Please meet us at the Pizano's Pizza located at 61 East Madison in Chicago.

11:00 AM
17 W Adams St , 17 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60604, USA

The Berghoff

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a walking tour, please be sure to wear comfortable shoes
  • Tours provides substitutions for vegetarians and those with shellfish allergies, but cannot make substitutions for any other food allergies (such as gluten-free, dairy-free, etc.) or food lifestyles choices (vegan, low-carb, etc.). Due to the fact that all tastings have been prepared in advance (based on information provided to us at the time of bookings) substitutions must be requested in advance with your ticket purchase. Please make a note in your "special request" portion at checkout
  • From November 22 until January 1, the Berghoff will be replaced with the Billy Goat Tavern.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour will not be able to accommodate last minute changes
  • 3 hour small- group walking food tasting excursion lead by a professional guide
  • You'll indulge in 6 of Chicago's quintessential staples while feeding your mind with intriguing and rememberable tidbits along the way
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of cancellation, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tastebud Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "If you find yourself in the Chicago area this tour is a must." See review
  • "The stop at the Cultural Center was truly something to see, don't hesitate, do it, its a great tour!" See review
  • "Don't miss this tour and hopefully, get Elizabeth as your guide Great personality made it so fun and interesting!" See review

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star-5
Great tour
Linda_L
, Mar 2020
Elizabeth did a great job safely conducting an informational and tasty tour of some great Chicago eateries!
star-5
Yum!
Linda_L
, Mar 2020
Elizabeth was a great tour guide, she gave us time to explore and gave us so much information on the history of Chicago, the places we visited and made sure everyone was comfortable and even offered us seconds. The places we visited were uniquely Chicago. It was a comfortable walk and we were stuffed when we waddled off to the hotel!
star-5
A Chicago visitor's "must visit trip"
Patrick_C
, Nov 2019
This was a perfect tour! Agi had a perfect blend of knowledge, history, and personality. The food was outstanding and we had all we could eat and then some. The pizza was our favorite part until we stopped in the Chicago Cultural center, we could not recommend this any higher, a go to trip! Thank you Agi!
star-5
Great tour!
MadKitteh
, Nov 2019
Nice walking tour and knowledgeable guide. The foods sampled were a great variety. I can’t remember our guide’s name she had great stories and tips.
star-5
Chicago Food Tour
Marjory_H
, Nov 2019
Had a good time! Enjoyed the food and the history that went along with the areas we went to. Would Love to do it again.
star-5
Delicious
Nikita_C
, Nov 2019
Did this tour yesterday. Agi was our tour guide and had so much to share, not just food wise but also about the city while we were walking. It might go for 3 hours but it went so fast and the local foods we got to try were incredible. Thank you Agi
star-5
So much more than food!
John_L
, Nov 2019
Excellent tour. We enjoyed all of the food stops as well as all of the sights/history...that was an added bonus. Susie was a great guide!
star-3
Great Guide, Mediocre Food
Bill S
, Oct 2019
Elizabeth was an excellent guide, very personable and knowledgeable about the area and its foods. However, we think the food itself was only average. The Brownie was not enjoyable and the Chicago Hot Dog was nothing special from a bar in the basement of a Macy's. However, Elizabeth took us to the Chicago Cultural Center to see the Tiffany Dome and to the Pedway and showed us many other interesting sites. It was an interesting tour, thanks to Elizabeth, but not the food.
star-5
Loved the tour!
Katie_L
, Oct 2019
Elizabeth was a great guide. She was energetic, knowledgeable and organized. The tour balanced delicious food tasting stops and Chicago history.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to let us and others know about the afternoon that you had with Elizabeth out on our Taste of Chicago Food Tour. We're pleases to hear that you enjoyed the food and stops of the tour! We'd love the chance to host you again! Be sure to check us out if you are in NOLA or San Francisco! Thanks for choosing Tastebud Tours!
star-5
Excellent tour
Kelvin K
, Sep 2019
Our guide was Elizabeth and she was very sincere and personable. Excellent knowledge on the history of Chicago and local foods. Made us feel welcomed in her city
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to let us know about your afternoon out with Elizabeth! We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with her and that the hospitality was inviting! You're always welcome at our table! Please be sure to visit us in New Orleans or San Francisco if you find yourself there. We trust the rest of your stay in the Windy City was a great one! Wishing you and yours all the best and tasty travels!!!
star-5
Food and views of chicago
Susan_S
, Sep 2019
Food tour was excellent, large portions given, we were so full we skipped dinner. Also, Kaylin showed us sights and parts of Chicago that were highly fascinating. Great trip,,,,highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you for taking the time to let us and others know about your experience on one of our Tastebud Tours in Chicago! Being a small family business, we greatly appreciate you taking the time out of your schedule to do so. We welcome you to our table again -maybe in NOLA or San Francisco next!? Until we meet again we wish you all the very best off the eaten path!
star-5
great food!!
tchanafangtang
, Sep 2019
Brittany was the best. she kept the tour going at a steady pace. all the food was good and the stories that followed were very informative. highly recommend this tour!!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us and others know about your afternoon out on a Tastebud Tour with Brittany! We're thrilled that you had such a great time that you recommend it to others who are looking for a tasty afternoon out in the city of Chicago! We'd love the opportunity to host you again sometime! Come visit us in San Francisco and New Orleans, too! Wishing you and yours all the very best and tasty travels!
star-5
Wonderful Food and History Tour
Debra T
, Aug 2019
Elizabeth was an excellent guide. We learned some of the cities history, and did not go hungry. Plenty of information and food. - Great Value.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Hi Debra- thanks for taking the time to let us and potential future guests about your experience on our Taste of Chicago Food Tour with Elizabeth. We're thrilled to have Elizabeth be a part of our team. Hearing that our tour was a great value is music to ears- we always recommend guests to "Come Hungry" to our tours! We welcome to you join us again in the future. Wishing you and yours all the very best off the eaten path.
star-5
Positive Experience - Team Building Event
Lisa_W
, Jul 2019
Our tour guide, Elizabeth, was great and well spoken. She really seemed to know the history of Chicago. Thank you for a fun time!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to let us and others know of your experience on a Tastebud Food Tour; specifically our Taste Chicago Food Tour! Please keep us in mind for another Team Building Event down the road. We'd love to host you again be it in Chicago, New Orleans or San Francisco. Tasty Travels!!
star-5
Good food and history
Sandra_C
, May 2019
This food tour was very good. The walking part was just right, no to long with time to rest in between locations. You got to enjoy some traditional Chicago food with a history lesson along the way. Our guide Agi was excellent. She made sure the group stayed together and everyone could hear her as she explained the history behind the chosen spots as well as other interesting facts about the city I would definitely recommend this tour as part of someones visit to the area.
star-5
don't miss this tour!
William_G
, May 2019
don't miss this tour! Elizabeth gave a great tour, a mixture of the city history and the history of the food and restaurants themselves. When they say "Come hungry" they are not kidding! There is so much food on this tour it's amazing. Don't miss this tour and hopefully, get Elizabeth as your guide Great personality made it so fun and interesting!
star-4
3.5 stars for varied food/walking tour
Rachael_W
, Apr 2019
We were a small group so the tour was about 2 hours as we spent less time at each food stop - a bigger group would be closer to the 3 hour mark. Varied food offerings - deep pan pizza (crunchy not doughy which was a relief), brownies, German sausage & egg noodle, Italian beef, chocolate & popcorn. All the food was good but the medic of savoury then sweet then savoury again was a bit odd & we brought our chocolate home rather than eat it between 2 savoury offerings. Elizabeth our guide was fun & engaging, and clearly knew the city and its food history. The tour included some historic sights and she took us into buildings we probably wouldn’t have seen without her, so that was a great bonus. Overall a good tour but perhaps more thought needed on the order of stops?
star-5
Fun!
Ann_R
, Mar 2019
It was a nice combination of Chicago fun facts, history AND good tastes. It was more comfortable than other tours too in that it had more sit down stops as well as more access to water and bathrooms. Those were added bonuses
star-5
Great introduction to Chicago food tour!
Robert_B
, Mar 2019
We really enjoyed Elizabeth and the tour....pizza, Italian beef, popcorn and others really made for a nice step into Chicago food, and we got to hear about some history, both old and new! The stop at the Cultural Center was truly something to see.....don't hesitate, do it....its a great tour!
star-5
A Must
michaelwou
, Oct 2018
If you find yourself in the Chicago area this tour is a must. The attraction is not just great food to be shared with old and new friends alike, but the history of the establishments are just as great as the food itself.

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