Chicago's Chinatown Food And Walking Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    4:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    2216 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60616, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Few neighborhoods in America combine such delicious cuisine with such fascinating history as Chicagos Chinatown. Join Bobbys Bike Hike, Americas longest running city bicycle tour company, whose walking tours have been recognized nationally by National Geographic, USA Today, and Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, for an afternoon O|hare international airportf interesting beats and scrumptious eats through Chinatown. O|hare international airportn this 2.5-hour walking tour, youll see the bustling Chinatown Square, then get to sampling some O|hare international airportf the richest cuisine around, including Cantonese dim sum and tea, Portuguese-Chinese bakery treats, Szechuan chicken, and Mongolian hot pot, all the while learning about the history O|hare international airportf how these foods and cultures arrived in Chicago. This is a totally unique culinary tour experience, and not to be missed!

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Curious about Chinatown, but unsure where to start?Let Bobbys Bike Hike be your guide!

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Our first stop is a restaurant featuring cuisine from the southeastern region of Guangdong, formerly known as Canton.The Cantonese were the first Chinese people to emigrate to the United States during the California Gold Rush; to this day, most Chinese restaurants in America serve predominantly Cantonese or Cantonese-derived dishes. The restaurant weve chosen specializes in the traditional Cantonese appetizers known as dim sum, served with two varieties of Chinese tea.

When you think of Chinese food, do you think of baked goods? If not, youre in for a treat! The many offerings on display at the Chinese bakery well visit next are a feast for the eyes as well as the tongue. Well enjoy a popular dessert from the former Portuguese territory of Macau which melds Chinese and colonial traditions. Be warned, though, that you may have difficulty leaving the premises without purchasing an extra treat or two for the ride home!

Perhaps the greatest advantage of having such a well-developed Chinatown in our city is the opportunity to experience regional Chinese cuisines that arent widely available in the US. The third restaurant on our tour features delicacies from the northwestern city of Xian, one of Chinas ancient dynastic capitals. This food has a Middle Eastern influence due to Xians position at the eastern terminus of the ancient network of trade routes known as the Silk Road. Many of our guests find this stop to be their favorite!

Next, well visit Chinatown Square for a taste of the bold, exciting flavors of Sichuan cuisine. Sichuans famous chili peppers are found in dishes from every region of China. Youll enjoy samples of spicy chili chicken and eggplant with garlic sauce at a restaurant founded by one of Chinatowns best-known celebrity chefs.

Our final stop is a truly unique experience: Mongolian hot pot. The centerpiece of a hot pot meal is a large cauldron of broth placed atop a heating element at your table. Once the liquid has come to a boil, you immerse selections from a platter of thinly sliced meat and vegetables until they are cooked to your liking. Several dipping sauces are also provided for a variety of delicious flavor combinations. Youll have to do a bit of work for your dinner, but the results are well worth the effort!

Inclusions

All food and drink samples

Local guide

Exclusions

Gratuity for guide (15-20% suggested, Venmo and PayPal available)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

  • 26-Aug-2018

    Erica was our tour guide and she was very knowledgeable and friendly and bubbly and the food was good and we had a really good time and we made new friends

  • 21-May-2018

    This was very good and a great way to sample some very different flavors of China. Take the water taxi there for a great experience as well.

  • 28-Aug-2017

    Our tour guide JJ was fun and very knowledgeable about Chinese food and Chicago's Chinatown. She took us to restaurants that had different types of Chinese food. We did enjoy the variety of foods. We were able to souvenir shop at one of the stores during the tour. I got an inexpensive necklace with Chinese writing to remember our fun. JJ took our photo with our Chinese zodiac sign in the square. We went back to a few places after the tour to shop.