Neighborhood Tour Of Fulton Market With Food

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    2:30 PM
  • Departure Details :
    We start inside Stumptown Coffee Roasters at 311 N Morgan St.
  • Return Details :
    We end inside the Haymarket Pub & Brewery at 737 W. Randolph St.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Discover the history and dramatic transformations of this industrial-to-chic neighborhood while sampling delicious gourmet foods.

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Discover the dramatic transformations of Chicagos most rapidly booming neighborhood on this walking tour. Over the course of this two-hour excursion, youll get a glimpse of Fulton Markets meatpacking past and enjoy a taste of its gourmand present.
We call our Fulton Market food tour the Factories to Calories tour because of the areas shift from a place of production of appliances, furniture and meat products to a hub of consumption of food and drink. The walking tour starts with a grand view to see the train and highway systems that made Fulton Market into a vital industrial and meatpacking district throughout much of the 1900s.
From there, were off on a one-mile jaunt through a neighborhood defined by change. As recently as the 1980s and 90s, Fulton Market was home to underground parties, drug busts, and low-rent art galleries. Today instead, you will find high-end retailers and offices of massive corporations like Google and McDonalds among historic architecture.
Fulton Market Tour Highlights
-A grand view of the railroad tracks and surrounding industrial buildings
-Redeveloped meatpacking facilities, now trendy restaurants
-A giant cold storage facility, now Google offices
-Gourmet Food Trend Row
-The striking art deco Richter Foods building
-Hidden clues in the landscape tied to the meatpacking past
Walking Tour Stories and Ideas
-Chicagos meatpacking history and the role of Fulton Market
-Impact of transportation infrastructure on neighborhood identity
-The industrial neighborhood disappearing before our eyes
-Family businesses and traditions
-Urban renewal and redevelopment
-Labor history and the Haymarket Affair


  • Factories to Calories Fulton Market Food Tour includes: , -Engaging tour guide commentary , -Artisanal deli meat sample from Publican Quality Meats , -Half-size signature sub at J.P. Graziano , -Sample-size glass of beer and pickles at Haymarket Pub & Brewery , -All gratuities for servers , -Special gifts


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

MEETING POINT - We start inside Stumptown Coffee Roasters at 311 N Morgan St.Please arrive 10 minutes in advance for check-in. Look for the guide with the name tag and clipboard.
First 10 minutes of the tour is mandatory check-in time.
DRINKS - A water and sample-size glass of beer is included in the cost of your reservation.
FOOD - We'll try small food samples that can comprise a light meal, but it's not the sole focus of the outing. You could likely eat a full meal a couple hours after the tour is done. While we may be able to accommodate vegetarians, we likely cannot accommodate any other dietary restrictions.
TOUR CHANGES - All sales are final. Changes are welcome more than 48 hours before the tour. Please email to process a change. We do not accept changes via voicemail. After 48 hours changes and cancellations are not accepted.
TOUR END - Tour ends promptly two hours after your scheduled start time. We end inside the Haymarket Pub & Brewery, at 737 W. Randolph St.
PARKING - If you are driving, you can reserve a parking space in the Fulton Market neighborhood on We recommend making a reservation in the lot at 331 N. Green St. It's close to where the tour begins!
Looking forward to having you,

Amanda and the Chicago Detours Team