Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    11:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    521 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
  • Return Details :
    Millennium Park, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Join this 3-hour tour O|hare international airportf Chicago's food scene, and see what sets this friendly mid-western metropolis apart. O|hare international airportn this 12 person maximum walking tour O|hare international airportf the 'Chicago Loop', a local guide will share with you some hidden gems and great stories about the city. Taste where the world-famous dipped Italian beef sandwich was invented, try some O|hare international airportf the best deep dish Chicago pizza. Be shown how important the immigrants that built this town are to the food scene.

Highlights

Explore the local streets O|hare international airportn a walking tour O|hare international airportf the city

Get inside tips from a local

Several menus to choose from

Small group ensures personal service

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O|hare international airportn O|hare international airportur Secret Food Tours Chicago, you'll get a taste O|hare international airportf the culinary influences by the immigrants who built this city.

  • We begin with O|hare international airportne of Chicago's most iconic foods and one that sets us apart from New York: deep dish pizza. A marvel of both flavor and engineering it's built "upside down" because it takes 45 minutes to bake.
  • Next we head to one of the oldest bars in "The loop." We will experience the culinary influence of the Polish & German immigrants.
  • We next head up to the Winter Garden, located in the Harold P. Washington Library. Here we begin a wide-ranging historical and architectural introduction to one of the most important U.S. cities.
  • Chicago's public works of art are from some of the most renowned artists of the 20th century: including, Miro, Picasso, Calder, and Chagall. We'll pass Alexander Calder's Flamingo, as we discuss Chicago's most famous mayor and the legacy of public art he left behind.
  • Next up, a sweet treat beloved by Chicagoans and visitors alike.
  • Next, Chicago's oldest Italian restaurant. We will have the traditional Italian Beef Sandwich. There are many ways to order a beef, but only one way for locals: sweet, hot, and dipped.
  • As our journey continues, we head into the extravagant lobby of one of the few "Historic Hotels of America."
  • Then we'll have desert (our secret dish) with a view.
  • Break out your cameras for the next leg of our journey through Millennium park. We have several selfie-worthy stops, including the iconic reflective "Cloud gate" sculpture, commonly known as 'The Bean.'
The Food:
  • Gooey deep dish Chicago pizza
  • Potato & Cheese Pirogies with a modern twist
  • Three chocolates from a famous Chicago chocolatier
  • A sweet and salty secret desert that marries food and art
  • The best Italian Beef sandwich in the city, hands down
Drinks:
  • Water
  • Ice tea

Inclusions

Food tasting

Local guide

Lunch

Entry/Admission - Secret Food Tours Chicago

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Gratuities (option

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Exciting news. There are drink upgrades available for Chicago tour that can be purchased on your smartphone just prior to taking the tour. Ask your host for assistance and enjoy the drinks of the house.

Broken English: Locally brewed

Dortwunder Lager: Brewed first for the Chicago World's Fair, taste history.

The Capone: A cocktail first made in Brooklyn and named after Al Capone, a famous Chicago crime boss

A maximum of 12 people per booking

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 26-Dec-2019

    Denise our tour guide was wonderful!! She was knowledgeable, professional and funny. We saw so much of the city, ate the most amazing food and went to secret places we could have never found on our own. My college son had never been to Chicago and is a foodie so he was thrilled with this tour. We would highly recommended it to everyone. Ask for the Denise.. best tour guide ever!!

  • 30-Oct-2019

    The food was great, the guide was great, the tour was great! This was my first food tour and I would definitely do one again! I liked that we saw sights and learned about the city in addition to food sampling. The guide was knowledgeable and the food samples were delicious. The secret restaurant was amazing!

  • 23-Oct-2019

    Our guide Jordan was knowledgeable about the history and food of Chicago. Great food choices!! We had fu .

  • 08-Oct-2019

    We ate some good food, learned some interesting history, and a nice walk in Chicago on the Secret Food Tour. Our group of 4 joined 6 other nice folks and started at Gino's pizza - yum - from there - well
    I don't want to spoil the surprises so... Our guide Kylie could not have been more enthusiastic and everyone really enjoyed themselves - recommended!

  • 25-Sep-2019

    Kyla did a great job taking us on a foodie and historic tour; she’s very passionate about Chicago This is a great way to try different foods and drinks plus sight see and get some exercise!

  • 17-Sep-2018

    Outstanding tour - easy walk between locations. Blair was a superb host - very engaged and very informative. Highly recommend this tour!!

  • 13-Aug-2018

    We had 4 days in Chicago and booked this tour based on the reviews we read. Our guide was so nice and filled with information and history of the city. Not only did we sample a myriad of delicious delights but we also toured some historical Chicago sights. The maximum number of people on any tour is 12 but we only had 6 so it made for a more intimate and fun afternoon. This tour is highly recommended and should not.be missed. Book in advance as spaces go quickly! By the way, don’t eat breakfast because there is so much yummy food to try!

  • 12-Jul-2018

    I hate giving this tour only 3 stars but here is why -
    1 Viator lists this tour as ending at the Art Institute of Chicago. It does NOT. That was the main reason I signed my husband and I up for the tour since it said we could stay at the end of the tour. I had been looking forward to a nice wander in the Art Institute hall of armor! all week but nope tour doesn't go there and according to our tour guide hasn't gone there in over a year. Thanks for nothing Viator!
    2 I had injured my knee the day before doing too many steps in Chicago and the last stop on the tour, and the one that I was really, really looking forward to involved climbing up more than 20 steps. Why the heck isn't that mentioned? So basically I didn't get the whole tour and I have to say I was not/am not happy about that.

    Aside from that Blair, our tour guide, was funny and informative. He took us to places in Chicago that I had never seen before and I've been going there for almost 20 years. Great job Blair! Awful job Viator.

  • 12-Jul-2018

    Great tour, great food. Blair was knowledgeable and fun. We ate more than enough. Highly recommend this tour.

  • 16-Mar-2018

    Definitely worth the money. Do NOT make plans for an early dinner as you will be full. Be prepared to walk - and at a fairly quick pace. There was a lot included in this tour and you keep moving when you are not eating. No extra money needed but if you want a drink with your pizza or a wine with dessert bring a few extra dollars. Great history of food and of the city. The admission to the museum was a bonus - but we had evening plans and could not linger after the official tour. Would recommend to all who can walk at a fair pace. Over 4hrs when we parted ways.

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