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Savor the flavors of the Gold Coast and Old Town neighborhoods on this 3-hour Chicago food walking tour, led by an expert guide. You’ll stop at seven popular shops and eateries, including a specialty tea merchant, confectioner, European bakery and — of course — Chicago-style pizzeria. Explore these culture-rich neighborhoods just north of the downtown and learn about their architecture and history along the way. Numbers are limited to 18 participants for a small-group experience.


  • Gourmet small-group food tour of Chicago's Gold Coast and Old Town neighborhoods
  • All tasting fees included
  • Visit seven of the neighborhoods' famous locations, including a Polish bakery and a specialty tea shop
  • Historic city tour from your guide between tastings
  • Lunch in the form of seven different tastings!
  • Small-group tour with no more than 18 people ensures a personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Chicago Food Tour: Gold Coast and Old Town

Sample Famous Chicago-Style Pizza

Discover the culinary side of the Windy City on this 3-hour Chicago food walking tour. You’ll taste the delicious flavors of the Gold Coast and Old Town neighborhoods at seven separate venues with your guide, with food samples that amount to enough for lunch.

Between tastings, walk like a local down the tree-lined streets as your guide shares insights about city history, food and architecture. Strolling the streets and sinking your teeth into this quintessential cuisine, you’ll feel like a real Chicagoan!

Sample tasting locations may include the following:
  • Kamehachi Old Town — Chicago’s first Japanese-style restaurant, sake cafe and sushi bar
  • Lou Malnati’s, a Chicago-style pizzeria serving up deep dish slices
  • Delightful Pastries, an authentic Polish-European bakery
  • The Spice House, a shop selling hand-prepared spices and seasonings
  • Old Town Oil, specializing in aged balsamic vinegars and extra virgin olive oils
  • Tea Gschwendner, a specialty tea merchant
  • The Fudge Pot, Chicago’s oldest chocolate confectioner and fudge shop.

Customer Reviews

Matthew D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great way to see different areas of Chicago.

Ulrika W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Really liked to have a walk around in old Town and the Gold coast! Lot's of new places to visit and great tastings!

Karen T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great tour with a lot of variety. Krista was a great guide!

Song P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Allie was very friendly and informative, organized the tour with a good rhythm and made the 3 hours really interesting and fulfilling! Totally recommend!

Gayle L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Lovely tour. Tour guide had a bubbly personality. We enjoyed all of the food stops and went back to them after the tour to purchase their tasty treats. We enjoyed the architecture of the Gold Coast/Old Town too. Charming neighborhoods.

Brenda T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I was on my own for the day in Chicago and signed up for this tour. Sadie was a fantastic guide for the tour and the tour itself was excellent. Not only was the food delicious, but the area is beautiful and I learned a lot about both the Gold Coast/Old Town neighborhoods and the food. Wonderful way to spend a few hours while in Chicago!

Trudy K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was informative and the food was great!! I wish we would of had some time to shop or the shops but a package together we could buy. I was from out of town and would have bought on the spot.

JoAnn W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Kent was an excellent tour guide. Personable, informative and enthusiastic.

Paula T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I loved it! This was a great way to see some Chicago neighborhoods - I went to places that I never would have found on my own. Our guide was great, and I loved the variety of food tastings. I read reviews before I booked, and though some people noted that they didn't have a sufficient quantity of food, that was not my experience. We were offered seconds at virtually every stop. I will certainly book another of these tours when I'm back in Chicago!

Debbie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I would definitely recommend the Gold Coast and Old Town tour. The host was knowledgeable and friendly. In addition to interesting history of the food places we visited, she added a little bit of other Chicago history for good measure. And the restaurants and shops were all wonderful and inviting. All the food and beverages were great! Definitely plenty to eat too - was not hungry at all!

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