5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

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  • Location:Chicago, Illinois
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Small-Group Chicago Food Tour: Wicker Park and Bucktown

Let your local guide lead you through the streets of Wicker Park and Bucktown as you search for authentic and local cuisine at six different cafes and restaurants. You’ll taste the foods that have made Chicago famous, such as the Chicago-style hot dog, as you tour a local brewpub, pastry shop and more! All tastings are included and the small-group atmosphere with maximum 16 people will ensure a more personal experience.


  • Small-group food tour of Chicago's Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods
  • Get a history tour of the neighborhoods in between tastings
  • Visit 6 delicious locations, including a Chicago-style hot dog stand and a brewpub
  • All tasting fees included
  • Small-group tour with no more than 16 people ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Chicago Food Tour: Wicker Park and Bucktown

Enjoy a Beer at a Local 'Brewpub'

Dive into Chicago's culinary scene with a local guide who will take you to six of Wicker Park and Bucktown's delicious local eateries. You'll also get an insider's look at the architecture and history that fills the tree-lined streets of these two neighborhoods. Find out what makes locals constantly return to these gourmet hot spots.

During the tour, you will make stops at the following locations:
  • George's Hot Dog's: The #1-rated Chicago-style hot dog
  • Hot Chocolate: Chicago's top-ranked pastry & dessert restaurant
  • Goddess & Grocer: A gourmet foods grocery store
  • Sultan's Market: Middle-Eastern food restaurant
  • Piece: Thin crust pizzeria and award-winning "brewpub"
  • Stan's Donuts: California-style gourmet, fresh donuts in dozens of flavors and types (established 1963)

If you have food allergies, please specify at the time of checkout in the 'special requirements' field. Thank you

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was great. Kent brought history and humor together with great tastings!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a very informative tour about the history of Wicker Park and Bucktown as well as introducing us to some excellent places in the area with good food. Kent did a nice job of keeping the group interested and encouraged us to ask questions. It would be a good idea for the guides to wear name tags of some sort as I want to credit him with providing a very enjoyable tour, so I hope I got his name right. The tour was well paced for the variety of ages in attendance. Overall, I enjoyed the tour and have recommended it to friends planning a trip to Chicago. Thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent guide, Kent. Very knowledgeable about the area. Lots of great stories and interesting facts. The food was excellent! This tour is highly recommended. we have been going to Chicago every year for two decades and even with that being said, we learn something new about the area. Totally loved it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was great- hope to do another one when I'm back in Chicago!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

It was a wonderful way to really see the area. The food stops were spot on. Each one offering a different and unique taste of the area. Our guide did a wonderful job telling stories as we did the walking portion. Best of all it gave me a chance to spend some special time with my daughter who now lives in Bucktown. She knows so much more about her new neighborhood. The next time I visit, we want to try the Chinatown tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Insightful, knowledgeable guide (Kent). Amazing food. History and architecture. A great all-around time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This was a wonderful way to tour the neighborhoods, get a history lesson as well as to sample local cuisine. Our guide was informative, helpful and engaging. I would definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

My husband and I had the best time on this tour! The restaurant choices were outstanding and the food served at each restaurant was delicious! A perfect blend of history, ambiance, and food! Our tour guide was outstanding and I highly recommend this tour to any and all persons! It was a genuine treat! PS: it was a 12 minute cab ride from the Loop to the first stop at George's Hot Dogs, and getting a cab back to the Loop was very tricky. It may be best to have a ride back prearranged!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

We enjoyed tasting the food and learning about a part of Chicago we knew nothing about. Our guide did a great job.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

A friend of mine suggested this tour. We are from Chicago suburbs and love exploring the city. We have been to Wicker Park and Bucktown on our own before and not sure what to expect with Chicago Food Planet. THIS TOUR WAS SO FUN!!!! Carrie, our guide, was not only informative and knowledgeable but very engaging like she wanted to be there just as much as we did. We loved all the stops and food which was very eclectic and something for everyone. You will not go hungry! We are already planning our next tour of Gold Coast and Chinatown and bringing our friends as a couples day out!! So, all in all, if I could give this experience a 10 out of 5 I would. Book it now and ENJOY!!

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