5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

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

Tastes of Chicago Walking Tour: Chicago-Style Pizza, Beer, Cupcakes and Hot Dogs

Experience Chicago on a walking and food tour of the central business district. Visits to legendary sites such as Palmer House Hotel, Marshall Field’s Building, and Millennium Park are punctuated by stops in local food joints for samples of Chicago’s favorite bites. Your expert guide shares the history of Chicago’s most iconic buildings and foods as you walk around the Windy City’s legendary downtown Loop.


  • 3-hour food and walking tour of downtown Chicago
  • Discover the interiors of architectural wonders such as the Marshall Field’s Building and Palmer House Hotel
  • See important outdoor sites including Millennium Park and the Chicago River
  • Enjoy generous tastings at a number of eateries where you sample Chicago-style pizza and other treats
  • Walk at an easy pace with different routes appropriate for warmer and cooler temperatures
  • Learn about the history of Chicago from your expert guide
  • All food and beverage tastings are included

What You Can Expect

Tastes of Chicago Walking Tour: Chicago-Style Pizza, Beer, Cupcakes and Hot Dogs

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Follow your knowledgeable guide through downtown Chicago and visit a number of stunning indoor spaces including the historic Palmer House Hotel, the Walnut Room and Macy’s. Your guide also takes you to various spots for samples of some of Chicago’s favorite foods such as pizza, hot dogs, brownies, and beer from a local brewery.

Architectural highlights include Millennium Park, a modern town square with a collection of art, architecture, and gardens that provide a stunning backdrop for hundreds of cultural events. Nearby, walk along the Chicago River, a system of waterways that links to the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. It's a key reason that Chicago became a powerhouse city,
facilitating trade in the Midwest and beyond. If you visit in March, don't be alarmed if the water appears radioactive green — it's actually a St Patrick's Day tradition to add (non-toxic) dye to the river for the festivities.

Step inside the gorgeous and historic Palmer Hotel, host to many luminaries since it opened in 1875. Presidential candidates Grover Cleveland and Ulysses S. Grant stayed in the luxurious hotel, as did writers Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde and L. Frank Baum. Your guide shows you ornate interiors and shares the colorful history of this hotel. Then see the iconic Marshall Field’s Building, with its beautiful atrium, mosaic ceiling designed by Tiffany & Co, and famous outdoor clocks.

During colder months, your guide leads you on a route through the Chicago Pedway system, a network of tunnels, ground-level concourses and bridges that connects sites throughout Chicago’s central business district, keeping you comfortably warm. During warmer times of the year, walk along the large scenic promenades of the Loop.

Expect to walk at a leisurely pace for 1.5 miles during the 3-hour tour, suitable for most fitness levels, with plenty of stops for tastings and photo ops. All tastings and beverages are included.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

enjoyed the whole tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I highly recommend this food tour! It made experiencing Chicago even better, our guides walked us through the sights and unique tastes of Chicago. Prepare your tummy though, we feasted on stuffed pizza pies, hot dogs, beers, and brownies. Worth every penny, also use the Viator referral program and save 10!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour ! Our tourguide was funny, knowledgable and engaging . Would recommend this to anyone and 100% book another tour with this company.

My tour was Sunday September 27@ 11:30am .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Tami, our tour guide , was friendly and informative. The pace was good and covered many of the top spots we wanted to see. Tami was helpful in providing insider recommendations on other activities for our visit . The food part of the tour was great but make sure not to eat beforehand !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Had a wonderful time on our Tastes of Chicago Walking Tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We got to see some wonderful sites, learn a lot of fun facts, and enjoy some great food along the way! We would highly recommend this to anyone who is visiting the city and wants to taste some of the local food while touring the area.

Nicholas M
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was the best ever! Our tour guide Gabe was wonderful,he told us loads of information about the building in Chicago and showed us in side of some great historical buildings!
We really enjoyed this foodie tour! It was one of the best! We would recommend it to anyone first time Chicago visitors! But Gabe made made it memorable ! Thanks again Great job!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Thank you, the food was great and we really enjoyed the tour and information.

Janice F
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Brilliant tour, easy walk with a knowledgable interesting guide. Only me and my husband on the tour but it still went ahead. We tried and loved new tastes and are now much more likely to return to Chicago in the future as she gave us a real insight into what the city has to offer. Many thanks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was great our guide Tim was awesome! Great way to see the city, learn some history and eat great food! We were lucky to be there on NFL draft weekend so we ran into some hall of fame players on the tour as well. Would highly recommend this tour!

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