Chicago, United States

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Travel back in time to the original 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago for this guided, 3.5-hour food tour. Led by Chicago’s ‘Gold Coast Queen,’ Bertha Palmer, hear her favorite memories from the great 1893 Columbian Exposition and enjoy five different food tastings from around the Windy City.
  • Take a walking food tour in Chicago
  • Travel back in time to the 1893 World’s Fair
  • Tour is led by Chicago’s ‘Gold Coast Queen,’ Bertha Palmer
  • Enjoy five different food tastings
Travel back in time to the original 1893 World’s Fair with Chicago’s ‘Gold Coast Queen,’ Bertha Honore Palmer. Nearly 27 million people came to the fairgrounds that year to experience a showcase of more than 65,000 exhibits — everything from advanced technology, plants, art, entertainment, and food, of course.
Many well-known foods debuted here first. Try several of them while listening to the memories of the great 1893 Columbian Exposition.
Walk to five different food tastings — enough for a full lunch. Visit the swanky Cliff Dwellers Club for a food tasting and dessert (including the famous Burnham pie), with an aerial view of Grant Park, Millennium Park, and Lake Michigan.
Also, stop at the Century Room inside the Berghoff for fair favorites like chili con carne and root beer; Chicago’s Pedway — officially known as the Downtown Pedestrian Walkway System — for an exclusive popcorn snack; the 38-story Pittsfield Building for a Chicago-style hot dog, and more.


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, Aug 2017

The food, the tour guide, the city of Chicago. This was an absolutely awesome tour. They put so much thought into every detail of the tour. No way I could even come close to eating all the food. And 3 hours!! Even if you're a Chicago native I guarantee you will learn a lot. Such a neat experience!

, Aug 2017

This tour was fantastic! I hope you brought your appetite and a comfortable pair of shoes on this tour. You are gonna leave with a full belly and some knowledge about old time Chicago. Our tour guide Bertha Palmer was fantastic and incredibly prepared which made for a unique experience. Worth it!

, Jul 2017

Plan to eat. I won't give the details away so you can enjoy the tour for yourself. There are several stops with full size portions of foods introduced at the Columbian Exposition. Our guide was in character and very knowledgeable. It was an amazing experience. I will look for more tours.

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