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Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour

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Cook County, United States
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3 hours (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

Explore Chicago's buzzing food scene with a small group on this 3-hour walking tour. Stroll around the 'Loop', stopping at hidden gems and hearing tales of the city from your guide. Taste some classic Chicago foods!
  • 3-hour walking and food tour of the Loop
  • Taste classic Chicago dishes
  • See public art installations
  • Small group of 12 people or fewer
Make your way to the famous Gino's East Pizzeria, located at 521 S Dearborn Street, in time for an 11:30 a.m. meet up with your foodie guide and small group of 12 people or fewer. Your first tasting is a classic Chicago deep dish pizza, the source of many rivalries with New York. Learn what makes a Chicago deep dish so special before heading over to another historic spot to taste the dipped Italian beef sandwich. You'll hear about the origins of this classic sandwich and its founding right here in Chicago.
Next up is a classic Chicago hot dog, topped with seven specific items, and never ketchup. Then, stop by a bar founded in 1898, which made it through Prohibition and Al Capone's bootlegging reign. See some examples of Chicago's famous public art, including a Picasso, a Miro, and a Chagall, before stopping for a salty sweet mystery 'secret food' beloved by Chicagoans. 
Stroll through Millennium Park to see the famous Cloud Gate sculpture.

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mwren2001
, Sep 2018

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

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momsaknickfan
, 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!

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Pat A
, 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.

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Mary P
, Jul 2018

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

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Jennifer W
, 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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Catherine R
, Nov 2017

We had so much fun on this tour! Our guide Blair was very knowledgeable and besides our food stops, he took us to the Chicago Public Library to see the Winter Garden and also pointed out a number of outside art pieces outside a number of public buildings. I loved learning the history behind how the foods became to be and the last stop of the tour, while not quintessential Chicago, was really nice.

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Mary M
, Nov 2017

Great gastronomical hike about Chicago's LOOP - eating fabulously while taking in sights and sounds. Our walk tour guide BLAIR was engaging and quite passionate about sharing his knowledge of the city's history and fun facts. I cannot think of a better way to experience Chicago than by foot and mouth!! And for an added dessert - the tour included Art Institute admission - SUCH A STEAL!


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