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Best in Chow Chicago Food Tour

Skip the lines at Chicago's top-rated restaurants and discover the history of Chicago-style iconic dishes on this exclusive VIP culinary adventure.
Where: Chicago, Illinois
Price for: 1 Participant
Availability: COMING SOON
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Best in Chow Food Tour.
No alcohol.
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Best in Chow Food Tour With Drink Pairings
Includes 2 drinks.
Experience the unique culture and traditional dishes of downtown Chicago! 

Chicago is renowned for creating and perfecting five authentic dishes and the Best in Chow Food Tour is the only culinary tour in the Windy City that visits them all.

You’ll enjoy VIP, exclusive access at 5 classic Chicago restaurants in the River North and Streeterville neighbourhoods. Your expert guide will introduce you to a taste of daily life in these premiere Chicago neighborhoods as you indulge in full-size tastings at the venues locals cherish. You’ll discover the fascinating culture, architecture and history of downtown Chicago while meeting culinary artisans and hear their amazing stories behind these classic meals. 

Tour highlights:

  • Savor all five of the "Chicago Style" dishes - pizza, Italian beef, popcorn, hot dog, and brownie.
  • Skip the lines and enjoy VIP access to go behind the scenes and get an insiders’ peek into local artisan chefs.
  • Discover the incredible history, culture and architecture of Chicago’s Streeterville and River North neighborhoods.

Tour stops*:

  • Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - Considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, Lou Malnati's iconic Chicago-Style Deep Dish pizza is widely regarded as the best in the city.
  • Al’s Beef – Dating back to 1938, Al’s Beef has been consistently chosen as One of the Top 10 Sandwiches in America.
  • Garrett Popcorn - Savor the original Chicago-style popcorn recipes that were born out of a family competition and brought from the Garrett’s home to their first Chicago shop in 1949.
  • Portillo's – Founded in 1963, Portillo's is home to America's favorite Italian beef, burgers and Chicago-style hot dogs.
  • Copper Fox Gastropub - A modern American pub focused on a delicious comfort foods with creative twists on American cuisine and cocktails. 

*Tour stops are subject to change.

What’s included:

  • All preselected food, enough for a full lunch
  • Small group walking tour with a local expert guide.

Duration: hours

WhenAvailable year-round  Noon tours daily*
*subject to availability

Need to know:

  • This tour is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
  • Walking distance is approximately 1.3 miles.
  • Vegetarian substitutions are available. Please request when you reserve your tour time.
  • Alternate tastings or substitutions for any other food-related allergies (including lactose intolerant) or dietary preferences (including vegan and gluten-free) are not available.
  • Please advise of food allergies or dietary restrictions when you reserve your tour time.
  • Experiences happen rain, shine or snow.
  • Maximum of 16 guests per guide.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If the tour is cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
  • Participants are urged to bring sunscreen, sunglasses and/or a hat during the summer months.
  • Participants will be on their feet and outdoors for most of the walking tour. Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.

If you are looking for the perfect experience gift for a foodie or fun things to do in Chicago, the Best in Chow Chicago Food Tour hits the spot!

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