Chicago Food Planet's Story

Whether you choose to go off-the-beaten-path or want to stay near downtown, we provide neighborhood food experiences that allow you to connect with Chicago's food in a unique and memorable way.

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Lou Malnati's

Considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, Lou Malnati's iconic Chicago-Style Deep Dish pizza is regarded as the best in the entire city of Chicago.

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Al's Beef

The history of Al’s #1 Italian Beef Restaurants dates back to 1938. Al's founder Chris Pacelli, started a neighborhood beef stand in Chicago’s “Little Italy” neighborhood.

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Portillo's

The famed Portillo’s was founded in 1963 by Dick Portillo. After returning from serving in the Marines, Dick (with help from his brother Frank) opened a humble hot dog stand.

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Garrett Popcorn Shops ®

Savor the popcorn recipes that were born out of a family competition and carried over from the Garrett's Milwaukee home to their first Chicago shop in 1949.

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Experience Navy Pier, an iconic city landmark, as you take in the skyline views, historical anecdotes and taste mouthwatering foods.
Copper Fox

From Florence to Chicago, Chef Courtney's passion for food is contagious as he serves up delicious comfort foods with a creative twist in this modern American Gastropub.

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Additional Restaurant Recommendations

The River North & Streeterville areas are bustling with restaurants, bars and activities. Here are just a few that we recommend you check out.

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Devour all five of the iconic “Chicago-style” dishes from the eateries that perfected them on our most popular downtown tour.

Tour Length3 Hours
Cost$65 Adult | $50 Adolescent | Free Child (6 & Under)
Tour Distance1.4 Miles
NeighborhoodsRiver North & Streeterville

Discover Chicago’s hottest foodie neighborhood as you nosh on cuisine from the master chefs that started a dining revolution.

Tour Length3 Hours
Cost$85 Adult With Alcohol | $65 Adult (no alcohol) | $50 Adolescent | Free Child (6 & Under)
Tour Distance0.6 Miles
NeighborhoodsWest Loop
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