We began our research over 15 years ago when we started strolling the Gold Coast and Old Town neighborhoods in search of the famous foods Chicago was known for.
The love affair began with our first bite of Chicago deep-dish pizza from Lou’s, quickly followed by the aroma and taste of the Lake Shore Drive seasoning from The Spice House, and for dessert a delicious piece of butter toffee from The Fudge Pot.
We continued exploring Chicago’s other celebrated neighborhoods one delicious taste at a time and devoured as much historical, architectural and cultural anecdotes along the way.
These experiences combined with many others inspired us to create Chicago’s first neighborhood food experiences through our most historic and savory “off-the-beaten-path” communities that visitors and even locals don’t typically encounter.
The team at Chicago Food Planet is proud to share our knowledge and discoveries with you today and our hope is that you’ll return to these neighborhoods with confidence and take advantage of the wide range of food, entertainment and cultural options they have to offer.
Famous for: AMAZING neighborhood food experiences
Founded by: Shane Kost, current CEO of Chicago Food Planet and Founder/President of the Global Food Tourism Association.
Our goal is to curate experiences that showcase Chicago as the greatest food city in the world. Each of our friendly and passionate Food Ambassadors is proud to guide you through the neighborhoods as we walk to each delicious tasting destination sharing our cultural discoveries and culinary knowledge with you.So let us take you on a journey that introduces you to the best of the best, opening up a whole new world just waiting to be explored! Ready to eat, walk and be merry? We are.
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