Devour all four of the iconic “Chicago-style” dishes from the eateries that perfected them on our most popular downtown tour. [Year-Round]
  • Get up close and personal with all five of the "Chicago Style" dishes - pizza, hot dog, Italian beef, popcorn and brownie in 3 hours or less
  • Take advantage of our exclusive restaurant partners as we go behind the scenes and offer an insiders glimpse into local artisan chefs
  • Skip the long lines at the top-rated, #1 iconic brand names with VIP access to Lou Malnati's, Garrett's, Al's Beef and Portillo's
  • Your local food expert will provide an insiders look into the incredible history, culture and architecture of Streeterville and River North
  • Relax on the #1 Rated Chicago Activity with more than 3,700 TripAdvisor Reviews as you eat and drink your way through Chicago
Important Info
  • Departs daily every half hour beginning at 11:00am - check calendar.
  • Experiences happen rain, shine or snow. Please dress accordingly (ponchos are provided).
  • Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
  • Restrooms available during the experience.
  • Small groups of no more than 16 guests per expert guide.
  • Vegetarian substitutions are available. Notify us of SERIOUS allergies or aversions.

On our #1 TripAdvisor Rated Best In Chow Food Tour, a local food guide navigates you through the bustling River North and Streeterville neighborhoods, as you discover the fascinating history, architecture and culture of downtown Chicago while noshing on all of the top-rated, iconic Chicago-style dishes and recipes from the artisans that perfected them.  Stroll through the main streets near the Loop Chicago which offers a wonderful concentration of museums, restaurants, bars and historic landmarks uniquely mixed with modern architecture, shops and art galleries. You’ll cross over Michigan Avenue and enjoy the Magnificent Mile with historic landmarks including the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, and the Chicago Water Tower.

Chicago is known across the world for inventing and perfecting five authentic dishes that are “must eats” and the Best in Chow Food Tour is the only culinary event in the city that visits them all.  You’ll enjoy VIP, exclusive access on visits to Lou Malnati’s (Chicago-style deep dish), Al’s Beef (Italian Beef Sandwich), Garrett Popcorn (Chicago-style Popcorn), Portillo’s (Chicago-style Hot Dog) and the Chicago-created brownie (Copper Fox).

On this 3-hour culinary adventure, your expert guide will offer a taste of daily life in two of Chicago’s premiere neighborhoods as you indulge in full-size tastings at the venues that locals still cherish and meet the colorful characters behind these classic eats and hear their amazing stories.  Join us today on the Best in Chow Food Tour and connect with iconic Chicago foods in unexpected ways!

On this exclusive VIP experience, skip the lines at Chicago's top-rated restaurants and discover the history of Chicago-style iconic dishes

Portillo's Chicago-Style Hot Dog

Al's Italian Beef Sandwich

Lou-Malnati's Deep Dish Pizza

Garrett's Famous Popcorn Mix

Chicago Brownie Cake Since 1893

Curated Food and Drink Pairings

Where this tour starts

This was our first Chicago Food Planet tour and it met all our expectations -- fabulous and diverse tastings at all stops, well detailed & enjoyable discussions along the scenic walk of the neighborhood, homes, and architecture. We enjoyed the other guests and it made for a great afternoon!

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