Signature Food Tour at Navy Pier

Duration: 2 Hours

Neighborhoods: Navy Pier




Adult + 1 Full Beer


Ages 21+ Only




Prices shown in USD do not include tax or booking fees. All sales are final and non-refundable. Tickets must be purchased at least 40 minutes before the tour departure time.

Experience Navy Pier, as you take in the skyline views, skip the long restaurant lines and taste mouthwatering Chicago-style foods.

  • In Chicago, there's no bad weather, just bad clothing choices. However, in winter guests can enjoy a fully indoor Navy Pier experience.
  • Chicago is famous for it's food, in less than 2 hours you will get to taste three of Chicago's most famous food items and two new favorites!
  • The best deal at the pier! This easy and entertaining activity allows all ages to enjoy this iconic landmark through its food.
  • Navy Pier is in the Top 10 US attractions; this is the ONLY on-site tour that showcases this amazing must-visit Chicago destination.
  • Your expert guide will share the ins and outs of Chicago's past and present - from the history of Chicago to how "Chicago-style" came to be.

Departs several times each day. Check calendar or email for additional availability.

Suitable for all ages and fitness levels. It is wheelchair accessible.

Experiences happen rain, shine or snow.*

Restrooms during the experience.

Vegetarian substitutions are available. Notify us of SERIOUS allergies or aversions.

Small groups of no more than 12 guests per guide.

What to Expect

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*Are you intimidated by Chicago’s winter weather? Don’t be! On this versatile experience, you can experience all that Navy Pier offers without spending time outdoors. Our guides customize each experience to make sure you have the best tour possible and are not subject to any inclement weather.

Navy Pier brings the rich diversity and culinary traditions of Chicago’s neighborhoods under the roof of one unique location. From Chinatown to Streeterville to Wicker Park and everywhere in between, our Signature Food Tour at Navy Pier offers guests a variety of authentic Chicago food in one of Chicago’s most treasured landmarks.

On this 2-hour experience, your expert tour guide (aka Food Ambassador) will give you a look into Navy Pier’s surprising history and impact on Chicago, showcase the best food at Navy Pier and help you enjoy Chicago’s extraordinary skyline views. As professional local food experts, we know the best spots throughout the neighborhoods and have the best food spots picked out for you at Navy Pier too. Join us on an experience today!

When arriving at Navy Pier lookout for your tour guide who will greet you at Chicago Food Planet’s retail kiosk, just inside the main entrance of the Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion (located directly between Giordano’s and Bubba Gump Shrimp).

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

Giordano's Pizzeria

The recipe for Giordano’s now-famous stuffed pizza is one that started over 200 years ago in a small
northern Italian town near Torino, Italy. This pizza pie is now a tradition.

America's Dog

A dream come true for over 3 generations of this family-owned
restaurant that celebrates America’s passion for the Great American Road Trip and Chicago.

Brown Sugar Bakery

Opened by Stephanie Hart in 2004 and from then on she has developed a strong fan base
for her delicious sweets and in 2013 she was awarded America’s Best Bakery on Steve Harvey.

Tiny Tavern

For more than sixteen years, the flagship location, Tiny Lounge has functioned as both a destination
location and a neighborhood fixture.

Garrett Popcorn

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.

    Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

    We do offer Neighborhood Food Experiences all year-round. However, due to Chicago’s feisty winters, we offer short experiences during the winter and longer experiences in the summer. Our winter experiences are both shorter in distance covered (less than .4 miles) and also in duration (2 hours in length). The World’s Fare is our only experience that runs year-round. The Classic, 3-1-Chew, Chinatown Adventure all run March-November while Winter Delights runs November to March. Click on our Tour Calendar to see the updated list of events.

    We CAN provide substitutions for vegetarians, gluten aversions and those who do not drink alcohol, but we CANNOT make substitutions for any other food allergies (such as lactose intolerant or dairy-free) or dietary preferences (such as vegan).

    Substitutions for vegetarians, gluten aversions and those who do not drink alcohol must be requested in advance with your ticket purchase. All food and beverage tastings have been prepared in advance at each location, based on the information you provide to us at the time of ticket purchase. Last minute dietary changes the day of the tour will not be accommodated for any dietary restrictions. This is a carefully produced foodie adventure!

    We work with only the best food partners.Therefore, keeping streamlined policies ensures that guests have a consistently high quality experience. Some partners see us mulitple times a day, so we want to minimize mistakes and ensure a positive experience for our partners and our guests.

    We are sorry if this is an inconvenience. Our Food Tours and events have been designed to highlight the best and most distinctive foods from each establishment. There isn’t always a “next best” option that meets the special dietary needs of each of our guests. Since we care about your health, palate and overall experience, we truly appreciate your understanding of this policy.

    If you have SERIOUS FOOD ALLERGIES and are concerned about contamination, please contact us or call us at 312-932-0800 x750 before purchasing tickets for any of our Food Tours or events.

    Yes, bathrooms are available during all experiences at selected food-tasting locations.

    Yes, we only offer tours in English at this time. Please email us if you would like to make arrangements for your own interpreter to join the tour or if you are interested in a tour in a different language as we are able to accommodate most requests ahead of time.

    Tickets must be purchased in advance as the Gold Coast and Old Town Food Tour, Bucktown/Wicker Park Food Tour, Lincoln Park Food Tour and Chinatown Food Tour typically sell out quickly ahead of time. To maximize your chances of getting the day, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, AMEX, or MasterCard from our website or by calling (312) 932-0800. Cash and/or walk-up traffic the day of the tours are not accepted.

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    Such a delightful way to spend a Saturday morning. The tour was organized and warm and friendly. Our tour guides were knowledgeable and available for all questions. Pleasantly surprised that the food stops served large/full sized portions. The walking pace was comfortable.

    Denise, TripAdvisor

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