Navy Pier Signature Food Tour

Duration: 2 Hours

Neighborhoods: Navy Pier

Adult

$45

No Alcohol

Adult VIP

$50

1 Drink Pairing

Youth

$35

12 & Under

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.

Inspiring wonder since 1916, enjoy 50 acres of exquisite restaurants & bars with impressive historical and cultural anecdotes. [Year-Round]

  • Enjoy the sights, bites and flavors of Navy Pier during the summer & winter months with a fully-indoor, guided food and culinary experience
  • Skip the long lines and cruise Navy Pier like a local while enjoying delicious iconic Chicago-style dishes at Chicago's #1 Landmark
  • Suitable for singles, couples & families traveling with kids, eat your way through Navy Pier's mouth-watering restaurants and watering holes
  • Your expert guide will provide an insiders look into the incredible history, culture and architecture of Chicago's top attraction
  • Enjoy some light exercise, find the best eating spots and learn how "Chicago-style" dishes put Chicago on the foodie map

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

Chicago Foods

As the exclusive Food Tour operator at Navy Pier, our #1 TripAdvisor rated event allows you to experience all that Chicago’s Navy Pier has to offer, including its unique activities and delicious food artisans with expert commentary that ignites the imagination and stimulates the senses.  Your local guides customize each culinary experience to ensure guests are not subject to any inclement outdoor weather during the summer, and in particular, winter months.

On this guided 2-hour walking food tour, we explore this photogenic landmark and the extraordinary skyline views by day and night while showcasing the best Navy Pier restaurants and bars. You’ll sample a sumptuous blend of Midwest and Chicago-style iconic dishes like the hot dog, popcorn, deep-dish pizza, cupcake, cheese curd and much more.  Few activities in Chicago deliver as many enchanting moments, hidden surprises and insightful learnings for the entire family as this, so be sure to join us for an unforgettable experience and take advantage of Navy Pier’s vibrant past, present and future with your local, expert tour guide.

From Chinatown to Streeterville, Wicker Park to Pilsen and everywhere in between, Navy Pier brings the rich diversity and culinary traditions of Chicago’s best neighborhoods under the roof of one magical location.  Join us today on the Signature Food Tour at Navy Pier and connect with authentic Chicago food and drink in unexpected ways at Chicago’s most treasured landmark!

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 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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