The Chinatown Adventure Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours

Neighborhoods: Chinatown

Adult

$70

Youth

$40

12 & Under

Prices shown in USD do not include tax or booking fees. All sales are final and non-refundable. Tickets must be purchased by 9am for today's tour(s).

Savor Chinatown with a full immersion into the culinary & ethnic pageantry at five authentic, mouthwatering sit-down restaurants [Seasonal]

  • Enjoy 5 sit-down delicious meals and tastings including etiquette and pageantry demonstrations of ancient Chinese culture and customs
  • Bypass the language & cultural barriers with our local food expert as they take you behind the scenes and deep into the heart of Chinatown
  • Nosh on delicacies including Hong Kong Dim Sum, spicy Szechuan dishes, sweet milk egg tarts, delicious bubble tea and much, much more
  • Full portion samples, enough for a large lunch or dinner, include authentic cuisine from the Canton, Mandarin and Szechuan regions
  • Explore the hidden secrets in Old and New Chinatown including a Buddhist temple, Ping Tom Memorial Park and the Chinese Zodiac

Hourly departures Friday-Sunday beginning at 11:00am

Tours run rain, shine or snow. Please dress accordingly (ponchos are provided).

Small group sizes (14 people maximum) allow for a more personalized experience

Experience is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Restrooms available throughout experience.

Vegetarian substitutions are available. Notify us of SERIOUS allergies.


What to Expect

On our #1 TripAdvisor Rated Chinatown Adventure, you’ll enjoy seated dining at five restaurants and bakeries featuring upscale Chinese recipes while navigating Chicago’s historic Chinatown neighborhood.   We understand how intimidating Chinatown can be, even for local Chicagoan’s, as it’s a hugely diverse area with hidden side streets, two distinct sections (New and Old Chinatown), historic landmarks and various foods from all over China and Asia.  With so many amazing sights to see, authentic foods to devour and interesting stories to be heard, where do you start?

The Chinatown Adventure Food Tour addresses all these concerns as it uncovers China’s sophisticated flavors and vast spectrum of regional cooking styles in a neighborhood filled with hugely rich ethnic heritage and modern mystique. We help you bypass the language and cultural barriers and as we take you deep behind the scenes into the heart of Chicago’s most iconic, and often misunderstood, food community waiting to be explored.  Between full portion tastings ranging from Hong-Kong Dim Sum, spicy Szechuan cuisine and French inspired Chinese pastries, you’ll receive a behind-the-scenes look at Chicago’s Chinatown with visits to intriguing cultural, religious and historic landmarks including Ping-Tom Memorial Park, a Buddhist temple and the Pui-Tak Building. Your informative guide will share their expertise of local customs, eclectic folklore and authentic Chinese specialty stores.

Our Chinatown Adventure is ideal for Chicago residents and travelers eager to discover the culinary secrets and ancient traditions of this extraordinary neighborhood. Whether you’re vacationing in Chicago for the first time or a proud Chicagoan with roots that go back generations – we guarantee that you’ll walk away with a greater understanding of the geographic diversity and culinary techniques of arguably Asia’s finest cuisine.  Join us today on the Chinatown Adventure Food Tour and connect with authentic Chinese foods in unexpected ways!

Walk away with a greater understanding of the geographic diversity and culinary techniques of Asia’s finest cuisine

Triple Crown

Triple Crown was opened by Ling Ling Tin in 1996, who originally came from Hong Kong and established this Canton regional cuisine and Hong Kong style Dim Sum family restaurant.

Lao Sze Chuan

Chef Tony shaped Lao Sze Chuan into one of the America’s most beloved Chinese restaurants with a nationally-acclaimed reputation for Sze Chuan regional-style cuisine.

Chiu Quon

Featuring traditional baked goods, Chiu Quon, first opened in 1986, and is the oldest existing bakery in Chinatown. Owner, Pui Chiu, came from Hong Kong in the late-1970's.

Saint Anna

Traditional Chinese-style baked goods, desserts and Shanghai-French inspired pastries that has been serving Chicago since 1994.

Ice Point

This restaurant offers unique dessert concoctions of bubble tea and the newly-famous rolled ice cream. Come and give your tastebuds an adventure!



    Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

    A majority of Chicago Food Planet attendees live right here in Chicago. Chicago locals partcipate to learn about the neighborhoods and the city in which they live in as well as take advantage of knowing the best specialty food store locations and local restaurants in Chicago’s tastiest neighborhoods, away from Downtown and traditional tourists. Consider reviewing our Chicago Foodie Blog to learn more about the Chicago restaurant and dining scene.

    Chicago Food Planet Neighborhood Food Experiences serve enough food that for most participants, lunch afterwards is not necessary. With the combination of drink and food tastings along with breaks for architectural, cultural, and historical insight, most participants are comfortably full after our food tours. Please understand our experiences are not intended to replace two meals, so please consider eating breakfast before afternoon tours or lunch before evening tours.

    We CAN provide substitutions for vegetarians, but we CANNOT provide substitutions for any other allergies or dietary preferences. Allergies and preferences must be indicated in advance at the time of ticket purchase. Please notify us of any serious allergies so we can tell you which food(s) to avoid.

    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.

    We do not provide a waiting list. If a date and time is sold out, there is always a good chance that we will add an additional experience on that day. Please email us to let us know what date you are interested in if you do not see availability. We also have Private Group and Custom Tour options available which allow more flexibility with date and time availabilities, please see our Private Group Experience page for more details.

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    The pacing of the tour was pitch perfect with just the right amount of interesting stories, history and a mixture of subjects; just the right amount of walking and stopping for unusual hidden gems in Chinatown and of course, the food was delicious. I was impressed by the whole package!

    Deborah, TripAdvisor

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