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
Important Info
  • 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.

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

Steamed BBQ Pork Buns

Szechuan Regional Dishes

Traditional Chinese Egg Tarts

Authentic Bubble Tea Drinks

Hong Kong Dim-Sum Specialties

Curated Food and Drink Pairings

Where this tour starts

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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