Enjoy 4 bountiful food & drink pairings from around the world as we journey through Chicago's past dating back to The World’s Fair of 1893.Get Tickets
Duration: 3 hours
Adult tickets +5 on weekends.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).
Explore the remarkable culture and ethnicity that define mainland China and Hong Kong as you eat from five unique and authentic restaurants.
Hourly departures Friday-Sunday beginning at 11:00am
Tours run rain, shine or snow. Please dress accordingly (ponchos are provided).
Small group sizes (12 people maximum) allow for a more personalized experience
Our experience is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
Restrooms available periodically throughout experience.
Vegetarian and gluten-free substitutions are available. Notify us of SERIOUS allergies.
Previously called the Chinatown Food Tour, our Chinatown Adventure visits five sit-down tasting locations in Chicago’s historic Chinatown community. The Chinatown Adventure uncovers China’s sophisticated flavors and vast spectrum of regional cooking styles in a neighborhood filled with a rich ethnic heritage and modern mystique. Bypass the language and cultural barriers and join us as we take you behind the scenes in the heart of Chicago’s most iconic food destination waiting to be explored.
Between samples of Hong-Kong Dim Sum and Beijing Peking Duck, you’ll receive a behind-the-scenes look at Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood with visits to intriguing cultural, religious and historic landmarks. 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- we guarantee that you’ll walk way with a greater understanding of the geographic diversity and culinary techniques of Asia’s finest cuisine.
Top-rated Canton regional cuisine and Hong Kong style Dim Sum family restaurant (established 1996) [Nut Friendly]
America’s top-rated and premiere Sze Chuan regional-style cuisine and family restaurant (established 1998) [Nut & Dairy Friendly]
Hong Kong-style Chinese bakery featuring sweet and savory buns and Moon cakes (established 1986) [Mild Nut & Dairy Friendly]
Award-winning Mandarin style regional cuisine and Beijing Peking Duck family restaurant (established 2008) [Nut Friendly]
Traditional Chinese-style baked goods, desserts and Shanghai-French inspired pastries (established 1993) [Nut Friendly]
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 and gluten-free individuals, 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!