The World’s Fare™

Duration: 2 Hours

Neighborhoods: Wicker Park

Adult (21+)

$75

(+alcohol)

Adult (18-)

$69

(-alcohol)

Prices shown in USD do not include tax or booking fees. All sales are final and non-refundable. Tickets must be purchased by 2pm for today's tour(s). Minors and those wishing alcohol-free tastings must purchase Adult (18+) ticket.

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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.

  • Enough food for dinner, you'll enjoy tastings from unique, locally owned Chicago restaurants. It's a progressive dinner & fun happy hour!
  • Take a walk through time as you learn the effect The World's Columbian Exposition has had on Chicago's restaurants over the last 100+ years.
  • Explore the global variety of cuisine present in Chicago. Eat around the world, while only walking a few blocks.
  • We take care of the reservations. Beat the lines & skip the wait at popular Chicago restaurants with our VIP access-perfect for date night!
  • Revisit Wicker Park with new found confidence in knowing the best restaurants and places to go in Chicago.

Departs Thursday & Friday at 5:30pm and Saturday & Sunday at 4:00pm.

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

Small group sizes (12 people maximum) allow for a more personalized experience.

Alcoholic drink pairing included at every location. Mocktail substitution for those not of age.

Restrooms available throughout experience for your convenience.

Vegetarian substitutions are available. Notify us of SERIOUS allergies.


What to Expect

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Your Food Ambassador (an expert local guide) will meet you outside the starting tasting location. Then get ready to relax and mingle as you enjoy the booze, brews and foods that make Chicago the best food city in the world (in our humble opinion). The World’s Fare™ Neighborhood Food Experience is perfect for Chicago natives and visitors interested in exploring a variety of local foods, plethora of drinks and a smidgeon of history all within 4 blocks of each other.

The World’s Colombian Exposition (also known as The World’s Fair of 1893) helped to create the Chicago we know and love today and is largely the reason there is a whole planet of food present in one city. No need to make dinner reservations, let us be your host as we take you to locally owned restaurants while you enjoy flavorful foods, decadent drinks and tiny morsels of history and culture along the way.

Join us for the perfect date night, girls night out or after-work adventure as we take you to some of the most popular Wicker Park restaurants and bars. After the hosted experience, explore Chicago’s Wicker Park (and nearby Bucktown) neighborhoods with confidence and take advantage of thoughtful recommendations from your guide on what to do in Chicago including the area’s full spectrum of cuisine, restaurants, entertainment and cultural offerings.

Tasting locations subject to change.

Explore Wicker Park's delicious restaunts and take a journey through Chicago's history as it dates back to the World's Fair of 1893.

Lillie's Q

Named for his Grandmother Lillie, Chef Charlie McKenna's Southern American BBQ has been recently named the best new BBQ in the country and won first place in the Memphis In May

5411

Named after the international dialing code for Buenos Aires, the founders wanted to bring Authentic Argentinean to Chicago by featuring empanadas, special sauces, wine & fernet.

Urban Belly

Award-winning Chef Bill Kim reimagines Korean noodles, dumplings and rice using only the most authentic ingredients.

Sultan's Market

Masada Ramli, or May as she likes to be called, opened this Middle-Eastern cafe in 1985, serving authentic falafel, shawarma & babaghanoush using her grandmother's recipes.



    Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

    We CAN provide substitutions for vegetarians and those who do not drink alcohol, 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 note, this tour does not have gluten-free options available.

    A majority of Chicago Food Planet Food Tours have a drink tasting included in the tour. Additionally, water is provided throughout all of our tours.

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

    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.

    Tours generally last between 2 to 3.25 hour depending on the tour route, and participants can expect to be standing or walking for a majority of the time. We walk at a moderate pace and also provide at least two sit-down locations on all of our tours for at least 45 minutes total during the tour.

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    I recently went on The World's Fare Experience through Wicker Park with a group of friends. We visited 4 different locations & sampled food/beverages at each. The food was super yummy & portions were perfect. Would definitely recommend this for any group of friends or couples for a date night out.

    Kate M., TripAdvisor

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