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Named after Chicago’s primary area code (312), you’ll explore food & culture from the bustling art-filled streets of Bucktown & Wicker Park.
Enough for lunch. Vegetarian and gluten-light substitutions are available for most tastings.
Tours run rain, shine or snow. Please dress accordingly (ponchos are provided).
Departs every half hour Tuesday-Saturday beginning at 11:00am.
Small group sizes (16 people maximum) allow for a more personalized experience.
Suitable for all age groups and all fitness levels.
Restrooms available during experience.
Previously called the Bucktown & Wicker Park Food Tour, The 3-1-Chew is a narrated, guided Neighborhood Food Experience that visits six food tasting locations in the hip neighborhoods of Bucktown and Wicker Park. Delicious food samplings, enough for a hearty lunch, are served from “mom and pop” specialty restaurants and one-of-a-kind local cafés.
Between plentiful samplings, you’ll get an insider’s view of Chicago gourmet “hotspots” as you explore the bustling art-filled streets of the Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods. Our expert guides share their knowledge of gastronome favorites, vibrant parks, architectural gems, hidden speakeasies and exciting local entertainment options. After the narrated Chicago tour, you’ll be able to explore these inviting neighborhood streets with confidence and enjoy helpful recommendations from your guide on the area’s full spectrum of attractions, sightseeing and restaurant offerings.
The 3-1-Chew Neighborhood Food Experience is perfect for Chicago locals and visitors interested in expanding their culinary palate and education. Whether you’re visiting Chicago for the very first time or a lifelong resident eager to be a tourist in your backyard with friends and family, we guarantee that you’ll walk way with new gastronomic knowledge, a happy smile and a satisfied appetite.
Jay’s Beef, founded by Jay Fortuna in 1976, has made itself a staple Italian beef spot in Chicago since its opening, and was named one of the top 10 Best Italian Beef in Chicago.
Chef Mindy Segal is a James Beard Award winner and owner behind Chicago's top-ranked pastry and dessert restaurant featuring a variety from decadent hot chocolate to savory dishes.
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.
Owner Bill Jacobs and brewer, Jonathan Cutler bring together New Haven-style pizza and international award-winning beer to this neighborhood brewpub and pizzeria.
Rich Labriola, president of the Labriola Baking Company, partnered with Stan Berman, founder of Stan’s Donuts, to bring the more than 50-year-old donut shop to the Midwest.
We CAN provide substitutions for vegetarians AND gluten-light individuals, but we CANNOT provide substitutions for any other allergies or dietary preferences. Please note gluten-light does not mean gluten-free, as in some cases cross-contamination is a possibility. We cannot provide 100% gluten-free substitutions in the event of serious cases such as celiac disease. 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.
While we offer both adolescent and children tickets, the tours range from 2 to 3.25 hours in length and some children have a limited attention span and therefore the tour may not be appropriate for some of them. Parents, who know their children best, should assess the situation individually. Since there is a lot of standing and walking, please consider this when deciding whether the tour is appropriate for your child.
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.
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.
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Food Planet tours NEVER fail to be great. I went on my second Chinatown tour and was again quite pleased with everything about it. Our tour guides, Cat and Philip, made the 3+ hours fun and informative & the food is delicious and plentiful.