Winter Delights

Duration: 2 Hours

Neighborhoods: Old Town



(13+ yrs)



(8-12 yrs)



(7 yrs/-)

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For two hours, indulge in the sights, tastes and smells of one of the most delicious and historic neighborhoods in Chicago: Old Town.

  • 5 mouth-watering food tastings, enough for lunch, served from locally owned artisan restaurants and one-of-a-kind specialty stores.
  • Perfect for Chicago natives & visitors interested in learning about the history of local restaurants, famous foods & specialty ingredients.
  • Enjoy a short walk on Wells Street, the artery of Old Town, enough time to view the charm of the neighborhood, but still stay toasty warm.
  • Local guides will share knowledge of the neighborhood’s architectural gems, beautiful gardens, historic mansions and Chicago attractions.

Departs every half hour Friday-Sunday beginning at 11:00am.

This experience is great for all age groups and fitness levels.

Our tours take place in rain, snow or shine. Wear comfortable, warm clothing and shoes.

Restrooms available throughout experience.

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

Vegetarian and gluten-free substitutions are available. Notify us of SERIOUS allergies.

What to Expect

Your expert experience leader will meet you outside the starting location and can be recognized by the I Love Chicago Food pin they will be proudly wearing.

Our hosted Winter Delights Neighborhood Food Experience visits five Chicago food tasting locations located on Wells Street; the main artery of Old Town. Old Town restaurants you will be enjoying include a Chicago taqueria focused on freshly prepared fish tacos and rice bowls, an authentic French bakery full of decadent pastries and a chocolate shop with Chicago’s largest collection of gourmet chocolates.

Whether you’re a Chicagoan looking for a short foodie adventure or visiting for the first time, we guarantee that you’ll walk way with a greater appreciation for Chicago’s culinary artisans.

Get away from the hustle and bustle of Michigan Avenue, and instead enjoy one of the favorite streets for locals to haunt, you’ll enjoy the unique quaintness and charm of the Old Town neighborhood that’s surrounded by Chicago’s thriving metropolis.

Mouth-watering food samplings, enough for lunch, are served from locally owned artisan restaurants and one-of-a-kind specialty stores.

Buzz Bait Taqueria

The masterpiece of Marc Malnati (of Lou Malnati's), BuzzBait is a Chicago based taqueria, focusing on freshly prepared, premium fish tacos and delicious rice bowls.

The Spice House

Owners of The Spice House (est. 1957), Tom and Patty Erd, are 2nd generation spice merchants whose love of hand-prepared spices, blends and artisan seasonings will rub off on you.

Old Town Oil

Founded in 2007 by four brothers from Chicago, Old Town Oil is America's premiere supplier of aged balsamic vinegars and 100% extra-virgin olive oils.

La Fournette

La Fournette is owned by Pierre Zimmerman, a Master Baker and World Baking Champion who is originally from France. The family run bakery produces authentic French artisan goods.

Cocoa & Co.

Owner Kim Hack created a gathering place where chocolate lovers can fuel their passion for gourmet chocolates at her cafe and renowned gourmet chocolate shop.

    Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    We ask that you please wait to shop until after the experience so that we can stay on our food-tasting schedule and continue with the informative narrative and food tastings in a timely manner. We ask you allow time at the end of the experience to return to your favorite locations and/or stores. The experiences are on a schedule to arrive at each tasting location so its important to stay on schedule so the food is freshly prepared for the participants.

    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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    As first timers visiting the beautiful city of Chicago, we thought a food tour would be the perfect activity to learn about Old Town. The food was outstanding, the walking was limited and not strenuous at all, and I would recommend these tours to any and all visitors, as well as locals!

    Veronica, TripAdvisor Review