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Small-Group Chicago Food Tour: Gold Coast and Old Town

  • Eat your way through two delicious Chicago neighborhoods
  • Learn about the history of the Gold Coast and Old Town from your local guide
  • Taste generous samples of classic dishes from seven shops and restaurants
Small-Group Chicago Food Tour: Gold Coast and Old Town
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Small-Group Chicago Food Tour: Gold Coast and Old Town
Experience the flavors of Chicago at seven Gold Coast and Old Town shops and restaurants while learning about each neighborhood’s history along the way. This 3-hour walking tour will stop at a classic Chicago-style pizzeria, a European bakery, a candy shop and specialty tea shop and more. Each guided outing is restricted to just 18 guests for an intimate small-group tour.
What to Expect
Meet your local guide at Lou Malnati’s, a Chicago-style pizzeria, where you’ll sample a traditional deep-dish pizza. From there, your small group of 18 or fewer participants will walk through the historic Gold Coast and Old Town neighborhoods.

You’ll visit seven shops and eateries, with tasting locations including the oldest chocolate confectioner in Chicago, The Fudge Pot, The Spice House spice merchant, the Middle Eastern restaurant Old Jerusalem and more. All tastings are included and together are generous enough equal a full lunch.

While strolling the tree-lined streets and sampling some of the Windy City's classic dishes, you’ll hear about Chicago history, culture and architecture. Your tour ends at the authentic French bakery La Fournette.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Unfocused tour results in weird smorgasbord

We enjoyed our Second City Classic Experience with Amber: we left pleasantly full and enjoyed learning about the Gold Coast and Old Town neighborhoods. But the tour lacked a theme: we weren't sure why we had stopped at a particular place or why we were...More

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic and Fun.

We enjoyed this tour of several places along the Gold Coast and Old Town. Rachel R was full of delicious knowledge to better educate us on history and science of the food and neighborhoods. She is clearly a Chicago native and loves her work! You...More

3  Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Amber was an amazing guide! She was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and highly recommend it.

Thank Judith F
Reviewed 4 June 2018
Fantastic Foodie Tour

My husband and I just visited Chicago. We went on the Gold Coast and Old Town food tour. Amber, our tour guide, was a bundle of joy, enthusiasm and knowledge. We started the day with deep dish pizza from Lou Malnati's, my personal favorite, then...More

Thank lhockcpa
Reviewed 28 May 2018
Delightful for both the tummy and the intellect

Our tour guide Amber was incredibly knowledgeable and energetic and she introduced us not only to delicious local specialties and shops but also to architectural and historical highlights. Can't wait to return to Chicago to do the other tours!More

Thank Jennifer T
Mandi C, Front Office/Customer Service at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thanks for taking a second to post this review! We will certainly pass along your kind words to Amber. She is a great guide! We're lucky to have her on the team. We hope to host you and your loved ones again very soon. Stay...More

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Response from GreenBayfan | Reviewed this property |
Oops maybe state st but it’s the same area