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

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

Small-Group Chicago Food Tour: Gold Coast and Old Town
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
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
A small-group walking tour that includes all tasting fees 
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5471NNFT
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Food tastings at 6 different locations • Local guide
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Parking is located at 12 E. Cedar St 1 block away, around the corner from Lou Malnati's. Pricing: Mon - Sat, in by 10am and out by 7pm, $14. After 10am or Sundays, 3-12 hours parking; $23. 12-24 hour is $26. Cash only.
Duration
3h
Departure details
1120 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610, USA
Inclusions
Food tastings at 6 different locations • Local guide
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Parking is located at 12 E. Cedar St 1 block away, around the corner from Lou Malnati's. Pricing: Mon - Sat, in by 10am and out by 7pm, $14. After 10am or Sundays, 3-12 hours parking; $23. 12-24 hour is $26. Cash only.
Departure details
1120 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610, USA
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Moderate amount of walking is involved
There are enough food tastings, that for most people, lunch afterwards is not needed
In the special requirements field at check out please say if you are a vegetarian, have any food allergies and are under 21
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
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Just_Me_Bernie
Bowie, MD765 contributions
Wonderful Food Tour
Jun 2019
The Food Tour included....Lou Malnati's, Delightful Pastries, Kamehachi Old Town, The Fudge Pot, The Spice House, Old Town Oil, Tea Gschwendner and La Fournette. Quite a bit of delicacies...fun, educational, great tour guide. Definitely a must do! The pizza at Malnati's was my absolute favorite!!
Written 27 December 2019
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Jon B
1 contribution
Great time, great food!
Sep 2019
Wonderful tour, great experience! Learned a lot about the neighborhoods and enjoyed getting a wide-range of tastes and experiences in.
Written 30 September 2019
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NBantleon
1 contribution
Second City Classic Tour
Aug 2019
We had a great time on the Second City Classic with Dave as our host. It was fun to try Chicago deep-dish pizza and experience the phenomenon of Wow Bao. So cool! I had never seen anything like that before! Our favorite stop was by far the tea shop, where we gained such a wealth of knowledge. Be sure to check out this tour, you won't be disappointed!
Written 22 September 2019
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Kathleen H
Chicago, IL27 contributions
Birthday Weekend Fun
Enjoyed a fun Saturday with Amber and my daughter today. Amber brought lots of energy and knowledge as well as some fun tastes of Chicago. It was the perfect mix of tastes. Be sure to wear comfy shoes. There’s plenty to see. And you won’t go away hungry. It was a great way to see some of the city’s beautiful architecture too. Well worth it!
Written 21 September 2019
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SaltSandFood
3 contributions
Love that deep dish!
Aug 2019
My husband and I took this tour with Dave a few weekends ago. Dave did an excellent job. He handled the transitions with ease and took time to individually talk to each of us. We really enjoyed the variety of foods on this tour. The educational talk in the tea shop was very informative. I would suggest anyone interested in meeting new people who enjoys food to try this tour.
Written 12 September 2019
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Pamela V
Holland, MI33 contributions
COME HUNGRY; SUPER FUN TOUR
Aug 2019
Amber was our host and she was amazing. All the locations we went to were delightful and loved learning the history of the places we walked through. The food was great just a lot of it! Make sure you come hungry.
Written 11 September 2019
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Lisa H
2 contributions
Chicago Food Planet Neighborhood Experience
Sep 2019 • Friends
Amber was an amazing guide. I loved her energy and her passion for food, architecture and the history of Chicago. We ate some delicious food, learned about tea, met some local purveyors of all things yummy and had an otherwise marvelous time. I highly recommend this tour. You will not be disappointed and ask for Amber.
Written 9 September 2019
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gallaghertrish
Apex, North Carolina, USA81 contributions
Amazing Tour!
Sep 2019 • Couples
Amber is one of the most dynamic tour guides i have had in quite some time! Well coordinated tour, great food and lots of it as well as history and a passion for architecture! Highly recommend. Great 3 hours and walking was easy!
Written 9 September 2019
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Jeannette D
San Francisco, CA34 contributions
Loved every minute of it
All food tastings were great! Tea tasting and info on tea - loved. Amber was an excellent guide guide. All the historical knowledge was engaging. Highly recommend!
Written 6 September 2019
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awrights
Milwaukee, WI36 contributions
Interesting tour!
We had a great time on our tour with Amber, but the content was not quite as expected. We certainly knew the food/restaurants (and enjoyed all of those stops), but we were expecting more cultural/immigrant history in the tour. We weren't necessarily interested in the tea making process, nor fudge making. Likewise, it would be beneficial to the businesses and attendees alike if 5-10 minutes were actually given in these shops to actually shop. Participants were given coupons to return after the tour, but I would guess with long sightseeing agendas, people won't return. The guide was extremely friendly and had a wealth of information, but at times it felt like she had too much script she needed to present and had to pack literally every second in with script (leaving hardly any time for anyone to chat/meet other participants). Overall good value, just not what we anticipated.
Written 3 September 2019
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