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Chicago Food Planet

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Address: Chicago, IL
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+1 312-932-0800
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Rated 'Best Chicago Tour' by Lonely Planet and featured on The Today Show...

Rated 'Best Chicago Tour' by Lonely Planet and featured on The Today Show (NBC), USA Today and Bon Appetit, Chicago Food Planet Food Tours & Experiences offer delicious 2 & 3-hour neighborhood food experiences focused exclusively in Chicago's historic and off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods near downtown including River North, Streeterville, Gold Coast, Chinatown, Bucktown, Old Town and Wicker Park.

Suitable for all age groups and fitness levels, each walking food experience provides a non-touristy, local perspective so you feel like a native Chicagoan. These guided Food Tours & Experiences include mouth-watering food samples, enough for a large lunch or dinner, from unique specialty food stores, local restaurants and ethnic eateries while providing a detailed insiders view of Chicago's most famous communities- their rich histories, treasured architecture, dazzling entertainment offerings and restaurant recommendations.

Tours run 7 days a week between March and November and Thursday-Sunday during winter months (November to March). The earliest tour departure leaves at 11am and depending on the experience, will last between 2-3 hours. Tickets start at $35 adult for youth tickets and $42 for adult tickets. Please note, Chicago Food Planet can accommodate vegetarians and alcohol-free dietary restrictions if possible at tasting locations, but cannot accommodate other allergies or restrictions. The 3-1-Chew (Bucktown/Wicker Park) food experience is the only experience that can accommodate gluten-free.

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Chinatown food and history tour

We went to 3 restaurants and 2 bakeries. They were all good except the last restaurant BBQ King House we couldn't sit down inside so we had to eat outside standing. That was the... read more

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North Aurora, Illinois
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North Aurora, Illinois
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to 3 restaurants and 2 bakeries. They were all good except the last restaurant BBQ King House we couldn't sit down inside so we had to eat outside standing. That was the only drawback. This 3 hour tour is well worth it as you get to sample different Chinese foods and learn about the Chinatown area history. Our... More 

Thank jackdaniels2017
North Aurora, Illinois
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a great time. Tour guide was interesting and very sweet. She had a lot of knowledge of Chinatown. I really liked the walking part where we went through the neighborhood and stopped at a park. It was nice getting to try dishes that I would not normally have tried. One of the stops where we tried the Peking duck... More 

Thank kwiskup
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a fantastic tour! My first time in Chicago and I'm so glad I did this tour and was able to sample great food, learn a lot about the neighborhoods and support small businesses. Amber and Jessica were incredible tour guides, energetic, knowledgeable and fun! Highly recommend this

Thank jurzgrl75
Walnut Creek, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent tour - the food was delicious and Rachel did a great job of providing Chicago history. Highly recommend this tour.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was nervous about choosing a food tour in Chicago as there were a lot to select from. Best in Chow was a fantastic tour and the perfect decision. There were 15 people in the group but it felt intimate and the pace was great. Rachel was our guide and she was fantastic. I've been on food tours before but... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've done several tours with Chicago Food Planet: 3-1-chew, Chinatown Adventure (twice!!), and most recently, World's Fare. And once again, I was super impressed with the knowledge of the tour guide, the pace of the tour, and the variety, quality, and quantity of the food. I've done food tours in other cities and with other companies in Chicago, and Chicago... More 

Thank Lauren W
Sherman, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent tour. Food was great! The guides were knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The stops gave a wide variety of food.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great tour led by Rachel and Terry - in addition to very generous samples (I didn't need to eat anything the rest of the day), we got some history and architecture thrown in. The restaurants were iconic, not necessarily 'touristy' - which was what I wanted to try. Great value for money, fun, and delicious.Will try another of their tours... More 

Thank charcoll99
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited Chicago a few times but we never seem to experience the local flavor. My sister-in-law who lives North of the city, suggested we try the food tour with Chicago Food Planet. Our guide was Jackie and she introduced us to the true flavor of Chicago on the Classic Second City tour. We started with Chicago Pizza, tea,... More 

Thank J B
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Allie was our incredible guide on our food tour today. What a great variety of tastings! This was clearly a very well thought out tour, with enough food to fill you up, but enough walking to still be ready for more! I'll definitely be taking another tour next time I find myself in the "Second City"!

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