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Chicago Food Planet Food Tours

830 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
+1 312-818-2170
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Ranked #5 of 216 Activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Rated 'Best Chicago Tour' by Lonely Planet and featured on The Today Show (NBC), USA Today and Bon Appetit, Chicago Food Planet Food Tours offer... more » Owner description: Rated 'Best Chicago Tour' by Lonely Planet and featured on The Today Show (NBC), USA Today and Bon Appetit, Chicago Food Planet Food Tours offer delicious 3-hour food tasting events focused exclusively in Chicago's historic off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods near downtown including the Gold Coast, Chinatown, Bucktown, Lincoln Park, Old Town and Wicker Park. Suitable for all age groups and fitness levels, each walking tour provides a non-touristy, local experience so you feel like a native Chicagoan. The guided Food Tours include mouth-watering food samples, enough for a large lunch, 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. The earliest departure time leaves at 11am and depending on the tour will last between 2-3 hours. Tickets start at $35 adult with adolescent and child tickets available. « less
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South Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This food tour was fantastic! The selection of food was diverse and unique to the Chicago area. Our guide, Christina was extremely enthusiastic, vibrant and knowledgeable! In between the tastings she led the group through local neighborhoods and shared information regarding the history and architecture of the area. She also pointed out some locations/buildings that were used in TV shows... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The Chicago Food Planet Food Tour which I took today was one of the most delightful, delectable truly delicious tours which I have ever experienced. The tour guide Jess was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and she made the tour so interesting as she pointed out the history and background of each store and eating establishment which we visited. I will highly... More

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Cape town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Picked this from trip advisor and did the Gold Coast tour, starting at Lou Manatis pizza, onto some odd ones like a tea place but a triumphant ending at the oil and the spice shops which were fantastic. Tour guide was kent who shared great all round knowledge of the areas. If you like food definitely worth the punt.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Going on the Gold Coast tour and being pretty familiar with the Chicago area, I wasn't sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised by what a new experience it was. It wasn't just about food but history, architecture and culture in this area of Chicago. Our guide was extremely friendly and knowledgable. She encouraged us to ask questions and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We did the Gold Coast and Old Town tour and it was fabulous! So much history and great family owned restaurants that we never would have known about otherwise. Our guide Krista was so awesome and we loved her. Highly recommend this tour while visiting Chicago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We had a great time on this walking food tour. It is totally worth it and definitely fills you up. We also enjoyed our tour guide, Kent, who entertained us with facts about the areas that we walked through. I would highly recommend this tour!

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I had a wonderful time. In addition to TASTY, I learned so much about the history of Chicago on the Gold Coast & Old Town tour. Each of the venues that we visited included information about not only the business and/or the owners (ex: how they came to be in the different locations, history of the restaurant/store) but also about... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

My cousin and I did the Lincoln Park tour a few weekends ago and LOVED it! Our tour guide, Christina, was absolutely amazing! She was so fun, friendly, and hilarious. I absolutely plan on doing the other three tours!

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Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Recently did a food tour of Chinatown in Chicago. The food was very good and gained insight into the different type of Chinese food depending on the region. Our guide was very good and personable. She explained things very well.

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Raytown, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Lisa was our tour guide on 9/10/14. She really knows her history. And she was on top of making sure we were on schedule at each restaurant. Now I have more restaurants to add to my Chicago list on future visits.

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