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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 #4 of 207 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 2-3 hour food tasting events focused exclusively in Chicago's historic off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods near downtown including the Gold Coast, Chinatown, Lincoln Park, Bucktown, 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 hearty 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 start at $35 and depart daily every half hour starting at 11am. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our tour was amazing! As out of towners, this was the perfect way to explore an area outside of downtown. Kent was extremely knowledgable, welcoming, and just a good time. The stops on this tour were not just "one bite and you're gone". The hot dog was amazing, the chocolate drink was to die for, and the beer at Piece... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We have taken five food tours, with this the 2nd one in Chicago with Chicago Food Planet Food Tours. We enjoyed both our tours with this company, and the only drawback with this specific tour is that it was heavy on the Carbs - pizza, donuts, cupcakes, bagel sandwich. All of this food was very good, but greater variety of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took the Bucktown/Wicker Park tour with Christina and really enjoyed it. First of all, Christina is enthusiastic and makes it clear she really loves giving tours - always smiling, very friendly and a great sense of humor. Walking around with her was a pleasure and she had a lot of interesting things to say about food and the neighborhoods... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We are a suburban couple and received this tour as an anniversary gift from our children. We went on the Gold Coast/Old Town tour. We were the only local couple, but enjoyed visiting some establishments that were new to us, as well as learning more Chicago history and meeting nice folks from all over our country and the world. Jackie,... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Interesting experience and our guide, Kent, was very amusing , entertaining and gave very good information about the Gold Coast/Old Town.

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North Royalton, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This was a unique, fun, and delicious way to get to know Chicago a little better. Our guide, Rachel, did an awesome job giving us some history of the city and of the food culture. I especially liked the architectural history she pointed out on the tour. Highly recommended!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great fun today! Great balance of food and food related places... And Kent was super guide. Thanks. Had to pick favorite, but perhaps Lou Malnati's.

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Gold Coast & Old Town tour was great. Our tour guide Christa was friendly and enthusiastic as well as knowledgeable not only about the businesses we were visiting but also about the surrounding area. She gave us great insight into some history, architecture as well as food! We had a wonderful time. Overall I would highly recommend this tour.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My daughters and I truly enjoyed our food tour with Kent as our guide. The food and shops we visited were great...the spice shop and oil and vinegar shop were very unique and indicated the flavor of the neighborhoods. More than the food, you really got a great deal of information about the history not only of the area, but... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Awesome. Had a great time on Old town and Gold Coast. I'll be doing their others every time I'm in Chicago.

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