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Tastebud Tours Chicago - Food Tours

550 Kingsbury 218, Chicago, IL 60654
219 929 6648
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Ranked #16 of 205 activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Owner description: Experience Tastebud Tours the #1 Food Tour in Chicago in the city of deep dish pizza and Chicago-style hot dogs. Enjoy tastes of these iconic dishes... more » Owner description: Experience Tastebud Tours the #1 Food Tour in Chicago in the city of deep dish pizza and Chicago-style hot dogs. Enjoy tastes of these iconic dishes synonymous with our great city and be introduced to other foods that Chicago has made famous. Walk through the heart of the city on our taste adventure. Eat at six or seven memorable restaurants and food specialty shops. Hear about Chicago’s history, cultural fun facts and celebrated cuisine. Gift certificates available. Group Events & Customized Private Tours also available. Open year-round. Advance ticket purchase is required. Tours sell out in advance. Come hungry! « less
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Silver Lake, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Annalynn and Lynn, the owner, are a treat themselves as tour guides. Very knowlegable about the city and where the best places are to eat, even if they aren't on their tour. Enjoyed them and the rest of our group. Definately need to check them out!

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Austin, Texas
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16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Lyn (the owner!) was a great guide. We were on the Taste of Chicago tour. Our group (4 people of the 15) heard a lot of interesting info while walking around and while eating. There was plenty of food - a pizza slice, a hot dog, a brownie, a mini cupcake, half a brat with kraut and potato salad garnish... More

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TASTEBUDTOURS, Director of Sales at Tastebud Tours Chicago - Food Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking time out of your schedule to let us know of the experience that you had with Lynn! I will be sure to pass this review onto him. Tastebud Tours prides in putting Chicago’s tasty foods (both savory and sweet) together with the richness of its history and stories; we love hearing that you enjoyed that... More

Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I joined some friends for the Taste tour. Our tour guide was excellent and she was a pleasing combination of informative and ensuring we were all having an enjoyable tour. My only complaint was that I would have liked more of the old spots in Chicago in lieu of a couple of the newer restaurants, such as... More

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What a fun and tasty way to experience the city! The 4 hours in the company of a group of 12 with owner and founder of Tastebud tours; Lynn, as our guide was some of the best for our trip to America. The food was delicious, the sites and history behind it all fascinating! You must take this tour when... More

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Glendale CA
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We took this tour in June while visiting Chicago for our first time. Based on the reviews we chose Tastebud Tours of Chicago and were not disappointed. We met very close to the property we were staying at in the Gold Coast/Near North area which was very convenient. I believe they have a couple locations. The owner came out and... More

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Perth, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The beloved and I did the tour on 3rd July and had Lynn as our tour guide. Although we started the tour thinking it was going to be a little long winded we ended the tour very happy to have seen buildings and sites we would not have seen unless we did the tour. As we both love the history... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I booked this tour for a group of five people and all of us had a wonderful time. The volume and quality of food surpassed our expectations, while the cultural stops along the way enhanced the experience. And, it was a real treat to have Lynn, the founder of the company, giving our tour. I look forward to another Tastebud... More

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Humres32
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We did the Flavors of Chicago tour and lucked out and got the owner, Lynn. He was a fantastic guide who obviously loves what he does. We definitely went places that we would have never gone on our own. Pizza @ Pizornio's was excellent. Palmer House was off the charts gorgeous and we got a great history lesson. American Dog... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

I have been on food tours in other cities and they were great. This one was, at best, simply OK. The first problem was our tour guide. She was dressed inappropriately in a strappy tank top and cut off jean shorts with soiled bra straps showing, I understand that it's summer, but she should have been dressed professionally and she... More

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TASTEBUDTOURS, Owner at Tastebud Tours Chicago - Food Tours, responded to this review

Tastebud Tours and Events LLC takes pride in providing guests with some of the best foods and entertainment in Chicago, San Francisco and New Orleans. Our patrons receive the best in delicious food, fun, and fact-filled walking tours in Chicago as reflected by the positive reviews from the TripAdvisor community for the last two years. Our number one goal is... More

Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

John was our guide on this great food tour and he was a wealth of historical information! This was a great food tour in that you actually entered the restaurant and got to sit down to enjoy the fabulous samples and were always provided water with the opportunity to purchase other beverages. John gave us so much of the history... More

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