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“A must do!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tastebud Tours Chicago - Food Tours

Tastebud Tours Chicago - Food Tours
550 Kingsbury 218, Chicago, IL 60654
+1 219-929-6648
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Ranked #22 of 301 Activities in Chicago
Type: Tours, Food & Drink
Activities: Group tours/day tour
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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!
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“A must do!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

Annaleigh was such a great tour guide....we thoroughly enjoyed this experience and recommend anyone who wants to see he city (without walking around not knowing).....take he tour. Enough food for lunch, lots of culture and an all around good time. Pianos has killer bloody Mary's too! Annaleigh was a pleasure to spend the afternoon with.

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San Francisco, California
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“Great Tour for First-Time Visitors to Chicago”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We had some friends in for the weekend, and my wife found this tour on Trip Advisor. Turns out, it lived up to it's reputation. The tour guide was excellent, and the food was great! Not too much, not too little, and the information and history of Chicago were just right! Had a GREAT time!!

Visited November 2012
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Milwaukee, WI
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“Highlight of our trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We've been to Chicago many times but this was our first food tour & it was a great way to spend an afternoon! Amber was an informative and funny guide, and it was nice that she noticed we had a cupcake fan in the group & took us on a quick detour to visit the Sprinkles cupcake ATM. We took the "Flavors" tour and loved the variety of food we got to try; I'd do this one again just to have another brownie from the Drake. Each stop included Chicago history, info about the business we were visiting, a huge serving (Pizano's sent an entire deep dish pizza!), and plenty of time to relax & enjoy the treats.

Don't eat a big breakfast or plan on much for dinner, you'll be full if you try some of everything offered. Downtown Dogs was the only spot I wasn't a fan of- we were seated in the adjoining bar (had a very pricey beer), and while some of our group liked the dog mine was cold with a soggy bun. Luckily we followed this with a 'cheezeborger' from the Billy Goat Tavern.

Lynn, the owner, met us at the beginning of the tour and we saw him visiting with another tour group later that day. It was neat to see how involved he is with each group and how genuinely excited everyone in his company is about sharing Chicago. I'd love to try their New Orleans tour sometime.

One tip- while the first tour of the day (11am) was packed with 12+ ladies, our 11.30am tour just had our group of four. I'm not sure if that's the norm, but having the smaller group made the experience even better.

Visited September 2012
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Mansfield, Ohio
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“Awesome tour!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

I took the Flavor of Chicago tour with my husband and son and his girlfriend along with 6 other people whom we didn't know but soon grew to enjoy very much. What's better than great people and great food! Annalynn was our tour guide and did a fabulous job intermingling the interesting facts about the food establishments that we visited along with the historical background. Also, when we passed historically significant buildings Annalynn was sure to point them out. I will do this again when I return to Chicago. There are several tours to choose from. It was a great memory that we will talk about for a long time. We met Lynne the founder and he wanted to make sure we had enough to eat and enjoyed ourselves. Lynne, we did on both counts!! Thanks for starting this business!!

Visited October 2012
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Naples, Florida, USA
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“Great fun and informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

As a Floridian on her own, this was a great way to get to know Chicago better. I was grouped with a private tour of 7 retired teachers who made me feel most welcome. Mimi, our guide, was warm and friendly as well as very knowledgeable about her city. I recommend it anyone who enjoys sightseeing and walking as well as food!

Visited October 2012
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