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“Chicagooo-o-my god that's tasty!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Foodie & The Feast

Foodie & The Feast
5053 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640
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Ranked #226 of 395 Activities in Chicago
Type: Food tours, Food & Drink, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Foodie & the Feast is your walking culinary adventure to the grand buffet of Chicago! We bring visitors and locals outside of the tourist areas and into Chicago's beautiful neighborhoods, taking you on a scrumptious journey to get to know the Windy City through your stomach.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Meal Plans Available
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“Chicagooo-o-my god that's tasty!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

Everyone knows that Chicago has amazing food - that's no shocker. But how to find the hidden gems in each neighborhood - that's what Foodie & the Feast has brought to the table!

Although I did try many of the suggestions that foodie Carey Nichols gave, I really appreciated the option to pick my own foods at each stop along the way. Too many tours just present what they want you to try - leaving the feaster without any control over their feasting. Couldn't say enough about the Lakeview/Lincoln Park tour, I fell in love with so many local joints that I had never visited before!

Pairing short walks between each stop on the tour was genius - enough to digest our latest taste sensation and discuss the local history. Basically, Foodie & the Feast is three awesome tours in one - a food tour, a history tour, and a walking tour...

Whether you live in Chicago or have come in from out of town, this tour is a guaranteed good time!

Visited September 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Will do this again when friends visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

I had a lot of fun on the two tours I took (East Lakeview & Andersonville). Our tour guide's recommendations were spot on, but I liked how I was still able to choose whatever I wanted. Most other tours just give you a sample whether you like that type of food or not. As a Chicago resident for 5 years, I was pleasantly surprised to find really good food at places near me that I had never thought to stop in before. I can't wait to surprise my family the next time they come into town to eat!

Visited May 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Kept my mouth watering and my stomach satisfied!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

Our tour guide Carey was energetic and informative. She spoke knowledgeably about each food stop giving interesting background about the owners, the eats and the neighborhood.

This is definitely something I would recommend to out-of-towners. There is more to Chicago than the Mag Mile and this is perfect way to get away from the tourist traps and explore the city.

Also, local Chicagoans will discover some hidden gems of their own. Even though I'm a native of the city, Foodie & the Feast opened the doors to restaurants I've never been to before. Each place was more delicious than the one previous... and affordable too!

I actually can't wait to go on the other tours F & the F offer! I've been on other walking food tours and they can't compete with this one. Just as the name suggests, food that you want to feast on is the main attraction of Foodie & the Feast. With the others, it seemed like the food took a back seat to an extensive history lesson.

Thanks Foodie & the Feast for keeping my mouth watering and my stomach full. When the tour ended I was completely satisfied!

Visited May 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
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“If you love Chicago and food you do not want to miss this tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2011

Listen Chicago!
Your are doing a major disservice to yourself if you do not take this tour! I have lived in Chicago for the last twelve years and thought I knew every place to get great food and Foodie and the Feast checked my butt on this! This tour is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G if you go with another friend who loves food and lives in the city or if you want to look like a rockstar to your guests in for the weekend this is a win/win choice! Let me break it down for you...
Carey will give you a location to meet at and then she will take you on a culinary joy ride! She will give you a history of the area you are in along with a synopsis of every place you visit. She parteners up with the establishments you are visiting so sometimes you can expect to be greeted by the owners and given oral history staright from their mouths. Definitely bring a friend with you to share and I gurantee you will find places that you will go back to and try more of the menu! Another bonus of this tour is that you control what you eat as well as how much money you spend! Unlike some of the other food tours I have been on, YOU GET TO CHOOSE WHAT YOU WANT TO TRY! Yes, that's right you are the driver of your culinary tour so do not worry if you have food allergies or just simply do not care for something.... you still can enjoy yourself!
This is a great tour to do with family, friends or for an after work team building trip in the city.
Come on Chicago get off your couches and spend a couple hours in a neighborhood finding great new restaurants and supporting the local business owners that make our city unique and great!

Visited May 2011
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“Experience Chicago!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2011

The Foodie & the Feast tour is a great way to learn about hidden gems in Chicago's neighborhoods. I went with a group of friends for the Uptown/Andersonville tour, and it was a blast. Carey Nichols, our guide for the afternoon, shared her knowledge of the history of the neighborhood. We saw one place where 'Public Enemies' was filmed, and had a drink at the Green Mill, local hang out of Al Capone. I actually live in the area, and had never been to many of the restaurants we visited. They were all very good and offered unique options. I've been back to several of the restaurants since the tour. Thanks, Foodie & the Feast!!!

Visited May 2011
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