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Chicago Food Planet

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Rated 'Best Chicago Tour' by Lonely Planet and recommended on USA Today and Bon Appetit, Chicago Food Planet is the #1 reviewed Chicago Food Tour. These delicious 2 & 3-hour food tours focus exclusively in Chicago's historic neighborhoods including...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Chicago, IL
Near North Side
+1 312-932-0800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

West Loop area was a new experience for us and with the help of our excellent tour guide, Terry, we learned the history of the area and enjoyed terrific food. We're would highly recommend and look forward to doing their other tours when we're back...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my first food tour and I must say it was quite an adventure. Everything went wrong and right all at the same time. Faith was our wonderful guide and led us on a food adventure I will never forget. We ran into some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MrPunem
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our guide Luke was fantastic and full of interesting stories for the different places we visited! Every food place we ate was awesome!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a girls weekend in Chicago ... this tour was excellent for all! Our guide, Luke, was knowledgeable, funny and kind. We enjoyed all the stops and stories about Chicago history.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cayse430b
Mandi C, Customer Service/Front Office at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're so glad you decided to take a tour with us on your girls weekend! We're glad that you had fun exploring the city with Luke. Hoping to see you on another experience wit us soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've gone on a food tours every time I visit a new city, and this one was easily the best. Not only was the food amazing—looking at you, Lou Malnati's!—but our tour guides were fantastic. Mark was a joy to be around and injected his...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andrew S
Mandi C, Customer Service/Front Office at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to write this review! We're so glad Mark and Dave were able to show you a good time. You're right, they're both wonderful guides, each with their own personal flare and passion for sharing the city. Looking forward to hosting...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I did this tour and chose the "with alcohol" option - in short, amazing! The food was excellent and the drinks were generous. I was completely full by the end! Kayla was a great guide, providing interesting information about each area. Thanks for a great...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Angela C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The your way amazing, Faith, our guide was very knowledgeable, funny, and entertaining! The food was amazing and we had a blast. All around would recommend

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kayla G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed Best in Chow, especially loved Lou Malnetis deep dish pizza! Mark and Dave were really informative guides and lots of fun.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dgw313
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a tour that blends culture, history and architecture with great food, this is the tour for you. Excellent and plentiful choices of food that encompass various regions in China. Philip was an exceptional guide. Professional and well-organized. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JaniceV14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My best friend got me this as a birthday gift and the two of us had the best time! David M was a fantastic tour guide and had so much knowledge about food and the city of Chicago. He was willing to cater the experience...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Laura G
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Margie B
September 14, 2017|
Response from Adam S | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can buy tickets in advance - it is recommended. We went on Wendella architecture tour - very good
Margie B
August 27, 2017|
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Response from Margie B | Reviewed this property |
I just found one---thanks
March 22, 2017|
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Response from chicagofoodplanet | Property representative |
Experiences must be booked ahead of time as the food is ordered prior to your arrival at the starting location. Due to this necessary step in the food ordering process, we do not accept walk up traffic.
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m e z
Sydney, Australia
Bucktown Food Tour - which day? (1 Replies)
Hello. I am planning to do the Bucktown/Wicker Food Tour offered by Chicago Food Planet. I want to take a look around the neighbourhood either before or after the tour. I can choose from either this Friday or Saturday. Is there more happening in this neighbourhood on a weekend or weekday? The weather forecast for both days is rain, so I can't even rely on the weather in making a decision. Thanks in advance!
September 28, 2009|
Response fromDave148|
IMO, Saturday would be the better choice. Weatherwise, Friday will be about 10 degrees warmer.
Anyone do the Food Planet Near North Food Tour? (0 Replies)
I live and work in Chicago but have never done this tour. We decided to book it for tomorrow and am interested in seeing what other people have done about parking since the start location (on Cedar St) is quite a distance from the end spot on Lincoln (2200). There is a parking lot right next door to the meetup spot (one where they do the parking) and think one solution might be to just cab it back there at the end of the tour. Anyone have more ideas? Thanks!
October 29, 2010|
Bend, Oregon
Best Food Tour (8 Replies)
My 11 yo son and I are heading to Chicago for 4 nights in July and want to do a food tour. My son is fairly food adventurous. We had a great time in Seattle on the Savor Seattle tour last summer and want to do something similar in Chicago. We are trying to decide between Food Planet and Taste Buds. Both tours have gotten decent reviews. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
June 11, 2011|
Response fromeBobIllinois|
I actually took the Tastebud tour last year and thought that it was fun. As was pointed out during the tour, it is an eating tour rather than a tasting tour. At the end of the tour, I was stuffed.