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Chicago Food Planet

Chicago, IL
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Gateway to the West Loop
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Rated 'Best Chicago Tour' by Lonely Planet and featured on The Today Show (NBC), USA Today and Bon Appetit, Chicago Food Planet Food Tours & Experiences offer delicious 2 & 3-hour neighborhood food experiences focused exclusively in Chicago's historic and off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods near downtown including River North, Streeterville, Gold Coast, Chinatown, Bucktown, Old Town and Wicker Park. Suitable for all age groups and fitness levels, each walking food experience provides a non-touristy, local perspective so you feel like a native Chicagoan. These guided Food Tours & Experiences include mouth-watering food samples, enough for a large lunch or dinner, 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 run 7 days a week between March and November and Thursday-Sunday during winter months (November to March). The earliest tour departure leaves at 11am and depending on the experience, will last between 2-3 hours. Tickets start at $35 adult for youth tickets and $42 for adult tickets. Please note, Chicago Food Planet can accommodate vegetarians and alcohol-free dietary restrictions if possible at tasting locations, but cannot accommodate other allergies or restrictions. The 3-1-Chew (Bucktown/Wicker Park) food experience is the only experience that can accommodate gluten-free.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Near North Side
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great time: perfect mix of iconic Chicago food, interesting Chicago history and architecture facts and wonderful small group which allowed us to get to know each other. Jessica, our tour guide was awesome !!!!

Thank Beth R
Mandi C, Guest Services/Front Office at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the great review! We're thrilled you had a good time exploring River North with Jessica - she's a wonderful host! We hope to get to share another experience with you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a blast - tour guide worked in lots of interesting architectural and historical facts about Chicago. Food was so delish and abundant. Go hungry!!!More

Thank Nelle C
Mandi C, Guest Services/Front Office at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're glad you enjoyed your Best in Chow tour and all of the interesting tidbits our guides share along the way. River North is a fascinating area and we love that we get to share it's history and, of course, it's fabulous food. We hope...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great time with Elvira exploring the west loop. The stops were interesting and varied, and reasonably varied mix of foods. Urban Belly was a definite highlight.

Thank Justin V
Mandi C, Guest Services/Front Office at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to write this review! We're so happy you enjoyed your adventure in the West Loop with Elvira- She is awesome, and loves to share her passion for the city. Looking forward to seeing you on another tour soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

If I could just rate the tour guide, I would give her the highest rating. Jessica was knowledgeable, patient, clever, fun and helpful. The food was good, but I thought the portions were small for something called a food tour. If the name reflected something...More

Thank pjhawk4218
Mandi C, Guest Services/Front Office at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad that you joined us on our West Loop tour! You're right - Jess is great, and we are very lucky to have her on the team. We really appreciate your constructive feedback - Our goal is to get you comfortably to moderately...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time I did a food tour of Chicago, and I loved it! The food and atmosphere at each restaurant was really great. I liked the community style seating that gave you the opportunity to talk to other people in addition to...More

Thank alaska932017
Mandi C, Guest Services/Front Office at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad that we were able to show you a good time on your first food tour experience! We are lucky to work with such great partners, and that we were able to serve you some joy. We hope to see you on another...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gateway to the West Loop?! More like Gateway to the Best Scoop...of Awesome. The food and drinks were tasty, well balanced and quite the treat. The history and fun facts simply can’t be beat. The sites and architectural are freaking sweet. And the tour guide,...More

Thank Samuel O
Mandi C, Guest Services/Front Office at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review! We're so glad you had a great time with Elvira in the West Loop. She's great! And don't worry, we will be sure to follow up about the lost socks. :) Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had an amazing time on this tour. There was plenty of food from some amazing restaurants, detailed history of the area, and not to much walking! The coffee and donut at the end was amazing! Would highly recommend!More

Thank Mike S
Mandi C, Guest Services/Front Office at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you enjoyed you West Loop experience! The West Loop has some of the best eats in the city and we are thrilled that we got to share them with you. Thanks for the review, and we look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great time going on the Gateway to the West Loop tour. My guide, Elvira, was extremely personable and informational, which made the experience great. All the food I got to try was excellent, especially the calzone at Forno Rossa. Great stuff!More

Thank Jon B
Mandi C, Guest Services/Front Office at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your tour in the West Loop. Elvira is an awesome guide and loves to share her knowledge and passion for the area. And yes - the calzones at Forno Rosso are excellent! We are lucky...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an excellent time on the new Gateway to the West Loop Tour! Our guide Elvira was friendly, funny, and made us all feel right at home. The food was varied and delicious and the information and stories told along the way made it...More

Thank jguyyy
Mandi C, Guest Services/Front Office at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write this review! Elvira is a great host, and we are so glad that she was able to show you a good time on your West Loop tour! We hope to see you on another experience again soon! Stay...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gateway to the West Loop tour was amazing! I have been on other Food Planet tours and this one is just as delicious as the rest. If you love cheese and bread then this tour is perfect for you! This tour even stops at...More

Thank Snd2705
Mandi C, Guest Services/Front Office at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We were so happy to see you on another tour! It's great when we get to host our return guests on new experiences, and we are glad we were able to show you a good time! we're very lucky to have Jess - she loves...More

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Margie B
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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
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Response from Margie B | Reviewed this property |
I just found one---thanks
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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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