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Chicago Food Planet

Chicago, IL
+1 312-932-0800
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Small-Group Chicago Food Tour: Wicker Park and Bucktown
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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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+1 312-932-0800
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Reviewed September 24, 2014

I took the tour with Sadie (she was very positive, always smiling, very informative throughout). I was travelling alone and was made feel welcome and with a small group of 7 we quickly interacted and got to know each other better. I don't think I...More

Thank Vicky Y
Reviewed September 24, 2014

We have attended two food tours. Last Saturday we went on the buck town wicker park tour. Kent was a wonderful guide - very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. My favorite two stops were George's hot dogs and hot chocolate. A highlight was going thru neighborhoods and...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Fun way to see and experience Chicago. Kent was awesome. Will definitely do another food tour with this group.

Thank candace b
Reviewed September 23, 2014

Our guide was beyond excellant. She made the tour fun, educational and the food was great. I would wholeheartely recommend this tour with this guide to all my friends and associates. You have a great employee who has a wealth of knowedge and is happy...More

Thank Toady2014
Reviewed September 23, 2014

we were well fed, well entertained, and well educated on the history of the establishments, the neighborhoods and some of the beautiful buildings. Our tour guide was energetic, knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank daveindeed
Reviewed September 23, 2014

Had a fantastic time. Cool places and cool people. Kent rocked it! I saw parts 9th the city I have not experienced before and enjoyed all the stops on the tour.

Thank missymmm
Reviewed September 23, 2014

My wife and I had an awesome time on the Gold Coast/Old Town food tour. Everything was delicious, and we got to see areas of Chicago neither of us had been before. Definitely a step up from the normal tourist options.

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed September 23, 2014

Had a great time on this tour. Nice portions, interesting information, and an enthusiastic tour guide. Highly recommended!

Thank Ian K
Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had to change our plans due to rain and found an opening on the china town tour, and let me just say it was wonderful! Our guide was very well educated on the area and everything about it. She was also...More

Thank MrsRRP
Reviewed September 21, 2014

Food tours are great and this one was right up there with the best of them. Carrie led us on a three hour tour of Wicker Park and Bucktown. We tasted classic Chicago hot dogs, hot chocolate, kale salad, pizza, falafel sandwiches and ice cream....More

Thank Wayne M
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Do we have to book ahead of time or can we walk up?
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.
Mary W
Is this appropriate for 80+ year olds that walk well but would be wary of a lot of congestion and noise? We were thinking of the Worlds Fare. TIA
December 19, 2016|
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Response from chicagofoodplanet | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for your question! Both of our Winter Experiences (The World's Fare and Winter Delights) are very minimal walking and suitable for all ages. However, two of the locations on The World's Fare experience are... More
How do you get to the tours? We will not have access to a car.
July 19, 2016|
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Response from Drew M | Reviewed this property |
Water taxi. It drops off right at Chinatown. Otherwise, L is the way to go.