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“Great food and city tour in one”

Tastebud Tours - Chicago Food Tours
Ranked #11 of 67 Food & Drink in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Book your tickets on the Tastebud Tours website. Simmply the Best Chicago Food Tour since 2009! The only Food Tour open all year! Tastebud Tours is the Chicago Food Tour everyone is talking about! Tastebud has been selected as the "Editors Choice" and "The Best Chicago Food Tour" by The Chicago Traveler in addition to be featured on NBC News, ABC's 190 North, USA Today, WGN and WTTW. As if that's not enough, we are proud to say that we've been awarded the Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor for the last 7 years! Now that's tasty! Unlike other Chicago Food Tours, Tastebud Food Tours is a progressive meal, not a small tasting tour. You can Shop on all Tastebud Tours! Tastebud Food Tours is the one and only Chicago Food Tour to offer all the iconic Chicago Foods! The Real Chicago! Tastebud Food Tours offers delicious food tours through Chicago's historic neighborhoods. Each small group tour serves up Chicago's quintessential cuisine while visiting different specialty food shops and highly rated Chicago restaurants. The Taste Tour includes stops located in the Chicago Loop including Millennium Park and the Cultural Center. The Flavors Tour runs through the beautiful Gold Coast neighborhood including the famous Magnificent Mile. Visit one of Chicago's famous neighborhoods and eat your way through Chicago's Old Town. Ready to Tantalize all the senses, be sure to book Chicago's Original Taste of the Riverwalk/Architecture Food Tour,three tours in one! A one of a kind Chicago experiencebe sure to buy your ticket for The 1893 World's Fair Food Tour,you'll step back in time it's theater on the streets of Chicago! Running tighter on time but would still like to get a taste of Chicago? We'd love to have you join us on our shorter Underground Chicago Tour. Food varies depending on which tour you'd like to join but here's just a nibble of our offerings: Chicago Style Hot Dog, Pizano's famous Deep Dish Pizza, #1 Al's Italian Beef sandwich, the world famous Billy Goat Tavern (Cheezeborger, Cheezeborger, Cheezeborger!!), Chicago's oldest chocolate shop and the oldest restaurant in Chicago, The Berghoff. If you'd like to enjoy some famous foods of Chicago, Tastebud Food Tours is your ticket! Make sure to book your tickets early as we sell out!Tastebud Toursis the only Food Tour that operates year round, Monday through Sunday with the exception of holidays. . Enough food is served on each tour to be considered a nice meal. The Best Food Tours On the Planet since 2009, Come Hungry! Thanks!
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

This was our first food tour. Chose it because of reviews on Trip Advisor and I would have to agree with the other reviews.... an excellent tour. Mimi was our guide who not only explained the rich food history, but the rich history of Chicago. I felt like we had 2 tours for the price of one. I highly recommend it!

Thank Hollyys
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We selected the "Flavors of Chicago" tour, which was focused on the sort of iconic foods of the city. Pizza, Chicago dogs, the infamous "cheezborgers" from Billy Goat Tavern. I was less interested in the Fannie Mae chocolate shop, and while the cajun place was delicious, it didn't seem very "Chicago" to me.

On the other hand, it was an excellent walking tour, historical and informative as well as tasty, and on an incredibly hot day, Annalise did a good job of keeping us in the shade, walking through hotel lobbies, and supplying us with plenty of water along the way.

it was perhaps a bit expensive for the amount of food we got (although we had plenty to eat by the end of the tour), but both the guide and the owner of the company (who met us on a few of the stops) were gracious hosts.

Thank Sarah E
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

This was our first food tour and we selected tastebud s because of previous reviews.

We had a wonderful hostess named Victoria that made a point of talking with our entire group. She really did a tremendous job of telling us about the city and the restaurants along the way.

We had a perfect day in downtown and all of the stops were very enjoyable. We especially liked the pizza and the Chicago style hot dog and a cold beer from the adjacent bar. The pace of the tour was just right and finishing up in the heart of the magnificent mile was an added bonus.

Finally the owner and founder met us at the last restaurant and really appreciated our business.

We highly recommend for anyone that enjoys different foods.

Thank Formans
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Our daughter gave us the tour for Christmas and, due to circumstances, we actually had three different weeks scheduled to visit Chicago from Omaha. When we finally got there, it was mind-bogglingly hot and humid - got to love the midwest in July! Our group was small, and, by chance, all teachers - two from Canada and two from Omaha. Our tour guide, AnnaLynn was absolutely fantastic. We had a very good time; the food AND the history were super. Would do it again and certainly highly recommend the experience.
Terry and Toni Diel

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

My husband and I did the Tastebud Tours in Chicago, with Mimi as our guide. We've done the historical tours and the city overview tours in every major city we've been in. But this is one of the best tours we've ever been on. My husband, who isn't easily impressed, said this was the best tour he'd ever been on! We both love to eat so this tour was very appealing to us, and we weren't disappointed. We were absolutely stuffed at the end of the tour. Mimi offered insights into each of the places we stopped, as well as tidbits about the food. She also offered info about some of the architecture and history of Chicago along our walking tour. All in all, a perfect way for us to spend a couple of hours in Chicago, and get a taste of some good eats at the same time! Highly recommend!

Thank rural_travelers
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