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“Good tour - slow pace”

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 September 4, 2010

As amateur foodies, we take eating very seriously when on vacation :) We decided to go on the food tour as a way to try a bunch of Chicago food that we didn't want to dedicate an entire meal to (deep dish pizza, hot dog etc). We chose this tour over the other Chicago tours as the Gold Coast one stops at the Purple Pig which we wanted to try, and because my partner is a big SNL fan so was excited to go to the billy goat tavern.

We're a young couple in our mid twenties, and the demographic was much older than us on the tour. For us, the pace of the tour was slow and the humor hokey. We also were uncomfortable with the hard sell given at the beginning of the tour as to why this was the best in Chicago - we were already all paying customers.

That said, we definitely were well fed and taken care of! Lynn is very friendly and clearly loves what he does.

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Reviewed September 2, 2010

My group of 6 had a wonderful time on the Loop Tastebud Tour. We were met at Pizano's Pizza by our tour guide, John, and also by Lynn, the owner of the company. John was an excellent guide, and we got to see a lot of the Loop area in addition to sampling some great food. You will be stuffed by the end of this tour, I promise! The cupcakes at Sugar Bliss are fantastic; I even went back the next day to try more. Tastebud is a well-run company that my entire group enjoyed and recommends. Thanks John!

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Reviewed September 1, 2010

Our family was very impressed with the tour. By the end of it we could hardly eat any more we were so full. We actually skipped dinner that night because we were still so full. The guide (who was also the founder) was very friendly and knowledgable.

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Reviewed August 31, 2010

Had my sister and one-year-old daughter along and we all had a great time. Great food and educational tour. Definitely recommend it to everyone visiting Chicago!

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Reviewed August 29, 2010

Hubby and I had an afternoon to spend in Chicago between legs of an Amtrak journey, and this fit into our schedule perfectly. [Aug. 23, 2010 11am tour) Although we have lived in Chicago in the past, this tour still took us to new places (as well as a couple of old favorites) and gave us some new information, as well.

Our guide, Mike, did an excellent job of taking care of us (he even had all eleven of our names down pat in no time!), had a great attitude, and never made us feel rushed even though we ran toward the long side of the expected tour time...we were all having such a great time we tended to linger over things a bit.

All of the stops gave us tasty treats, and if anyone left the tour hungry it was their own fault! We couldn't have eaten another bite. We would highly recommend this tour to any of our friends!! Do be aware that there is quite a lot of walking. We went at a casual pace, but still covered a lot of territory.

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