Chicago Food Tour For Two
Tasty Three Hour Culinary Walking Tours of Chicago
Price for 2 participants
During a three-hour food tour of Chi-Town, you and your guest will learn about Chicago’s treasured architecture and local food establishments. Choose from two Culinary Tours: Gold Coast & Old Town Tour or The Bucktown & Wicker Park Tour.
The Gold Coast Tours begin in the heart of Downtown Chicago. During this two-mile Chicago sightseeing tour you and your guest will visit: Chicago-Style Pizza at Lou Malnati's; The Spice House; Chicago’s oldest Chocolate confectioner, The Fudge Pot; a Polish-European Bakery; Old Town Oil with Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars; and Tea Gschwendner with teas & tisanes.
A one and a half mile food tour, The Bucktown & Wicker Park Tour has at least six tasting locations like top rated George's Hot Dog's, a Middle Eastern restaurant, the Sultan's Market,Goddess and Grocer for gourmet organic food; iCream, and Piece Pizza & Brewery, a New-Haven style pizzeria.
Whether you are a native Chicagoan, or this is your first visit to “The Big Onion”, you are sure to learn something new about this scrumptious City.
The Gold Coast & Old Town Tour is offered seven days a week April thru May; June thru August the tour is offered Sunday thru Friday; and, seven days a week September thru November. This tour typically begins at 11:00 AM.
The Bucktown & Wicker Park Tour is offered Tuesday thru Saturday* April thru November. This tour typically begins at 11:30 AM.
What to wear
You will have the opportunity to purchase additional food and beverages as well as gifts and souvenirs during the tour therefore participants are urged to bring additional spending money.
Tours do not end at their starting point. Transportation back to the meeting location is the responsibility of the participant, however maps and return instructions are provided.
Gratuities are not included but are greatly appreciated and may be offered at the end of the event.
ITEM/SKU NUMBER XD-1140-001
Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.
This tour was so much fun! Not only did we get to try a bunch of different food that we probably wouldn't have tried in the first place, but we also got to learn a little about the places we went to. It was a blast!
- Agnes Heldak - Gold Coast Tour, Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Having a daughter just move to the city we thought this a great way for us to get a feel of her neighborhood. It was the perfect plan. Colleen was great fun, informative and the food was varied and really really tasty. We have already started Christmas list items from the tea shop, oil store and candy shop. As a mom I now feel much better being able to visualize where my daughter lives and know exactly what she is talking about when she says Chicago Pizza.
- Tracey Paradis - Gold Coast, Old Town, Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Our guide Kent was charming and knowledgeable as he led through the area and to our tastings. The group was pleasant and we had a beautiful day. The walk was a little tiring for our 70-year-old plus legs but we enjoyed the experience and the variety of food.
- Judy and James Dixon - Dixon, IL, Sunday, August 11, 2013
Great experience. Rep Cathy very knowledgable and gret presence. Good choice. Of food options and local history. Was the highlight of our trip!
- Sue Hood - Grand Rapids MI, Friday, July 26, 2013
Jess was an awesome tour guide, perfect blend of knowledge and enthusiasm.
- Bob Levy - Crown Point Indiana, Monday, July 15, 2013
We had an amazing time on our tour. Heather was our guide and was very knowledgeable, friendly, & humorous. All the tastings were exceptional & the establishments were very clean. I would definitely do a tour again & recommend it to friends.
- Demitra Schoen - Montgomery IL, Friday, July 12, 2013
The tour was easy walking with interesting history and taste stops. Alia was the perfect hostess and guide! It was my second time on the tour...enjoyed some new changes!
- Linda Battaglia - Downers Grove, Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Tour on Saturday was lots of fun. We enjoyed restaurants visited and sights. Our guide Kent was friendly and knowledgeble. I will recommend to friends.
- Edi Girata - Chicago, Tuesday, April 30, 2013
I cannot recommend this tour highly enough! We had a fabulous time and learned so much about Chicago, the spice trade, tea, history of deep dish pizza, the making of evoo, how pastrami is made, etc. It was a pleasure to explore shops we would not have found otherwise. The esteemed Tom Erd himself spoke at The Spice House. Who knew that tasting oils at Old Town Oil would be such a delight?
- Sann Knipple - Chicago, Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Jessica was our tour guide and she was energetic, articulate and witty! We had a nice time and she provided a nice balance of architecture, food history and other anecdotal stories to keep us interested. We will definitely do another tour. Thanks Jessica and keep up the great work.
- Mark Downey - Chicago, Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Despite the extremely high temperatures, our guide, Nicole, remained well-poised. We enjoyed not only the 'tastes' at each stop, but also the information at each stop as well as the neighborhood tidbits/history.
- Deborah - Cowdery, Friday, July 27, 2012
Food was good, tea place and oil and vinegar was dumb. Guide was good
- Karla Meyer - Chicago, Wednesday, July 18, 2012
My Husband and I enjoyed the tour very much! We would definately do another one. Our tour guide was awesome!
- Dennis and Brenda Endries - Wicker Park / Bucktown, Friday, July 06, 2012
The food tour was a really fun experience that I took my dad to for his birthday and he really enjoyed it as well. We had a great guide who shared interesting information about the city. We have lived in the Chicago suburbs our entire lives and still got some new information, which was nice. I reccommend this to anyone looking for something fun and interesting to do!
- Nicole C - Near North/Gold Coast, Monday, June 04, 2012
Heather was our tour guide and she did a great job. She was enthusiast and great at explaining the history and store products. I definitely recommend food tours from experience to friends.
- Alicia Williams - north tour in Chicago, Thursday, May 17, 2012
I did this a few days ago and really enjoyed it. Got a great tour of the near-north neighborhood, some delicious food, and a good history lesson. Not too much walking. Would definitely recommend.
- Dave L - Rochester, NY, Monday, April 16, 2012
My Husband and I were given a gift certificate for your tour and we had a very fun time. The places we stopped were all unique and they are stops that we would go back to. Our tour guide was informative and made the day that much more enjoyable. Thank you.
- Ryca Shih - Wheeling, IL, Tuesday, November 08, 2011
My husband and I had an amazing time on the tour. Not only was it a food tour but a history lesson as well. I would recommend it to any and everyone. We will definitely be going on the other food tours available.
- Kelly Jane Goodpaster - Near North Food Tour, Tuesday, November 08, 2011
We did the 11am tour on Saturday, Nov 29 and our guide Jess was wonderful. She did a great job.
- Ed Saari - Chicago, Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Jess was fantastic! My husband received this as a gift and we had a great time. The food was great and we learned a lot. I would recommend this to anyone!
- Cathy Pedersen - Gold Coast, Saturday, October 22, 2011
Great tour, even for native Chicagoans! Carrie, the guide, was pleasant, conversive, and very knowledgable. The restaurants visited provided ample-sized tastings, and a great variety of foods, both savory and sweet. And, the architectural aspect of the neighborhood tour was an added bonus! We'd highly recommend this to locals and those from out-of-town!
- Krys - Bucktown/Wicker Park, Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The 7 stops on our tour were delightful with the exception of the Fudge Pot. The staff was aloof. They didn't seem to want us there.
- George J. Rieber, Sr - Woodridge, IL, Monday, October 03, 2011
Enjoyed our tour guide - great understanding of the food and architecture.
- Marianne Trofimuk - Bucktown/Wicker Park, Wednesday, September 28, 2011
We loved it! Jess was a wonderful tour guide, cute and bubbly, with a wealth of Chicago lore. The stops were very nice and we will be sure to visit the ships in Old Town for spices and EVO's.
- Rae Lee Riggs - Chicago, Sunday, September 18, 2011
We had a wonderful time on the walking/eating tour in Bucktown and Wicker Park. The variety of food/drink allowed us to try things we would never have gotten. Carrie was a wonderful guide with much enthusiasm and knowledge of the areas. We have wholeheartedly recommended it to others already!!
- John and Becky Helmers - Bucktown/Wicker Park, Tuesday, August 02, 2011
This was a great tour. Never boring. Our guide was awesome. We loved every part of it. My husband has a peanut allergy and we were impressed with the adjustments made in the tour for him. He was worried he wouldn't be able to try everything, but he was able to have something at every stop - we are appreciative of that. We will definitely recommend this tour to others and are thinking about getting it for our parents as a Christmas gift! Thank you for a wonderful day.
- Molly Weener - Wicker Park / Bucktown, Tuesday, July 26, 2011
We totally enjoyed our tour & our guide was great. We are thinking of going on another.
- Kenneth Hughes - Near North, Monday, July 18, 2011
A delightful few hours walking and eating, tasting and inhaling! An excellent way to sample the foods and sights of the area. Charming and knowledgable guide.
- Judy Dixon - Dixon, IL, Wednesday, July 06, 2011
This was our first time doing a Chicago tour. We received this as a gift and we had a great time. The food was great and our tour guide Kent was wonderful. We would definitely do another one.
- Ron & Cindy Holtz - West Dundee, Wednesday, June 29, 2011
There was a nice variety of activities bookended by bigger samples (Deli + Bacino's pizza). Very enjoyable!
- Joel Hobbs - Near North Tour, Monday, June 27, 2011
- Yang - Chicago, Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Great fun, great tour host and an excellent sampling of the best of the Gold Coast food and architectural gems. I recommend this tour even for the locals. Way to go.
- Michael Landers - Chicago, IL, Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The tour guide was excellent!!! Most of the stops on tour were good. The Oil store and spice store was not a favorite of ours. We enjoyed the day!!
- Willi & June Nonnenmann - Cedar st. & Rush, Wednesday, October 20, 2010
We received this as a gift from our daughter. We didn't know what to expect and I thought my husband would be bored. Boy was I wrong!!!!! All the stops are wonderful and I learned so much...especially about tea!!!! Our guide, Arianna, was soooooo great. Lots of energy, fun and not only was knowledgable but seemed to enjoy what she was doing. The stories about the neighborhoods and houses we went by were GREAT!! I think I'm going to purchase this and go again with my daughter!!!!! I've lived here my entire life and still learned so much!!!
- Patty - Lombard, Friday, October 15, 2010
I learned so much and tasted such a wide variety of food. The tour showed me and taught me so much about Chicago. It far exceeded my every expectation. Thanks to our wonderful guide Ariana!
- Jennifer Jasensky - Near North Tour, Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Our tour was excellent. Our tour guide was Hillary and she was awesome. All of the food stops offered wonderful tastings. We would definitely recommend this tour as a great sampling of some of Chicago's finest tastings.
- Mary Meyers - Northbrook IL, Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Was a great tour. Lived in chicago all my life and didn't know about this area. Great tour guide and selection of food and history thanks kids!!!!!!!!!!
- Joe Catalano - Bucktown Wicker Park, Sunday, September 26, 2010
Amazing! We learned so much, we had AMAZING food, and had a lot of fun! Our tour guide was the best tour guide ever - super friendly, knowledgable, nice, patient, funny. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone! I went back to ALL the places on this near north tour the day after and plan on continuing to do so ~
- Diana - Near North Tour, Tuesday, September 14, 2010
My girlfriend and I went on the Near North Tour on August 10 and it was absolutely terrific! Our tour guide, Ariana, was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the history of the Northside neighborhoods we toured as well as the eateries we visited. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone that is intrigued by the Chicago culture and enjoys good food. Check it out! You won't regret it.
- Laurence Jackson - Chicago, Friday, August 13, 2010
We didn't know what quite to expect and we had an exceptional time. We enjoyed the food, the information about the history and architecture of Chicago, and the variety of restaurants/shops we toured. It was a great day!
- Michelle Lewis - Near North Food Tour, Wednesday, August 04, 2010
This tour was fun and very enjoyable. Our tour guide Kent' did a great job with the history of the Bucktown Wicker Park area and how it has changed over the years. The places that were listed for our tour, were not the same ones that we went to. I was very disappointed with that, as I had researched all of the stops prior to going on this tour and really looked forward to them. I will say that 4 out of the 6 places that we did go to were excellent. I would say that Hot Chocolate and Sultans Market were the best and that going to I Cream was a waste of time.
- R.Z. - Chicago, Monday, June 28, 2010
This tour was everything we hoped for and more. Great food stops, lots of info about Gold Coast, Old Town and Lincoln Park neighborhoods. Our tour guide, Chris, was personable, knowledgeable, and fun.
- Tom Butler - DeKalb, IL, Saturday, June 26, 2010
This tour was more than just food, it was informative with the history and architecture of Chicago. I enjoyed the oil and vinegar stop in particular. I purchased this tour as a gift for someone, I highly recommend this tour! Arianna was amazing, if you can I'd ask for her as your tour guide.
- Claudia Guerrero - Chicago, Friday, November 20, 2009
The food tour was absolutely great. All the stops were unique and excellent. As well, our tour guide, Ariana, was friendly and extremely knowledgeable in all things food, architecture, and Chicago. I'd recommend that anyone, whether local from out of town, spend a few hours with this fun, enlightening, and of course tasty activity.
- Jay Olman - Chicago, Tuesday, October 06, 2009
It was great. The tour guide was exceptionally informative and helpful. The only thing is we were supposed to stop at Ethel's Chocolate Lounge and did not.
- Cathy Unger - Near North, Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Question: would like to know where this tour begins, and how we find our group. Do you have a central xperience days inc location in downtown chicago where we meet to start the tour? Im just worried about finding the starting location, being from out of town I'm not too familiar with Chicago. Will there be more information sent to me about the tour after purchasing tickets?
Answer: The Chicago Food Tour for Two Experience meets at one the follwoing two locations depending on the tour chosen. Ashkenaz Deli, 12 E Cedar Street (1/2 Block East of N State Street & Rush Street / E Cedar Street) or George's Hot Dogs, 1876 N Damen Avenue (Intersection of Damen & Cortland Street) Please note that Xperience Days, Inc. is not a Chicago based company but a nationwide company that works with service providers throughout the United Staes. Our offices are located in Steamboat Springs, Co. Our food or walking tours throughout the country are designed for tourist that are visiting the specific areas. You shouldn't have a problem finding the meeting locations. You will also have a contact number for the guide.
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