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Small-Group Chicago Food Tour: Gold Coast and Old Town

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Overview
Discover Chicago's culinary side on this three-hour walking tour to taste the delicious flavors of the Gold Coast and Old Town. Along the way, your guide will show you the history and architecture in these culture-rich neighborhoods, just north of the downtown area. After stops at seven quintessential Chicago restaurants in these two neighborhoods, you'll feel like a real Chicagoan! The tour operates with a maximum of 18 people, ensuring you’ll receive personal attention from your expert guide. Tastings at 7 different locations is included.
Highlights
  • Eat your way through two delicious Chicago neighborhoods
  • Learn about the history of the Gold Coast and Old Town from your local guide
  • Taste generous samples of classic dishes from seven shops and restaurants
  • A small-group walking tour that includes all tasting fees 
What to Expect
Meet your local guide at Lou Malnati’s, a Chicago-style pizzeria, where you’ll sample a traditional deep-dish pizza. From there, your small group of 18 or fewer participants will walk through the historic Gold Coast and Old Town neighborhoods. You’ll visit seven shops and eateries, with tasting locations including the oldest chocolate confectioner in Chicago, The Fudge Pot, The Spice House spice merchant, the Middle Eastern restaurant Old Jerusalem and more. All tastings are included and together are generous enough equal a full lunch. While strolling the tree-lined streets and sampling some of the Windy City's classic dishes, you’ll hear about Chicago history, culture and architecture. Your tour ends at the authentic French bakery La Fournette.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1120 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Food tastings at 6 different locations
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Parking is located at 12 E. Cedar St 1 block away, around the corner from Lou Malnati's. Pricing: Mon - Sat, in by 10am and out by 7pm, $14. After 10am or Sundays, 3-12 hours parking; $23. 12-24 hour is $26. Cash only.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Moderate amount of walking is involved
  • There are enough food tastings, that for most people, lunch afterwards is not needed
  • In the special requirements field at check out please say if you are a vegetarian, have any food allergies and are under 21
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Wonderful tour, great experience! Learned a lot about the neighborhoods and enjoyed getting a wide-range of tastes and experiences in.
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We had a great time on the Second City Classic with Dave as our host. It was fun to try Chicago deep-dish pizza and experience the phenomenon of Wow Bao. So cool! I had never seen anything like that before! Our favorite stop was by far the tea shop, where we gained such a wealth
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Enjoyed a fun Saturday with Amber and my daughter today. Amber brought lots of energy and knowledge as well as some fun tastes of Chicago. It was the perfect mix of tastes. Be sure to wear comfy shoes. There’s plenty to see. And you won’t go away hungry. It was a great way to
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My husband and I took this tour with Dave a few weekends ago. Dave did an excellent job. He handled the transitions with ease and took time to individually talk to each of us. We really enjoyed the variety of foods on this tour. The educational talk in the tea shop was very
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Amber was our host and she was amazing. All the locations we went to were delightful and loved learning the history of the places we walked through. The food was great just a lot of it! Make sure you come hungry.
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