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Chicago Food Planet

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Address: Chicago, IL
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+1 312-932-0800
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09:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Rated 'Best Chicago Tour' by Lonely Planet and featured on The Today Show...

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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US$52.00*
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Small-Group Chicago Food Tour: Gold Coast and Old Town
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US$65.00*
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Food Tour in Chicago's Wicker Park
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US$50.00*
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Small-Group Chicago Food Tour: Wicker Park and Bucktown

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Wicker Park and Buck Town what an amazing time!

The guide Cat was knowledgable, entertaining; the food delicious! The historical tour around the area peeked my interest into knowing more. I suggest this for anyone who... read more

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Mishawaka
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5 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The guide Cat was knowledgable, entertaining; the food delicious! The historical tour around the area peeked my interest into knowing more. I suggest this for anyone who wants something in a way of getting to an area!

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kansas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This tour was amazing! Our food guide Jaci was very knowledgeable about Chicago neighborhoods and history. Lots of variety of stops and food choices during the tour. Well worth it!

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chicagofoodplanet, Public Relations Manager at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this review

Thanks for adventuring with us. We know there are a lot of tour options in Chicago and appreciate you taking a chance on us! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Barrie, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a Fantastic time on the Best in Chow tour in early May. The food was amazing, a great way to get a taste of all the famous Chicago bites. The tour was informative and fun, learned lots about the city and its history, and Rachel was a treat to take the tour with. Will most definitely take the... More 

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chicagofoodplanet, Public Relations Manager at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this review about Best In Chow. We love showcasing all the famous Chicago bites in one experience. In many cases this is the perfect tour for visitors looking to get a "one-and-done" tour of Chicago. Between the food, history and architecture we cover all the best-of Chicago on this tour. Happy to host... More 

Toledo, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

World's Fare dinner tour was the event we attended and Jade was our guide. Despite a gray and windy day, Jade was enthusiastic and upbeat. We actually had the equivalent of a private tour because it was just our group of 5 and having a group that already knows one another can be challenging, but Jade was organized, prepared and... More 

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chicagofoodplanet, Public Relations Manager at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review. We are happy to hear that even a dreary day couldn't take away from the experience. We love having history buffs on our tours and always look forward to any questions you might have about the history as then we can talk more directly to your interests. When it's more of a private... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Chicago Food Planet is the best option for Chicago food tour opportunities. We have used them five or so times over the last five years and even though we are Chicagoans we learn so much more about Chicago food and history each time we go.

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Thank David F
chicagofoodplanet, Public Relations Manager at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this review

David - We are so thrilled to hear how much you love our tours even as a local! We absolutely adore sharing our love of the city with locals who feel the same way. Thanks for your high recommendation we really appreciate you and can't wait to host you on a 6th time :) Cheers, friend! More 

Springfield, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on the tour in Wicker Park for a bachelorette party. We LOVED it! It was the perfect amount of food, and our tour guide (Jade) was GREAT! Would highly recommend this tour!

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Thank Mrieche
chicagofoodplanet, Public Relations Manager at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this review

Jade had such a great time celebrating your special occasion with your bachelorette party. We love hosting bachelor and bachelorette parties on our private group tours. Thanks for choosing us to be a part of such a big day. Hope to host you ladies again soon. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was fun and informative. Pizza was my favourite! Was cold and wet but still enjoyable. You don't end the tour where you start but directions were readily available. Along with the food you get a nice history on Chicago and some of its buildings and influential people. Walking was a gentle pace.

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chicagofoodplanet, Public Relations Manager at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this review

We appreciate the fact that you were able to find enjoyment in the experience, even thought the weather was temperamental. Since the weather is completely out of our control, we do our best to make the experience fun in all conditions. Much of this responsibility is on the guide and we are fortunate to have a really amazing, energetic staff... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend for anyone that likes tours or food or fun. Great time, knowledgeable staff and super locations

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chicagofoodplanet, Public Relations Manager at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this review

Thanks for your recommendation! We look forward to hosting you again in the Second City. More 

Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time . The pizza place was the best. Our guide was great , but we can't remember her name! She had short dark hair so if your reading this thanks for a fun time.

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Thank Shelley V
chicagofoodplanet, Public Relations Manager at Chicago Food Planet, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had fun with your guide (based on description we are guessing it was Jaci). Lou Malnati's serves up our favorite pizza in the city and we are glad you felt the same! More 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Best In Chow tour with Rachel and we had an awesome time!! She was really fun and knowledgeable so the time just flew by!! The price was great and the food choices were fabulous! We got such a great overview of iconic Chicago food and the fascinating history of the stunning architecture of the city at the... More 

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