You'll experience all the city's biggest everyman food hits, many of which have roots in the Italian immigrant experience. This moving feast incorporates a walk through some of the city's world-renowned architecture and public art in the famed "Chicago Loop".
On our Chicago Food Tour , you'll get a taste for just how influential the immigrants that built this city have been on the food scene. When you book Food Tour Chicago you will receive bonus a free admission to the Art Institute immediately after our tour (which normally costs $25)
- We begin with one of Chicago's most iconic foods and one that sets us apart from New York: deep dish pizza, a marvel of both flavor and engineering built "upside down" for the 45 minutes it takes to bake.
- We next take a lakeside stroll to Buckingham Fountain to begin what is a wide-ranging historical and architectural introduction to one of the most important US cities.
- Next, we head to the original purveyor of another iconic Chicago food: the Italian Beef. There are many ways to order a beef: our will be sweet, hot and dipped, like the locals do!
- Next up, yet another icon: the Chicago dog. By the end you'll not only be able to name the seven essential toppings on a Chicago dog; you'll know which immigrant group contributed each.
- Prohibition famously fueled the rise of Al Capone's bootlegging, machine-gunning empire here in Chicago. We stop in an 1898-founded bar and restaurant that made it through the dry times serving near-beer. We drop in for a root beer brewed with their own recipe.
- Many cities boast about their public art. How many have a Chagall, a Miro and a Picasso sculpture on display within three blocks of one another? We'll stop for photos and a quick chat about them.
- Next up is a sweet and salty secret food beloved by Chicago commoners and celebrities alike.
- Here's where we begin to "move on up," as the City's immigrant founders eventually did, passing through an important cultural building to take a peek at a Tiffany masterpiece: the largest skylight ever designed by the glassmaker.
- Break out your cameras for the next leg of our journey through Millennium Park, with several selfie-worthy stops, including the iconic reflective "Cloud Gate" sculpture (otherwise known as 'The Bean.')
- A magnificent bridge offering skyline views brings us to the Art Institute, where we will enjoy a rich sweet and salty chocolate dessert while feasting our eyes on the cityscape from a chic outdoor terrace.
- For those who want to immediately follow our tour with an Art Institute tour, our guide will use our company membership to take you in for free - a $25 value for out-of-towners!
Please note: the itinerary is subject to change, based on the locations availability and weather.