Private Chicago Food Experience

Join us for the ultimate private foodie adventure in Chicago’s historic River North area alongside a local guide who can show you the best spots for some of the city’s best-loved dishes. From deep-dish pizza to Chicago-style hot dogs, this private tour will leave you filled with delicious local foods as well as some insider knowledge into the city’s culinary history and culture.


  • Get a taste of Chicago’s most famous food in one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods

  • Discover why locals have so much passion for their very own

  • Chicago-style hot dog

  • Enjoy a slice of pizza taken to a whole new level in deep-dish form

  • Tap into Chicago’s immigrant roots with a bite of Italian beef from one of the city’s original vendors

Local English-speaking guide
3 Food Stops with 3 Food Samples such as a Chicago-style hot dog, deep-dish pizza, and Chicago sandwich: Italian beef
Additional food
Tips/gratuities for your guide
Important Information
What is included in the tour?

Local English-speaking guide, 3 Food Stops with 3 Food Samples such as a Chicago-style hot dog, deep-dish pizza, and Chicago sandwich: Italian beef

What isn't included in the tour?

Additional food, drinks, tips/gratuities for your guide

Where do we meet?

The Chicago Theatre (underneath the marquee), 175 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Where does the tour end?

A central location in the River North neighborhood near the Chicago Brown Line “L” Station

What is the duration of the tour?

2 hours

What is the minimum group size for the private tour?

For the private tour, there must be a minimum of 4 passengers. Smaller groups may still book a private experience, but they will be charged a base rate for four travellers.

What if I can't find my guide?

If you have any issues on the day of your tour, please call +1 312 973 3877

Can I cancel my tour?

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity.


Your private Chicago food tour will take you through the River North neighborhood — the original Chicago foodie destination — to sample some world-famous Chicago dishes, local favorites, and a sweet treat. It’s an afternoon that will leave you full of delicious food and memories for a lifetime!  We start with a very well-known Chicago dish: the Chicago-style hot dog. Perfect for summers at a baseball game (cheering on the Cubs or Sox of course), or for a quick lunch on a work day, this local take on a hot dog is a debate-worthy food in Chicago and is taken very seriously by locals. Every Chicagoan has his or her own preference as to how the dog should be made, and you’ll get a chance to try your guide's favorite version.  Next up is the world-famous Chicago deep-dish pizza! An entire meal unto itself, this staple of the Chicago food scene originated in River North in the 1940s when workers and families needed filling dishes at low prices. Your guide will take you to a pizza place that’s an icon to Chicago natives to try the real deal for yourself.  After you’ve filled up on pizza and hot dogs, we’ll then continue our tasting journey with a classic Chicago sandwich: Italian beef. This hearty meal came about during the Depression, and it’s here to stay. You’ll sample this sandwich in a real city institution — no-frills decor included!  We’ll conclude your private Chicago foodie experience here, with easy access to the ‘L’.  Even if you say you’ll never be hungry again, don’t forget to note some great dinner recommendations from your guide. You won’t regret it! 

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