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.
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, drinks, tips/gratuities for your guide
Holy Name Cathedral (outside the front entrance), 735 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60654
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: New Meeting point from 16th January, 2023: The Chicago
Theatre (underneath the marquee), 175 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601
A central location in the River North neighborhood near the Chicago Brown Line “L” Station
The private tour is priced for a minimum number of passengers required (either 3 or 6, depending on the season). A solo traveller may still book a private experience, but they will be charged a base rate for a minimum number of passengers required.
If you have any issues on the day of your tour, please call +1 312 973 3877
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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