Food Tours in Chicago

Food Tours in Chicago
One of the best ways to experience Chicago is by sampling some of the local fare. Numerous tasting tours are offered throughout the city, allowing visitors and residents to sample local cuisine in various neighborhoods in the Windy City, including chocolate tours and those that specialize in fine dining.

Chicago Food Planet Tours

Showcasing food not necessarily found on the beaten path, the Chicago Planet Food Tours allow you to explore Chicago while feasting on local specialties. Through the tour, guests are able to sample a wide-range of food options while learning about the historical and cultural significance of some of Chicago's more unusual neighborhoods. Tours generally run for three hours and cover areas in Chicago including Gold Coast, Old Town, Lincoln Park with the company's signature Near North Food Tour, and the Bucktown/Wicker Park Food Tour. Additionally, Chicago Planet Food offers private tours and group tours.

Chicago Food Planet
830 N Michigan
Chicago, IL 60611
(800) 979-3370
http://www.chicagofoodplanet.com

Chicago Chocolate Tours

A Chicago Chocolate Tour is a good way to indulge and learn about the history of chocolate. Tours take guests on a walking and tasting tour of chocolate shops, bakeries and cafes in the neighborhoods of the South Loop, Downtown Loop, Lincoln Park, the Magnificent Mile and Gold Coast. Tours are offered year round and can be taken in a group setting or as a private tour. Tours take 2 1/2-hours to complete ; refer to the website for ratings gauging the level of walking difficulty of each tour.

Chicago Chocolate Tours
230 S. Clark Street, Suite 119
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 929-2939
http://www.chicagochocolatetours.com

Chicago Dine-Around

If you want a full-course dining experience conducted as a tour, check out Chicago Dine-Around. Every Friday and Saturday night, Chicago Dine-Around tour guides take guests to several fine dining restaurants in Chicago via a coach bus. Through this traveling food tour, guests sample appetizers served at one restaurant, a main course at the second restaurant and then go to one final restaurant for dessert. This tour allows guests to sample a variety of restaurants in one night with the added bonus of transportation and tour guide.

Chicago Dine-Around
(312) 437-3463 (DINE)
http://www.chicagodinearound.com

Article Written By Serena Norr

Serena Norr has been a New York-based writer and editor since 2001. Her articles have appeared in "Time Out New York," "Tea & Coffee Trade Journal," "Time Out New York," "Film Monthly," "Shecky's," "Princeton Review" and "Beyond Race." Norr specializes in health and wellness, motherhood, and beauty-related topics. She attained her Bachelors of Arts in English at Hunter College.

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