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Chicago Food Tour in River North

Chicago, United States

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Experience hosted by David

2 hours
Includes food
Up to 9 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We start with a very popular Chicago dish: the Chicago-style hot dog - which is taken very seriously by locals. Every Chicagoan has their own preference as to how the dog should be made, and you’ll get a chance to try my favorite version. Next up is the world-famous Chicago deep-dish pizza - an entire meal unto itself. I'll 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 stroll through two classic Chicago establishments. One is a uniquely Midwest phenomenon that is a sight to behold. The other stop is a restaurant born in Chicago and recognized by nearly everyone on earth - but this one is something special. We’ll then continue our tasting journey with a classic Chicago sandwich: Italian beef. You’ll sample this sandwich in a real city institution — no-frills decor included!

Finally, it’s time for something sweet inside a truly local hangout. Here, you’ll enjoy a dessert, relax, and purchase a beverage of your choice.
Other things to note
This tour runs rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather.
Personal shopping, additional food and drinks, and gratuity are not included.
We start with a very popular Chicago dish: the Chicago-style hot dog - which is taken very seriously by locals. Every Chicagoan has their own preference as to how the dog should be made, and you’ll get a chance to try my favorite version. Next up is the world-famous Chicago deep-dish pizza - an entire meal unto itself. I'll take you to a pizza place that’s an icon to Chicago natives to try the real deal for yourself.

After you’ve fill…

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What's included

  • Food
    Chicago-style hot dog, deep dish pizza, Italian beef sandwich, and dessert...
From £30
/ person
Sat, 5 Dec
13:00 - 15:00
£38 per person
£38 per person
Sun, 6 Dec
13:00 - 15:00
£38 per person
£38 per person
Mon, 7 Dec
13:00 - 15:00
£38 per person
£38 per person

Meet your host, David

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 116 Reviews
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Living in Chicago, we have a deep love and appreciation for classic Chicago food. Sharing our city and its food (world-famous and locally-famous alike) with everyone is a passion of Urban Adventures! The Chicago team is very excited to be part of Urban Adventures, a worldwide network of tour hubs, and working with AirBnB to bring you the local side of Chicago. All of our tours focus on community experiences and seeing Chicago through the eyes of a local. Whichever Urban Adventures tour you choose to take, you can be sure that you'll receive personal attention from a real, Chicago local and a unique experience that you'll never forget! Join us!
Living in Chicago, we have a deep love and appreciation for classic Chicago food. Sharing our city and its food (world-famous and locally-famous alike) with everyone is a passion of Urban Adventures! The Chicago team is very excited to be part of Urban Adventures, a worldwide network of tour hubs, and working with AirBnB to bring you the local side of Chicago. All of our tours focus on community experiences and seeing Chicago through the eyes of a local. Whichever Urban Adventures tour you choos…
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Where you'll be

The tour take place in the River North neighborhood. We'll go to our favorite places for a Chicago-style hot dog, deep dish pizza, and Italian beef. We'll also walk though and talk about the significance of 2 other iconic Chicago staple restaurants. Finally, we'll head for dessert!

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 116 reviews.

Kaitlyn
November 2020
This food tour was good, it was a fun mix of locations and an easy walking distance. It was also a pretty good deal for the price. My only complaint was that the host was super late to meeting us. He had to meet the other participants at a different location and they all got to us 30 minutes late. I would also prefer if small kids were not allowed.
This food tour was good, it was a fun mix of locations and an easy walking distance. It was also a pretty good deal for the price. My only complaint was that the host was super lat…
Leann
October 2020
This is a MUST DO!! My Husband and I visit Chicago often, but we’ve never done a tour of this type. Although it was REALLY cold, Wallach kept us so engaged in what we were eating or seeing; that it made the chilly weather an after thought. Wallach was extremely professional, nice, knowledgeable and down to earth!! By the time the tour was over, it felt like we’d had lunch with a friend!!
This is a MUST DO!! My Husband and I visit Chicago often, but we’ve never done a tour of this type. Although it was REALLY cold, Wallach kept us so engaged in what we were eating…
Ashley
October 2020
We went to portillo’s, downtown dogs, and ginos east for deep dish pizza, which wasn’t the greatest but we LOVED downtown dogs, best hot dogs hands down and I don’t even like hot dogs. Portillo’s had really good Italian beef and chocolate cake, also recommend trying chocolate cake shake. Highly recommend this tour, our guide was knowledgeable and the walk wasn’t long, we also got a mini tour of the city and Gold Coast. Enjoy!
We went to portillo’s, downtown dogs, and ginos east for deep dish pizza, which wasn’t the greatest but we LOVED downtown dogs, best hot dogs hands down and I don’t even like hot d…
Shalonda
October 2020
This was a good tour. Kelly was my guide and she was very personable. We went to 3 places and the food was good at all three places. I left very full afterwards! I do wish there were more local gem restaurants included in the tour. But overall, I would recommend this food tour.
This was a good tour. Kelly was my guide and she was very personable. We went to 3 places and the food was good at all three places. I left very full afterwards! I do wish there we…
Samantha
September 2020
My experience with David and Laura was stellar. I had issues with finding the location of the tour, however David was very responsive and made sure that I found it. The tour itself was amazing. I have never tasted so much amazing Chicago eats! Everything was PERFECT. I really enjoyed the tour and would absolutely do it again when in Chicago.
My experience with David and Laura was stellar. I had issues with finding the location of the tour, however David was very responsive and made sure that I found it. The tour itself…
Liselle
September 2020
The tour was great. We had plenty of good eats that we were able to revisit the day after because it was so yummy. The guide was super knowledgeable and friendly. All measures of safety and hygiene were taken. The food was spot on and you left the tour feeling full. Don’t skip out on the chocolate cake. The secret ingredient will throw for a loop but it’s well worth it!!
The tour was great. We had plenty of good eats that we were able to revisit the day after because it was so yummy. The guide was super knowledgeable and friendly. All measures of s…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 9 guests of all ages can attend.