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Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Stroll through downtown Chicago on this walking food tour. Visit Millennium Park, the Palmer House Hotel and other city landmarks. Taste quintessential Chicago foods such as deep-dish pizza, hot dogs, plus chocolates and pastry. All food tastings are included, and the tour covers an easy 1.5 miles (2.4 km) suitable for most fitness levels. Upgrade your tour to include three pours of local craft beer.
  • Food and walking tour of downtown Chicago
  • See important outdoor sites including Millennium Park and the Chicago River
  • Enjoy generous tastings at a number of eateries where you sample Chicago-style pizza and other treats
  • Walk at an easy pace with different routes appropriate for warmer and cooler temperatures
  • Learn about the history of Chicago from your expert guide
  • Upgrade your tour and enjoy three pours of local craft beer
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Food tasting
Expert tour guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
$10 per person (or more) recommended gratuity for guide (Cash, Venmo and PayPal)
Alcoholic Beverages
  • Lou Malnati's Pizzeria , 410 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

    The entrance to Lou Malnati's is in the Wrigley Building, on the northside ground level. Your Guide will be wearing a Bobby's Bike Hike shirt with branded paddle.

  • Gino's East , 162 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

    162 E. Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Your Guide will be wearing a Bobby's Bike Hike shirt with branded paddle.

  • Goddess and the Baker, Wabash , 33 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
    Make your way to Lou Malnati's to meet your tour guide and group. Set off to taste some of Chicago's most famous foods and see some of its iconic sights during this 1.5-mile (2.4-km) loop through downtown.

    During chilly months, follow your guide through Chicago Pedway system, a network of tunnels, ground-level concourses and bridges that keep you comfortably warm. During warmer times of the year, walk along the Loop's scenic promenades.

    Visit Millennium Park, a modern town square with a collection of art, architecture, and gardens that provide a stunning backdrop for hundreds of cultural events. Nearby, walk along the Chicago River, a system of waterways that links to the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico.

    Along the way, taste quintessential Chicago foods like deep-dish pizza, sweets, and hot dogs. Tastings of locally brewed craft beer can be added for an extra charge.
    Itinerary
    Stop At:  
    Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
    Here you’ll meet your entertaining and energetic guide who will give you an introduction to Chicago’s epic history before indulging in a bubbling, cheesy, stuffed Chicago pizza pie
    Duration: 20 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    Wrigley Building
    Taste Chicago's iconic deep dish pizza at one of our most beloved pizza restaurants, and see the first major skyscraper north of the Chicago River.
    Duration: 10 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    The Magnificent Mile
    Then, stroll down elegant Michigan Avenue and pass renowned local attractions before walking down the start of Route 66 to Max's Take Out, a quintessential Chicago hot dog stand that has stood the test of time. Inside, taste what makes Chicago's unique hot dog so special!
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Bongiorno's Cucina Italiana & Pizzeria
    Sink your teeth into a delicious Italian beef sandwich
    Duration: 15 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Pass By:  
    Chicago Riverwalk
    The Chicago River runs right through the heart of the downtown Chicago skyscrapers. The architecture and river scenery is absolutely stunning.
    Pass By:  
    Chicago Pedway
    During colder months, your guide will make use of the Chicago Pedway system, a network of tunnels, ground-level concourses and bridges that connects sites throughout Chicago’s central business district, to keep you as cozy as possible. During warmer times of the year, walk along the large scenic promenades of the Loop. Expect to walk at a leisurely pace for 1.5 miles during the 2.5-hour tour, suitable for most fitness levels, with plenty of stops for tastings and photos. All tastings and beverages are included. Please give advance notice of any dietary restrictions.
    Stop At:  
    Billy Goat Tavern (Millennium Park)
    A Chicago institution made famous by a popular SNL skill from the Belushi era. Here, you’ll feast on Chicago-style dogs, the totally unique Windy City interpretation of the hotdog.
    Duration: 15 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Pass By:  
    The Loop
    The Loop is Chicago’s bustling business district, named for its location within the rectangular convergence of multiple “El” train tracks.
    Stop At:  
    The Chicago Theatre
    Chicago's iconic theatre Marquee on State Street.
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Crown Fountain
    The Crown Fountain was designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa and features two fifty-foot tall statues of glass brick that showcase the LED faces of over 1000 Chicagoans laughing, smiling, and spitting.
    Duration: 15 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Jay Pritzker Pavilion
    Designed by world-famous architect, Frank Gehry, The Pritzker Pavilion is a stunning and unique band shell located in Grant Park. The lattice tower of speaker systems ensures full volume for all spectators at countless summer concerts and movie screenings.
    Duration: 15 minutes
    Admission Ticket Not Included
    Stop At:  
    Millennium Park
    A modern town square with a collection of art, architecture, and gardens that provides a stunning backdrop for hundreds of cultural events. Full tour of the park.
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Cloud Gate
    Cloud Gate, located within Millennium Park, is known affectionately as “The Bean” and debuted in 2006. Designed by famed Indian artist, Anish Kapoor, this giant, stainless steel masterpiece has become one of the most famous symbols of Chicago arts and culture.
    Duration: 15 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • If you have dietary restrictions, please add a note in the special requirements section when booking, and email to reservations@bobbysbikehike.com after booking to confirm they can accommodate.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Bobby's Bike Hike - Chicago
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    See all safety measures taken by Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour.

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    • "That means if you do find parking where the tour begins, you'll have to figure out how to walk back to the beginning on your own." See review
    • "If you are looking for great food and fun this tour is for you!" See review

    Reviews

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    376 Reviews

    Reviews by Viator travelers

    Showing 1-10 of 376 reviews
    star-5
    Delicious tour
    Becky_A
    , May 2022
    Great food tour. Food was yummy. The history walking tour was very thorough. Janine was animated and very enthusiastic. Highly recommend.
    star-5
    Fabulous tour with Dillon
    Sue_B
    , May 2022
    It was great learning about the food and history of Chicago. Dillon was a great guide, entertaining and knowledgeable. He also gave us great tips on historical aspects of the city.
    star-5
    We loved all of the food...
    Victoria_M
    , May 2022
    We loved all of the food choices and our awesome guide Janine! All of the historical information was awesome and the views were perfect!
    star-5
    Great fun!
    Martina_T
    , May 2022
    Had a great time meeting new people, trying fantastic food and learning about the city! Definitely would recommend!
    star-5
    Yum
    Ruslan_T
    , May 2022
    Great tour if you like to know the history and try different foods of Chicago. We added the beer option to our tour which was nice!
    star-5
    Fantastic Food and History!!
    Erika_B
    , May 2022
    Gage and Janine where the best!! Foid tasting was awesome and lots of history. They sang happy birthday to my 13 yr old and made our trip memorable!!
    star-5
    Chicago Food Tour
    Jan_B
    , May 2022
    Justin was an absolute joy of a tour guide. The food was excellent and we visited interesting places to enjoy the food. The entire tour was great.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Wonderful food
    Laurie_C
    , May 2022
    The tour guide very knowledgeable. The food choices were great. Wish it wasn't raining and cold. Otherwise great.
    star-5
    Fun in the second city
    APRIL_S
    , May 2022
    Wonderful tour guide Julia! I Learned so much about Chicago. Fun night. Good food choices. I recommend
    star-5
    The food was amazing -...
    Lisa_C
    , May 2022
    The food was amazing - deep dish pizza and the iconic chicago hot dog were are favorites. But the history and city trivia was equally great!
    1 traveler found this review helpful

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