River North food tour
Activities

River North food tour

Language: English
Availability: Fridays and Saturdays
Mobile voucher accepted
Validity: Flexible
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Tease your taste buds and join this tour in the River North and Wicker Park neighborhoods
  • Eat foods from decades-old establishments and newer places with award-winning chefs
  • Experience a real foodie adventure as you eat your way through these delicious neighborhoods and uncover the off-the-beaten-path food spots of Chicago
What to expect

Come enjoy the luxury and opulence of the Magnificent Mile and Gold Coast on a River North Food Tour, a tour through the historically affluent River North neighborhood. This 3-hour walking tour offers a look into the history and culture of the neighborhood in between each of your 5 food tastings.

Stops (subject to change):

  • The Doughnut Vault (est. 2011): Food & Wine Magazine named it the best doughnut in America in 2012
  • Lou Malnati's (est. 1971): Rudy Malnati is generally considered to be the inventor of Chicago deep-dish pizza
  • Xoco (est. 2009): Top Chef Masters winner Rick Bayless is one of the best know chefs for Mexican cuisine in America
  • Iberico (est. 1992): Serving you the most authentic tapas and regional specialties from all across Spain
  • Al's Beef (est. 1938): Founder Al Ferrari invented the sandwich in Chicago's Little Italy back in 1938
  • Fabcakes Bakery (est. 2012): Delicious pastries inspired by the seasons

Your informative guide will point out examples of historic architecture and beautiful public spaces that help make the River North neighborhood one of Chicago's most notable. Whether you are a native Chicagoan or a visitor in town for just a few days, you're sure to delight in a River North Food Tour!

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Food tastings
    Where

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

    Meeting point:

    Please meet 15 minutes before your tour in front of the main entrance to The Merchandise Mart. Look for the statues that look like giant Pez dispensers (Merchandise Mart Hall of Fame), located along the Chicago River.

    What to remember
    • A minimum of 4 participants is needed for this tour to run
    • Tours are given rain or shine and a good portion of the tour is spent walking outdoors: dress casually and wear comfortable shoes or sneakers
    • Please confirm if you have any dietary restrictions (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when booking; last-minute dietary changes on the tour will not be accommodated
    • If you are vegan or gluten-free, have severe food allergies, or keep kosher, please contact the provider at 877-56-TOURS before purchasing tickets
    • Children under the age of 5 are free unless they're going to participate in all of the food tastings
    • You may bring a stroller on the tour, but it will have to remain outside if the food establishment is busy
    • The tour route is wheelchair accessible
    • Pets are not allowed
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    When
    • Friday and Saturday: 11.00am
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    Provider
    Sidewalk Food Tours
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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