The egg dishes come with your choice of toast or pancakes. That’s right, the Chicago style dog, with good ole fashioned Vienna beef. I’ve had similar sides at Prime and Provision’s. [Year-Round]. Your best bet is to go on a weekday if you can (slightly shorter lines than the weekend), but even on a weekday (especially in the summer) I still recommend getting there no later than 8:30 am. In times like these I like to remind myself of a quote from none other than Dr. Suess – “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened”. Depending on what “best donut” list you are reading, you will find each one of these will take a turn in the #1 ranked spot. Fast, cheap and super tasty…you can’t beat that combo. OK, so you have made it inside, now what to eat? By now you are taking your last bite of your tableside smores and you realize your Chicago food tour is coming to an end. They are cooked well, crispy on the outside with lots of moist potato on the inside, but I’m not a truffle lover and these were truffle city. This Hilton hotel is centrally located and only two blocks from Millennium Park and the Art Institute. And not only that, but for a mere $1.50 extra you can upgrade to their specialty pancakes. Good things come in small packages. Take a Divvy back – because you need to make room for dinner. Option to add three adult beverage pairings to the menu to help forget the stress of the work week or kick date-night up a notch, Inspiring wonder since 1916, enjoy 50 acres of exquisite restaurants & bars with impressive historical and cultural anecdotes. [Year-Round], Discover Chicago’s hottest foodie neighborhood as you nosh on cuisine from the master chefs that started a dining revolution. Everest resides on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange, while Sixteen resides on, yes you guessed it, the 16th floor of the Trump Tower. This self-guided walking tour through downtown Chicago passes some of the city’s most famous sights. Who says two wrongs don’t make a right? My favorite flavors are chocolate peanut butter and apple pie (a seasonal flavor). Either way, you really need to try both while you are here. Subscribe to our newsletter to set your inbox up with delicious content. Take a bite out of the scrumptious River North and Wicker Park neighborhoods on one of our Chicago food tours! Whether in Chicago for a few days or a few weeks, our self-guided sightseeing tours allow you to explore Chicago with confidence. Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago offers the best private walking food tours for all our tour options. Well I guess that depends on how many days you have here. 2 Sixteen. You know how I didn’t like lobster or deviled eggs or brussel sprouts or cauliflower, but Chicago made me love them? Everest presents a panoramic view of the city while Sixteen offers a more up close and personal view. The sautéed spinach was good but again, like asparagus, not that exciting. All of the food items that have become a part of this tour are honest-to-goodness what I feel to be THE BEST things to eat in Chicago based on the innumerable goodies that have ended up in my belly, not from any money that has ended up in my wallet. No pre-set menu or portion sizes. This moving feast incorporates a walk through some of the city's world-renowned architecture and public art in the famed Chicago Loop District. French? Sidewalk Food Tours showcases the best restaurants in the area, giving you a chance to try deep-dish pizza, authentic tapas, iconic American doughnuts, and more. Find out why Chicago is called ‘The City of Neighborhoods.’ Beyond our famous skyscrapers the daily life of real Chicago takes place in over 100 distinct neighborhoods. Well guess what, here you can have your eggs and eat pancakes too! Well I bet the same thing would happen with you and their tableside smores. Let us help. Sidewalk Food Tour of Chicago. Italian? But the more important question might be: what’s NOT on a Chicago style hot dog? I don’t eat to live, I live to eat….and I can’t think of a better place to do that than in Chicago. You must use your own two feet; you can walk or take a bike. The Bucktown/Wicker Park Tour included 6 food stops (also listed on their website) and a lot of walking through the residential areas and other areas around town. A lobster of course, lobster deviled eggs that is. You want to go to a TGI Friday’s while you’re in Chicago? I don’t like lobster (yes that’s right, a girl who doesn’t like lobster) and I don’t like deviled eggs, but for some reason I just love these lobster deviled eggs. It is THE BEST breakfast joint in Chicago. STK Chicago can be described as modern chic while Prime & Provisions would be vintage opulence. Lin R./Yelp Although many people claim to be the original inventor of Italian beef, it was likely introduced in the early 1900s by Italians who immigrated to Chicago. And then you can switch back to the cheese and then back to the caramel and then back to the cheese and then back to the caramel and then….oh wait, the bag is empty. Book your food tour today, and eat like a local! All the other pizzeria’s I’ve listed serve both thin and deep dish. After eating this salad I thought, “ok I guess I love brussel sprouts now”. Both have gorgeous interiors. Try the tequila lime icebox cake. Don’t ask for it. So I just have to get it out of, or rather into, my system. Of those three, I would recommend Pizzeria Uno’s deep dish, either the Chicago Classic (sausage) or the Prima Pepperoni. Their Taste of Chicago tour hits all the big spots in the Loop neighborhood, including a Chicago-born chocolatier and the oldest family-run establishment in the city. But that’s not a bad thing. By booking on our Classic Chicago Food Tour, you'll experience all the city's biggest food hits, many dishes with roots from our 150-year history of Italians settlements. Too much butter for me, and I’m a butter lover. I think their best “dessert” actually comes in liquid form as their strawberry cobbler martini, very yummy indeed. I wanted to take them by the shoulders, give them a little shake and say “you’re in Chicago man, pull it together!”. You’ll have a 3 minute walk from there. We do the work so you don’t have to. While they can’t compare to the Oberweis quality (no one can), the rainbow cone is not to be missed. The problem is, there are more food options in this culinary capital than you have time or stomach space for — and not all of those options are actually good!  The combination of too many options and fear of missing out on something delicious can create a lot of stress — nobody wants to waste their time or hard-earned money. Do you want Steak? My brain is trying to process….TGI Friday’s? They have several different flavors and you can sample them all, but I recommend the Garrett Mix (a small bag will be plenty) – it’s a combination of their sweet caramel crisp and savory cheese corn. Also, the asparagus is good, but it’s asparagus… nothing too exciting there besides some interesting smelling pee at the end of the night. Now, Prime & Provisions, they know how to do dessert. My mouth is watering just thinking about them. If you google Chicago food tours, you will be amazed at all the different food tours out there. The baked potato on the other hand was not very good, it tasted water-logged. Chicago Food Planet is safely bringing the tastes of Chicago to your front door. If I do, I’ll be sure to update this guide. I enjoyed their properly whipped potatoes with a horseradish parmesan crust. Don’t. As far as ambiance goes, both are wonderful, it’s really just a matter of your personal preference. Not only do you get some much needed exercise, but you get to ride along Lake Michigan the entire way there. I could fill up your entire calendar with yummy deliciousness, but I’ll just focus on a single day. The end. Chicago Food Planet, Chinatown tour Chicago Food Planet offers tours in Lincoln Park, Wicker Park/Bucktown and the Gold Coast, but the company’s Chinatown tour is its standout offering. Palmer House Provides the Center for a DIY Chicago Food Tour. Well get there early, or you will certainly be waiting (up to an hour or more) for that good thing called Wildberrys. Even if you don’t go to Prime & Provisions for dinner, stop in there for the smores. Tastebud has been selected as the "Editors Choice" and "The Best Chicago Food Tour" by The Chicago Traveler in addition to be featured on NBC News, ABC's 190 North, USA Today, WGN and WTTW. Both are very expensive (~$150-$250 per person) and both offer a tasting menu. You know that saying, all good things come to those who wait? Just. [Seasonal], Savor Chinatown with a full immersion into the culinary & ethnic pageantry at five authentic, mouthwatering sit-down restaurants [Seasonal], Wrigleyville Brunch Crawl at Gallagher Way. © 2020 | Stencil LLC | All rights reserved. So, you might be wondering what my credentials are and why you should be listening to me right now. Now, my personal favorite is Giordano’s and truth-be-told, I’m actually more of a thin crust lover than a deep dish one, regardless of the pizza joint. For my entire adult life, I have been a filet girl, but then I discovered sirloin. From $54/ per person. Donuts! If I could recommend only one dessert to try in all of Chicago, it would be their tableside smores. Get a taste for classic Chicago on their Best in Chow Food Tour, which lets you sample the city’s most iconic eats (pizza, hot dog, Italian beef, popcorn, and brownies) in less than three hours — plus you get to skip the lines. There are tons of really good pizza places in Chicago but most people would probably agree that the big players are: Giordano’s, Lou Malnatti’s, Pizzeria Uno, Pizano’s and Gino’s East. Explore the city’s neighborhoods and try local classics like deep dish pizza, gourmet popcorn, and more on our walking tours. With classic Chicago food groups such deep dish pizza and the Chicago dog, paired with many ethnic cuisines, it is no wonder why. The Sidewalks team will work with you to create the perfect tour suited to your group’s interests and… Chicago Foodways wants to show you a few. So, where do I start? I have actually been known to order and eat my dessert before dinner. Irish?….and the list goes on. $59.50. That would be ketchup. The big question here is: deep dish or thin crust? I’ve also had the mac n cheese, which is a solid performer – very flavorful cheese with the noodles cooked just right, not mushy like I often get at other restaurants. How do you make me like food I have never liked before? And another bonus to using your own two feet? I tried them back home in Arizona, and like a five year old I was pushing them to the side of my plate so they weren’t touching any of my other food. When we sit down at a restaurant and the waiter hands me my menu, the first section I always look at is the dessert menu. When you spend your day walking or biking from place to place, you get to see much more of this beautiful city. Chicago Food Planet is one of Chicago’s premiere corporate event companies. Didn’t pack your bike you say? Now on to pizza. Oh yeah, and if you download their app before you get to the cashier, you get a free drink that you can use on your current visit. I can’t make just one recommendation; there are too many variables. As far as hot dogs go, you’ll definitely want to hit up Kim and Carlo’s hot dog stand at Museum Campus, just east of the Field Museum. Seafood? But why pay someone to take you around Chicago to eat when you can DIY and save some money? It’s excellent. Tastebud Tours is the Chicago Food Tour everyone is talking about! Well, while I live in Arizona, I have been fortunate enough to spend the last 3 summers in my most favorite city in the world, Chicago. This tour was a gift from Chicago Food Planet but all opinions and recommendations are my own. So, I’m going to lay out a few options and let you choose. My absolute favorite are their Signature Berry Bliss pancakes. If you can only get one, I recommend the vanilla glazed. Once you’ve tasted a donut from one of Chicago’s artisanal donut shops, you’ll be saying Dunkin who? Other Tastebud Tours include their Chicago World’s Fair Food Tour, which takes a history-focused look at Chicago’s food scene. But it came highly recommended from an acquaintance, and at a price of $5 for their simple pie (mozzarella, parmesan, red sauce, sea salt & oregano) it wasn’t going to be a huge loss if I didn’t like. "Combining the history of Chicago's amazing neighborhoods, architecture, food, and scenery, along with making new friends along the way, was a great way to spend our Friday afternoon." With expansive glass windows, both offer breathtaking views of Chicago. Explore historic Mom & Pop specialty food shops and indulge in classic Chicago tastes in Gold Coast and Old Town neighborhoods [Seasonal] Tour Length 3 hours. 1 Everest, No. I take every single guest that visits me in Chicago on a trip to Prime and Provisions for their tableside smores. Well, for the budget-friendly option, you don’t have to think much because deep dish is not an option at Blaze Pizza. But, the primary reason I like Giordano’s better than the others is because of the crust. Have a little more money to spend, or simply want a larger, more nutritious breakfast? I don’t eat to live, I live to eat….and I can’t think of a better place to do that than in Chicago. If you like coffee, you’ll love theirs. The only Food Tour open all year! Chicago Food Planet offers gift certificates for that person in your life who is always hungry for exciting experiences. Then look no further than Wildberry Pancakes and Café. Second City Classic Food Tour. I know, I have a real problem. Pull over a few Chicagoans while you’re walking down the street and ask them their favorite pizza place and you’ll likely get 3 or more different answers. And when the dessert is not listed on the main menu, but instead is found on a separate smaller menu that they bring you after dinner, I get really grumpy. Go to any of them and please promise us to never say Rick Bayless makes the city's best Mexican food ever again. Chicago Walking Food Tour Taste the best food in Chicago’s Downtown Loop neighborhood on this food tour! Chicago is home to numerous James Beard award winners and Michelin starred restaurants, so how does one choose a single restaurant to recommend? No matter what you’re in the mood for Chicago will have an excellent dining option for you. Enjoy Chicago’s only bus guided neighborhood pizza tour. This salad is not quite as large as the brussel sprout salad from STK, but it is still shareable. Even if you don’t like smores, get it! 8. If they want to try The Fudge Pot on their own, they can take our Second City Classic Food Tour where we visit these and other mom-and-pop shops. Yeah, you heard that right, free pancakes included with your meal! I’ve tried the creamy yukon potatoes at STK. Afternoon snack (spend a little more @~$24). Prime & Provision’s pickled purple cauliflower salad is another winner. May 02, 2016 / By Eugene C. The Centrally-Located Palmer House Hotel The Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel was a great stay for our family of four. The windy city is home to some great steakhouses, so if you’re more of a meat and potatoes type of guy or gal then you’re in luck. My top two ranked restaurants are: No. The neighborhood is full of eateries, from French-chef staffed restaurants to greasy spoons and everything in between. When you’re walking down the street and suddenly the smell of sweet, buttery caramel corn flows over your entire body and you think the doorway to heaven has opened before you, take a closer look and you’ll see the sign on the door actually reads Garrett Popcorn Shops. In addition to spending money for a food tour guide I always wonder, is that really the best thing to eat, or is that what the tour company is being paid to promote? You definitely want the tasting menu so you can experience an array of flavor profiles. I have never liked brussel sprouts, yet I love this salad. In a hurry? But dinner, that’s a whole other beast. And the best thing to pair with a mule? Chicago Food Tour. Share: Previous 8 Travel tips for long distance flights from Oriental Medicine. As far as I am concerned there are 4 big players in the downtown area. If you google Chicago food tours, you will be amazed at all the different food tours out there. Have fun, and enjoy the city! The only caveat to this dish is that because it’s a single cut of meat, everyone who is sharing should like their meat cooked to roughly the same temperature. A bus takes you to three of Chicago’s best restaurants: one for hors d’oeuvres, one for the main course, and one for dessert. They serve intelligentsia coffee, soooo much better than Starbucks. If you’re not quite up for trek out to Oberweis, you’re in luck because Rainbow Cone just opened a location at Navy Pier. Maybe it was an off-night, but I’ve been hesitant to try it again. Stroll the Chicago Riverwalk and the Magnificent Mile, then embark on a food tour to taste some of the city’s famous foods. At that point you will likely have only a 15-30 minute wait. But get the tableside smores. Creamy should be in all caps, underlined and bolded on the menu. The 1893 World's Fair Tour with Bars and Food … Chicago's Neighborhoods Food Tour. I don’t understand the question. Because for one, maybe you have a very short stay, or two, and probably more likely, you’re not as crazy as me where you plan your entire trip around eating. "We enjoyed riding through the leafy quiet neighbourhoods and eating the delicious Chicago food (deep dish pizza, cupcakes, Chicago style hot dog, and local beer)." All of these food options can be a little overwhelming. I could write an entire article on a single cuisine type alone, and a novel on all of them together, so to make one single recommendation…boy that’s a lot of pressure. It’s phenomenal. Sixteen offers a 4 course selection and an extended chef’s selection, which ended up being 16 courses and took us two and a half hours to complete. You’ll have some side streets to ride on as you head east towards the lake, but once you hit the lake, enjoy your 25 minute bike ride south, with the cool blue lake to your left and the sparkling Chicago skyline right in front of you. 3. Get a taste of the Windy City on our Chicago food tours! It has so much more flavor than a filet, but is much leaner than a ribeye, making it the perfect cut of meat. On the plus side, the steak is served on a 600 degree plate, and because it comes pre-sliced it’s easy to leave several pieces on the plate to cook a little longer for those that want it. It’s a simple, raised donut, but done to perfection. My mouth agape, I stood there stunned, unable to speak. But regardless of who ranks first or who ranks second, I don’t think you could go wrong with either one of them. Like at least 15 minutes before they open because there will already be a line forming and unlike other donut shops which bake and stay open all day, this place closes up shop as soon as they sell out of their freshly prepared batches, which is usually well before noon! Their Moscow mule is especially refreshing on a warm summer afternoon, as theirs is made with ketel one orange vodka, which gives it a nice citrus flair. It’s hard, I’m sweating bullets here. I don’t want to see a turkey dog in your hand or any other shenanigans like that. I’ve had the warm baked cookie with ice cream and felt it was not good enough to be worth the calories: 1 star. We believe creating delicious memories should be effortless — whether you’re a local or just visiting.  We understand how important it is to use your time (and money) wisely while traveling — and how overwhelming it can be to navigate Chicago’s always-evolving culinary landscape.  So why not let some food-loving local experts share their insider scoop on the best our town has to offer? Their decadent mac n cheese is indeed decadent, and it’s really hard to say which steakhouse has the better mac n cheese, they are both delicious. Not only is the food superb and you get a lot of it but it’s also inexpensive. So far I have eaten at 25 different steak houses downtown and I have two favorites. The Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady is a crowd pleaser, and was voted Chicago’s #1 tour by TripAdvisor users. Oberweis has been around since 1915. Ah yes, my favorite part of the meal. Chicago, Illinois is the Great Lakes capital of American foods, and it takes a well-heeled guide to correctly lead you to the best offerings during your pleasant visit. Sure it’s not quite as tender as a filet but the flavor profile cannot be beat. Al's Beef is a famous spot in Chicago. In addition to a tasting menu, Everest also has the option to order a la carte, but don’t do it. How do you do it Chicago? Now, if you want to experience one of Chicago’s more famous pizza joints with a Chicago deep dish pizza, there are several to choose from. Download the Nowait app to see the current wait times and get your name on their list before you even leave your hotel. If you’re feeling ambitious, head out to Oberweis Ice Cream and Dairy Store at 3055 N. Sheffield Ave.  It’s the one place I’m going to let you take public transportation to (one way that is). Discover unique cultures, rich history, and exotic foods in small interactive groups. Five, yes count ‘em, five flavors of ice cream are found on the rainbow cone – chocolate, strawberry, palmer house (New York vanilla with cherries and walnuts), pistachio and orange sherbet. It literally looks like a vault on the inside, and is the size of one too. No clearly you must have miss-spoke. Sorry Starbucks lovers. But a lot of people love their buttery crusts, so if that’s your jam, go for it. Doughnut Vault, Stan’s Donuts, Firecakes and Do-rite Donuts. Not only do they have delicious dogs, but you can’t beat the views of the skyline from the campus, nor the bike ride up the lake to get there. WikiMedia: Nuevo Leon Restaurant is the king, but there are plenty of princes along 18th Street in Pilsen in particular. And during that time I have eaten at over 150 different food establishments. #9 Malbec Beef Empanada at 5411 Empanadas I’ve also had the parmesan truffle fries. It doesn’t get any more beautiful than that folks. Just like the donut shops, there are some big players whom, depending on which “best pizza” list you read, will all appear in a #1 ranked spot. These fluffy buttermilk pancakes are topped with fresh berries, vanilla anglaise, blackberry coulis and berry mascarpone cream. Simmply the Best Chicago Food Tour since 2009! Prime & Provisions hosts a cigar bar while STK is outfitted with a DJ to spin music. Chicago is a city that loves to eat. Spice of Life Tours offers Chicago's ultimate cultural food experience. If you’re looking for a snack that is a little more savory because you don’t have a sweet tooth, or five like me, then head over to Remington’s on Michigan ave.  It’s a great place to sit outside, enjoy the weather and people watch. Warning: the food you are about to consume is super yummy and not part of a healthy diet. Explore Wrigleyville's unique past, as you enjoy food & architectural highlights that have made this a legendary neighborhood. Drinks included - craft beers, cocktails and premium wines included at select stops. Mexican? Tour Distance 1.3 Miles. So how did I earn these degrees? I’ve never been a fan of cauliflower, but this salad is awesome. For Chicago's best Mexican food, you go to Pilsen or Little Village. A die-hard Chicago pizza fan, I was very skeptical of this “fast food” pizza joint which had a similar feel to subway – walk down the line, pick out your ingredients and watch them be added to your pizza as it’s passed down towards the oven. Their thin crust pizzas are cooked to perfection at the Blazing fast speed of 180 seconds. Chicago’s food scene is genuinely impressive. And I’ve cracked, I can’t do it. DIY Chicago Food Tour 2 Comments. From 3-Michelin-Starred restaurants to restaurants some have called the most difficult reservation in the country. Beginning at the Chicago Theatre, work your way to the Chicago Pedway, an elaborate network of underground tunnels used by locals and commuters. Support amazing local restaurants and specialty stores as we continue to share Chicago’s food, history and culture with you and your loved ones. I’ll never forget the time my husband and I were on our way to dinner when we were stopped by a couple who asked us if we knew where TGI Friday’s was. Asian? Get more - enjoy as much food & drink as you would like. STK’s brussel sprout salad is definitely large enough to share, if you want to that is. The array of restaurants which lay before you is astounding. Try one; your mouth will thank you. I frequent them both often and depending on my mood, I might choose one over the other on a particular night. Related Posts. Chicago Food Planet Food Tours gives you a real sense of the melting pot that is Chicago’s restaurant scene. In my opinion, the pizza tastes too rich when you combine a buttery crust with all that cheese. Embark on an adventure as we taste our way through Chicago's eclectic and diverse neighborhoods. They have roughly six “standard” donut flavors and then a rotating special each day. While I have ranked these as my number 1 & 2, I would like to mention that I have been to each of these restaurants only once, so it is very likely that they could pull a switcheroo in exactly who finishes in first and second place upon subsequent visits. Taste all of these and more on a Chicago walking food tour! Chicago’s West Loop area is considered by many to be ground zero for the city’s chic and trendy food scene, and Randolph Street is the tour’s starting point. Chicago Food Planet. The mix is great because after you bite into the sweet caramel corn and your taste buds are saying, “Mmmm, now let’s taste salty”, you can switch to the cheese corn and then when they say, “Mmmm, let’s taste sweet again”, you can switch back to the caramel. Upgraded Drinks Package So I decided to give it a try and to my surprise, not only did I like it, I loved it! At Chicago Food Planet, we know you want to make the most of Chicago’s dining scene. By booking on our Classic Chicago Food Tour, you'll experience all the city's biggest food hits, many dishes with roots from our 150-year history of Italians settlements. And I’ve had the ice STK, which is 3 mini ice cream cones each a different flavor: 3.5 stars. Whaaaat??? When I’m in the mood for pizza and don’t want to wait 30-45 minutes for one to arrive at my table, I head over to Blaze Pizza. Next Diving Cenotes of the Mayan underworld. My personal favorite is Doughnut Vault, specifically the Franklin location. It’s very refreshing. Every Chicago food tour enjoys a specialization and may combine different dining and experience combinations in their offerings. Better food - hands down, the best food & beverage on any Chicago food tour. When you go, I hope you don’t want to sit down inside to eat your donut, because it’s standing room only at this joint. And if for some crazy reason that doesn’t sound absolutely delicious to you, I also highly recommend the banana cream pie or cinnamon roll pancakes. Is that what I just heard? Sometimes that dessert sounds sooo good that I know I won’t enjoy my meal because all I will be thinking about is that dessert. The guided food tour includes the history of Chicago classic dishes and the establishments that created them, as well as an informative walking tour of the Windy City’s most beloved landmarks. And if you’re looking for something to read while you wait 45 minutes for your deep dish pizza to bake, check out the history of the Chicago Deep Dish pizza. Overall, I wasn’t too impressed with the desserts at STK. Chicago Detours The coolest Chicago tours pack architecture, history, and, most importantly, food and beer into a mile-long walk Downtown. Lou Malnati’s, Pizzeria Uno and Pizano’s all have a buttery crust. Cost $60 Adult | $72 Adult VIP | $35 Youth. sirloin. Chicago? It was a nice mix of food/restaurants as well as a cultural and architecture tour of the area. Both restaurants have an outstanding salad. One of the best places to experience Mexican culture and cuisine is with a walk to sample Mexican specialties including tamales, tacos, carnitas, churros, pastries, and so … So hopefully you are visiting for more than 1 day or you have an extra-large belly. If you are planning to get the 16 course menu, arrive hungry. Just make sure you don’t have any chocolate in your teeth first. What’s on a Chicago dog you ask? About 8 people fit inside at any one time and like a trendy nightclub, people can only get in as other people come out. We customize our intimate award-winning culinary experiences so you can focus on savoring your team-bonding time in Chicago. Kim and Carlo’s can be a hefty walk if you’re staying in the loop or anywhere north of the loop, so a Divvy bike is the best way to get there. I know, I know, you’re probably saying, “you mean those things I ate as a kid around the campfire”? [Year-Round], Devour all four of the iconic “Chicago-style” dishes from the eateries that perfected them on our most popular downtown tour. You’re starting to feel sad. My biggest dilemma when I go to breakfast is always, do I want pancakes or eggs? Our food walking tour of Chicago is an active, VIP adventure through town; the perfect way to see and taste the city in a single afternoon! But why pay someone to take you around Chicago to eat when you can DIY and save some money? It’s hard to say what Chicago is better known for, its hot dogs or its pizza. But beware, if you really want a thin crust pizza, you can’t get it at Pizzeria Uno, they only serve deep dish. Here is a quick rundown of our Top 10 Chicago Food Tours: Chicago Food Tours #1 Progressive Dining Tour This tour provides transportation and a city tour in addition to some top-notch food options. 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