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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

    5.0
    star-5
    421 Reviews

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    star-5
    Great food tour of Chicago
    Andrea_R
    , Jun 2022
    Justin was fantastic. Entertaining, knowledgeable and fun. Even in the rain we had a great time. The pizza was my favorite.
    star-5
    Fun
    Michelle_M
    , Jun 2022
    Justine did an amazing job! He had the inside scoop! Good value. Very pleasant experience. Recommended
    star-4
    My husband and I did this...
    Lauren_H
    , Jun 2022
    My husband and I did this walking tour to be able to experience some of the sights around Chicago while also enjoying well known foods that are part of its history. The food was all very good, and our guide really knew her stuff and supplied us with quite a bit of history about the city. Our only complaints were that it was quite pricey for the amount of food you got, as well as the tour went longer than originally expected. It says 3 hours, but it probably took us at least 4-4.5 hours to complete. We had nothing else scheduled so it didn't matter for us, but if you have other plans keep this in mind! Overall a good experience though!
    star-2
    Not a food tour
    robert_s
    , Jun 2022
    To much architecture !!!! There are architecture tours (and we took that tour) Very little food history To much waiting for food items. Not enough small tastes. Very slow moving
    star-5
    Fantastic!
    Stacey_T
    , Jun 2022
    Anna was AMAZING!! She was the best tour guide. She was knowledgeable, kind and fun. She let our group move at its own pace and spent a couple of minutes after the tour ended helping us to navigate to our next destination. She was wonderful!!! Thanks for a great experience.
    star-5
    Very Enjoyable
    Elaine_H
    , Jun 2022
    The food was delicious, especially Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza. Tour guide very enthusiastic and helpful.
    star-3
    Could have been better
    Kathy_K
    , Jun 2022
    We were disappointed in guide We learned about guide and his family First stop was too long of a wait for Pizza which put us behind on the tour
    star-5
    Highly recommended
    Syreeta_H
    , Jun 2022
    Paul was amazing! Very knowledgeable and has a great personality!! Took great care to keep us all cool, comfortable and informed
    star-4
    A nice idea for a date night
    Nincy_K
    , Jun 2022
    If you are traveling for the weekend and what to do something that can assure you to see major city highlights, this tour is perfect. The walking distance is not bad at all, I wouldn’t recommend this to people who can stand too long, however there are enough pit stops to seat, drink and taste the food
    star-5
    Fun and informative tour with great food!
    Kerri_S
    , Jun 2022
    This walking food tour was fun and the food was great! Tour guide was interesting and gave lots of info about the food as well as Chicago and the establishments we visited. All food was served hot, fresh and we never had to wait long. I’d recommend this tour!
    star-5
    The food selection was...
    David_S
    , Jun 2022
    The food selection was great. Julia, our tour guide delivered excellent explanations on the history of chicago
    star-4
    Chicago food tour with family
    Denise_D
    , Jun 2022
    Great history of Chicago and good taste of some of Chicago favorite foods . Enjoyed the walk around Chicago on a nice day , meeting new people and tasting some good food .
    star-5
    Fun delicious day!
    Michelle_A
    , Jun 2022
    Julia was fantastic!! She was extremely knowledgeable, and fun to tour around with! The food was delicious and we all had a blast! I would highly recommend this tour! We took our kids 12, 15, 15, and 16 on the tour with us. It was their first food tour and they all loved it! We also were able to see the "bean" and a ton of other things that we wouldn't have know about. Julia had a story to go with each location and she did an awesome job! Thanks Julia!!!
    star-5
    The best!
    Helen_B
    , Jun 2022
    We had so much fun! The food, new friends, and the guide were excellent! This is a must for all visitors to Chicago 🌭🍕
    star-2
    Not worth it.
    Aparajita_D
    , May 2022
    We have done many food tours in many cities in the US, Canada and Europe and this was by far the worst. For $75 per person, you get 1 small slice of pizza, 1/3 of a beef sandwich, 1 small hot dog and a tiny slice of ice cold brownie. There were no vegetarian options available at 2 out of the 4 places we visited. All of the food tours we have done in the past has left us really full, but in this case no way. If you do decide to take this tour I’d recommend eating something before starting the tour. I’d have to say this was a ripoff. The only good thing was our tour guide Gabe who was very knowledgeable about the city. A full 5 stars to Gabe.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Great way to taste the local foods and get a little history about the city.
    Kim_H
    , May 2022
    We are so happy we did this, great way to try all the Chicago foods with a little history of the city. This was our first time in Chicago and we appreciated visiting all the sites. Our tour guide was awesome and shared his enthusiasm of the city with our group.
    star-5
    Highly recommend!
    Ashley_W
    , May 2022
    Dylan was awesome! Highly energetic and made the tour super fun. Very knowledgeable too! We had a blast and would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Chicago!
    star-4
    Fun!
    PhilipWilliam_W
    , May 2022
    Please check reservation number 127-471-5398. I revised the reservation for two people instead of three people. However I have been charged for three people. I cancelled one ticket well in advance of the cancellation date. Thanks
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Hi there, please reach out to TripAdvisor as you booked through this third-party app and they have all of your information and made the reservation on your behalf. So they can reimburse you if a mistake was made since you booked through them amd they have your payment info. Unfortunately, we do not. But we are glad to hear you enjoyed the tour. Please note, future guests can book directly through our Bobbys Bike Hike website where we can make this streamlined, save money, and easy to use.
    star-5
    Awesome experience!
    Catherine_P
    , May 2022
    Awesome food. Friendly and extremely knowledgeable guide! Visited great restaurants and lovely sights all over that we wouldn’t have known about otherwise!
    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.

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