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Chicago Food Tour: Chicago-Style Pizza, Beer, Brownies, and Hot Dogs

Chicago Food Tour: Chicago-Style Pizza, Beer, Brownies, and Hot Dogs
Food, Wine & Nightlife > Food Tours > Culinary & Gourmet Tour
$55.35
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Description

Sample your way through Chicago’s most iconic foods on this 2.5 hour walking tour of the Loop. Taste Chicago-style hot dogs, deep dish pizza, the original brownie, and locally crafted beer as you skip the waits at some of Chicago's most popular restaurants. Along the way, experience Millennium Park and its world-famous Bean, downtown Chicago's historic architecture and scintillating skyline, the Palmer House Hotel, and other surprises. By the end of the tour, your head will be full of fascinating knowledge and your stomach will be full of delicious food!

Meet your guide at 11:30 am at the world-famous Giordano's Pizzeria, where you will taste Chicago's unique and delectable stuffed pizza. From there, walk south to iconic Millennium Park, a modern town square with a collection of art, architecture, and gardens that provide a stunning backdrop for hundreds of cultural events. Highlights within include the Cloud Gate (aka The Bean), Pritzker Pavilion, and Crown Fountain. Your guide will share the fascinating stories behind these attractions. Next, kick back with a refreshing local craft beer at The Park Grill and discover what makes Chicago's brewing scene so special.

Then, stroll down elegant Michigan Avenue and pass the renowned Art Institute 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! Then, stroll up State Street ("That Great Street") to the gorgeous and historic Palmer Hotel, host to many luminaries since it opened in 1875. Presidential candidates Grover Cleveland and Ulysses S. Grant stayed in the luxurious hotel, as did writers Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde and L. Frank Baum. Your guide shows you ornate interiors and shares the colorful history of this hotel, including the invention of the brownie, which you will get to taste!

Finish off the tour with another refreshing craft beer at a venerable local pub with an incredible history of its own. By the end of the tour, your head will be full of knowledge and your stomach will be full of tasty food!

Also, 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 photo ops. All tastings and beverages are included. Please give advance notice of any dietary restrictions.

Special Offer - Save 6% when you travel Monday-Thursday through December 31, 2018. - Book Now!

Special Offer - Save 6% when you travel Monday-Thursday through December 31, 2018. - Book Now!

Sample your way through Chicago’s most iconic foods on this 2.5 hour walking tour of the Loop. Taste Chicago-style hot dogs, deep dish pizza, the original brownie, and locally crafted beer as you skip the waits at some of Chicago's most popular restaurants. Along the way, experience Millennium Park and its world-famous Bean, downtown Chicago's historic architecture and scintillating skyline, the Palmer House Hotel, and other surprises. By the end of the tour, your head will be full of fascinating knowledge and your stomach will be full of delicious food!

Special Offer - Save 6% when you travel Monday-Thursday through December 31, 2018. - Book Now!