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Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour

Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour
Food, Wine & Nightlife > Food Tours > Culinary & Gourmet Tour
$61.58
Duration: 3 hours
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Description

Join this 3-hour tour of Chicago's food scene, and see what sets this friendly mid-western metropolis apart. On this 12 person maximum walking tour of the 'Chicago Loop', a local guide will share with you some hidden gems and great stories about the city. Taste where the world-famous dipped Italian beef sandwich was invented, try some of the best deep dish Chicago pizza. Be shown how important the immigrants that built this town are to the food scene.

On our Secret Food Tours Chicago, you'll get a taste of the culinary influences by the immigrants who built this city.

  • We begin with one of Chicago's most iconic foods and one that sets us apart from New York: deep dish pizza. A marvel of both flavor and engineering it's built "upside down" because it takes 45 minutes to bake.
  • Next we head to one of the oldest bars in "The Loop." We will experience the culinary influence of the Polish & German immigrants.
  • We next head up to the Winter Garden, located in the Harold P. Washington Library. Here we begin a wide-ranging historical and architectural introduction to one of the most important U.S. cities.
  • Chicago's public works of art are from some of the most renowned artists of the 20th century: including, Miro, Picasso, Calder, and Chagall. We'll pass Alexander Calder's Flamingo, as we discuss Chicago's most famous mayor and the legacy of public art he left behind.
  • Next up, a sweet treat beloved by Chicagoans and visitors alike.
  • Next, Chicago's oldest Italian restaurant. We will have the traditional Italian Beef Sandwich. There are many ways to order a beef, but only one way for locals: sweet, hot, and dipped.
  • As our journey continues, we head into the extravagant lobby of one of the few "Historic Hotels of America."
  • Then we'll have desert (our secret dish) with a view.
  • Break out your cameras for the next leg of our journey through Millennium Park. We have several selfie-worthy stops, including the iconic reflective "Cloud Gate" sculpture, commonly known as 'The Bean.'
The Food:
  • Gooey deep dish Chicago pizza
  • Potato & Cheese Pirogies with a modern twist
  • Three chocolates from a famous Chicago chocolatier
  • A sweet and salty secret desert that marries food and art
  • The best Italian Beef sandwich in the city, hands down
Drinks:
  • Water
  • Ice tea

Join this 3-hour tour of Chicago's food scene, and see what sets this friendly mid-western metropolis apart. On this 12 person maximum walking tour of the 'Chicago Loop', a local guide will share with you some hidden gems and great stories about the city. Taste where the world-famous dipped Italian beef sandwich was invented, try some of the best deep dish Chicago pizza. Be shown how important the immigrants that built this town are to the food scene.