It’s a fact that I love food. But it’s also a fact that if you are following my blog, you’re a foodie too!
Last weekend I had the pleasure of joining a couple of my neighborhood moms for Geneva’s first coffee crawl. But it got me thinking: as much as I am intrigued by this coffee crawl – I would love a taco crawl even more! Wouldn’t you agree?!
So I got to searching and what do you know…I found a slough of tours in the Chicagoland area. None of which were specifically for tacos but that is not to say it hasn’t been attempted. It just didn’t take off or stuck around. However, the Chicago food scene is strong and home to some of the best food tours around.
Get your wallet ready because these gnarly Chicago Food Tours will keep you busy all summer.
This city is renowned for its museums, parks, stunning skyline and waterfront views of Lake Michigan. Rich in culture, famous for its architecture but most of all Chicago is known for Chicago-style hot dogs, Chicago-style pizza, Maxwell Street Polish Sausage, jazz music, and 1920s gangsters like Al Capone.
Let’s start with
This sounds like a perfect date or a girls day! This is a 3-3.5 hour tour of the loop. There is so much that this city has to offer and with new restaurants opening every single day, this is an opportunity to try several places at once. But also take in and learn about the beauty and history of downtown Chicago.
- Adult (18+) $57 pp – no alcohol
- Teens (13-17) $52 pp
- Children (under 13) $48 pp
- See website for upgraded drinks package
- No substitutions are available
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. This moving feast incorporates a walk through some of the city’s world-renowned architecture and public art in the famed Chicago Loop District.
Next on the list is
This is a 3 hour guided tour through the best of the best The West Loop has to offer. This is a hub for foodies. The neighborhood is as eclectic as they get and truly a “hidden cultural gem off-the-beaten-path.”
Discover Chicago’s hottest foodie neighborhood as you nosh on cuisine from the master chefs that started a dining revolution. [Year-Round]
- Adults (13+) $60 pp – no alcohol
- Adults (21+) VIP 3 drinks $80 pp
- Kids (12 & under) $35
- Vegetarian substitutions available
Now this tour is right up my alley
I really enjoy Asian flavors! I use a lot of there species in my cooking any chance I get. I love to recreate some of my restaurant favorites at home and it is one cuisine that I crave often. This tour sounds amazing and it is probably worth the drive. Another 3 hour tour of Chicago’s most visited neighborhood, Chinatown.
Savor Chinatown with a full immersion into the culinary & ethnic pageantry at five authentic, mouthwatering sit-down restaurants [Seasonal]
- Adults (13+) $70 pp
- Kids (12 & under) $40 pp
- Vegetarian substitutions available
Finally I saved the best for last
This sounds heavenly. Especially for a donut lover like me! They have a downtown Chicago tour as well as a Wicker Park Donut tour. Both are 2 hours long but the price is a little more for Wicker Park. But both are offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only.
The downtown area has changed over the last few years, but people’s passion for donuts hasn’t. Walking about 2 miles through the heart of downtown, parts of River North and finishing near Michigan Avenue, this tour is for those who just love donuts. We stop at 4 of the best donut shops in those areas and have samples at each one. Bring your walking shoes and your appetite, because you’ll need both.
- Chicago downtown Adults (11+) $30 pp Kids (10 & under) $15
- Wicker Park Adults (11+) $35 pp Kids (10 & under) $15
Well that is all from me folks. But believe it or not, there are soooo many food, drink and all kinds of tours available in this city. So sit down, start searching and have a blast this spring and summer! I know I will be checking some of this out asap.
Stay tuned and stay healthy my friends.