River North food tour

222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654, Chicago, United States of America
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What To Expect

Come enjoy the luxury and opulence of the Magnificent Mile and Gold Coast on a River North Food Tour, a tour through the historically affluent River North neighborhood. This 3-hour walking tour offers a look into the history and culture of the neighborhood in between each of your 5 food tastings.
Stops (subject to change):

  • The Doughnut Vault (est. 2011): Food & Wine Magazine named it the best doughnut in America in 2012
  • Lou Malnati's (est. 1971): Rudy Malnati is generally considered to be the inventor of Chicago deep-dish pizza
  • Xoco (est. 2009): Top Chef Masters winner Rick Bayless is one of the best know chefs for Mexican cuisine in America
  • Iberico (est. 1992): Serving you the most authentic tapas and regional specialties from all across Spain
  • Al's Beef (est. 1938): Founder Al Ferrari invented the sandwich in Chicago's Little Italy back in 1938
  • Fabcakes Bakery (est. 2012): Delicious pastries inspired by the seasons

Your informative guide will point out examples of historic architecture and beautiful public spaces that help make the River North neighborhood one of Chicago's most notable. Whether you are a native Chicagoan or a visitor in town for just a few days, you're sure to delight in a River North Food Tour!

What to remember

Important info

  • For any allergies and/or dietary requirements, please contact the provider after the check-out: you'll find the contact in the voucher
  • A minimum of 4 participants is needed for this tour to run
  • Tours are given rain or shine and a good portion of the tour is spent walking outdoors: dress casually and wear comfortable shoes or sneakers
  • Children under the age of 5 are free unless they're going to participate in all of the food tastings
  • You may bring a stroller on the tour, but it will have to remain outside if the food establishment is busy
  • The tour route is wheelchair accessible
  • Pets are not allowed
Food tastings
Know Before You Go

Tease your taste buds and join this tour in the River North and Wicker Park neighborhoods. Eat foods from decades-old establishments and newer places with award-winning chefs. Experience a real foodie adventure as you eat your way through these delicious neighborhoods and uncover the off-the-beaten-path food spots of Chicago

Operating days

Fridays and Saturdays

Cancellation Policy
Unfortunately, our partner's policy does not allow us to refund, cancel or change this booking.
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Meeting Point

Please meet 15 minutes before your tour in front of the main entrance to The Merchandise Mart. Look for the statues that look like giant Pez dispensers (Merchandise Mart Hall of Fame), located along the Chicago River.