As summer approaches us, days become longer, time becomes more free and our stomachs become more hungry. With this newfound freedom, many of us find at least a few of our days spent in the city. Chicago, being the culture hub it is, presents many opportunities to experience its food culture, which stretches far beyond a trip down Michigan Avenue. One of the easiest ways to eat your heart out in Chicago is through a guided food tour.
The tours, which cost from $40 to $60, are usually a few hours in length and involve walking, a bus or even a bicycle. While some tours are specifically designed for adults, many are willing to accomodate for the under-21 crowd. These tours are fun to do with a group of friends, or with family members!
Chicago Food Planet Food Tours is one of the city’s most popular options, and involves a three hour walking tour through Chicago’s unique neighborhoods. If you are looking to eat all of the traditional tourist staples, look no further than Tastebud Tours. Expect deep dish pizza, Italian beef sandwiches and Chicago-style hot dogs.
Finally, for those looking for a specialty option, Chef Driven Food Tours is one of the only companies in Chicago that leads tours guided by a professional chef through different neighborhoods. No matter what your food preference is, there is a culinary tour of Chicago that can suit your needs this summer.
Story by Madeline James