Tastebud Tours

Taste Chicago Food Tour

We’ll taste the best foods in Chicago’s Downtown Loop neighborhood on this food tour! You might recognize Chicago’s central business district from High Fidelity, The Blues Brothers or more recently, The Dark Knight. Explore Millennium Park and see landmarks like the Art Institute, the Old Marshall Fields building and Chicago Cultural Center with our enthusiastic guides while chowing down on great food. We will walk to five different food tastings (enough for lunch) which are included in the ticket price: (restaurants are subject to change)

All 6 food tastings, enough for lunch, are included in the Tastebud ticket price. Your walking adventure will visit (subject to change):

  • Pizano’s Pizano’s Pizza— Roll up your sleeves and get messy with world famous gourmet deep-dish pizza here. These pizza pioneer family have been serving their pizza pie (the secret’s in the crust) for more than 60 years. Voted #1 deep dish pizza in Chicago by USA Today.
  • The Goddess and the Baker— Enjoy a chocolate dessert from this local bakery and cafe. Specializing in desserts all day, this unique spot also offers gourmet coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • The Berghoff–The oldest family-run establishment in Chicago opened in 1898 and prides itself on serving classic German “tradition with a twist” along with their own line of beers. Special Note: From November 22 until January 1, the Berghoff will be replaced with the Billy Goat Tavern
  • Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique–Our favorite cupcake shop in town, with unique flavors and frosting shots to satisfy any sweet tooth.
  • Al’s Beef–You can’t go wrong with a classic Italian beef sandwich here. They’ve been serving these beef, gravy, giardiniera and pepper sandwiches since 1938.
  • Fannie May Chocolates–Try several different chocolates here and discover why they’ve been a Chicago favorite and household name since 1920.

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  • Tours are walking tours, and run 6 days a week all year round and start at 11 am daily. Tours generally last 3 hours. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing and dress for rain or shine….or snow!
  • All Tastebud guests will receive food from each Tastebud food stop. The price of this tour is $55.00 (includes tax) includes all food.
  • Our tour guides are the best in the country! Gratuities for them are always greatly appreciated.
  • Menu items vary, so come hungry! Vegetarian options are available – please let us know in advance. We apologize, but we cannot accommodate vegan or gluten free dietary restrictions.
  • Click here to check current schedule and ticket availability
  • Tastebud Taste Chicago Tour meets at Pizano’s Pizza at 61 E. Madison St, Chicago, IL
  • Driving to Tastebud Tours? We recommend reserving parking in advance with SpotHero! SpotHero is a parking reservation service that connects drivers to discounted, convenient parking. Download the SpotHero iPhone | Android app or click here to find and reserve convenient parking with rates up to 50% off drive-up.
  • Please note that participating Tastebud food stops may be substituted due to seasonal and/or unexpected circumstances.
  • Capacity is 16-18 guests per tour
  • For additional questions, please first check our FAQs page. If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
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