Come one, come all to the original 1893 World’s Fair Food Tour! Many of Chicago’s most popular foods first debuted here, and you’ll have a chance to try several of our favorites.
Chicago Food and History Tour
- Duration: Tour starts at 4:00 pm and lasts for 3 Hours
- The price of this tour includes enough food for dinner and water
- If available, guests are welcome to purchase adult beverages/cocktails (21 and over) along the way
- Shopping is allowed at locations (if available)
- Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing and dress for rain or shine
- SPECIAL NOTE:
Monday-Thursday (only) the Tour starts at Pizano’s Pizza at 61 E. Madison St.,
Friday- Sunday (only) the tour starts at Al’s Beef at 234 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago 60604
Chicago Food and History Walking Tour
Explore Chicago’s food history and taste the best quintessential foods in Chicago’s Downtown Loop neighborhood on this dinner food tour! Indulge in Chicago’s favorites while involving all the other senses and enjoying the historical sites and stories along your journey.
Famous Chicago Food Spots We Visit
This stop will only be included on tours going out Monday-Thursday
Roll up your sleeves and get messy with this world-famous, gourmet deep dish pizza. This pizza pioneer family has been serving its pizza pie for more than 60 years (the secret’s in the crust). Voted #1 deep dish pizza in Chicago by USA Today and the Food Network!
This stop will only be included on tours going out on Friday-Sunday
You can’t go wrong with this classic Italian beef sandwich. They’ve been serving these beef, gravy, giardiniera, and pepper sandwiches since 1938. Voted #1 in Chicago!
Marketplace Foods Chicago Dog
Enjoy the classic Chicago-style hot dog, a block from Michigan Avenue. Learn how we “drag it through the garden” here in Chicago, and please, hold the ketchup.
Billy Goat Tavern & Grill
You may know this famous tavern from the Saturday Night Live “cheezborger, cheezborger, cheezborger!” skit starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and Bill Murray. This Chicago institution, established in 1934, is also known for baseball folklore and has been visited by everyone from Julia Child to Anthony Bourdain.
The Goddess and The Baker
With a fanatical focus on pastries and sweets, Goddess and The Baker serves dessert all day, from their layered rainbow cakes and cupcakes to creative cookies, brownies, and more — save room for something sweet!
Chicago-style popcorn that makes your stomach growl just from the smell. If your Tastebud sample isn’t enough, you just might leave with an extra tin or two! It’s the best!
Fannie May Chocolates
Try several different chocolates and discover why they’ve been a Chicago favorite and household name since 1920!
All Tastebud guests will receive food from each Tastebud food stop. 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.
Due to Covid 19 any tour stop is subject to change. Thank you in advance for your understanding, have a fun and filling tour!