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Lonely Planet Experiences: River North Historical Food Tour

Chicago, United States
Lonely Planet Experiences: River North Historical Food Tour

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iconOffered in: English
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Get to know the food offerings in River North on this small-group walking tour. As you explore, listen to in-depth commentary from your guide on the culinary history of Chicago and the culture of the River North neighborhood. With a small group of just 12 fellow food-lovers, you'll enjoy personalized attention and the chance to chat about your favorite tastings. Samples include the classic Italian beef, a Chicago-style hot dog, and the famous deep dish pizza.
  • Personalized attention on small-group tour for just 12 people or fewer
  • Get to know River North intimately on a walking tour
  • Food tastings: Italian beef, deep-dish pizza, Chicago-style hot dog
  • Enough tastings to add up to a satisfying meal
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Local, English-speaking guide
Chicago-style Hot Dog
Deep Dish Pizza
Italian Beef
Holy Name Cathedral , 730 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Holy Name Cathedral (outside the front entrance), 735 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60654

1:00 PM
River North , River North, Chicago, IL, USA

A central location in the River North neighborhood near the Chicago Brown Line “L” Station.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • As of Friday, October 15th, 2021: All guests will be required to show proof of vaccination or negative Covid-19 test result no older than 72h, in order to join this tour. As this tour involves indoor dining, this measure was implemented for the health and safety of our guests, our staff, and the restaurant's staff.
  • In the event of road or attraction closures, your guide will do their best to work around the obstacles or take your tour to alternate locations.
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
  • We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures USA
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the social distancing policy during Lonely Planet Experiences: River North Historical Food Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lonely Planet Experiences: River North Historical Food Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Lonely Planet Experiences: River North Historical Food Tour.

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Kelly was an awesome tour...
, Sep 2021
Kelly was an awesome tour guide! Has so much love and passion for her city and it shows. She talked about the cities history as well as all the food history surrounding the tour spots. Thanks for a great time Kelly!
Great experience with some added suggestions
, Aug 2021
Hi: great experience for those who’ve never been to Chicago and love city life. My only suggestions would be that the company provides reusable cups or at least water to carry as you are walking from site to site. Also they should consider providing paper plates for the experience. Also the servers should also wear gloves considering the times that we live in. All in all great experience and I would definitely do again.
More food Options
, May 2021
This was a pretty goo tour, would have liked more food options to try. Our tour guide Wallach was amazing!
Good but...
, Apr 2021
I expected more facts about the city and the food. I expected more food variety. I expected more walking. However, the pizza, hotdog, sandwich were delicious and we were provided generous portions. The guides were delightful.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Oct 2020
Kelly was very helpful and informative and very polite. She is great!!!! She even gives great presentations and facts on the history of food
Just Do It
, Sep 2020
Kelly did an excellent job of balancing a lot of different things during our tour: history of the city, the food, the culture, gracefully handling unknown wait times with the restaurants and making us feel safe doing a food tour during the pandemic. We really enjoyed the information and the food, and would definitely recommend. We’re even going back to one of the places again today. :)

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