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Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour in Bucktown/Wicker Park Chicago
Eat your way through two of Chicago's tastiest neighborhoods
Hungry for an authentic Chicago culinary and cultural experience?
The Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour in Bucktown/Wicker Park Chicago is a delicious way to go!
Suitable for all age groups and fitness levels, this 3-hour experience is enjoyed by native Chicagoans and visitors alike.
You'll get a "non-touristy" local experience so you feel like a native Chicagoan.
On this guided walking tour, you'll learn about the storied histories of the Bucktown and Wicker Park communities while enjoying beautiful 19th century architecture.
Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.
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September 6 - November 27:
Come along and get a unique glimpse into offbeat venues, hidden parks, historic mansions and majestic row houses while sharing insight on local entertainment and restaurants. Get an up close and personal look into the way of life of Chicago natives while eating your way through two of Chicago's tastiest neighborhoods!
Traverse the artists' colony that evolved into a hidden foodie paradise on the Bucktown/Wicker Park Food Tour. All food tours include mouth-watering food tastings, enough for lunch - from historic "mom and pop" specialty food stores and one-of-a-kind ethnic eateries - while offering a narrated glimpse into Chicago's rich history, treasured architecture, and dazzling restaurant recommendations.
Each guided, narrated tour includes mouth-watering, classic food tastings from one-of-a-kind specialty food shops and ethnic eateries as well as an insider's glimpse of Chicago. After the tour, explore Chicago with confidence and take advantage of its full spectrum of cuisine, entertainment, and cultural offerings on and off-the-beaten-path.
Your journey includes tastings from:
"Focuses on showing people spots that are local secrets, helping you get off the beaten path!" - CNN Travel
"Ahoy, food lovers, a 3-hour Chicago eats tour even Gilligan would love... This gastronomic junket through stores that seemed obscure, we had great fun!" - Chicago Tribune
"Hungry for culinary travel? 5 tasty vacation recommendations include discovering Chicago's cultural gems while tasting delicious food!" - Andrew Knowlton, restaurant editor at Bon Appétit
What to Wear:
You will be on your feet and outdoors for most of the walking tour, please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Flip-flops, high heels, and dress-shoes are not recommended. Umbrellas on rainy days, warm layers on cold days, and cool clothing on hot days will make your experience much more enjoyable.
What to Bring - What Not to Bring:
There are plenty of photo opportunities during the tour, so bring your cameras and recorders. During the summer months, it's strongly suggested you bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and/or a hat. Please check the weather reports for the day of your activity. You must bring your own umbrellas or rain ponchos. Because the tour visits a number of food establishments, you'll need to leave your pets at home/hotel.
Other Tips and Guidelines:
Bring extra cash for return fare after the tour, food and/or drink, and/or souvenirs and gifts for after the tour. Although not mandatory, gratuities to your tour guides are greatly appreciated if you have a good time on the tour. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%.
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48 HOURS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED FOR SATURDAYS ONLY. This tour does not include hotel pick ups or drop offs. Rates are per person in US Dollars. Child rate applies to ages 0 to 15. Please order online or call 888-881-3284 to order or for more information.
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