Come enjoy the luxury and opulence of the Magnificent Mile and Gold Coast on a River North Food Tour, a tour through the historically affluent River North neighborhood. This 3-hour walking tour offers a look into the history and culture of the neighborhood in between each of your 5 food tastings.
While our stops are subject to change, we usually stop to taste at five of the following food places:
- The Doughnut Vault (est. 2011) Food & Wine Magazine named it the best doughnut in America in 2012
- Lou Malnati's (est. 1971) Rudy Malnati is generally considered to be the inventor of Chicago deep-dish pizza
- Xoco (est. 2009) Top Chef Masters winner Rick Bayless is one of the best know chefs for Mexican cuisine in America
- Iberico (est. 1992) Serving you the most authentic tapas and regional specialties from all across Spain.
- Al's Beef (est. 1938) Founder Al Ferrari invented the sandwich in Chicago's Little Italy back in 1938
- Fabcakes Bakery (est. 2012) Delicious pastries inspired by the seasons
Your informative guide will point out examples of historic architecture and beautiful public spaces that help make the River North neighborhood one of Chicago's most notable. Whether you are a native Chicagoan or a visitor in town for just a few days, you're sure to delight in a River North Food Tour!
About Sidewalk Tours...
The story behind Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago goes back three years. Two friends with a deep love of food, history and the city of Chicago found themselves constantly taking friends and family on private walking tours. One day a friend of theirs said, "You guys always give us such informative and delicious food tours. You should start a food tour company, so other people will be able to enjoy your tours as much as we do." And the rest, as they say, is history. Our goal is to provide exceptional walking food tours of Chicago, so people will revisit these neighborhoods with confidence and enjoy the array of cultural options they have to offer. We're self-proclaimed foodies. We've made it our mission to eat our way through Chicago, doing a lot of delicious research (and some not so appetizing) to bring you the best food options Chicago has to offer. There is no better way to learn about the history and culture of a neighborhood than to eat its food. The food, and the people who prepare it, tell a story about the neighborhood. Tease your taste buds and join us in the River North and Wicker Park neighborhoods. We will eat foods from decades-old establishments, which have stood the test of time, as well as newer places with award-winning chefs. Join us on a real foodie adventure as we eat our way through these delicious neighborhoods and uncover the off-the-beaten-path food spots of Chicago. Bon voyage!