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See a different side of Chicago during this 3-hour deep dive into the thriving food scene of Naperville, a city just outside of downtown. If you’re looking for an opportunity to experience great food and see the “real” Chicago away from the tourist hubs, this is a perfect choice.

Start your trip at the meeting location shared by the trip organizer in the late morning. Don’t worry about driving or dealing with cars if you don’t want to: the tour starts within walking distance of the Naperville commuter train station. Make sure you’ve got an empty stomach, as you’re about to begin your exploration of this Chicago suburb’s unique food scene and fascinating history.

Travel to six different eateries and food-themed businesses, learning fun anecdotes and trivia along the way. Visit the one-time drinking stop of football legend John Madden, learn more about the “Snugg,” discover the health benefits of chocolate and find out who first made the “Davenport,” plus much more. It’s the great way to expand your mind, and your stomach, all in one great trip.
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Naperville Bites and Sites Food Tours
Chicago Union Station
Overview
Get a taste for what life is like for Chicago locals during this 3-hour off-the-beaten path food tour of the Windy City suburb of Naperville. Skip the tourist spots and eat like a true Chicagoan as you try 6 family-run restaurants in this charming city just outside downtown. As you chow down you’ll discover hidden outdoor art and learn fun facts about this historic Chicago area. A guide and all food tastings are included.
Highlights
  • Expand your mind, and stomach, on a food tour of the Chicago suburb of Naperville
  • Eat like a true Chicagoan during visits to 6 local eateries and food shops
  • See a different side of Chicago away from the usual tourist spots
  • Enjoy access to a tour within walking distance of the commuter train station
  • Learn fun trivia and history about Naperville
  • Great way to get off-the-beaten path while visiting Chicago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
History Lesson with Food!

A fun time for brain and body. We enjoyed learning about the history of Naperville and how this charming community is still moving forward with community pride. All while tasting a fabulous variety of great food...so much that we were all stuffed at the end...More

Thank LeeAnne W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Naperville Bites and Sites Tour

Naperville Bites and Sites Tour offers a great way to see downtown Naperville, learn about its history and culture and sample great food from local restaurants and specialty shops. Mike is an enthusiastic, personable and knowledgeable guide. He provides insights into how Naperville grew and...More

1  Thank graystone6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lots to see in Naperville

Even though we were walking outside during the heat of the day, we learned a lot about this charming town. We had some good food/tea samples which fueled us on the tour. It was good.

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 9 July 2018
Great for Groups!

Planned a tour for my active adult group. Everyone had a fantastic time eating their way through Naperville. They learned great Naperville history and enjoyed the many restaurant stops along the way. Thanks for a job well done Mike & Jean! Highly suggested tour!

Thank MarciG2001
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile
Great walking (and eating and learning!) Tour

It's always fun to find different things to do, whether in a new town or in your "backyard." Naperville Bites and Sites provides a different view and perspective of an already cool town, while educating about little known (but familiar) historical facts, and highlighting "mom...More

1  Thank Steve B
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