One of the best ways to get to know a location is by tasting the local food. Sidewalk of Chicago's 3-hour Food and History walking tours unlock the city's most interesting neighborhoods by exploring their culinary delights. We sample delicious food tastings at amazing specialty food stores, ethnic eateries, well-known food purveyors and off-the-radar establishments – at the end of our tours, you will be able to use your newfound culinary perspectives and put the neighborhood and the city into a new, exciting context.
Along the way, our expert local guides provide an entertaining insider's view into the culture, history and architecture that define Chicago, tying it together with the wonderful tastings we enjoy. Tours are leisurely paced and suitable for all age groups and fitness levels. So eat as the locals eat, and see what the locals see – join us on one of Sidewalk of Chicago's food-tasting tours.
Start time: 11am (Fridays and Saturdays)
Meeting location: 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza (outside in front of the Main entrance to The Merchandise Mart, you will see the Chicago River and large statues)
Included: All 5 food stops (enough for lunch) and a discussion of the history, culture, architecture and food scene of the neighborhood. Water is included as some of the stops. You may purchase an alcoholic drink at some of the stops.
Looking forward to taking you on a delicious, informative and fun food tour of Chicago's River North neighborhood.