Best Chicago food tours for the family

Chicago may be known for its architecture, music and sports, but a true Chicagoan knows that the best part of the Windy City is the food. So why not indulge in a little bit of everything? Create lasting (and delicious) family memories by taking a food tour, and lucky for our bellies, there’s no shortage of options.

Chicago Underground Donut Tour

Duration: 2 hours

Price: $30/adult; $15/children (ages 10 and under)

What could be a sweeter experience than the famed Underground Donut Tour? Guests can sample signature doughnuts from the French Market, Do-Rite Donuts, Firecakes and Stans. We don’t want to give away all the secrets, but expect to feast on doughnuts straight from the fryer in flavors that may include Rock Star (pop rocks and strawberry sauce), Goomba (crushed canoli) and Tahitian Vanilla Glazed.

Chinatown Adventure Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours

Price: $75/adult; $40/children (ages 12 and under)

Enjoy seated dining at five restaurants and bakeries while navigating Chicago’s historic Chinatown neighborhood. Go behind-the-scenes in the heart of one of Chicago’s most iconic food communities, and feast on Dim Sum, Hot Pot, and more. Discover cultural landmarks – like Ping Tom Memorial Park and the Pui Tak Building – along the way.

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Original Chicago Pizza Tour

Duration: 3.5 hours

Price: $60/adult; $36 children (12 and under)

Whether you like your pizza Chicago-style or thin crust, the Original Chicago Pizza Tour doesn’t discriminate. With 10 stops at Chicago’s most iconic pizzerias, guests will explore neighborhood favorites by bus. Stops include Coalfire, Chicago’s original coal oven pizzeria, Lou Malnati’s, the most significant name in deep dish pizza, and Bacinos, known for its stuffed pizza. No matter how you slice it, this tour offers something for every pizza lover.

Sweet Chicago Dessert Walk

Duration: 90 minutes

Price: $60/adults and children (children ages 5 and under are free)

Discover the sweetest spots in Chicago as you make your way down the Magnificent Mile and into the Gold Coast. Locations range from well-known spots, like Ghirardelli Chocolate Company and Candyality to more boutique sweet shops like Moonshine Chocolate. This tour is a sweet lover’s dream, as participants can indulge in fresh-baked pastries, specialty cupcakes, artisan candy and more. And it can all be washed down with Chicago’s finest hot drinking chocolate.

Taste of Chicago Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours

Price: $59.50/adult; $29.50/children (ages 12 and under)

Break out the stretchy pants! This 6-stop tour is one for the books, as families will sample all of the signature foods Chicago has to offer. From deep dish pizza and Chicago-style popcorn to a traditional Italian beef sandwich and the famous Fannie May Chocolates, no one will leave hungry. What’s  more, this tour also gives guests a taste of history, as it ends at The Berghoff, the oldest family-run establishment in Chicago.

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