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River North Food Tour

Chicago, IL

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Experience the history, architecture and culture of River North while tasting delicious food on this River North Food Tour!
  • Tour provider is a recipient of a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence award
  • Enjoy 5 food tastings at various food establishments throughout the tour
  • Your knowledgeable guide will provide you with an insider's look into how the foods are prepared at ethnic eateries and trendy restaurants
  • This guided walking tour is perfect for native Chicagoans and tourists alike!
River North - Chicago, IL

April through October:
Fridays & Saturdays - 11:00 AM

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    Essential Information
    • This is a 3-hour walking tour at a casual pace
    • All food tastings are included in the price
    • Tour includes 5 different food tastings that will happily fill most stomachs
    • Children under the age of 5 are free, unless they are going to participate in the food tastings
    Approximately 3 hours.
    Experience Provider Info
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    Maximum Participants
    You will be accompanied by other tour participants, with a maximum of 8 per tour. For groups larger than 6 please contact Virgin Experience Gifts for pricing.
    This experience is only for those booked on the tour.
    Weather Dependent
    This food tour will run rain or shine. There will be no cancellations due to weather unless experience provider cancels the tour due to safety concerns.
    What To Wear
    Wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for weather and a fair amount of walking.

    For this experience, our partners are taking additional measures to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. They are limiting group sizes to 9 or fewer, and proper face coverings are required for all employees and guests during the extent of the tour. Food tastings will be conducted in less crowded areas, and social distancing will be enacted. There will be many opportunities to wash and sanitize your hands, and tour guides will be vigilant about helping guests avoid high contact areas. Our partners kindly ask that any guests who are not feeling well please reschedule their trip to a later date. These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

    How much walking is involved?
    This food tour is approximately 3 hours long. You will walk at a casual pace and stand in place for a few minutes at various attractions. The tour has a mix of sit-down tasting locations and locations where the tastings are done while standing outside the establishments.
    What should I wear?
    You will do a fair amount of walking on this tour. It's recommended to wear comfortable shoes and dress casual. 
    Will the tour finish at the same location?
    The tour will finish approximately 10 blocks from the starting location. The tour guide will gladly provide directions back to the meeting location or to other locations you are heading to after the tour. 
    Is this tour appropriate for children?
    Please gauge whether or not you think this tour is appropriate for your child. Children under the age of 5 are free, unless they're going to participate in the food tastings. You may bring a stroller on the tour, but it will have to remain outside, if the food establishment is busy.
    How much food will I eat on this tour?
    You will taste foods from 5 different specialty shops, ethnic eateries, and restaurants. Most people find it enough food for lunch. 
    What if I have dietary restrictions or food allergies?
    Our experience provider can accommodate vegetarians, but can not offer vegan or gluten-free substitutions as there isn't always a next-best option. Please notify Virgin Experience Gifts at the time of booking if you have any food allergies or restrictions.
    Is the tour wheelchair and stroller accessible?
    The tour route is wheelchair accessible. You may also bring a stroller on the tour, but it may have to remain outside if the food establishment is busy.
    Is this tour fun for locals?
    This tour is designed to take you to hidden gems only the neighborhood locals know about. Native Chicagoans take the tour to explore neighborhoods other than the ones they live in, and learn where to find the best culinary delights. 
    Are pets allowed on this tour?
    Pets are not allowed on this tour. Chicago law prohibits pets from entering an establishment that serves food or drink.
    Is gratuity included in the price of this tour?
    Gratuity for your guide is not included, but is appreciated if you enjoy this experience.

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