We start with a very popular Chicago dish: the Chicago-style hot dog - which is taken very seriously by locals. Every Chicagoan has their own preference as to how the dog should be made, and you’ll get a chance to try my favorite version. Next up is the world-famous Chicago deep-dish pizza - an entire meal unto itself. I'll take you to a pizza place that’s an icon to Chicago natives to try the real deal for yourself. After you’ve filled up on pizza and hot dogs, we’ll stroll through two classic Chicago establishments. One is a uniquely Midwest phenomenon that is a sight to behold. The other stop is a restaurant born in Chicago and recognized by nearly everyone on earth - but this one is something special. We’ll then continue our tasting journey with a classic Chicago sandwich: Italian beef. You’ll sample this sandwich in a real city institution — no-frills decor included! Finally, it’s time for something sweet inside a truly local hangout. Here, you’ll enjoy a dessert, relax, and purchase a beverage of your choice.
Living in Chicago, we have a deep love and appreciation for classic Chicago food. Sharing our city and its food (world-famous and locally-famous alike) with everyone is a passion of Urban Adventures! The Chicago team is very excited to be part of Urban Adventures, a worldwide network of tour hubs, and working with AirBnB to bring you the local side of Chicago. All of our tours focus on community experiences and seeing Chicago through the eyes of a local. Whichever Urban Adventures tour you choose to take, you can be sure that you'll receive personal attention from a real, Chicago local and a unique experience that you'll never forget! Join us!
Chicago-style hot dog, deep dish pizza, Italian beef sandwich, and dessert (some servings may be split).
The tour take place in the River North neighborhood. We'll go to our favorite places for a Chicago-style hot dog, deep dish pizza, and Italian beef. We'll also walk though and talk about the significance of 2 other iconic Chicago staple restaurants. Finally, we'll head for dessert!
This tour runs rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather. Personal shopping, additional food and drinks, and gratuity are not included.