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Chicago food tour - is it worth it?

pâté chinois | Jun 10, 200809:37 AM

Hi there,

still planning our July trip to Chicago and I found this on the internet... can anyone on this board tell me what the tour is like? For $40, I'd really like it to be worthwhile. It seems like a good way to get acquainted with the city...

Looking forward to seeing what you have to say about it!


Link: http://www.chicagofoodplanet.com/html...

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Near North Food Tasting
and Cultural Walking Tour
Our guided, narrated Near North Food Tour visits 8 food tasting locations in the historic, delicious Gold Coast, Old Town, and Lincoln Park neighborhoods. All food tastings, enough for lunch, are included in the ticket price.

Delicious food specialties are served on the Near North Food Tour from:

An award-winning Italian stuffed pizzeria (est. 1978)
America’s top spice and herb specialty shop (est. 1957)
A fudge and confectioner specialty store (est. 1963)
A gourmet foods store and cheese shop (est. 1977)
An authentic Middle Eastern-Jewish deli (est. 1975)
An aged balsamic vinegar and olive oil specialty store (est. 2007)
A high-end specialty loose tea and tisanes merchant (est. 1978)
A gourmet chocolate lounge (est. 2005)
Tour Information
When: 7 days a week, April - December
Check current schedule and buy tickets online
Time: Tours start daily at 11 am to early afternoon
How long: Approximately 3.25 hours
How much: $40 per adult ticket (plus $2 ticketing fee)
What’s included: All the food tastings, enough for lunch
Who: All age groups and fitness levels
Capacity: 16 people per tour
What to wear: Comfortable clothing and shoes
Weather conditions: Tour takes place rain or shine
Where: Meets near Michigan Ave and Lake Michigan in Gold Coast
(Exact meeting location information provided with ticket purchase)

Tour Includes
Our "Foods of Chicago Neighborhoods Guide" with Store Tasting Coupons
All food tastings; enough for lunch for most participants
Insight on local entertainment, diverse boutiques, and restaurant "finds"
Historical, architectural, and cultural commentary
Pollution free, self-propelled, "Green" walking tour
Fun, qualified, and respectful tour leaders

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