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Quick Details

Hour Glass  Duration: Three hours

Map Marker  Stops: Five different tasting locations

Food  Tastings: All food included. Enough food for lunch. Vegetarian friendly. Call for other dietary restrictions.


Enjoy the luxury and opulence of the Magnificent Mile and Gold Coast on this three-hour culinary tour through the historically affluent River North neighborhood.

Bon voyage!


This three-hour walking tour includes five tastings at different establishments (subject to change). Private tour tasting locations may vary from the ones listed below.

  • The Doughnut Vault (est. 2011): Food & Wine Magazine named it the best doughnut in America in 2012.
  • Lou Malnati’s (est. 1971):  Rudy Malnati is generally considered to be the inventor of Chicago deep-dish pizza.
  • Xoco (est. 2009): Top Chef Masters winner Rick Bayless is one of the best know chefs for Mexican cuisine in America.
  • Iberico (est. 1992): Serving you the most authentic tapas and regional specialties from all across Spain
  • Portillos (est. 2014): The most iconic place in the city to get the classic Chicago Hot Dog or their famous Cake Shake!
  • Fabcakes Bakery (est. 2012): Delicious pastries inspired by the seasons

Your informative guide points out examples of historic architecture and beautiful public spaces that help make the River North neighborhood one of Chicago’s most notable. Whether you are a native Chicagoan or a visitor in town for just a few days, you’re sure to delight in a River North food tour!

Private River North Food Tour

Want to make our delicious and fun River North food tour a private event? Contact us! We specialize in curating the best private culinary experiences.

  • Chevron down Meeting Location
  • Please meet the tour guide 15 minutes early. We meet in front of the main entrance to The Merchandise Mart (222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654). Look for the statues that look like giant Pez dispensers (Merchandise Mart Hall of Fame). They are located along the Chicago River.

  • Chevron down What's Not Included?
    • All food tastings are included.
    • Feel free to bring a bottled beverage, and some establishments will provide water.
  • Chevron down Activity-Specific Policies
  • Please review the seller’s policies for this activity. Once tickets are purchased, these are binding.

    • Non-refundable, cannot be rescheduled
      Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled. Your space is being guaranteed at the event.
    • Activity takes place rain or shine
      The activity runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders may reschedule to another time (subject to availability).