• The World's Fare
    Food Tour

    "This definitely isn't just for tourists - even as a longtime Chicago resident
    I learned a lot of history and got to sample local establishments I hadn't
    been in before, but will definitely be returning to."

    orlando, usa (Trip advisor)

The World's Fare Food Tour

The World's Fare Food Tour

  • Authentic Chicago
  • City Segway Approved
  • Off the Beaten Path


Experience the World's Fare Chicago Food Tour.

Experience the culinary side of Chicago on this one-of-a-kind experience in one of Chicago's most hip neighborhoods, Wicker Park. Visit four popular restaurants enjoy mouth-watering food samplings and unique drinks from a wide range of ethnic origins that span across several continents.

This unique tour showcases the history of Chicago’s food scene dating back to the famous World’s Columbian Exposition and how it translates into the bustling melting pot of today. Take a moment to relax and revel in the comfort of Southern American BBQ as you taste the “Best BBQ in the USA,” adventure to Asia with a hearty exploration of Asian Fusion cuisine and finally jet over to Europe as we take you on a food and drink excursion. All food and drink tastings are included in the ticket price.

  • Approximately 2 hours
  • Food Tour
  • Normal
  • Evening
    • Local Tour Guide
    • Food Tastings
    • Drink Tastings
  • Adult + Alcohol $65.00
    Adult - No Alcohol $65.00
  • This food tour meets at Lillie's Q restaurant, located at 1856 W. North Ave.

    • On Foot (If already in Bucktown/Wicker Park area): Walk east on North Ave from the Damen Ave/Milwaukee Ave/ North Ave intersection, Lillie's Q is located on the north side of the street. We do not recommend walking from the Downtown/Michigan Ave area unless you know the Chicago area well and allow plenty of time to arrive before the experience is scheduled to begin.
    • By CTA "L" Train: Take the Blue line to the 'Damen' stop. Exit the above-ground station and continue walking north out of the station on Damen Ave. When you reach the 3-way intersection of Milwaukee Ave/North Ave/Damen Ave, cross through the intersection and turn right onto North Avenue. Continue walking 3 city blocks east on North Avenue to Lillie's Q at 1856 W. North Ave., located on the north side of the street. All CTA train rides are $2.25/person. Your food tour will begin on time, so please plan accordingly and view CTA schedules by visiting http://www.transitchicago.com for the latest updates.
    • By CTA Bus: North Ave Bus 72: Take the North Ave 72 Bus and exit at the North Ave/Wolcott intersection. Lillie's Q is on the northeast corner of the intersection located at 1856 W North Avenue. Damen Ave Bus 50: Take the Damen Ave 50 Bus and exit at the North Avenue & Damen Avenue intersection. Walk 3 blocks east on North Ave to Lillie's Q located at 1856 W. North Ave on the north side of the street.

     

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    • All participants must be at least 18 years of age to join this tour. Guests must be at least 21 or older to drink alcohol, no exceptions. 
    • Please arrive 15 minutes early. Your activity will start on time and you will not be entitled to a refund or rescheduling if you are late and miss the activity.
    • We are happy to provide substitutions for any vegetarian guests and those who do not drink alcohol. Please let us know the number of guests requiring vegetarian options in the comments section of the check out page.
    • Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate other food allergies on this tour. 
    • We encourage guests to consult the weather forecast and dress accordingly, as this tour does involve walking outdoors in-between locations. Please wear comfortable shoes.
    • All food and drink samples are included in your tour ticket.
  • Approximately 2 hours
  • Food Tour
  • Normal
  • Evening
    • Local Tour Guide
    • Food Tastings
    • Drink Tastings
  • Adult + Alcohol $65.00
    Adult - No Alcohol $65.00
  • This food tour meets at Lillie's Q restaurant, located at 1856 W. North Ave.

    • On Foot (If already in Bucktown/Wicker Park area): Walk east on North Ave from the Damen Ave/Milwaukee Ave/ North Ave intersection, Lillie's Q is located on the north side of the street. We do not recommend walking from the Downtown/Michigan Ave area unless you know the Chicago area well and allow plenty of time to arrive before the experience is scheduled to begin.
    • By CTA "L" Train: Take the Blue line to the 'Damen' stop. Exit the above-ground station and continue walking north out of the station on Damen Ave. When you reach the 3-way intersection of Milwaukee Ave/North Ave/Damen Ave, cross through the intersection and turn right onto North Avenue. Continue walking 3 city blocks east on North Avenue to Lillie's Q at 1856 W. North Ave., located on the north side of the street. All CTA train rides are $2.25/person. Your food tour will begin on time, so please plan accordingly and view CTA schedules by visiting http://www.transitchicago.com for the latest updates.
    • By CTA Bus: North Ave Bus 72: Take the North Ave 72 Bus and exit at the North Ave/Wolcott intersection. Lillie's Q is on the northeast corner of the intersection located at 1856 W North Avenue. Damen Ave Bus 50: Take the Damen Ave 50 Bus and exit at the North Avenue & Damen Avenue intersection. Walk 3 blocks east on North Ave to Lillie's Q located at 1856 W. North Ave on the north side of the street.

     

  • English
  • 12
    • All participants must be at least 18 years of age to join this tour. Guests must be at least 21 or older to drink alcohol, no exceptions. 
    • Please arrive 15 minutes early. Your activity will start on time and you will not be entitled to a refund or rescheduling if you are late and miss the activity.
    • We are happy to provide substitutions for any vegetarian guests and those who do not drink alcohol. Please let us know the number of guests requiring vegetarian options in the comments section of the check out page.
    • Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate other food allergies on this tour. 
    • We encourage guests to consult the weather forecast and dress accordingly, as this tour does involve walking outdoors in-between locations. Please wear comfortable shoes.
    • All food and drink samples are included in your tour ticket.
  • Approximately 2 hours
  • Food Tour
  • Normal
  • Evening
    • Local Tour Guide
    • Food Tastings
    • Drink Tastings
  • Adult + Alcohol $65.00
    Adult - No Alcohol $65.00
  • This food tour meets at Lillie's Q restaurant, located at 1856 W. North Ave.

    • On Foot (If already in Bucktown/Wicker Park area): Walk east on North Ave from the Damen Ave/Milwaukee Ave/ North Ave intersection, Lillie's Q is located on the north side of the street. We do not recommend walking from the Downtown/Michigan Ave area unless you know the Chicago area well and allow plenty of time to arrive before the experience is scheduled to begin.
    • By CTA "L" Train: Take the Blue line to the 'Damen' stop. Exit the above-ground station and continue walking north out of the station on Damen Ave. When you reach the 3-way intersection of Milwaukee Ave/North Ave/Damen Ave, cross through the intersection and turn right onto North Avenue. Continue walking 3 city blocks east on North Avenue to Lillie's Q at 1856 W. North Ave., located on the north side of the street. All CTA train rides are $2.25/person. Your food tour will begin on time, so please plan accordingly and view CTA schedules by visiting http://www.transitchicago.com for the latest updates.
    • By CTA Bus: North Ave Bus 72: Take the North Ave 72 Bus and exit at the North Ave/Wolcott intersection. Lillie's Q is on the northeast corner of the intersection located at 1856 W North Avenue. Damen Ave Bus 50: Take the Damen Ave 50 Bus and exit at the North Avenue & Damen Avenue intersection. Walk 3 blocks east on North Ave to Lillie's Q located at 1856 W. North Ave on the north side of the street.

     

  • English
  • 12
    • All participants must be at least 18 years of age to join this tour. Guests must be at least 21 or older to drink alcohol, no exceptions. 
    • Please arrive 15 minutes early. Your activity will start on time and you will not be entitled to a refund or rescheduling if you are late and miss the activity.
    • We are happy to provide substitutions for any vegetarian guests and those who do not drink alcohol. Please let us know the number of guests requiring vegetarian options in the comments section of the check out page.
    • Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate other food allergies on this tour. 
    • We encourage guests to consult the weather forecast and dress accordingly, as this tour does involve walking outdoors in-between locations. Please wear comfortable shoes.
    • All food and drink samples are included in your tour ticket.

Tour Highlights

  • Delicious food and drink tastings
  • Experience four local Chicago restaurants
  • Cuisine (subject to change) includes award-winning BBQ, Korean fusion, Chicago's only sustainable butcher/deli restaurant and bar, and authentic Argentinean food and wine.
  • Local tour guide to punctuate your time with historical anecdotes about Chicago's food scene 

 

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    This food tour meets at Lillie's Q restaurant, located at 1856 W. North Ave.

    • On Foot (If already in Bucktown/Wicker Park area): Walk east on North Ave from the Damen Ave/Milwaukee Ave/ North Ave intersection, Lillie's Q is located on the north side of the street. We do not recommend walking from the Downtown/Michigan Ave area unless you know the Chicago area well and allow plenty of time to arrive before the experience is scheduled to begin.
    • By CTA "L" Train: Take the Blue line to the 'Damen' stop. Exit the above-ground station and continue walking north out of the station on Damen Ave. When you reach the 3-way intersection of Milwaukee Ave/North Ave/Damen Ave, cross through the intersection and turn right onto North Avenue. Continue walking 3 city blocks east on North Avenue to Lillie's Q at 1856 W. North Ave., located on the north side of the street. All CTA train rides are $2.25/person. Your food tour will begin on time, so please plan accordingly and view CTA schedules by visiting http://www.transitchicago.com for the latest updates.
    • By CTA Bus: North Ave Bus 72: Take the North Ave 72 Bus and exit at the North Ave/Wolcott intersection. Lillie's Q is on the northeast corner of the intersection located at 1856 W North Avenue. Damen Ave Bus 50: Take the Damen Ave 50 Bus and exit at the North Avenue & Damen Avenue intersection. Walk 3 blocks east on North Ave to Lillie's Q located at 1856 W. North Ave on the north side of the street.
  • Expand/Collapse Can this tour accommodate vegetarians or food allergies?

    We are happy to provide substitutions for any vegetarian guests and those who do not drink alcohol. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate other food allergies on this tour.

    Please let us know the number of guests requiring vegetarian options in the comments section of the check out page.

  • Expand/Collapse Are there any age restrictions?

    For The World's Fare Food Tour, all participants must be at least 18 years of age. Guests must be at least 21 or older to drink alcohol, no exceptions. 

  • Expand/Collapse What's the closest Subway (L) station to the meeting point?

    Take the Blue line to the 'Damen' stop.

    Exit the above-ground station and continue walking north out of the station on Damen Ave. When you reach the 3-way intersection of Milwaukee Ave/North Ave/Damen Ave, cross through the intersection and turn right onto North Avenue. Continue walking 3 city blocks east on North Avenue to Lillie's Q at 1856 W. North Ave., located on the north side of the street. All CTA train rides are $2.25/person. Your food tour will begin on time, so please plan accordingly and view CTA schedules by visiting http://www.transitchicago.com for the latest updates.

  • Expand/Collapse How big will my group be?

    To ensure a personal experience, this tour is limited to 12 people. 

  • Expand/Collapse What time do I need to get there for my tour?

    Please arrive 15 minutes early. Your activity will start on time and you will not be entitled to a refund or rescheduling if you are late and miss the activity. If you're running late, please call (312) 932-0800 and we will do our best to assist you.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We are happy to offer full refunds for this tour if the reservation is cancelled more than 48 hours (2 days) before the scheduled tour. We do not offer refunds for any reason once we are within the 48 hours of the scheduled tour.

  • Expand/Collapse Are the tours cancelled if it rains?

    This tour runs rain or shine.

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