Chicago Food Planet Food Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  2,007 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 32 94 0 = 94 100% 5.0
Last 6 months 137 371 0 = 371 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 759 2,011 4 = 2,007 100% 4.8
All 6,347 16,776 73 = 16,703 99% 4.8
Ratings by Activity
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Gold Coast & Old Town Food Tour 938 99% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Bucktown & Wicker Park Food Tour 772 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Chinatown Food Tour 297 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Sort Ascending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Highly recommend this tour- fun and interesting
Fri, Sep 28, 07   11:00 AM AlanWasserma Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I loved the tour. Nickie was our guide and she was great- personable and very knowledgeable. We sampled and were taken to a variety of local businesses- pizza, chocolate, cheese, spices, deli, teas... Also saw some unusual architecture, beautiful homes and a quaint part of Chicago. The tour was more than three hours and the time flew by.
Rating: 4
Chicago Fun
Fri, Sep 28, 07   11:00 AM gailroberson Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Enjoyed the tour, Nikki was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and fun. I do reccommend the tour. I did think we would have a little more eating.
Rating: 2
Less than satisfying
Sat, Sep 29, 07   11:00 AM dwdepew Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
While the guide was enthusiastic, she was only in her 4th week as a guide. The tour started with Ghiradelli chocolate (available anywhere), went on to latkes (which were greasy), then to a tea store (one of the interesting stops), proceeded to a spice store and an oil/vinegar establishment (both very interesting, but no food), moved onto a catering establishment (cheese tasting), then to a fudge shop (mediocre), then a pizza parlor (in Chicago, but not Chicago pizza--when asked why, the guide responded that no native Chicagoan really eats Chicago deep dish pizza--good thing she didn't tell that to the other patrons in the restaurant who were enjoying what looked to be FANTASTIC deep dish pizza), and finally to another chocolate shop. Way too much chocolate, nothing particularly 'Chicago' about any of the stops, and although the guide had some suggestions about alternate entertainment options, as well as some interesting knowledge about the route through the various neighborhoods, there was a good deal of walking between many of the locations. The tour ended up at least 4 miles away from the start and the participants had to walk, take public transportation, or a taxi back to wherever. The big problem, however, was that there was nothing particularly 'Chicago' about the tour; I would not recommend this tour to anyone seeking authentic Chicago cuisine. Although my wife believes that I am being a bit harsh in my judgment, even she agrees that the lack of 'Chicago' character to the tour was a distinct problem.
Rating: 5
Great Tour!
Sat, Sep 29, 07   11:30 AM caryncaryn Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Really enjoyed this tour! Got to see neighborhoods in Chicago that I would not have seen on my own. Tour guide (Shane) was informative and entertaining!
Rating: 5
Great way to get in some exercise and taste Chicag
Sat, Sep 29, 07   11:30 AM peggyfoley Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
My daughter and I spent the whole day learning about Chicago and it's neighborhoods, tasting foods we may never have stopped to try. We had a great time, would highly recommend it for the locals and your out of town visitors. Our tour guide Shane was knowledgeable and entertaining! It couldn't have been a better day! I would highly recomend it!!
Rating: 5
Chicago Walking Food Tour Rocks!
Sat, Sep 29, 07   11:30 AM ndburden Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
The Food Tasting and Cultural Tour was awesome! Our tour guide was fantastic! We truly enjoyed ourselves! I am trying to get a larger group of friends to take the tasting tour again! If you have the opportunity to go on this tour, take advantage of it! Great food, unique information, cultural history, and great exercise!!
Rating: 5
Highly Enjoyable!
Sun, Sep 30, 07   1:00 PM cblayney Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Nicki, out tour guide was very outgoing and well informed. We were a little surprised at first that the focus was not on eating, we showed up hungry! But it all balanced out in the long run and we really enjoyed all the stops we made and the things we learned about the city. I would suggest extending the tour time and allowing people 10 minutes in the spice, tea and oil shops to make purchases. We were lucky in that we found a taxi right away and called the shops to make sure they were still open. The oil shop was closed, but stayed open for us when we told them we were with the tour. Thanks for a lovely afternoon!
Rating: 4
Fabulous idea, but needs some tweaking
Sun, Sep 30, 07   1:00 PM dwwomack Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
THINGS I LIKED ABOUT IT: The price was reasonable, the distance walked was about right, and the duration of the trip was good. The concept is wonderful; eating and then walking to another place to do some more eating. The guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The meeting place was perfect: near a nationally recognized landmark, in front of a chocolate store (how great is that?). The neighborhood history and the various building architecture styles that were pointed out were excellent. SUGGESTED IMPROVEMENTS: 1) DELI - We got a cooling, rather greasy potato pancake with no sour cream or apple sauce for dip. I suggest something more exciting at this, the first stop. Say, a pastrami and cream cheese roll with chopped green onions. 2) TEA - Here, I would like to see 3 or 4 small samples of different kinds of tea, rather than one large cup. Most didn't finish it; they dumped it out along the way. 3) CHEESE - There was one cheese stop; everyone loves cheese. Maybe expand upon this. 4) CHOCOLATE - Now, make no mistake; I love chocolate. But we had 3 chocolate stops, plus we started out with chocolate (at Ghirardelli's). That's too much chocolate (I didn't think I'd ever say that!), especially for those who may not share my love. 5) SPICES AND OILS STOP - Great! Keep these. 6) REALLY WEIRD STUFF - I suggest a stop that only the most adventuresome would like: Spicy Indian, or raw fish, or killer hot sauce, or black eel soup, or pig's-blood-cake, or something comparably nasty. It'd give the tour a full range and a point of base comparison. These criticisms are intended to be constructive--I've already recommended the tour to my daughter.
Rating: 5
Loooved your stores selection
Sun, Sep 30, 07   1:00 PM kocicka Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We loved the Spice store and Old town oil company. We went back and shopped there. I doubt that I would find these stores on my own. I plan to continue shop with them on line as the quality of their product is astonishing. Our guide was very personable and fun. We also liked the fact that she provided information about the individual neighborhoods not just the stores/foods that were on the agenda. Just right amount of food tasting, definitely did not go hungry, ended up the tour full but not stuffed.
Rating: 5
Great Culture Lesson
Sun, Sep 30, 07   1:00 PM williehill Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My fiance and I enjoyed the tour very much. It was not only fun, but gave me a good history of some of the neighborhoods of Chicago. This was my first time to Chicago, and I learned a lot about the culture of Chicago life past and present. (The food was good too...especially the spinach pizza at Bacinos!) Our tour guide, Nikki, was very well informed, and fun. I would enthusiastically recommend this tour to anyone visiting Chicago.
Rating: 5
Best Tour...
Tue, Oct 2, 07   11:00 AM lesliemlong Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The tour was great...Much more interesting than you would first think...Covers a lot of residential areas that you would not ordinarily venture to...All the tasting spots are awesome and are worth returning to...Overall, I highly recommend taking this tour...It is worth the time and money ...
Rating: 4
Enthusiastic leader in Tad...he was great and fun.
Fri, Oct 5, 07   11:30 AM Sandra48 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We did enjoy the tour on a lovely day. One shop owner was somewhat brusque with me when I purchased some small items, the Spice Shop in fact. Otherwise, the rest of the shops were fun and the food excellant. Really a fun walk, one I would recommend.
Rating: 5
Excellent Tour
Fri, Oct 5, 07   11:30 AM godrwings Female 50-59 Local Other
The tour was everything I had hoped it would be, our guide was very friendly and knowledgable. Each stop was great with more than enough samples of food. It was very interesting hearing of the different places and also the architecture and different sites along the way. I would highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Unique and enjoyable experience
Sat, Oct 6, 07   11:00 AM tluter Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My daughter and both I enjoy cooking (and eating) and we were looking for something different to do while in Chicago for the weekend. This tour fit the bill perfectly. Our tour guide, Nicki, was enthusiastic, friendly and very knowledgable. We enjoyed the variety of different shops and restaurants and seeing neighborhoods that we hadn't seen on previous trips to Chicago. Nicki kept the tour moving at a nice pace, but we never felt like we were rushed through any of the stops. We went back to several of the shops, after the tour, to purchase the items we had sampled and are looking forward to trying them out at home. A friend of mine was also on the tour with us and the 3 of us couldn't stop talking about how much we enjoyed the day. I would highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Great Time
Sat, Oct 6, 07   11:30 AM juiceon Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I really liked the Taste and Walk. It took me to areas that I would have never seen before. The guide was very informative and had great people skills, she made the walk very enjoyable. I will definately tell people to do this Taste and Walk.