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Chicago Food Planet – Signature Food Tour at Navy Pier

Navy Pier brings the rich diversity and culinary traditions of Chicago’s neighborhoods under the roof of one unique location. From Chinatown to River Streeterville to Wicker Park and everywhere in between, Chicago Food Planet‘s Signature Food Tour at Navy Pier offers guests a variety of authentic Chicago food in one of Chicago’s most treasured landmarks.

Chicago Food Planet tours of Navy Pier

On this two-hour experience, your expert tour guide (aka Food Ambassador) will give you a look into Navy Pier’s surprising history and impact on Chicago, showcase the best food at Navy Pier and help you enjoy Chicago’s extraordinary skyline views. As professional local food experts, Chicago Food Planet guides know the best spots throughout the neighborhoods and have outstanding food spots picked out for you at Navy Pier too. Join us on an experience today!

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What to Expect

When arriving at Navy Pier for your Signature Food Tour, look out for your tour guide who will greet you at Chicago Food Planet’s retail kiosk, just inside the main entrance of the Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion (located directly between Giordano’s and Bubba Gump Shrimp). Then, prepare to experience Navy Pier, an iconic city landmark, as you take in skyline views and historical anecdotes while tasting mouthwatering foods.

Giordano’s Pizzeria

The recipe for Giordano’s now-famous stuffed pizza is one that started over 200 years ago in a small, northern Italian town near Torino, Italy. This pizza pie is now a tradition.

On the menu: Giordano’s Stuffed Pizza

America’s Dog & Burger

A dream come true for over 3 generations of this family-owned restaurant that celebrates America’s passion for the Great American Road Trip and Chicago.

On the menu: Chicago Style Hot Dog

Brown Sugar Bakery at Navy Pier

Brown Sugar Bakery

Opened by Stephanie Hart in 2004 and from then on she has developed a strong fan base for her delicious sweets and in 2013 she was awarded America’s Best Bakery on Steve Harvey.

On the menu: Caramel Cupcake

Tiny Tavern

For more than sixteen years, the flagship location, Tiny Lounge, has functioned as both a destination location and a neighborhood fixture.

On the menu: Cheese Curds

Garrett Popcorn

Savor the popcorn recipes that were born out of a family competition and carried over from the Garrett’s Milwaukee home to their first Chicago shop in 1949.

On the menu: Garrett’s Mix (Caramel & Cheddar)

Beer Tastings (Optional)

On the menu: Varies

Signature Food Tour Details

  • Departs several times each day. Check calendar or email for additional availability.
  • Suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Tours are wheelchair accessible.
  • Experiences happen rain, shine or snow.
  • Restrooms during the experience.
  • Vegetarian substitutions are available. Notify Chicago Food Planet of SERIOUS allergies or aversions.
  • Small groups of no more than 12 guests per guide.

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Tickets for the Signature Food Tour at Navy Pier are available on-site at the Chicago Food Planet Retail Kiosk, or online. Visit chicagofoodplanet.com for pricing and available tour times. 

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