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Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Explore Chicago's Chinese food scene on this walking tour in the Chinatown district. With a guide, learn about the cuisine of different regions of China and how Chinese culture has influenced Chicago and other areas. Enjoy included tastings from restaurants and other food venues in Chinatown—a great way to start a night out in the city.
  • Chinatown food walking tour in Chicago
  • Sample a variety of regional dishes from China with a guide
  • Try dumplings, duck, and more
  • All food and drink tastings included
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Departure Point

2216 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60616, USA

Departure Time

4:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour starts at the Chinatown Gate in Chicago, where you meet your guide and begin your food exploration with dim sum dumplings. Then continue with a sample from the Xi'an region, perhaps a spicy meat sandwich, before walking through Chinatown Square, passing by markets and souvenir shops.

Stop for a bite of Beijing-style duck, try a Szechuan hot pot, and enjoy a custard tart from the oldest bakery in the neighborhood. Then end your tastings with traditional Chinese tea. All within a few blocks, you'll have experienced foods from different regions of China. Your tour concludes back at the starting point.
Itinerary
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Chicago Chinatown
Highlights of your tour include: Wentworth Avenue, the main artery of Chicago’s Chinatown district, and home to some of the most popular shopping and dining in the area. Cantonese cuisine comes from the southeastern region of Guangdong, formerly known as Canton. The Cantonese were some of the first Chinese to emigrate to the United States and their influence is seen in most American Chinese restaurants today. Dim sum is a traditional Cantonese appetizer, served in small bite-sized portions in steamer baskets. When paired with tea, dim sum makes for a complete Chinese brunch. Chinese tea, the other component of a dim sum brunch, is world-famous. China has been growing tea leaves for centuries and has a rich tradition of refined tea flavors. Portuguese-Chinese bakery treats come from the Portuguese Macau territory of China, and combine traditional and colonial flavors. Xi’an cuisine comes from the northwestern city of Xi’an, one of China’s ancient dynastic capitals. It is rare in the United States, a special delicacy in Chicago’s Chinatown. Lao Sze Chuan is one of the most popular Chinese restaurants in the United States, opened by celebrity chef Tony Hu, who is lovingly regarded as the unofficial mayor of Chicago’s Chinatown. Sichuan chicken is made with famous Sichuan chili peppers, which are popular in dishes from every region of China. Chinatown Square is a two-story outdoor mall in the center of Chicago’s Chinatown, packed with popular shopping and dining. Mongolian hot pot centers on a large cauldron of broth placed in the center of the table. Once the broth comes to a boil guests dip thinly sliced meats and vegetables in the broth then pair with dipping sauce for a truly unique culinary experience.
Duration: 3 hours 
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bobby's Bike Hike

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  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "Take the water taxi there for a great experience as well." See review

Reviews

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Great China Town Experience
steve8288
, Sep 2019
Our guide, Eric. Was great. He knew a great deal about the Chinese immigration to the United States. Food was very varied. Plan to use other viator recommended tours.
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Chinatown food walking tour
banker14223
, Aug 2018
Erica was our tour guide and she was very knowledgeable and friendly and bubbly and the food was good and we had a really good time and we made new friends
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This was very good and a great way...
Barbara M
, May 2018
This was very good and a great way to sample some very different flavors of China. Take the water taxi there for a great experience as well.
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Our tour guide JJ was fun and very...
Jane B
, Aug 2017
Our tour guide JJ was fun and very knowledgeable about Chinese food and Chicago's Chinatown. She took us to restaurants that had different types of Chinese food. We did enjoy the variety of foods. We were able to souvenir shop at one of the stores during the tour. I got an inexpensive necklace with Chinese writing to remember our fun. JJ took our photo with our Chinese zodiac sign in the square. We went back to a few places after the tour to shop.
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