Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour
Few neighborhoods in America combine such delicious cuisine with such fascinating history as Chicago’s Chinatown. Join Bobby’s Bike Hike, America’s longest running city bicycle tour company, whose walking tours have been recognized nationally by National Geographic, USA Today, and Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, for an afternoon of interesting beats and scrumptious eats through Chinatown. On this 2.5-hour walking tour, you’ll see the bustling Chinatown Square, then get to sampling some of the richest cuisine around, including Cantonese dim sum and tea, Portuguese-Chinese bakery treats, Szechuan chicken, and Mongolian hot pot, all the while learning about the history of how these foods and cultures arrived in Chicago. This is a totally unique culinary tour experience, and not to be missed!
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What's included :
- All food and drink samples
- Local guide
What's excluded :
- Gratuity for guide (15-20% suggested, Venmo and PayPal available)
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Chicago Chinatown, 318 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616-1916
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
Departure Point :2216 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60616, USA
Departure Time :4:00 PM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
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- 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 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
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
- 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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- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.