Private Food Tours
Looking for a unique Chicago culinary experience? We have Chicago private food tours for you! Go behind-the-scenes to hear the stories of restaurant owners, bar managers and industry experts all while eating and drinking your way through the neighborhood restaurant gems. Our Chicago private food tours are perfect for visitors, family reunions, alumni groups, mothers clubs, birthday parties, bachelorette parties, and bachelor parties. Or just get some friends together and organize a private tour!
Chicago Private Food Tour Options
LOOKING TO VISIT MULTIPLE NEIGHBORHOODS?
Upgrade your private food tour to add transportation via limo or bus and visit up to three neighborhoods on the same tour. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
How it works
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2-25 people: We keep our tours intimate to create unique experiences – this is a perfect group size! We take up to 25 guests for one tour guide.
25-90+ people: With multiple guides on staff, we are able to run multiple tours at the same time. Please email email@example.com or submit an inquiry via our website.
We offer private tours Monday-Friday with start times 11am-6pm and Sundays with start times 3pm-6pm. For private tours on Saturdays, please submit an inquiry or email firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.
Looking for a custom tour or neighborhood not currently offered? Want a taste of multiple neighborhoods at once? Please let us know what you’re looking for at what price point and we can put together a custom private tour for your group.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you accommodate large groups?
Yes. We host groups of all sizes. Talk with your Culinary Curator for details, group rates, and options for your size.
Do we pick the restaurants?
Well, you could, but then why come to us? We have the “tough” job of eating at all of Chicago’s awesome restaurants, finding those quirky characters, and building a culinary experience with story and purpose (that’s also delicious!) Trust us, that’s why you came here. Tell your curator about your team’s passions and preferences, and leave the rest to us.
What if I don't know my exact group size? Can I still book?
That’s okay! You can still book to reserve your date/time with an estimate and adjust later. Ask your curator for details on adjustments based on group size.
Why not choose a cheaper food tour?
We’re not actually a typically food tour. We’ve taken the chef’s prix fixe tasting menu to the next level – with each course served at a different restaurant and guests seated at tables inside! So, also ask yourself – why not choose a more expensive chef’s tasting menu at a single restaurant? We’re the best of both worlds, and our prices reflect that. If you’re looking for small bites on the sidewalk, then definitely go with a cheaper food tour. If you’re looking for something more, give us a try.
Is Alcohol Included?
Yes! or No! It’s your choice – we offer packages with and without alcoholic beverage pairings. We can do non-alcoholic beverages also by request.
What if my group has dietary restrictions?
No problem! We can accommodate for all dietary restrictions, just let us know before your event and you’re good to go.
Is this a full meal? How big are portion sizes?Yes. We have packages great for lunch and others perfect for dinner. Your curator can help you choose which package is most appropriate for your group.Our portions are full courses. While other food tour companies might serve you a quarter of a donut and consider that a “tasting”, we’ll serve you the full donut as one tasting.
Where do we meet?
It depends! After you book, your curator gets hard to work planning an awesome experience threading together partner restaurants, neighborhood landmarks, and quirky stories to fit your group, event date/time, and size. Once the curation is complete, we’ll let you know the meeting location that suits your itinerary.
Do we walk? Can you pick us up?
Yes and yes! Once you arrive in the neighborhood, you’ll walk about 1 to 1.5 miles total over the 3 hour event. If you need transportation to the neighborhood, we offer private transportation from your location to/from the event (ask your curator for pricing.) If you don’t want to walk at all, check out our multi-neighborhood packages. (Submit an inquiry for more info.)
Do I get an Itinerary in advance?
Do you have availability? How much does it cost?
Submit an inquiry to receive instant access to our event proposal with pricing, and a fast response from your curator about availability. The online calendar is for public tickets only. Private events have many more options and are available at any date and any time of your choosing.
Why Avital Tours?
Wondering what makes the Avital NYC Private Food Tours different from all other tours? Check out our About Us page for the answer!
We live and breathe by our Core Values:
- Breathe Curiosity
- Create Community
- Embrace Quirky
- Seize Ownership
- Build AWESOME Experiences
What's our Value?
- Our fun and knowledgeable guides
- Curation of the experience, relationships with high quality restaurants, and dish choice. We eat all of the bad food so you don’t have too – sigh, hard job
- Stories of the restaurant owners, chefs and neighborhood
- Facilitating interactions with the community
- Seamless logistics (tables are reserved, guests are seated and food arrives quickly)