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Private Tour All Ages Welcome Minimum 6 Guests

Private Chicago Food Tours!

Our happy clients include corporate meetings, gourmet clubs, active senior groups, family reunions, and community fundraisers. Whether it is a members-only tour or a custom event with our partners, we want to make you a hero to your group!

  • Book a private date for either our Global Street Foods or Saigon to Stockholm tours.
  • Reconfigure a tour to meet your specific group’s needs.
  • Arrange a wine tasting with a short tour and group dinner.
  • Sponsor a fundraising tour and we’ll donate 20% back to your organization.
  • Arrange a longer, more in-depth tour for a small group.

Food Use our popular menu or we’ll help you create your own.

Glass Wine, beer, or cocktail pairings available.

Gift We can help with VIP guests and gift bags.

Camera We can arrange photography to capture your experience.


  • For corporate and larger group events, give us 2 weeks’ notice and we can set up a tasting tour to meet your time, activity level, and budget.
  • If you’re the adventurous type, we’ll take your group of 6 or more on an extended version of one of our neighborhood tours, taking the time to stop at food markets and galleries and allowing you to explore the area to its fullest.
  • We will work with you on transportation, gift bags, and photography services if needed.
  • Please fill out the tour request form below with your details and we will be in touch to answer any questions you may have and to plan your custom tour!
Guide is wonderful

I booked a private tour for a team building event with colleagues. Phyllis went above and beyond to accomodate the needs of our group, including dietary restrictions and logistics. Clearly a ton of leg work went into both meeting the specific needs of my group and also the amount of original research that goes into the walking part of the tour. Food was excellent and we all enjoyed the experience.

– Francesco | TripAdvisor
Custom Group Tour

Phyllis did an outstanding job, I highly recommend this company! I hired her to do a customized tour for a special occasion and, wow, did she come through. She was incredibly easy to work with, extremely organized, and the price was right on target. Not only did she meticulously plan out the food stops, she provided thoughtful insight into the cuisine, the history of each particular area of the city, and knew the cultural relevance. 100% recommend any of her tours!

– Riki H. | TripAdvisor
Deep dive into Chicago Ethnic food

Phyllis is fantastic. She is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the food and neighborhood history. She accommodated our two large groups of 15 over two weekends. The stops along the tour are well curated, smoothly run, and quite diverse. 5 stars - do this tour!

– Enrico | TripAdvisor
By far the best food tour I’ve ever been on

I went on a custom tour of the Argyle and Andersonville neighborhoods and it was by far the best food tour I’ve ever been on (I’ve done lots). I could have eaten a full meal at each of the restaurants, they were each that good…I ended the tour well-fed and eager to visit both neighborhoods in Chicago again. If you are looking for a food tour of Chicago that is less about deep dish and hotdogs and more about local neighborhoods and the rich immigrant character of this beautiful city, I wouldn’t think you could find better than Chicago Foodways.

– Sarah T. | Google