Chicago is a food-lover's dream, as there’s no shortage of great dining experiences to satisfy any palate. From Chicago-style hot dogs and deep-dish pizza to diverse cuisine from around the world, here are a few ways to make the most of your visit.
It should come as no surprise that you’ll have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to pizza in Chicago. Walking and bus tours highlight the city’s unique take on deep-dish, coal-fired, and other styles, and you can even take a cooking class to learn how to make Chicago’s most popular dish yourself.
Dining at the Skydeck
Enjoy VIP after-hours access to the Skydeck at the Willis Tower, one of the tallest buildings in the Western Hemisphere. Dine on a three-course meal featuring Chicago-style deep-dish pizza with your choice of toppings while taking in incredible views of the city from the 103rd floor. Breakfast and lunch options are also available, with each experience lasting about two hours.
Cruise Lake Michigan on a luxury yacht while enjoying a gourmet three-course meal and amazing views of the Chicago skyline. Departing from Navy Pier, cruises last about three hours. On summer Wednesdays and Saturdays, upgrades are available to include the fireworks show over Navy Pier.
Neighborhood Food Walking Tours
There’s no better way to get to know the unique ethnic flavors of Chicago’s neighborhoods than a food walking tour. Sample Vietnamese cuisine in Argyle, Scandinavian in Andersonville, or Polish in West Town. Learn about Chicago history over pizza in the Gold Coast, German fare downtown, or a Chicago-style hot dog in Wrigleyville.