Chocolate Tour of Chicago

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  • Duration

    - 2 hours (approx.)
  • Magnificent Mile

  • Capacity

    - 20 persons per guide
  • All food is included
  • Dress

    - It's a walking tour, so dress comfortably!
  • Departs


    In front of the Wrigley Building Saturday & Sunday @ 12pm
  • Meeting Location


    The Wrigley Building, 400 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago 60611
  • Final Destination


    More Cupcakes, 1 E Delaware Pl

Description

The Chocolate Tour of Chicago

Come join your expert tour guide for a delightful stroll through some of the Chicago's most decadent dessert boutiques and chocolatiers along the Magnificent Mile on the Chocolate Tour of Chicago! The chocolate industry is a steadily growing, $50 billion-a-year worldwide business! Chocolate is made from cocoa beans, the dried and partially fermented seeds of the cacao tree. Roughly two-thirds of the entire world's cocoa is produced in West Africa, with 43% sourced from Ivory Coast. The earliest evidence of use traces to the Mokaya (Mexico and Guatemala), with evidence of chocolate beverages dating back to 1900 BC. From ancient aztec recipes to post modern takes on the dark stuff, from a World's Fair winning praline to gold infused valrhona cupcakes, The Chocolate Tour of Chicago will take you to chocolate paradise and beyond...chocoholics everywhere will love this tour!

    Chocolate Tour of Chicago Itinerary

    • Chicago Chocolatiers Each tour visits the best Chicago chocolatiers, with tastings and specials at each. We can't tell you which ones we visit until the day of the tour, but they're all great! (Trust us, we've done our research...)
    • Chocolate History Where does chocolate come from? Why do we all love it? Is it healthy? Find out the answers to these and other questions about the dark stuff
    • Chicago ArchitectureWork off your sugar rush sightseeing the magnificent Chicago skyline

    Landmarks and Attractions

    • Chicago Architecture
    • Chocolatiers & Patisseries
    • History of Chocolate
    • Chicago River

    Customer Reviews

    Summary

    5 star(s)  73.91% (85 vote(s))
    4 star(s)  8.7% (10 vote(s))
    3 star(s)  6.09% (7 vote(s))
    2 star(s)  6.09% (7 vote(s))
    1 star(s)  2.61% (3 vote(s))
    Chocolate Tour of Chicago
    By Andrea A. (a Yelp Member) on May 2, 2014
    My friends and I purchased the tickets for the Great Food Tour through Groupon and thought, hey, for $20, if it sucks, we'll just walk off the tour. Not the case!

    We were greeted by our tour guide Jason at the meeting spot and immediately could tell he was fun - super easy going and friendly. By the first stop, we knew we had made a critical error: eating lunch first. There was so much food! Not being from Chicago, it was a great way to not only sample food but also find out about restaurants we normally would not have tried (or known existed). Pizza, hot dogs, pretzels, tacos, paninis, cupcakes - all delicious!

    We never felt rushed at any of the spots and there was even time to order and enjoy margaritas with our tacos. By the end of the tour, we literally had a bag full of food to take with us (and due to the smell of the leftover Chicago hotdogs, I'm sure the fridge in our hotel room will never be the same). Also, I can't rave enough about Jas (yes, after being with him for just mere moments, we decided we were close enough to give him a nickname like we were old chums - that's just how much fun he was). I would definitely recommend!

    From Yelp
    Awesome Chocolate Tour of Chicago with Seth!
    By Leigh B on September 27, 2015
    My boyfriend and I went on the Chocolate Food tour of Chicago and it was fabulous. It was definitely a lot of walking but doable on a nice day. Instead of just having truffles at every stop we had a variety of cupcakes, gelato, truffles and chocolate cake balls. I really enjoyed the variety of chocolate samples we received at each shop. I would suggest that you come on an empty stomach because I was stuffed by the last chocolate shop!

    Our tour guide Seth was fabulous. He made an effort to get to know all of the people on the tour and did a great job of suggesting things to do around town. His humor and knowledge of the city made the tour fun as well.

    Make sure you have a flexible schedule because online it said it would take about 90 minutes but we ended up going over two hours.

    Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend Great Food Tour's Chocolate tour!

    Visited March 2015
    Great Chocolate Food Tour - Chicago, IL
    By Afreen A on September 25, 2015
    I went on this tour with a friend of mine and it was honestly such a great experience. I never thought a 2-hour walking tour could be filled with such great places but I was wrong. Our tour guide Jason was so great, big shout out to him because he really made sure we were enjoying ourselves at every location we went to. The desserts were delicious, if it weren't for this tour I probably never would have walked into these places because 1. They seem expensive but they're very affordable and 2. They're cute small places in the city that don't scream "We have great food" but were nothing less of just that. Just some advice make sure to bring cash with you so you can tip your (amazing!) tour guide at the end. Definitely a great experience, my friend and I are waiting for the Chicago weather to go back to somewhat normal so we can plan our next tour !

    Visited November 2014
    Chicago Chocolate Tour
    By mfar77 on February 24, 2016
    Our family thoroughly enjoyed our tour ably guided by Kerri. She not only provided an eye opening history of chocolate but introduced us to lesser known local brands while weaving in Chicago history and architecture at the same time. We took the downtown loop tour which centered on the iconic Marshall Fields / Macy's building where we discovered Smith and Donovan confections among others. We met Valerie, the tour owner, who provided her own advice and suggestions. We then walked over to a french patisserie, Toni's, the new Fanny May store artisanal line, and ended up at Argo Tea. Each establishment had samples of unique chocolate confections to try. Some of our family's favorites were the chocolate macaron at Toni's and the white chocolate mint tea at Argo. We had lunch before the 2 hour tour which started at 12:45 pm, and of course, skipped dessert!
    Chicago Chocolate Tour
    By mfar77 on February 26, 2016
    Our family thoroughly enjoyed our tour ably guided by Kerri. She not only provided an eye opening history of chocolate but introduced us to lesser known local brands while weaving in Chicago history and architecture at the same time. We took the downtown loop tour which centered on the iconic Marshall Fields / Macy's building where we discovered Smith and Donovan confections among others. We met Valerie, the tour owner, who provided her own advice and suggestions. We then walked over to a french patisserie, Toni's, the new Fanny May store artisanal line, and ended up at Argo Tea. Each establishment had samples of unique chocolate confections to try. Some of our family's favorites were the chocolate macaron at Toni's and the white chocolate mint tea at Argo. We had lunch before the 2 hour tour which started at 12:45 pm, and of course, skipped dessert!