Chicago Food Tour & Culinary Experience FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers

Half the fun lies in the anticipation and the surprise, so we purposely don’t divulge destinations in advance. Just sit back and enjoy. We will visit multiple restaurants, which have been carefully chosen for their irresistible bites.

Absolutely. In fact, many Finger Licking Foodie Tour attendees live right here in Chicago . They come on their own or with out-of-town guests in tow for a one-of-a-kind experience that combines eating and sight-seeing in a novel way. We get a kick out of introducing locals to treasures in their own backyard that they never knew existed.

All kinds. All delectable. And from a range of cuisines and cultures. At every stop, your taste buds won’t know what hit ‘em, as you enjoy a downright delish nosh.

Water is served at all locations. When booking your tour, we offer a beverage package option that includes a pre-selected signature cocktail at various stops. Alcohol or other additional beverages not included on the tour may also be purchased separately for your own consumption. We recommend purchasing our beverage package to alleviate any waits so that your beverage will be available immediately upon arrival.

We take allergies and dietary restrictions very seriously. Let us know in advance at time of booking during the checkout process if any members of your party have severe food allergies or dietary restrictions.  We will do our best to make appropriate substitutions whenever possible, but we cannot guarantee them.  If your dietary restrictions are extensive and cover multiple food categories, you might consider a private customized tour instead.

Tours generally last about 2.5 hours with ample time to enjoy every bite.  If you are planning to attend a show or event afterward, we recommend allowing plenty of time to get to it. Our tours move at a moderate pace with participants standing and walking between stops. All of our destinations offer seats. Please inform us in advance if any members of your party have physical restrictions or limitations (wheelchair, trouble walking, etc.) that we should be aware of. If walking at a moderate clip is too strenuous, you might consider booking a private, customized tour that can be better adapted to your needs.

Tickets must be purchased in advance with a Visa, Amex, Mastercard or Discover through our secure website.  Cash is not accepted.  Most of our tours sell out.  We recommend purchasing tickets before you arrive in Las Vegas to guarantee the day, time and number of tickets you desire.  We have limited space and a limited number of tours.  Available tickets are offered up to three hours before the tour start time.

Once purchased, tickets are nonrefundable and tours may not be rescheduled.  Likewise, there are no reschedules or refunds for latecomers.  Tickets, however, are transferable to another guest.

Each tour begins at a specific location on the Las Vegas Strip or Downtown, depending on the tour.  You are responsible for transportation to the meeting location.  The tours do not finish at the exact same place where they began, but within a couple blocks of the meeting location.  Detailed instructions with meeting location are provided after you purchase your tickets.  Your tour guide will be happy to assist with any other directions needed at the end of the tour.

The sooner, the better, on your visit to Vegas. That way, you have ample time to put to use all the invaluable information you’ll get on the tour about the local dining, cocktail and entertainment scenes. Plus, we’re sure to introduce you to a place or two that you’ll want to revisit in greater depth on your own. We will happily provide any helpful advice or recommendations to make your stay in Vegas absolutely perfect.

We ask that you please wait to do your shopping until after the tour so we can stay on schedule.

At this time, we only offer tours only in English.  Please contact us if you would like to make arrangements for your own interpreter to join the tour.  If you are interested in a tour in a different language, we may be able to accommodate requests with advance notice.

Private tours are available both on the Strip and downtown. With an ample advance heads-up, we can design a guided itinerary that meets all your required specifics. A personalized tour is also just the ticket for guests who have specific dietary needs such as vegan, no-carb or gluten-free. Because you determine the guest list, this tour is also ideal for company team-building events, birthday celebrations or even a warm-up to a bachelor/bachelorette party.  The earlier you book a private tour, the more we can accommodate specific needs. To inquire about a private or custom tour, please fill out the e-form or call us directly at 888-664-2414.

Children and teens are most welcome on our tours. However, they must have their own tickets. We require all guests to purchase a ticket whether they participate in the food tastings or not. Non-paying individuals will not be able to join the tour. No exceptions will be made. No discounted tickets are offered for children or seniors.

Yes. A Finger Licking Foodie Tour is the perfect gift for someone living in, or visiting, Las Vegas. It’s ideal for a special occasion or just to say thank you! You can gift any of our tours, and let the recipient select the date when they are ready to redeem their gift certificate. Our gift certificates have the flexibility to be instantly emailed to you or your recipient. To purchase a gift certificate, please visit our gift certificate page.