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10 food tours to expand your mind

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Chicago

Chicago has long been one of America's great restaurant cities. Hot dogs, burgers and pizza are the most famous dishes here, but the city's eating scene actually goes much deeper. Latin, European and Asian influences are everywhere. People who want to just jump in can choose a neighborhood and wander around, introducing themselves to its local restaurants and markets. Chicago Food Planet Tours offers eating adventures in the different parts of the city. Tours hit favorites like Chinatown eateries, downtown pubs, and deep-dish pizza joints, but also introduce tourists to unique specialty stores and ethnic delis and markets that are usually locals-only.