• Chicago Style Deep-Dish Pizza: The Epitome of a Pizza Pie

    This reimagined Italian classic has definitely bulked up since its debut in Virgil's Aeneid. Order your pizza and join us on this interactive, virtual tour as we trace its history and impact on Chicago while learning the ins and outs of cooking one from scratch alongside a professional chef.

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    April 17th, 2020

  • The Chicago Hot Dog: (Almost) Too Big for its Britches

    Pickle and tomato, onions and relish, lions, and tigers, and beef oh my! From the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair to the fashion runway of RuPaul’s Drag Race, this dog took quite a journey to learn there’s no place like Chi-town. Ingredient by ingredient we’ll deconstruct the Chicago hot dog’s evolution. through time, build ourselves a new one, and eat it all together.

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    April 24th, 2020

  • Italian Beef: From Stockyard Lunch to Chicago Classic

    Mooove over hot dog, there’s a new cow in town. You’ll laugh as we cry from sampling different giardiniera mixes and bottling our own while we revisit the heyday of the Union Stockyards.

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    May 1st, 2020

  • Chicago Tavern-Style Pizza: Flattening the Curve

    Tavern-Style came first, but deep-dish took the glory. It’s time to give some love back to the original Chicago pizza. So order in a tavern pizza, meet the chefs who continue to innovate this classic, and perfect your own pizza cooking skills. Time for the age-old question: Who did it better?

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    April 24th, 2020

  • Polish Sausage: The Other Chicago Hot Dog

    The Polish Sausage may have fewer ingredients than the Chicago dog, but it tells a profound story about immigration and the Chicago Polish community. Learn to speak Polish from leaders of the community as they unpack all the history and tradition that’s stuffed inside this sausage.

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    Easier than pronouncing "easier" in Polish
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    May 15th, 2020

  • Chicago Steakhouses: Raring To Go

    Chicago has staked a claim on ye olde haus o’ beef, with some of the most recognizable steakhouses in the country. Maybe you’ve dined at them before, but have you met the owners? We’re bringing them to your living room to talk about what it means to be part of this ever-growing legacy.

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    May 22nd, 2020

  • Chicago-centric Desserts: Sweets To Sweet

    Chicago is known for its hearty dishes, but what about after dinner? Before you fill up on deep-dish pizza save room for these Chicago desserts!

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    May 22nd, 2020

  • Malort: Chicago's Burden to Bear

    Despise it all you want, the Chicago Handshake can never be accused of having a weak grip. How did this wormwood wiggle its way into Chicago's heart?

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    June 5th, 2020

  • Chicago Craft Beer: Bubble, Bubble, Toil, and Trouble

    Yeah, you can call Chicago the Napa Valley of beer. We've got more breweries than any other US city! Round up your Friday happy hour crew, crack open a cold one and discover the craft of Chicago beer.

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    June 12th, 2020

Why book a Virtual Bike, Walking, or Food Tour through Chicago?

Our virtual food tours allow you to experience Chicago from the comfort of your home. To replicate the energy of an in-person tour, we lead our virtual tours live on-air with the best guides in Chicago. In addition, our virtual tours are interactive. You’ll have the ability to eat and drink along with us, ask questions and get real-time responses, answer trivia questions and compare your results against others’, and engage communally in other ways. Plus, our virtual tours allow you to visit the kitchens and meet the chefs who cook up Chicago’s iconic cuisines every day. 

Food is a microcosm of the community it comes from. As we regale you with the stories behind Chicago’s most famous foods, you’ll not only savor these victuals with extra gusto, you’ll gain greater understanding of and familiarity with the amazing City of Chicago!

What can I expect on a Bobby’s Bike Hike Virtual Tour of Chicago Food?

Each of our 45-minute virtual tours focuses on a classic Chicago food, such as deep-dish pizza, Italian beef, and our world-famous steakhouses. We bring you the same stories you’d hear on a walking/bike tour, plus exclusive content like professional chefs teaching you how to cook your own Chicago chow. Our virtual tours are designed for you to eat along with us, just as you would on an in-person tour. We’re happy to recommend our favorite places to order from.

Who would enjoy a Chicago Virtual Tour?

If you enjoy traveling but you’re maintaining social distancing practices, our virtual tours offer a fun and affordable family/date night that’ll make you feel like you’re not stuck at home. 

Those who live far away from Chicagoland can experience the fantastic food and history of this city without having to physically come here.  

Lifelong Chicagoans (and recent transplants) also love our virtual tours because they gain newfound appreciation for the food they encounter daily.

What types of Virtual Tours do you offer?

Our virtual tours cover all the classic Chicago foods: deep-dish pizza, tavern-style pizza, Chicago style hot dog, Polish sausage, Italian beef, steakhouses, desserts, Chicago craft beer (21+), and Malört (21+). The content is appropriate for all ages, except for our craft beer and malört virtual tours, which are restricted to ages 21 and up.

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