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Questions about food.


Do I have to purchase tickets in advance? Can I pay with cash?

Tickets must be purchased in advance, and tours often sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can be purchased with a Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. Cash is not accepted. Advance purchase strongly recommended! Check availability and purchase ticket online at

Do you offer private tours?

Yes, we do offer private tours year round. Please visit our website or email/call for inquiry
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When are food tours available?

Tours are available on the weekends. Our public tours normally run from March to October. However, private tours run year round. Please check our calendar on “Tickets” tab and contact us for additional information.
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What types of tickets are available for your tours and events?

There are two types of tickets: Standard ticket for public tours and Private Tour ticket. Please check the “Tickets” on our Homepage.

Are gifts certificate available?

Yes! Gift certificates are available from our website. Please visit our website “Gift Card” tab.

How many people can attend a tour?

The maximum number of people per (public) tour is 15 people. However, for private tours the numbers may vary.

Do you offer or cater to large parties or group discounts?

Yes! We can customize and accommodate private or large parties. Please call or email us for information.
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Do you offer educational tours for schools, colleges, universities, and students?

Yes. We do offer educational tours. Please contact us via email or call for pricing and additional information.
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Do you offer and host Cultural Competency Workshops, Professional Development, and or corporate training?

Yes. We have several packages and options available. Please contact us via email or call for additional information.
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Trip Preparation

What should I expect if I take the 4 hours Spice of Life Food Tour?

During our tour you will taste scrumptious food while learning about the history and culture of the neighborhood. Most of our food tastings will be served sitting down; however, a few will be served while standing. Each tasting lasts around 25-30 minutes. We will walk around visiting several establishments and discover history, culture, arts, entertainment and architecture of Chicago’s most distinct eclectic neighborhoods.

Are cameras allowed on the tours?

Yes. Cameras and filming are allowed during the tour. We strongly encourage participants to take photos during the tour. Please feel free to share these photos on any of our social media pages when posting.

Are bathrooms available during the tour?

Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected locations and establishments.

If a tour is sold out can I get online waiting list?

We do not provide a waiting list. However, there is always a chance that we will add an additional tour. Please email or call us and let us know what date you are interested in.
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Are the walking tours given in bad weather?

All of our tours are held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. We will not be outdoors for the entire 4 hours. You should still dress appropriately for the day's weather conditions. It is impossible to cancel a tour at the very last minute due to many circumstances beyond our control. Before purchasing tickets, please be aware of the possible weather conditions for that time of year.

What are general weather conditions in the City of Chicago?
  • January 1st - April 15th - Usually cold and windy (tapering off in April)
  • April 16th - June 15th - Mild temperatures (becoming warmer in June)
  • June 16th - September 15th - Mild to hot temperatures (usually hot in July and August)
  • Sept 16th - December 31st - Starts off mild and then gets cold during the end of October.
Is there parking available near the tour?

Yes. There is plenty of street parking free and paid (metered) on all tours. “Little India” food tour also has a parking garage reasonably priced at: 6411 N Rockwell St Chicago, IL 60645.

What are the transportation options available?

There is several transportation options available including but not limited to: CTA Red Line – CTA Bus # 155, Taxi Cabs, and Ride Sharing options. We also offer discounts on Lyft up to $ 10 per ride. Please download Lyft App for the discount code: Lyft Discount Code

Can I shop during the tours?

We ask that you please wait to shop until after the experience so the tour can follow the tour schedule and conclude the tour in a timely manner.

How much walking is involved? Is it a fast-paced tour?

We are walking at a very relaxed pace during the tour. During this experience there are several stops where we are able to sit down for food tastings (stop, sit, eat, & go). The entire tour will cover less than a mile. (Note: each tasting will take 25-30 minutes where people are able to sit down on most of them, relax and eat!)

How should I dress during a tour?

Please dress casual, comfortable, and appropriate for the different seasons in Chicago.

When is the best time to take the tour?

We highly recommend taking our food tours at the beginning of your visit so you can return to the neighborhood.

Is the food tour appropriate for children?

Our food tasting and cultural walking tours have been developed for food enthusiasts. In our experience we found children under the age of 17 may interfere and not fully appreciate the tour due indifference and whether you chose to bring your child is up to your discretion. Please note that strollers are not permitted on the tour due to several uneven streets and sidewalks we walk on. Should you have any questions, please contact us in advance regarding tickets for children.
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Are any of your tours wheelchairs accessible?

Unfortunately, wheelchairs are not recommended on our tours due to many uneven streets that we cross.

May I bring my dog or pet on the tour?

Due to the food establishments we visit, pets of any kind are not allowed on this tour.

Are tours offered in English only?

Yes. We only offer tours in English at this time. However, should you desire to arrange your own translator and interpreter to join you on the tour please contact us to make arrangements.
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Does the tour guide accept gratuities?

Gratuities are greatly appreciated, but not mandatory. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15 – 20 %

Is the tour cancelled due to inclement weather?
In the event of severe weather conditions, you will be contacted via phone and email informing you for any changes, cancellations, reschedule or otherwise.
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An Important Note About cancellation policy

Once your tickets are purchased, the tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event. If the tour is cancelled due to inclement weather conditions, you will be contacted via phone and receive an email informing you of any changes, cancellations, reschedule or otherwise. - (773) 644-1202


How much food is served on the tour?

There are several stops for food tasting on our tours. For most people there is enough food for lunch. Please come hungry!
* Serving sizes are medium size portions.

What if I have dietary restrictions or food allergies?

At this time we can provide food substitutions for vegetarians on most tours, but we cannot provide substitutions for any other food allergies such as gluten-free or dairy free. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Can you accommodate life threatening food allergies?

If you have serious food allergies please contact us before purchasing a ticket at or (773) 644-1202

What restaurants will we visit on the tour?

We visit several restaurants and sample food during each stop. Most restaurants are sit- down tastings. The names of the restaurant will be disclosed at the time of the tour.

Are there any beverages served on the tour?

We supply everyone with water, tea, fresh fruit juices and specialty drinks.

Are there vegetarian options available on the tours?

Yes. We offer alternative options for vegetarians.

Is there any alcohol served?
The tour itself does not serve alcohol, but at some venues alcohol can be purchased on your own.

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Little India Food Tour Meeting Location - Kamdar Plaza

2646 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL 60659

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