5 (Literally) Sweet Must-Try Birthday Treats

August 9, 2018

Ever heard the expression “You can’t have your cake and eat it, too?" Well, we disagree.

In fact, sometimes, cake is similar to your best friend: it’s there for you when you need to either unload your woes (into red velvet) or celebrate a happy occasion. Especially if it’s your birthday. You didn’t know this was a cardinal rule?

Check out these 5 activities that will leave your sweet tooth satisfied.

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    Badass Bitches Tour

    We’re not trying to spill any (bean)s, but widespread feminism is still not a reality- especially in the art and museum world! Join a group of badass females, and take a guided tour of The Art Institute of Chicago. Celebrate the female artists who broke barriers to have their art noticed, while also learning about the women artists who the patriarchy sought to keep oppressed! Make friends, fall in love with new art, and most importantly, chip away at the patriarchy. The future of art is female!
    Badass Bitches Tour

    111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

    • Embark on a female focused tour of The Art Institute of Chicago
    • Learn about brilliant female artists left out of history books
    • Spend two hours celebrating women and their art
    • Join the growing feminist art revolution
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    Little India Food and Cultural Walking Tour

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    Spice up your life with a culinary excursion through Chicago's "Little India" neighborhood. Exploring the historic street of Devon Avenue of the famous West Rogers Park in Chicago, discover specialty food shops, ethnic eateries, and delightful neighborhood restaurants. During the adventure, you'll also uncover the food, history, culture, architecture, and entertainment that make this area so unique. Is there a better way to gain some culture than through the stomach? Traversing the streets, you will taste scrumptious snacks, teas, vegetarian dishes, and some BBQ. Salivating yet? Your palate will thank you for this tour.
    Little India Food and Cultural Walking Tour

    2541 W Devon Ave, Chicago

    • Discover the food, history, architecture, culture, and entertainment of Chicago's "Little India"
    • Taste your way through Chicago's South Asian community
    • Uncover how history and culture influences the South Asian diet
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    18 positive reviews
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    Chinatown Food Tour

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    Navigating through the winding roads to find the best in Hong Kong, you stumble upon a dim sum restaurant. Wait, this isn't Hong Kong. This is just Chicago's Chinatown. On this food tour, you will be guided through one of the oldest Chinatown neighborhoods in America, and you'll treat your taste buds to delicious Hong Kong, Szechuan, and Mandarin style Chinese cuisines. Uncovering the best eats at five different local gourmet hot spots, taste the food, culture, and history of each locale. This might be the most delicious tour of your life so bring your appetite and come prepared to eat! On your walking tour, expect to visit the following locations:
    • Triple Crown: Canton cuisine and Hong Kong-style dim sum restaurant
    • Lao Sze Chuan: Szechuan-style cuisine and family restaurant
    • Ten Ren Tea & Ginseng Co.: Loose-leaf tea and organic ginger house
    • Saint Anna Bakery: Chinese-style baked goods, desserts and pastries
    • Lao Beijing: Mandarin-style cuisine
    Note: Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking. In the "Special Requests" field upon placing the booking, please state if you are a vegetarian, have any food allergies, and are under 21.
    Chinatown Food Tour

    S Wentworth Ave & W Cermak Rd, Chicago

    • Embark on a food tour as you taste your way through five different gourmet restaurants in Chinatown
    • Learn about the food, culture, and history of each locale
    • Enjoy an intimate tour filled with delicious Chinese food and laughter
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    3 positive reviews
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    Food Tour of Wicker Park and Bucktown

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    Take a different approach to getting to know Chicago, and eat your way through a food tour of six local eateries in Wicker Park and Bucktown. You'll taste six different foods that have made Chicago famous -- such as the Chicago-style hot dog -- as you tour a local brewpub, pastry shop, and gourmet grocer. The intimate atmosphere guarantees a personal, insider's look at the culture, cuisine, architecture and history that fills the tree-lined streets of these two neighborhoods. Most importantly, find out what really makes the locals run back to these hotspots. During the tour, you will make stops at the following locations:
    • George's Hot Dog's: The #1-rated Chicago-style hot dog
    • Hot Chocolate: Chicago's top-ranked pastry & dessert restaurant
    • Goddess & Grocer: A gourmet foods grocery store
    • Sultan's Market: Middle-Eastern food restaurant
    • Piece: Thin crust pizzeria and award-winning "brewpub"
    Note: When making the booking, please include in the Special Requests field if you are a vegetarian, have any food allergies or are under 21. Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking.
    Food Tour of Wicker Park and Bucktown

    1876 N Damen Ave, Chicago

    • Dive into Chicago's culinary scene through a food tour of Wicker Park and Bucktown
    • Enjoy tastings from six local eateries, such as pastries, pizza, and the number one Chicago-style hot dog
    • Gain an insider's look at the architecture and history that fills these two tree-lined neighborhoods
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    2 positive reviews
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    Wicker Park Food Tour

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    Are you in the mood for Chicago-style hot dogs? Deep-dish pizza? Red velvet cupcakes? Wicker Park has a long, rich history dating back to the 1870's, which you can fully experience with your belly as you eat your way through the neighborhood on this scenic food tour. Some of the highlights include stops at The Haute & The Dog, Pizano's, and Harold's Original Chicken King for some good old fried chicken. In between tastings, uncover the history, architecture, influences, and culture that make Wicker Park unique. When it's all said and done, you'll have a brain full of information, and a stomach full of good food. Bon Appétit!
    Wicker Park Food Tour

    Wicker Park, Chicago

    • Enjoy a scenic food tour through Wicker Park as you explore its architecture and culture
    • Learn about the history and influences that have shaped the local food culture
    • Sample treats from various hot-spots, including the Antique Taco, Pizanos, and Alliance Bakery
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    7 positive reviews
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    Pizza & Beer Tour

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    Pizza and beer -- can the world get any better? Wait, it can. Chicago deep dish and beer! On this Chicago pizza-tasting tour, visit four local pizzerias to try the Windy City's famous pizza, and pair it with a cold beer or glass of fine wine. Relax and mingle with the locals as you indulge in the city's famous pizza. Your tour will include four famous pizzerias: Flo and Santos with their original Polish Pizza; Sono Wood Fired and their intense toasty and lightly charred flavors and fresh ingredients; Coalfire, whose signature coal oven delivers an American spin on the classic Neapolitan-style pizza; and to top it off, classic Chicago deep-dish pizza at Pizano's Pizza and Pasta. The best part, in between stops, have some fun with the onboard karaoke machine. Who's singing some Foreigner? Note: You must be 21 years old to attend the tour.
    Pizza & Beer Tour

    1310 S Wabash Ave, Chicago

    • Embark on a food adventure as you visit four local pizzerias, try famous Chicago pizza, and relax over cold beer or fine wine
    • Relax and mingle with locals as you enjoy some famous slices
    • Enjoy a ride on a mini-coach bus, while using the onboard karaoke machine
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    13 positive reviews
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    Chicago Dinner Cruise (Weekday)

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    What's better than a three-course meal? A three-course meal on the water! Newly renovated, this luxury vessel features a newly furnished rooftop lounge, posh atmosphere and stylish interior. Upon boarding, the Captain and crew will greet and escort you to your private table. From there, you'll be able to check out the observation decks, filled with understated Art Deco accents and reminiscent of the classic ocean liners. Next, you will feast on a splendid 3-course meal with celebrity-chef inspired dishes prepared from fresh ingredients right on-board. Finally, dance the night away to DJ entertainment or simply relax in the elegant ambiance and admire unparalleled views of the famed Chicago skyline as you glide along the shores of Lake Michigan. Why eat at your usual restaurant spots when you can dine in style... on the water!
    Chicago Dinner Cruise (Weekday)

    600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

    • Board a luxury vessel that features a newly furnished rooftop lounge, posh atmosphere, and stylish interior
    • Dine on a three-course meal prepared with fresh ingredients
    • Enjoy the nighttime entertainment, including DJs, unmatched views of the skyline, and an elegant ambiance
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    19 positive reviews
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    Chicago-Style Pizza, Beer, Cupcakes and Hot Dogs Tour

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    Experience Chicago on a walking and food tour of the central business district. Visits to legendary sites such as Palmer House Hotel, Marshall Field's Building, and Millennium Park are punctuated by stops in local food joints for samples of Chicago's favorite bites. Your expert guide shares the history of Chicago's most iconic buildings and foods as you walk around the Windy City's legendary downtown Loop. Follow your knowledgeable guide through downtown Chicago and visit a number of stunning indoor spaces including the historic Palmer House Hotel, the Walnut Room and Macy's. Your guide also takes you to various spots for samples of some of Chicago's favorite foods such as pizza, hot dogs, brownies, and beer from a local brewery.
    Chicago-Style Pizza, Beer, Cupcakes and Hot Dogs Tour

    77 E Randolph Chicago, Chicago

    • Experience Chicago's vibrant food scene on a walking tour of the central business district
    • Visit legendary sites such as Palmer House Hotel, Marshall Field's Building, and Millennium Park
    • Enjoy stops in various local food joints for samples of Chicago's favorite bites
    • Hear about the history of Chicago's most iconic buildings and foods from an expert local guide
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    7 positive reviews
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    Grand Chicago Tour and Pizza

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    What does Chicago really taste like? It can't be all hot dogs and skyscrapers, can it? Experience a real taste of the city and take a bite out of it. Here, you'll travel through the North Side and South Side business and residential districts, like the Loop, Downtown Chicago, and the Lakefront. As you wander through the city, you will view the new Millennium Park, Museum Campus, and Shedd Aquarium. Photo stops at Adler Planetarium and Lincoln Park Conservatory are definitely required and recommended. Once the tour closes, grab a bite of deep dish pizza and dream about the life of a Chicagoan.
    Grand Chicago Tour and Pizza

    17 E Monroe St, Chicago

    • Travel through Chicago's famous districts like North Side, South Side, the Loop, and Museum Campus
    • Stroll past the skyscrapers, Millennium Park, and Shedd Aquarium
    • Learn about the unique history of this gorgeous city
    • Nosh on authentic Chicago deep dish pizza
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    2 positive reviews
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    The Original Chicago Pizza Tour

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    Experience an unmatched culinary experience on the only bus driven pizza tour! You'll explore several of Chicago's neighborhoods in search of tasting Chicago's most defining food... PIZZA! Along the tour, see interesting and historical sights and landmarks as you see Chicago one bite at a time! Each tour will visit a mix of culturally significant and neighborhood pizzerias, enjoying a full serving at each restaurant. Of course, all 4 pizzerias visited are very different in taste and style to ensure the ultimate dining experience. At some restaurants, you even get a "backstage pass" into their kitchens to check out the ovens, ingredients, and overall process. Stops vary from day to day, but rest assured every place selected has a dynamite slice and a friendly atmosphere. Make sure you're ready to eat and experience how these magnificent pizzas span more than a mile.
    The Original Chicago Pizza Tour

    61 E Madison St, Chicago

    • Taste your way through several Chicago neighborhoods with delicious pizzas
    • Visit interesting historical sights and landmarks as you take a bus around the city
    • Eat at four different pizzerias and uncover the varying styles and tastes of each pizza
    • Dive into the kitchen and check out the ovens, ingredients, and processes behind each pie
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    11 positive reviews

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