5 (Literally) Sweet Must-Try Birthday Treats

August 9, 2016

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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    Private Tea Tasting

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    Ready to up your hoight? Remember -- You can't spell "Tsk-tsk" without a tea (or two). Take this private tea tasting to expand your knowledge of the healthier caffeine. You'll explore the large assortment of artisan teas in a one-on-one session with a knowledgeable staff. Alone or with friends, you'll learn all about tea, and get to try its finest varieties. The establishment offers 100+ different teas from all the major tea-growing regions, and you get to select and try all that piques your interest. Experience the beguiling variety of aromas and flavors in the company of our knowledgeable Tea Guides. You're sure to enjoy the journey! Now, repeat after me: "The rain, in Spain... falls mainly on the plain."
    Private Tea Tasting

    E Ontario & N State St, Chicago

    • Explore a large assortment of artisan teas in a 1-on-1 session with a knowledgeable staff
    • Learn all about tea, and try its finest varieties -- fun for groups or solo enthusiasts!
    • Discover a complicated history via flavor
    • Taste varieties until you find your favorite teas for energizing, healing and for calming down
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    3 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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    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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    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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    Amazing Local Flavors of Chicago Food Tour

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    Pig out, chow down, or buy yourself a first-class ticket to Nom Nom Town -- however you want to phrase it, there's no doubt about it: You're gonna be eating well during this one. The Amazing Local Flavors Tour combines the beauty and history of Chicago's Gold Coast, with fabulous unique local eats along the Magnificent Mile. You'll stop for 5-6 different food tastings. Potential stops could be at Pizano's Pizza, Drake Hotel, L'Appetito, Downtown Dogs, Billy Goat Tavern Grill, and Fanny Mae. Make sure you come hungry!
    Amazing Local Flavors of Chicago Food Tour

    864 N State St, Chicago

    • Tour Chicago's Gold Coast and Magnificent Mile, stopping at delicious local eateries along the way
    • Learn about the culture and history of the neighborhoods you pass through
    • Stop at Pizano's Pizza for a deep dish slice, or Billy Goat Tavern Grill for one of their famous cheeseburgers
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    9 positive reviews
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    Foods of Chicago Bike Tour

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    Biking and... food? Sounds like a recipe for a delicious way to burn some calories! Combine a bike tour of beautiful downtown Chicago with a food tour of Chicago's four most coveted culinary delights: pizza, beer, cupcakes and hot dogs. You will undoubtedly work up an appetite on this four-hour bike ride through some of Chicago's most iconic neighborhoods. Along the way, stop at two breweries, a pizza shop, a hot dog stand, and a cupcake bakery. Find out where deep-dish pizza came from, and what makes a craft beer taste so good. You'll also learn the difference between a Chicago-style hot dog and a regular hot dog. Discover Chicago's unique culture, food, and more, as you traverse the streets of the city's famous neighborhoods. Can you imagine a day better spent?
    Foods of Chicago Bike Tour

    E Illinois St & N McClurg Ct, Chicago

    • Take a four-hour bike tour of Chicago's most iconic neighborhoods
    • Enjoy four of Chicago's most coveted culinary delights: pizza, beer, cupcakes, and hot dogs
    • Learn about the culinary history, including deep-dish pizza and the Chicago-style hot dog
    • Bike around downtown Chicago through some of the city's most famous neighborhoods
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    4 positive reviews
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    Best of Chicago Tour with Pizza

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    What are Chicago's greatest hits? And, no, this isn't referencing the Cubs... Get to know the Windy City on this city sightseeing tour with visits to some of its most interesting neighborhoods -- Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Wrigleyville -- where you'll learn about the city's unique culture and rich history. This comprehensive tour also takes you to the most important and popular attractions in the city, including Grant Park, with its much desired location on Lake Michigan, Adler Planetarium, with it's great view of the city, and Willis Tower, one of Chicago's most famous skyscrapers! And last but not least, no tour of Chicago is complete without a bite of the city's infamous and most delicious deep-dish pizza. Bring your thirst for knowledge and hearty appetite because it'll all be quenched.
    Best of Chicago Tour with Pizza

    The Loop, Chicago

    • Visit some of Chicago's most interesting neighborhoods where you'll learn the unique culture and rich history
    • Enjoy Chicago's most important and popular attractions on this comprehensive tour such as Grant Park, Adler Planetarium, and Willis Tower
    • Devour a delicious deep-dish pizza
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    26 positive reviews
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    Chicago South Side Food and History Tour

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    "Food should be fun." - Thomas Keller Is your food not fun enough? Try this cool food tour that will take you through Bronzeville, Hyde Park, Englewood, and Bridgeport! You'll get your fill on some of America's best food, and learn a little bit about the food, history, and culture of the area. The neighborhood's history includes stories of mayors, literary giants, politicians, entrepreneurs, musicians, and Barack Obama -- so you know that the tour's got to be interesting! The best part? You'll be driven around by a chef who can teach you all about the history, process, and culture behind the delicious eats! Come get your fun on!
    Chicago South Side Food and History Tour

    455 North Park Drive, Chicago

    • Tour Bronzeville, Hyde Park, Englewood, and Bridgeport and discover its tastes
    • Learn about the South Side's rich history, that includes barons of industry, Blues and Jazz immortals, and more!
    • Taste some of the more scrumptious delights the neighborhood has to offer!
    • Drive around with an experienced chef at the wheel
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    12 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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