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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    2 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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    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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    1 positive reviews
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    Chinatown Food and Culture Tour

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    Come explore all the culinary delights Chinatown has to offer! Whether bubble tea or Cantonese Dim Sum is your preference, you'll tour the area and get a feel for its unique history and culinary cultures. The tour starts with a trip to a dim sum restaurant for traditional Chinese appetizers, and then makes its way to a sampling at a herbal tea store and candy store. On this tour, you will have the ability to make your way through a variety of different stores and restaurants. You'll even get to enjoy an entree featuring the much sought after --and tasty--Beijing Duck! Expect to try foods from such notable places as Triple Crown Restaurant and Lao You Ju Restaurant. Enjoy a food experience that feels like much more than just a tour! The restaurants visited and their arrangement are subject to change. Tea and water are included.
    Chinatown Food and Culture Tour

    2002 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago

    • Enjoy the traditional culinary experience of a food tour of Chicago's Chinatown
    • Sample everything from appetizers to bubble teas to Beijing Duck
    • Work your way through a myriad of different stores and restaurants
    • Get a true Chinatown experience with a tour that offers and ends with Chinese pastries and desserts
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    1 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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    1893 World's Fair Tour with Bars and Food

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    Take a walk back in time to explore the 1893 World's Fair! You'll spend three hours delving into the history of the fair alongside a knowledgeable host and visit notable sites tied to the renowned event. Highlights include a hotel built specifically for the fair, the Auditorium Building's magnificently expansive lobby, a ride on an elevator manned by a human operator, the last standing pre-Chicago Fire building, and the Chicago Athletic Hotel, which once served as an exclusive men's club. Enjoy anecdotes, fun facts, and engage in in World's Fair history through clue-based games and visual scavenger hunts with a chance to win prizes! You'll also enjoy enough food samples to amount to a light meal, highlighted by a visit to the Berghoff Restaurant. At check-in, you will have the option of adding either a water, beer or glass of wine to the package. It's fair to say that this innovative Chicago tour is going to be a world of fun!
    1893 World's Fair Tour with Bars and Food

    520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

    • Explore the history of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with a knowledgeable guide
    • Hear stories and fun facts while playing clue-based games with a chance to win prizes
    • Enjoy enough food samples for a light meal and add a beer or glass of wine to the package
    • Get to know Chicago's history with an innovate and educational touring experience
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    6 positive reviews
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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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    17 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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    Argyle/Andersonville Ethnic Food Tour

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    If America is a melting pot, then Chicago is the rich, long-simmered stew it produced. Since the city's founding, wave after wave of immigrants have come to settle down, introducing a wide variety of foods to the Chicago culinary-scape. Enjoy an incredible ethnic walking tour that takes you to 7 different stops for fun tastings! You will visit a Vietnamese banh mi shop, Middle Eastern grocery and bakery, Prohibition era bar, Swedish bakery, olive oil and vinegar shop, Italian deli and Mexican panaderia. Learn about the ethnic origins of all the foods you taste. During the tour of the two neighborhoods, you'll also learn more about the history of Chicago, the culture, and its diverse immigrants!
    Argyle/Andersonville Ethnic Food Tour

    4617 N Dover St , Chicago

    • Enjoy an ethnic food tour of Chicago with a fun, informative guide
    • Learn about the history of Chicago and its diverse community as you tour
    • Try food at 7 different restaurants, including a Vietnamese banh mi shop, a Middle Eastern grocery, and a Mexican panaderia
    • Discover new restaurants and foods to add to your favorites list
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    10 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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