Factories to Calories Fulton Market Walking Food Tour

Discover the dramatic transformations of Chicago's most rapidly booming neighborhood, get a glimpse of Fulton Market's meatpacking past and enjoy a taste of its gourmand present.

This Fulton Market food tour is nicknamed the "Factories to Calories" tour because of the area's shift. Once a place devoted to production of appliances, furniture and meat products, today it's a the hub of Chicago's foodie culture. The walking tour jaunts just over a mile through a neighborhood defined by this change. As recently as the '80s and '90s, Fulton Market was home to underground parties, drug busts, and low-rent art galleries. Today, you will find high-end retailers and headquarters for corporations like Google and McDonald's. Indeed, the tour group discovers the closure of old meatpackers and the construction of new developments nearly every time out.

Your tour will include an artisanal deli meat sample from Publican Quality Meats, a beverage and half-size signature sub at J.P. Graziano and a sample-size glass of beer and pickles at Haymarket Pub & Brewery.

  The Chicago Detours tour company has been bringing people to explore stories and places locals don't even know since 2010. Amanda started the company to offer unique tour experiences that integrate architecture, history and culture.

  If you have any questions regarding logistics of the event, e.g., where to meet, special assistance requests, parking, please contact the Amanda Scotese, AM'13 at Chicago Detours 312-350-1131.


To register over the phone call the event contact, Amanda Scotese, AM'13, at Chicago Detours 312-350-1131.

Event Information

Cost: $36.00 per person; All-inclusive rate is special for the UChicago Alumni Club of Chicago.

Event limited to 14 spaces and tickets are non-refundable.


10:00AM - 12:00PM Sat 20 Jul 2019 ( Timezone: Central )


Stumptown Coffee Roasters-Inside
311 N Morgan St.
Chicago, IL USA

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Event Contact
Amanda Scotese, AM'13