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Looking for a great option to treat yo self or someone else to an amazing experience? Give the gift of Tinggly and make someone's day! And then be sure to check out this Chicago Pizza Tour because it was ahhhmazing!
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When Ashley and I first met, we immediately bonded over 3 passions we share: food, travel, and getting the best deal we could find. We spent hours discussing local farmers markets and trips around the country. I'm pretty sure we even started planning a trip to California within days of our 1st date.
Nine years later we're still passionate about all three.
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We chose to go on a Chicago Pizza Tour. Booking was a breeze and the vouchers told us where to go and when. SO easy!
Ashley and I have always loved Chicago deep dish pizza, but this tour blew us away. They only go to locally owned pizzerias. No national chains on this tour!
We started out at Pizano's near Michigan Ave in downtown. We got to try deep dish and tavern style. Hands down the best deep dish I've ever had!
Super interesting fact: most native Chicagoans only have deep dish a few times a year. The vast majority of pizza ordered in Chicago is tavern style.
Next we got on our coach mini-bus to our next stop. Our guide used to be a city tour guide so we got both a city tour and pizza tour in one. Our next stop was Macello. They specialize in ultra thin, wood fired pizza. All of their ingredients are imported straight from Italy. They had the most amazing thin crust!
So at this point I'm getting stuffed, but the tour must go on!
Next up is Pequod's.
They are a pretty famous pizzeria in Chicago. They've been featured on the Food Network multiple times. Our guide said Andrew Zimmerman had been there a few days prior. The burnt cheese caramelized crust was to die for here.
Last up was Flo and Santos.
This was the only Polish/Italian pizzeria I've ever heard of. We had a Chicago Italian Beef pizza and a Polish Sausage and Sauerkraut pizza. Both amazing. But both devoured before we got photos of them. Whoops!
To end the tour, we had a S'mores dessert pizza. This was by far Lily's favorite, evidenced by the chocolate all over her face.
It was an awesome afternoon, filled with knowledge and delicious food. We barely had any dinner we were so stuffed. Very much so worth the cost of the experience and we would absolutely recommend it to anyone visiting Chicago!
Who would you give the gift of Tinggly to? Have you ever gone on a Chicago pizza tour?
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