The Chicago Sun Times Weekend (2.5.2010) profiles Chicago Top Food Tours in a cover story. Tours highlighted include Chicago Candy Tours, Chicago Chocolate Tours, Chicago Dine -Around, Chicago Ethnic Market Tours, Chicago Food Planet Tours, Goose Island Brewery Tour , Intelligentsia Coffee Roasting Tour, Two Brothers Brewing Company Tour, Your Love of Food Tour and Eli’s Cheesecake. Come visit us for our walk in tour on Monday through Friday at 1pm or or Tastings & Traditions on Saturday and Sunday also at 1pm.

Weekend Sun Times 2.5.2010

Eli’s Cheesecake bakery tours

Food Network rated this tour No. 1 in its survey of tasty tours, and Eli’s Mary Gale says it’s no surprise.

“Everyone loves cheesecake,” she says.

Eli’s employee Margie Ware has been conducting the popular tours for the last couple of years and always starts with a historical overview of the company — how Eli Schulman came up with his signature dessert for his now-shuttered steakhouse. The tour is very hands-on, with factory workers politely fielding any questions as you trace what goes into a cheesecake and how they are made, decorated and packaged. Groups of less than nine can take a 40-minute tour of Eli’s Cheesecake World (6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr.) at 1 p.m. Monday through Friday without a reservation. The $3 fee includes a slice of cheesecake. Call (773) 736-3417 or visit www.elicheesecake.com.