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How should I dress for the tour?

Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes as you will walk be a little over a mile and it may include stairs, sidewalks, and streets. Weather –appropriate attire is recommended so it is best to consult the local weather and be prepared for prolonged sun exposure or rain.

How much food is served on the tour?

There are usually 6-7 stops for tastings on the tour. For most people, there is enough food to make a meal. It is suggested that you do not eat any lunch prior to the tour. Many people tell us they also skip dinner.

Food featured is from locally owned restaurants via seasonally inspired specialties and local artisan drinks directly showcasing the area’s finest tasting experience.

Food-tasting locations may change without notice.

What beverages are served on the tour?

Stops on the tour may include local beer, craft cocktails, coffee, tea etc. Water is served on the tour throughout the tour stops. Many of the stops offer the opportunity to purchase alcoholic beverages or sodas at an additional cost.

What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

Accommodations can often be made for those individuals with special dietary needs. We request that you notify us when purchasing your tickets if you have food allergies (such as gluten-free or dairy-free) and we will make every effort to accommodate you. However, substitutions may not be available at all tasting locations. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Are children allowed?

Our itinerary and food may not be the best entertainment value for a child. There is a lot of standing and walking and it usually does not keep a child’s interest. Ultimately you know your child best and we will do our best to accommodate children 12 years and older.

Are the tours wheelchair accessible?

This depends on the tour you select but generally yes. Please call 727-325-6707 with any specific concerns.

Are restrooms available on the tour?

Yes, most of the restaurants we visit have individual restrooms.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

The biggest factor for weather in this area is rain and heat. We plan to conduct the tours regardless of the weather. Most of our stops offer indoor seating or shaded patio seating. It is recommended to check the weather for the day and prepare accordingly. We will do our best to keep you comfortable whatever Mother Nature throws at us. In the event of a natural disaster, a full refund will be issued.

Do you offer private or corporate tours or events?

Absolutely! We would love to help create a custom individual experience for your group. Tours can be geared toward the event, culinary preferences or occasion. We do have a minimum headcount of 10 people and the tour pricing may vary based on your needs. Please refer to our private tour information for more details.

Is advance booking required?

It is always a good idea to book early so you are ensured a spot. You can book reservations online here. We cannot accept cash or day of tour walk-ups.

Do I need to tip?

Though not mandatory your tour guide does work very hard to create a unique experience that you would want to compensate for. A tip of 15-20% of the ticket price is customary in the tourism industry.

Are kosher options available?

Unfortunately, we do not offer kosher foods on any of our tour options.

Are photos and videos permitted?

Yes, we encourage you to snap and post your experience as much as possible so that you can share the foods and area you explore.

Do you have gift certificates?

Yes. Gift Certificates are $63 per person and can be purchased online here. Each Gift Certificate is good for one year from purchase and may be used for any of the standard food tours…based on availability.

How much walking is involved?

Tours generally last between 2 ½ to 3 hours depending on the route. You will be walking but there is no inclines (this is Florida after all and we are flat) generally the tours do not exceed 2 miles.

What should I bring on the tour?

Comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, your appetite and a cash gratuity of your tour guide if they rock. Feel free to bring your camera to share your culinary adventure.

Where do we park or meet the tour?

Parking guide links and meeting place details are listed on the individual tour pages. There you will also find information on the final stop of the tour so that you can plan your day. The exact beginning and end locations will be provided at the time of ticket purchase(s). The Food tours do not finish at the same location as the meeting point. Our ending location is usually a few blocks away from the start. Specific parking details are also included in the meeting location directions after purchasing tickets.

 

What is your cancellation policy?

Once purchased, tickets cancellations must be communicated by email to the address listed in your confirmation email OR by phone no less than 30 days before scheduled departure time to request a full refund.

With two week’s notice we offer a 50% refund. If under two week’s notice no refund will be issued.

No partial credits or rescheduling is allowed for partial attendance, no-shows, or late arrivals. It is your responsibility to show up at the right location, on time. The events commence promptly.

Is the tour just walking from place to place and eating local cuisine?

Eating is just one part of the tour. Our guided tours combine architectural commentary, history, local culture and culinary insight into a unique and one-of-a-kind tour experience.

Are the tours offered in any other languages other than English?

Unfortunately, they are not.

What happens when I make my online booking?

When you complete your booking on our secure website you will receive an automated order confirmation containing booking details and meeting point information including directions for how to arrive by all available public transportation means.

What if I’m late? Can I join another tour or get a refund?

If you’re running late, please call 727-325-6707 to find out where to meet your guide and group if they have already left the first stop. As many of our tours sell out, it is generally not possible to join a later tour. Refunds will not be given for any portion of the tour missed due to latecomers.

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