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Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Tickets must be purchased in advance to guarantee your spot. Tours sell out quickly! To buy tickets, click on the "Buy Tickets Now" button.  Visa, Mastercard and American Express are accepted.

Is there an age minimum for the tours?
Yes, some tours have age restrictions.  In general we DO NOT RECOMMEND our tours for children under 7.  To go on our Upper West Side Wine/Beer tours, you must be at least 21 years of age.  No exeptions. To go on our In the Steps of a Top Chef, you must be at least 11 years old.

If this trip is sold out can I get on a waiting list?
Unfortunately, there are no waiting lists for our tours. Most tours are offered at least a few times a week, so please check another date/time for availability.  However, you can give us a call to see if we can add an extra spot or two to a sold out tour.

What happens if it rains?
The tours will take place in all light to moderate weather conditions. In rare circumstances such as a very heavy snow storm, a hurricane, or other extreme weather when the tour venues can't open, the tour would be canceled.

What if I have food allergies or dietary restrictions?
Please let the guide know what you cannot eat at the beginning of the tour. We'll do everything we can to arrange substitutes for you. If you need to skip the food at a particular stop, we'll make sure you get an extra sample at another stop.

City Food Tour participants are responsible for all the food and beverages they consume.  If you have any allergies or concerns about ingredients please ask your guide BEFORE ingesting anything.

Is there anything else I should know?
City Food Tours acts solely as agent for the companies that supply food and other products on our tours and cannot be held responsible for losses, delays, damages, accidents or injuries caused by companies, organizations or persons engaged in carrying out services for the tours.

What places will we go on the tour?
We will be visiting the best shops, eateries and restaurants specializing in hand-made, delicous foods and beverages. Depending on the tour, we’ll introduce you to a selection of shops which may include chocolatiers, specialty coffee houses, doughnut stores, cheese mongers, patisseries, tea salons, and more! The variety of food on our tours will astound you!

How much food will I eat on the tour?
Plenty. You'll be tasting a variety of foods and beverages. The number of stops vary depending on the tour, but generally speaking, each tour will have at least 4 -6 tasting stops, with most tours having 6 or more tasting stops. Please keep in mind that our tours are not designed to be a balanced meal but a tasting adventure!

Will I be able to drink anything on the tour?
Yes! You won't be able to taste beverages at every single stop, but at one or two stops along the tour we will be having coffee, tea, or water. Please bring a water bottle if you need more beverages than that!

How long is the tour?
Length of tours vary, but most last about 2 hours.

Is there a lot of walking on the tour?
Depending on the tour, the walking will cover between 1/2 a mile to 1.25 miles. We walk at a very leisurely pace and include several stops, so you should have no problem.  All of our tours are on flat terrain.

Will I learn about New York City on your tours?
Yes. Our New York guides will incorporate important information about the neighborhood you are touring.

I live in the city. Is the tour still good for me?
Absolutely! On our tours you will explore hidden places that you probably don’t know about, meet the owners and other food experts and learn many new things about food. You will see some of the coolest spots in the city and experience your hometown in a totally new way.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
Many of the stops on our tour are wheelchair accessible, while some are not. However, we encourage anyone in a wheelchair to contact us directly if they are interested in coming on a tour.

Do you have private tours?
Yes, we do offer private tours. Click here to learn more about Private Group Packages for New York.

Are gift certificates available?
Absolutely!  Just click on the Gift Certificate Store tab on our home page and purchase directly from us with a credit card.





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