Absolutely! We strongly encourage locals to attend and learn a little more about the city they live in. Or just to enjoy some food from their favorite restaurants in a new and unique way.
Tours last between 2.5 – 3 hours depending on the tour route and participants can expect to be standing or walking for the majority of the time. We walk at a moderate pace and try to provide at opportunities to sit whenever possible. We encourage participants to wear comfortable shoes.
Yes. Cameras and filming are allowed during the tour. We strongly encourage participants to take photos during the tour. Please feel free to share your photos on any of our social media pages or when posting your TripAdvisor, Yelp or Facebook reviews of Taste Frederick Food Tours. Be sure to include our hashtag #tastefrederick when uploading your photos to your preferred social media platform.
Due to the various food establishments we visit, pets of any kind are not allowed.
Yes, there is parking located near the meeting point. Specific parking details are included in the meeting location directions provided after purchasing ticket(s).
Our food tasting and cultural walking tours were developed with food and history lovers in mind. While we do offer a child ticket on some tours, the tours range between 2.5 – 3 hours in length. Some children have a limited attention span, can be fidgety and may not fully appreciate the tour. It is possible that their disinterest could interfere with the exciting experience that Taste Frederick has carefully crafted for you. However, some children and adolescents may love the tour. Parents, who know their children best, should assess the situation individually and decide whether the tour is appropriate for your child. Please note that infants or small children who will not be participating in the food tastings do not need a ticket, but please let us know they will be attending with you by including a “Message to the Seller” when purchasing your tickets.
Absolutely not! Our tours combine historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique experiences. Imagine walking through the city eating our local artisans most delicious foods while learning about the neighborhoods from real locals.
We are happy to accommodate vegetarians on our tour with a delicious alternative at every stop! Please let us know your preference when prompted during the booking process. There will also be space for you to note any other allergies and dietary preferences, however we cannot guarantee there will be something for you at each stop, but we will do our best.
Please be sure and let us know when you purchase your tickets.
Vegetarian-friendly tastings must be requested in advance during the ticket purchase process. All food and beverage tastings have been prepared in advance at each restaurant partner based on the information you provide to Taste Frederick Food Tours at the time of the ticket purchase. Last minute food-related allergies and/or dietary preference changes on the day of your event will not be accommodated.
We are sorry if this is an inconvenience. There isn’t always a “next best” option that meets the special dietary and allergy-related needs of each of our guests. Since we care about your health, palate and overall experience, we truly appreciate your understanding of this policy.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please email us or call us at 240-415-8356 before purchasing tickets for any of our Food Tours or events.
Yes, tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling EzTix, at 301-658-7520 using a Visa, Mastercard or American Express. Cash is not accepted.
To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance.
We do not provide a waiting list. If a date and time is sold out, there is always a good chance that we will add an additional tour on that day. Please email us to let us know what date you are interested in if you do not see availability.
Gratuities are greatly appreciated, although not mandatory. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%.
Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations.
All of our tours are held rain or shine and food tours are an indoor and outdoor activity. In the event of inclement weather, we will be able to limit our outside time as much as possible. We will not be outside for the entire tour. You should still dress appropriately for the day’s weather conditions. Before purchasing tickets please be aware of the possible weather conditions for that time of year.
Don’t let a little weather keep you from a delicious tour!
In the event the weather is deemed unsafe, the tour will be modified or cancelled and appropriate considerations regarding refunding/rescheduling will be taken.
The walking route of the tour and most of the tasting locations are handicap accessible. Some of our tasting partners are located in historic buildings with several small steps at the entrance. For guests that are hard of hearing, a written script of the narration will be made available upon request.
At this time, we do not offer tours in any other languages except English.
You should bring with you a camera and a small bottle of water. When it’s really hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen on exposed parts of the body and a lightweight pair of sunglasses. During the cooler seasons it’s important to wear and an extra layer of clothing and consider bringing gloves. If it looks like rain and you forget an umbrella we can provide you with a plastic rain poncho.