Expect a combination of food, fun, adventure and learning. Expect an even-paced series of stops at restaurants and points of interest within a 3-5-block area over a three hour period of time. Expect multiple chef’s choice small plates to be served over the course of the afternoon or evening.
We will be in each restaurant an average of 25 minutes.
Enough combined tastings to replace a meal, a knowledgeable tour guide, transportation during the tour when applicable, taxes, restaurant staff gratuity and on most tours, a take-home goodie bag. Tour Guide gratuity is not included, and is always appreciated.
If you would like a beverage other than water or stated beverage while at a restaurant, you may order and pay for it at the time of service. Also, Guide gratuity is not included in the ticket price and is always appreciated.
Within 48 hours of a tour, tickets are non-refundable. For transfers or refunds outside that window, contact Wooster Food Tours.
A tour is a series of stops at several restaurants and points of interest. An event is based upon one particular theme or chef or restaurant. An event is typically held at a single location.
Tours will be held rain, shine, or snow. Check the weather forecast and bring appropriate accessories or outerwear.
Wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Check the weather. Need scarf, hat, gloves? Instead of a big bulky purse, condense cash and conveniences into a smaller “tour friendly” version. Don’t forget a camera! Many fun photo opportunities along the way!
Gluten-free / Vegetarian / and other requests are easily accommodated if known in advance. Be sure to indicate specific dietary concerns during the checkout process when you’re purchasing your tickets or contact us ahead of time. Do not wait until a plate is put in front of you to voice your preferences or allergies. At that point, we do our best but cannot guarantee on-the-spot accommodations.
Not exactly. Since it’s primarily a walking tour, the route dictates the order of samples. However, we try to make sure desserts or sweets are towards the end.
It is estimated that a little over a third of the tour consists of walking or standing.
If you are happy with your tour, tipping your guide is greatly appreciated. Standard gratuity for the service industry is 15%.
Evening tours include an alcoholic beverage as a sample for those of age. Non-alcoholic alternatives are available. Additional beverages outside those served as part of a tour may be purchased.
Sure! Because restaurants expect us at a certain time, it’s important we keep on schedule, but there’s always time for a little shopping!
The combined samples are intended to be enough to replace a meal, and satisfy most. Look at photos on this website to get an idea of quantity.
We will be moving in and out of buildings, up and down stairs, and through historical corridors that are not suited for wheelchairs or those that have trouble walking.
Tours start promptly at the scheduled time but are designed with the first couple stops very close to the meeting point, so that if you run late you can easily catch up without stressing out. Just give us a quick call and we’ll help you find us!
Absolutely! Private tours are popular and easy to put together. Please visit our Create Your Own Tour page.
Gift Certificates make great birthday, anniversary, retirement, or teacher gifts! Wooster Food Tours events run all year long, with walking tour season operating May through November. Gift Certificates expire one year from purchase and are easy to redeem. Buy gift certificates online. We’ll mail it out to you the next day, or send it directly to your recipient.