Do I need to purchase tickets in advance? Can I pay with cash?
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets may be purchased through EzTix online or by calling 866-736-6343. Cash is not accepted for ticket purchases.
Is parking available near the starting location of the tour?
Yes. Allow extra time for parking.
Are tours given in bad weather?
Tours are held rain or shine. We do ask that you check the weather forecast and dress appropriately if inclement weather is predicted.
Are restrooms available during the tour?
Restrooms will be available at the beginning and several locations throughout the tour.
How much walking does the tour involve? What is the pace like?
The tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours and covers less than 2 miles. We will be sitting at several restaurants along the way, so you will have opportunities to rest. We walk at a moderately casual pace, stopping frequently at tasting locations and neighborhood sites.
How much food is served on the tour?
The tour includes 5-6 food tastings, enough for a satisfying lunch for most participants.
I live in or around Nashville – is this tour for me?
Absolutely! While you may be familiar with our route and some of the stops, the opportunity exists to try new items you may not have tried at the tasting locations, as well as to learn more about the establishments themselves. Additionally, we will share some fun facts about the neighborhood’s history, architecture and culture that you may not be aware of. Also, being a local, you will have the unique opportunity to re-visit many of the eateries we will visit, as well as others we recommend, at your leisure! This tour is also an excellent activity with which to entertain out-of-town family and guests.
Are gift certificates available?
Yes, Gift Certificates are available and make a great gift for family and friends. Please click here to purchase Gift Certificates.
Can I book a private group tour?
Yes, Local Tastes of Nashville can accommodate private group tours. Please visit the Private Group Tours page for more details.
Does the tour guide accept gratuities? Are they included in the ticket price?
Gratuities are not included in the ticket price. While not mandatory, if you had a great time, tips are graciously accepted by the tour guides. The standard gratuity in the industry is 15%.
Can I make purchases during the tour?
Seeing as the tour has been coordinated in advance to ensure an on-time tour and fresh food-tastings, it is critical for us to stay on schedule throughout the tour. We do ask that you refrain from shopping until after the tour, but we will provide all the information you need to return to your favorite spots easily.
Can children participate in the tour?
Yes, children may participate in the tour. Parents, who know their children best, should assess whether a 3-hour walking food tour is appropriate for their own children. We do not recommend this tour for children under 11 years of age.
Is the tour wheelchair and baby stroller accessible?
No, we are sorry but due to brick sidewalks and some steps in The Historic Germantown Tour and a large set of steps in The Gulch Tour, wheelchairs and strollers are not accessible.
Are there vegetarian options available on the tour?
We can provide vegetarian options in most tasting locations with advance notice. Please be sure to make us aware when purchasing tickets as we will not be able to arrange for alternative options on the day of the tour.
What if I have a dietary restriction or food allergy?
Please be sure to let us know if you, or anyone in your group, has a dietary restriction or food allergy when you purchase your tickets. With advance notice, we will do our best to accommodate your needs to the best of our, and our tasting locations’, ability.
Are pets allowed on the tour?
For the comfort of all of our guests and per Tennessee regulations prohibiting animals in establishments serving food, we do not allow pets on our tours.