Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?
To maximize your chances of getting the day, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, AMEX, or MasterCard from our website or by calling. Cash and/or walk-up traffic the day of the tours are not accepted.
How much food is served during the tour?
There are 5-6 stops on our tours where you will enjoy a generous serving of food. For most people there is more than enough food that lunch before or after the tour is not necessary. Come hungry!
Do we only walk around and sample food?
Absolutely not! Our tours combine architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique 3-hour experience. Imagine walking through Boston eating our local artisans most delicious foods while learning the neighborhoods from real locals.
Are beverages served on the tour?
Water is provided at some of our stops or feel free to bring your own. There are also opportunities to purchase beverages during the tour.
Does the tour have anything to offer a native Bostonian?
Definitely! Many of our attendees live right here in Boston. Locals often attend to learn about the neighborhood and the city in which they live as well as visiting food establishments they may have never tried. We think locals will find our food tours to be a fun and novel alternative to the usual leisurely lunch, and locals just might find a few new favorite haunts along the way.
What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?
Please let us know if anyone in your group has a dietary restriction when purchasing your tickets. As long as we know well in advance, we can often accommodate your needs. If we do not find out about your dietary restrictions until the day of the tour, it is usually impossible for us to accommodate your needs. Additionally, there are some foods on the tour that are very difficult to replace depending on the shop or restaurant. At these stops, you may not be able to participate in the food portion of the stop, depending on your specific dietary restriction. We will always do our best to accommodate each person’s needs. Please contact before booking if you would like to confirm ahead of time whether or not your dietary restriction can be accommodated.
Please note that none of our tours are gluten free or dairy free.
Is there parking available?
Parking is difficult to find and expensive in Boston. Specific directions for each tour including parking information is included when you purchase tickets. We recommend taking public transportation into the city when possible.
Are children allowed?
Our tours have been developed for food and history lovers. In our vast touring experience we have found that younger children might be indifferent, fidgety and may not fully appreciate our tours. More importantly, their disinterest could interfere with the exciting experience which Yummy Walks has carefully crafted for you. Whether to bring your child or not is ultimately up to your discretion, but please note that all children, regardless of age, need a paid ticket. We do offer a discounted rate for children ages 12 and under. Please also note that strollers are not permitted on the tour, due to the many narrow sidewalks that we walk on, the uneven cobble stone streets that we cross, and the very small shops that we visit. If you have further questions pertaining to tickets for children, please contact us.
If a food tour is sold out, can I get on a waiting list?
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.
What should I bring with me?
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 and a scarf as Boston can get cold. If it looks like rain bring your umbrella.
Do I need to tip?
Gratuities are greatly appreciated, although not mandatory. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%.
Are bathrooms available during the tour?
Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations.
What do we do in case of bad weather?
The tours are held rain, shine, or snow. In the event of inclement weather, we will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. However, we advise to check the weather conditions for your days event and dress appropriately.
Are tours handicap accessible?
Unfortunately, wheelchairs are not recommended on our tours. Strollers are not permitted due to the many narrow sidewalks we walk on, the uneven cobblestone streets we cross, certain staircases we use when entering establishments, and the very small shops that we visit. If you have further questions, please contact us by by visiting our contact page.
Does the tour come in other languages?
At this time, we offer private tours for groups of 10 or more in German, Italian, Spanish and French. Our regular scheduled tours are offered only in English.
Do you support corporate, or private events?
We absolutely do! We can accommodate a variety of special requests (family reunions, Birthday parties, out of town guests, corporate, conventions, festivals, bridal events, and more).