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5 Ways To Prepare For Your First Walking Food Tour

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 11:00 AM by Bridgette Wainwright

First things first, a guided food tour is simply a FUN way to explore the food scene and culture of a neighborhood by trying several local eateries all in an enjoyable afternoon!

You’re signed up for a food tour and you’re wondering what the best way is to prepare for your tour. Here are 5 great tips you can do to be ready to get the most out of this exciting food experience.

  1. You will want to have lots of room in your stomach for the deliciousness you are about to experience. Don’t eat right before your tour as a good food tour will leave you full!

  2. Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather by checking the weather forecast before you go. Don’t get caught off guard – most tours run rain or shine.  Remember to wear sunscreen on those sunny days, protect your feet by wearing comfortable walking shoes and bring an umbrella if rain is in the forecast.

  3. Bring your own bottle of water in case you get thirsty on the walk. Water or drink is usually provided at your tastings according to the specific tour but on those hot days you may want something extra for the journey.

  4. Arrive early for check in and to use the restroom before the tour begins. Timing is important, and most tours start promptly at the indicated start time.  Tour guides will need to check you in and gather the group.

  5. Come with an open mind to trying new foods and learning about the community. Bring that fun adventurous attitude and you will not be disappointed!

Now that you are more prepared – go enjoy your foodie experience and share what you learned with others!

Author: Bridgette Wainwright

Bridgette Wainwright is owner & tour guide at Progressive Palate Food Tours. Progressive Palate Food Tours is a walking food tour that showcases the amazing flavors of Rochester. Join Bridgette for a fun and memorable experience by discovering the best places to eat and drink in Rochester as you've never done before.