Frequently Asked Questions…and Answers


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Ticket Questions

Tour Questions


Ticket questions:

Q: Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?

A: Yes – we have to give the restaurants notice of how many people to prepare food for. Tickets must be purchased a minimum of twenty four hours before the tour starts. Most tours sell out well in advance.

Q: What is included in the ticket price?

A: A guided tour, information sheet and enough tastings to replace a meal for most people. Prices for the van-based tour include all transport during the tour. Gratuities for restaurant staff are also included. Gratuities for the tour guides are optional and are not included.

Q: What is the cancellation policy?

A:  All ticket sales are non-refundable as the ticket represents a guaranteed space on the tour of your choice.

If you need to reschedule your tour date please let us know as soon as possible – we may be able to reschedule you if space is available on another date. We are unable to reschedule within 48 hours of the tour start time.

Q: Do you ever cancel tours?

A: Although it is very rare, we do reserve the right to cancel in cases where minimum enrollment (4 guests) is not met or due to dangerous weather conditions or other adverse circumstances beyond our control. In the case of cancellation, we will reschedule tickets to another date or tour or issue a gift card for the full amount. Otherwise, tours run rain or shine.

Q: Is there a waitlist?

A:We are not able to add additional tickets to the tours. If you would like to be wait listed for a tour date that is sold out please email waitlist@columbusfoodadventures.com

Q: What if I want to come at the last minute?

A: For most tours tickets must be purchased a minimum of twenty four hours before the tour starts as we have to give the restaurants notice of how many people to prepare food for.

Q: Can I bring my child on the tour? Is it accessible for strollers?

A: Our tours are designed for an adult audience and some tours are for those aged 21+. We cannot accommodate young children on the van based tours since the van is not equipped to accept children’s car seats but we have had customers who choose to drive themselves and follow the van. The walking tours are approximately three to four hours long. Parents, who know their children best, should assess the situation individually as to whether the tour is appropriate for their child. Please email us if you have questions. Strollers are generally not practical given space constraints in the smaller shops and restaurants.

Tour Questions

Q: Do we just drive/walk around and eat?

A: Absolutely not! The food tour combines information about the city and the neighborhood with behind the scenes culinary insights, creating a unique, fun and informative experience. Your guide will provide information about history, culture, architecture, entertainment offerings, and both well-known and newer establishments.

Q: Do tours offer anything for Columbus residents?

A: Yes, we find that even people who have lived in Columbus all their lives learn about new places on our tours. We also try to give you behind-the-scenes or unique experiences that you would not have if you weren’t on a Columbus Food Adventure.

Q: Are there bathrooms available on the tour?

A: Bathroom stops may be somewhat limited on taco truck tours, but otherwise the restaurants will provide ample facilities.

Q: Do you start and finish in the same place?

A: Usually but on some walking tours we like to give guests a chance to explore the neighborhood at the end of the tour. Our guides will make sure you know how to get back to the starting point.

Q: Where should I park? Is there parking near the tour meeting point?

A: When you book your ticket, you’ll be given advice on where to park for each individual itinerary.

Q: Do you cater to vegetarians/ other dietary requirements?

A: We can accommodate vegetarians on most itineraries (except for the Taco Truck Tour and Meat Lovers Tours). We are unable to accommodate vegan or celiac guests.  Please feel free to email or call us about specific food allergies.

Q: Are cameras allowed on the tour?

A: Absolutely!  If you get a shot you love, please tag us or share it with us on Instagram or Facebook, or include it in a review!

Q: Can I book a private tour?

A: We offer private tours for groups of 8 or more people. Please see our private events page for more information and to fill out a tour inquiry form.

Q: How much food is served on the tour?

A: In general, most find it enough to replace one meal. The only exception is the brewery district tour which focuses more on alcohol and includes light snacks.

Q: How many stops are there on the tour?

A: This varies, though generally it’s around 5-7 stops.  The description of the tour you’re interested in will show this information.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: Because we offer food tours and spend time inside restaurants we are not able to accommodate dogs on the tours.

Q: How much walking is there?

A: We have 8 different walking tours. The distances vary between under half a mile to over two miles. On our tours page you’ll see the length of each tour.

Q: How many people will be on the tour?

A: It varies, but the maximum number is 14-16.

Q: What happens if it rains or snows?

A: Generally, tours occur regardless of the weather, but we reserve the right to cancel in the event that weather is severe enough to threaten the safety of our participants.

Q: Does the tour guide accept gratuities?

A: Gratuities are by no means expected, but always appreciated. Some guides have Venmo QR codes you can scan. We also gratefully accept your feedback on Google, Trip Advisor or your favorite review site.

Q: Will you wait for me if I am late for the tour?

A: Tours start promptly so as to stay on schedule and not delay other guests. Please try to arrive 10 minutes before the tour departs to check in. If you think you might be late for the tour please call us at 614.440.3177 and we can let you know where to meet the group.

Q: What is not included?

A: If you order anything additional at a restaurant or tour partner you will be responsible for payment.

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