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Frequently asked questions
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (615) 800-7052. Cash is not accepted for ticket purchases.
For the Gulch & Union Station Tour
There is parking near the Union Station hotel but it can be expensive. Cheaper parking is near where the tour ends at Pine Street Flats on Gleaves Street Browse this map!
For the Historic Germantown Food Tour
We do not have parking at the Farmers Market because it is only 2-hour parking. If you need to drive, you can park at the Goodwill Lifsey Building 937 Herman Street. This link will show you where it is in relation to the Farmers Market. From there walk through the parking garage of
the 909 Flats between 9th Ave N and Rosa L Parks, cross Rosa L Parks and then you arrive at the Farmers Market!
Tours are held rain or shine. We do ask that you check the weather forecast and dress appropriately if inclement weather is predicted. In the case of an unusual and severe weather incident, a tour may be canceled for safety.
Restrooms will be available at the beginning and at most locations throughout the tour.
Our food tours of Nashville last approximately 2-1/2 to 3 hours and cover less than two miles. We will be sitting at several restaurants along the way, so you have opportunities to rest. We walk at a moderately casual pace, stopping frequently at tasting locations and neighborhood sites.
The tour includes 4-5 food tastings at restaurants and specialty shops, enough for a satisfying meal!
Absolutely! Even if you know the neighborhoods, you may learn about new restaurants. We will share some fun facts about the neighborhood’s history, architecture, and culture that you may not be aware of. You may discover places that you want to return to with friends or family. Locals find that these tours are an excellent activity for entertaining out-of-town families and guests.
Yes, gift cards are available and make a great gift for family and friends. Please click here to purchase gift cards.
Yes, Local Tastes of Nashville will gladly arrange a private group tour for any outing, corporate activity or celebration! Please visit the Private Group Tours page for more details.
Gratuities are not included in the ticket price. While not mandatory, if you had a great time, tips are graciously accepted and appreciated by the tour guides. The standard gratuity in the industry is 20%.
Since 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 much shopping until after the tour.
Yes, children may participate in the tour. Parents, who know their children best, should assess whether a three-hour walking food tour is appropriate for their own children. We do not recommend this tour for children under 11 years of age.
One shop in Germantown has stairs but the guests do not eat inside. The Gulch has stairs en route to a restaurant. Also, note that many of the sidewalks in Germantown are brick.
We can provide vegetarian options in most tasting locations with advance notice. Please be sure to make us aware when purchasing tickets as we might not be able to arrange for alternative options on the day of the tour.
Please be sure to let us know if you, or anyone in your group, have a dietary restriction or food allergy when you purchase your tickets. Many restaurants offer options. With advance notice, we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
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.
Customers will receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or unforeseen circumstances with our company. Otherwise, all sales are final.