Coming back to explore New York’s restaurants and neighborhoods should be fun, exciting, and absolutely worry free. The health of our guides, partners, and our guests is of the utmost importance, so let’s be sure you know how we’re keeping you safe on your tour. This post will be updated as guidelines change, so feel free to check in a few days before your tour for the latest.

When we all follow the guidelines together, everyone in your group can fully enjoy the tasty adventure you’re about to embark on.


Effective August 16, 2021, the City of New York will require anyone dining inside restaurants to be fully vaccinated. As our tours all feature seated tastings inside various locations, we will require proof of vaccination for guests 12 and up. Kids under 12 may join us wearing masks inside. We know this may not be ideal for some, but we thank you for your understanding. The safety of every guest, guide, and restaurant staff is incredibly important to us.

We will accept the Excelsior Pass, NYC Covid Safe, or a physical vaccine card if you’re from out of state. As the new regulations come into effect in August, we’ll update this post with any changes to these requirements.

COVID Symptoms

Keeping everyone safe means being a little extra cautious if you aren’t feeling well. If you’re experiencing and cold or flu like symptoms, please call us at +1 (332) 236-9635 as soon as possible. While it would be sad to miss you, we know you’ll understand our need to help keep everyone along the tour safe.


Your tour guide will keep you up to date on when you may need to wear a mask on your tour. Every day they connect with the tasting locations to ensure we have the most up to date info. Children under 12 will be required to wear masks inside, except when eating, on all tours effective August 16, 2021.

Tour Sizes

Each tour will be operating with a reduced capacity for the foreseeable future. You’ll still be meeting great new foodies, just like you, and enjoying the same great Foods of NY experience we’ve been sharing for more than 20 years.

Now go tasting!

You’ve probably been doing all of the above for the last year anyway, so you’re likely already prepared. Now go meet you guide, start exploring, and find your new favorite NYC fare.