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8 Tips for Orlando Food Tour Success

8 Tips for Orlando Food Tour Success

Are you ready to see what our Orlando food tour is all about? Here are some tips to ensure foodie tour success.

1. Know where to park

Our tours take place in Winter Park and Audubon Park. Free parking is available in both locations; you just have to know where to look! For our Winter Park tour, we recommend parking at the train station or at the parking garage on W Canton Ave (public parking is on levels 4 and 5). The train station is closest to our tour start and end points. Street parking is also available, but spots can be difficult to find on weekends.

For our Audubon Park tour, free parking is available in the East End Market lot. If it’s full when you arrive, you can park across the street in front of any of the shops along Corrine Drive.

2. Let us know about dietary needs in advance

Vegetarian, Paleo, gluten-free, and allergies…we can accommodate just about anything as long as we know about your needs before your tour. When you purchase your ticket online, we’ll ask you about food allergies and dietary restrictions. Make sure to fill out this portion so we can better serve you! If you forget, feel free to contact us before your scheduled tour date.

3. Keep an open mind

Food tours exist to expose you to restaurants and cuisine you may not be familiar with. So make sure to keep an open mind when you come on a tour. You’ll be trying new things, learning from our vendors, and immersing yourself into the foodie culture of both of our destinations. Even if you’re local, our tours are bound to teach you something new.

4. Mix and mingle

Whether you come in a group, by yourself, or as a couple, you’re going to be in good company. We’re all foodies here so don’t be shy! Mingle with your tour group, get to know your fellow tour goers, and stay open to making new friends. And don’t forget to chat up the vendors and your tour guide, too! (We love swapping info on our favorite local restaurants.)

Sunday brunch in Audubon Park Orlando Food Tours

5. Dress comfortably

While the focus of our tour remains primarily on food, expect a decent amount of walking as we explore historical and cultural points of interest. Take this into account when choosing your footwear for the day. And remember that we’re in Florida, where the climate can be unpredictable in the summer and afternoons heat up quickly. Wear lightweight clothing and bring an umbrella during the summer months.

6. Bring the essentials

Sunscreen, bottled water, some extra cash, and your camera are just a few of the essentials to consider bringing on your tour.

7. Arrive early

Remember what we shared about parking? Both Winter Park and Audubon Park get busy on the weekends, and it may take you a few minutes to find a spot. Traffic on I-4 is unpredictable. And if you’re coming from out of town, it may take some extra time to familiarize yourself with the local surroundings. Be prepared by adding some buffer time into your schedule.

8. Make it a day trip

Our food tours will give you a great snapshot of the local foodie scene, but there’s so much more to see and do after your tour. Here are a few things we recommend checking out before or after your food tour.

Winter Park:
– Charles Hosmer Morse Museum
– Scenic Boat Tour
– Winter Park Farmer’s Market (Saturday mornings)

Audubon Park:

– Harry P. Leu Gardens
– Redlight Redlight craft beer bar
– Gideon’s bakehouse cookies

Let your experience be a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of work and come have some foodie fun with us! You deserve it.