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Health & Safety Standards

At Secret Food Tours we take your health and the health of our staff very seriously. To be sure that you can enjoy our tours with the maximum protection we have put in place some strict measures.

  • We have been certified by We're Good To Go
  • We make sure that all our partners and our own places are disinfected after each tour
  • All our guide have been trained on health and safety measures
  • Masks and hand sanitizers should be used on all our tours by our guides
  • Guests must bring their own mask
  • Guests must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with local regulations
  • We keep our group small and we offer private tours
How do I order?

That is very easy! Go to our "Book Now" page, where we detail our tours. Select your tour and the time of your tour and book it! Are you looking for something special or are you organizing an event? Just email us at Group & Private Tours and we will do our best to arrange something that suits you. After your booking is made, we will send you an automatic e-mail confirmation. If you have any questions before booking, feel free to contact us via email

*Please note if you are using a special promo code then enter it in the "Voucher Code" section before you select the amount of tickets you would like to purchase*

What is included in the food tour?

All the food tastings and a soft drink, but if you want alcohol, we offer a upgraded drinks package that gives you a glass of red wine, a local lager, and a Lebanese beer.

Where is the meeting spot?

You can find the meeting spot here and if it's not clear you can always contact us.

In front of St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery
131 East 10th Street (@ 2nd Avenue) New York, NY 10003
Take the exit in the middle of the platform at the Astor Place #6 train subway station. Head north on 4th Avenue toward Wanamaker Place. Turn right onto East 9th Street. After you cross 3rd Avenue, make a slight right onto Stuyvesant Street. Walk one block north east to East 10th Street. You will see benches, trees, and an old stone church with a clock tower. You have arrived!

»»CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS««

Where the tour will end?

1st Avenue and East 11th Street, nearest the 1st Avenue L train subway station.

Is your food tour suitable for a vegetarian or someone with other dietary requirements?

We have had many vegetarian guests join our tours, and they have all thoroughly enjoyed their time with us. However, please take note that this tour is NOT adapted to the vegan or gluten-free diet. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us at nyc@secrettours.com before booking. In addition, please inform your guide of any food allergies or special dietary requirements. We want every guest to truly enjoy the tour!

I am traveling with my family, is the tour ok for infants/children?

Children are more than welcome to our tour and it's free for any child 2 years or under, but their presence MUST BE NOTIFIED UPON BOOKING OF THE TOUR at nyc@secrettours.com! We have had many families attend from all over the world and everyone enjoyed the tour.

I don't drink alcohol. Can I book your tour?

This is not a problem. Just inform our guide before the tour starts. During the tasting you can select another beverage you like!

Is there enough food during your tour?

You will leave our tour with a full stomach, a full mind, and a full heart. We advise that you DO NOT eat a large meal before this tour. Come hungry and wear stretchy pants!

I would like to take your tour but it is already fully booked. Is there a way I can do the tour?

Our tours are often sold out very quickly. If the date you requested is not available, please do not hesitate to email us and we can see if there is anything we can do. We cannot promise but we will try our best to sort something out for you.

Where do I add my discount voucher?
Vocuher
Is there a lot of walking?

We strongly advise wearing comfortable walking shoes. Our tour runs a little over 3 hours. Although we have several seated food stops, we cover a good deal of ground around the East Village as well. Our pace is moderate, but if you need a slower pace let us know.

How many people max are on this tour?

We take 10 people max. If you are more than 10 people, please do not hesitate to email us and will try to see if we can accommodate.

I cannot find a way to print the confirmation. Is it OK if I have it on my phone?

You do not have to print your voucher. A confirmation on your phone will be fine!

If I purchase a voucher as a gift, or am given a voucher how long is it valid for?

All of our vouchers expire one year from the date of purchase.

Can I choose my own food?

Your guide will take care of everything. However, if you have a food allergy or special request, please let your guide know. Substitutions may be made based on special dietary needs.

What if it rains or I change my plans?

Unfortunately, the weather is unpredictable in New York. We do not issue refunds as per our terms and conditions. We also inform you that we never cancel a booking even if we have only 2 people! However we do reserve the right to cancel the tour if we feel the weather is extreme, and we cannot run the tour due to this for more info see our Terms and Conditions: https://www.secretfoodtours.com/terms-and-conditions/

Can I pay the tour in cash?

You must book directly on our website. We do not accept cash payments. Our online payment is safe, secured and SSL protected.

Why do we need to pay for booking fee?

The booking fee that you have to pay is up to our ticket provider and we can't change it. All our clients need to pay for it upon booking. The booking fee charged contributes to the cost of the ticketing system to provide an excellent service to our customers.

Foreign Transaction Fees

A few banks have charged their customer an extra fee while booking with us (this isn't the booking fee but another fee added by the bank). We think this is unfair, if this happens let us know by showing us in your bank statement and we will refund this fee as a gesture of good will.