The FAQs should answer any question you may have about the tour and provide you with all information.
Yes every person present, including children ages 4 and up, is required to PRE-PURCHASE a ticket even if they do not wish to participate in food tastings. If you arrive with an un-ticketed person in your party, they will not be able to join the tour for any reason. Tour guides cannot sell tickets from walk-up traffic. The ticket fees cover the costs of not only all the food, but also the guide wages, who are offering valuable knowledge on historical, cultural and restaurant information during the tours. To maximize your chances of getting the day, time and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance. However the purchase cut-off for any tour is 24 hours prior to the start time.
All of the tour’s tastings are carefully pre-selected by BiteSeeing Food tours in partnership with the restaurants to showcase the uniqueness of Bentonville’s culinary scene. While we understand everyone is different and some have dietary restrictions and personal culinary preferences, we pre-order the food for the entire group and are unable to accommodate every one of these. Therefore, it is each guest’s responsibility to determine if there are tastings you need to pass on or if you can enjoy. However, with ADVANCE notice we can provide alternate tastings for GLUTEN-FREE and VEGETARIAN diets at MOST locations, substitutions may not be available at every location. There will be no refunds or discounts for food not eaten, regardless the reason.
Yes every person present, including children ages 4 and up, is required to PRE-PURCHASE a ticket even if they do not wish to participate in food tastings. A child ticket purchase must be accompanied with an adult ticket purchase. If you arrive with an un-ticketed individual, including children, they will not be able to join the tour for any reason. The ONLY exception to this are children ages 3 and under, who are not required to purchase a ticket and will not be eating. Please DO LET US KNOW if you will be attending with a child age 3 or under when you purchase tickets in the NOTES section. While we do offer a child’s ticket, the tour is geared more toward adults. The tour can last up to 3 hours with a lot of standing, walking and listening and most children have a limited attention span therefore the tour may not be appropriate for them. Parents, who know their children best, should assess the situation individually.
This is a moderately-paced walking tour that will still occur in rain, sun, heat, humidity. Regardless the weather, the food will still taste great and it will be a great adventure for all of us! For your best experience, we advise checking the forecast for the date of your tour and bring things that can help you be prepared, an umbrella for rain or to block the sun, sunglasses, sunscreen, a water bottle, weather appropriate clothing, anything that’s going to help you be comfortable in the weather we will get! In the instance of severe weather, it will be determined on a case-by-case basis if the tour will continue and/or if an alternate situation will be provided.
No, the tour will not end at the starting location. There is plenty of free public parking located close to the beginning and the end, and also in between. (detailed addresses of these locations will be included on your e-ticket). The guide will be happy to help direct you back to where you parked at the end of the tour.
We do not provide a waiting list. If a date and time is sold out, please call us to see if there is additional availability.
Let’s be clear. This is not a FOODIE tour, it’s a FOOD tour. So if you love food in all its forms then this tour is perfect for you!
Absolutely not! In addition to tasting fantastic food and creations from local restaurants and specialty stores, you will also get to “taste” some of Bentonville’s historical and cultural highlights. It’s such a unique experience and an entirely new and fun way to experience downtown Bentonville!
There is plenty of free, public parking in the downtown Bentonville area. A public parking map should be provided when you receive your e-ticket.
This is an outdoors walking tour, so you should wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes (heels not recommended). For the best experience, you should be comfortable and casual for the tour.
Things to consider bringing would include a camera and a bottle of water. When it’s really hot, we recommend applying sunscreen prior to the tour, also bringing sunglasses and an umbrella to help block the sun. During the cooler seasons it’s important to wear an extra layer of clothing and consider bringing gloves and a scarf. If the weather forecast calls for rain bring an umbrella and/or poncho.
All tastings will include water. One stop will include a wine tasting (only served to 21 and over). If you want a different drink, you may purchase that for yourself. We do ask if you purchase an alcoholic beverage you do so upon entering a location so that you have sufficient time to finish, as we are on a schedule and the next tasting location will be expecting us.
Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations.
Yes! Pictures are encouraged, however we ask that you respectfully do not film any part of the tour. You can share your tour pictures on social media by tagging as #biteseeingfoodtours and #BentonvilleFoodTours.
All tasting locations are wheelchair accessible and the route occurs on mostly flat sidewalks.
Gratuities are greatly appreciated, although not mandatory. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%.
We absolutely do! We can accommodate a variety of small-group special requests.
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