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Our tours includes ample tastings from 5-6 (or more) local eateries — depending on the tour — and collectively provide enough food for a satisfying lunch/brunch for most people.
We have a reputation for providing Texas sized portions: so come hungry and leave happy!
Heck no! In addition to delicious food tastings, we also serve up a hearty helping of local McKinney commentary. You’ll learn interesting tidbits about the backgrounds and inspiration of the chefs/owners behind the eateries we’ll visit, as well as plenty of historical, cultural, and architectural information relevant to the historic downtown McKinney Square. There’s something for everyone on each of our tours.
Children are always welcome! Children 1o and older require a ticket and will be served the same food tastings as adults.
Please be mindful that most tours will last 3 hours in length and will include walking and some standing as we explore the downtown McKinney Square. Parents, who know their children best, should assess the situation individually. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
A list of all the current tasting locations can be found on each tour’s description page. While rare, tasting locations are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, food allergy, gluten free etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance of the tour, we can do our best to accommodate your needs. It is very challenging to make changes when notified the day of the tour.
It depends on the tour — the length of each tour is included on the tour description page. In ALL cases for ALL tours, we walk at a very relaxed pace and are seated at all of the restaurant tasting locations. In the summer months, we take good care to keep you in the shade as best possible when outside, as well as providing water at all stops to keep you cool and hydrated.
Yes. Tickets must be purchased in advance. To maximize your chances of getting the day, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book in advance. Tickets can be purchased with a Visa, AmEx, or MasterCard from our website or by calling our EZTix ticketing partner: 800-656-0713
Cash and/or walk-up traffic the day of the tours are not accepted.
Bring your appetite! But seriously, having a camera/smartphone is a good idea so you can capture all your foodie and sightseeing pics, as well as wearing comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for Texas’ (typically warm) climate. During the summer, we also recommend sunscreen and sunglasses. We’ll have water at every tasting stop but feel free to bring a bottle of water along for the walking periods. If it looks like rain, we’ll provide plastic rain ponchos.
Water will be served with every tasting on all tours. Depending on the tour offering, there may be beer tastings or cocktails provided with the adult/21+ tour ticket purchased.
Absolutely! Many of our tour guests are local yokels! While you may be familiar with the downtown Square, our walking route, and some of the tasting locations, we hope to offer up new food items and the opportunity to learn more about the establishments themselves. We’ll be sharing many interesting insights around the chefs/owners of these fine establishments and why they chose to call McKinney home. Besides, there’s always something fascinating and new to learn about McKinney’s rich history!
As a local, you’ll have the unique advantage to re-visit many of the eateries on the tour, as well as others we recommend, all at your leisure. It’s also a great opportunity to show off our lovely historic downtown Square to visiting family and friends or co-workers!
Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at all food-tasting locations.
Parking is available at nearby parking lots and on the street. Specific parking information will be provided on your ticket confirmation email which is sent after you purchase your ticket. Downtown McKinney Map.
The Downtown Area Shuttle, or DASH for short, is an electric, six seat shuttle that scoots around istoric downtown McKinney taking shoppers, diners and visitors where they need to go. Best of all, riding with DASH is free! Just give him a wave or call 469-733-DASH and hop on!
The tours are held rain or shine because the food tastes great in any weather. Texas weather is usually good year round, but we suggest you check the weather conditions for the day of your tour and dress appropriately. We also provide rain ponchos in case of sudden weather changes or if you do not have your own umbrella.
We ask that you please wait to shop until after the tour ends so that we can stay on our food-tasting schedule and continue with the informative narrative and food tastings in a timely manner. With that said, we don’t mind if you’re a quick shopper!
Guests are also provided discount coupons for each tour stop and we encourage you to use them either after the tour or on another downtown visit at your leisure.
Yes – depending on the tour purchased, we currently offer beer tastings and cocktails with tickets for adults over 21. Guests may also purchase alcohol at any tasting stop, time permitting.
We do not provide a waiting list. Please contact us as soon as possible to let us know what date you are interested in if you do not see availability. We’ll try our best to accommodate you.
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Gratuities are greatly appreciated if we exceed your expectations, though are not mandatory. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%. We also love reviews on Trip Advisor, Yelp, or our Facebook page so others can learn about Food Walks of Texas. 🙂
All locations are wheelchair accessible. If you have any specific concerns or questions, we invite you to contact us to discuss further.
If you will be accompanied by a service animal, please let us know in advance when you book your tour. Otherwise, our furry friends are not permitted inside the restaurants that we’ll visit by City code.
Our brunch tour includes a Mimosa, however, we do not feature a wine tasting tour at present. Wine is available for purchase at many of our tasting stops if desired.
At this time, we do not offer tours in any other languages except English.
Yes, Food Walks of Texas Gift Certificates are available for purchase and make great gifts for that “hard to buy” family member. To purchase or learn more about our Gift Certificates, please visit our Gift Certificates page.
Yes we can! We can accommodate a variety of special requests – family reunions, birthday parties, out of town guests, corporate events, conventions, festivals, ladies day out, wedding parties, parades, grand openings and more. Visit our Private Tours page or Contact Us page to reach out to us to discuss further.