The cleaning protocol for the interior of the mini-buses used to transport the tour customers has existed for the last few years before the COVID-19 outbreak. Disinfectant cleaning spray and clean cloth towels are used by the tour operator to wipe clean the bus interior prior to the passengers boarding.
Since March 17, 2020, the Taste History Culinary Tour has not been hosting customers because government mandates forced restaurants to close their inside dining and other businesses deemed non-essential (craft shops) were not allowed to operate or craft shops were only allowed one customer at a time. Recently, Palm Beach County, Florida has begun to move into the next phase of re-opening but restaurants still have limited seating capacity.
Although we are doing our part to stop the spread COVID-19, we miss hosting the tour customers and introducing them to off-the-beaten-path experiences, mom-and-pop eateries and emerging arts districts.
Our benchmark for resuming the tours are the CDC guidelines, restaurant in-dining capacity to host the tours and customer confidence.
To allow the businesses that partner with the tours to re-gain their footing, once the tours re-start they will initially be held only once a month alternating the cities visited each month. There will be a gradual process to add other Saturdays. Private tours during the weekday will be held on a case-by-case basis.
Lori J. Durante, Executive Tour Director
Taste History Culinary Tours
Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County
First, Second, Third & Fourth Saturdays at 11am (Arrive by 10:45am) (Culinary tours are a combination of bus riding and 3 to 4 blocks of walking traveling to West Palm Beach; Delray Beach & Boynton Beach and Lake Worth & Lantana. All tours are 3 to 4 hours and West Palm Beach Tour is 4 to 5 hours.)
Culinary tours of historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach are held on the Third and Fourth Saturdays, year-round.
Culinary tours of historic Lake Worth are held on the Second Saturday of each month, year-round.
Culinary tours of historic West Palm Beach (Various Districts) are held on the first Saturday of each month, year-round.
Click here for more dates. The culinary tours are held year-round.
Dietary Restrictions Information: Pertaining to any dietary restrictions, because the food is served at the discretion of the restaurant/eatery, we cannot dictate or determine food content based on dietary restrictions. The Taste History Culinary Tour cannot accommodate dietary restrictions. For logistical reasons, there are no dietary substitutions. Vegan and Vegetarian substitutions cannot be coordinated. Part of the mission of Taste History is to feature food culture. We are logistically unable to accept individual food orders. Taste History is a tasting tour and not a sit-down luncheon but the food portions are hearty. Visit the link here for the Food & Drug Administration Facts about Food Allergies and Symptoms.
Fees for Tour:
Effective April 26, 2020, to support new social distancing guidelines forcing restaurants to reduce seating capacity due to COVID-19, the tour capacity has been reduced to maximum 5 people thus the per person rate has currently increased to $80.00 per person and for children age 12 and over. Tours are free for children under age 12 (Maximum 2 children free per tour. Children must be accompanied by a paid adult family member). Pre-paid reservations that have been made prior to that date will not be affected. Taste History is a non-profit educational organization. Fees are inclusive of all food and visits to cultural centers and art shops. Food portions are hearty and equivalent to a meal. All sales are final. No Refunds
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for the Taste History Culinary Tour
Parking & Boarding for the Culinary Bus Tour at:
Boynton Beach Mall (Macy's - Outside at East Entrance)
801 N. Congress Avenue Boynton Beach Mall Boynton Beach, FL
Phone number for the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History
ARRIVE by 10:45am.
The Taste History Culinary Tours are conducted by the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History
PRE-PAYMENT Required! All Sales are Final. No Refunds
Click the following link to purchase tickets online:
FACTS about the Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County, Florida:
·The Taste History Culinary Tour is a fun and engaging experience that combines bus riding and walking. The tour alternately travels to West Palm Beach (Various Districts); Delray Beach & Boynton Beach; and Lake Worth & Lantana. The culinary themes may include the Bakery Trail, Floribbean cuisine and New Fusion cuisine.
·The Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Lake Worth & Lantana; and Delray Beach & Boynton Beach are held on the second, third and fourth Saturday of each month, year-round, plus private group tours are available. Culinary tours traveling to West Palm Beach (Various Districts) premiered on Saturday, December 6, 2014 and are held on the first Saturday of each month.
·The Taste History Culinary Tours travels by bus and foot to family-owned eateries, bakeries, cafes, and juice bars located in historic areas and includes more than a dozen cuisines for tastings at 3 to 4 family-owned eateries plus learning about food culture, food history and foodways.
•For some tours, there may be 3 to 4 blocks of walking in addition to the travel by bus.
· The tour program has more than 30 restaurant partners, art shops and cultural centers. At least 3 to 4 family-owned bakeries, cafes or juice bars are visited each tour where more than a dozen cuisines are presented for tastings. The tastings are complemented with food history, food culture and foodways infused with facts aboutthe historic building and/or district where the restaurant or eatery is located. The eateries, districts and sites are visited on a rotating schedule, each first, second and third Saturday of the month. Some eating experiences are STANDING-only!
In addition to visits to eateries, some food tastings experiences may include Farmer's Markets, Urban Farms and Ethnic Street Food Vendors.
·History information about historic neighborhoods, districts and buildings is narrated during the tour infused with food history, food culture and foodways. The tour may travel to historic buildings and emerging art and craft shops.
•Learn enlightening history about the State of Florida, Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach (Various Districts), Lake Worth, Lantana, Delray Beach, and Boynton Beach infused with food tastings, food history, food culture and foodways.
•Tour starts by bus at Macy's in Boynton Beach.Passengers are transported by bus for walking component of the tour.History information about the State of Florida, Palm Beach County and the local cities are are narrated for the entire duration of the tour.
•Tour takes place rain or shine
The culinary tours are smaller capacity tours so that the visits to the eateries are manageable. Due to new social distancing guidelines, effective April 26, 2020, five people is temporarily the maximum tour capacity for the public tours held on Saturdays.
Click here for Dietary Restrictions Information. Dietary Restrictions Cannot be Accomodated. Dietary Substitutions are Not Provided. Part of the mission of Taste History is to showcase food culture and the authenticity of original recipes.
Contact information: 561-638-8277
Sponsors, to date: Macy's, Patricia Ann Ravo Fund and Boris & Edith Rueger Fund and Iris Apfel.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
The Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History is a non-profit organization.
Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County
What you need to know, What you need to wear and What you need to bring: 1. These Culinary tours are at least four-hours with a live guide and are a combination of both bus riding and walking.
2. Be sure to eat breakfast and drink at least 8oz of fluid before you arrive for the tour
3. Tours take place rain or shine. We suggest that you check the local weather report too.
4. For most of the tours, there is about 4 to 6 blocks of walking therefore, dress comfortably and bring an umbrella.
5. Wear sunscreen, and bring a hat
6. Because of the walking, it is recommended that you bring bottled water
7. Food tastings are included in your ticket price but bring some spending monies because you may want to purchase some unique local gifts and food items at some of the family-owned bakeries, cafes, eateries, markets, art shops and cultural centers visited during the tour. Shopping is limited to ONLY the sites visited during the tour.
8. Tickets are non-refundable
Eateries Visited & Food Served for Culinary Tour: 1. At least three to four family-owned eateries are visited per tour for food tastings. Click here for more information about types of eateries and cuisines served.
2. The food menu is served at the discretion of the eateries
3. The food servings are samplings and tasting of that eateries' cuisine along with food history.
4. The tour is narrated and includes narrated local and regional history about historic areas, landmarks and people along the travel route to the eateries.
All Sales are Final. No Refunds
What if it Rains on the day of the culinary tour?
South Florida is a geographic location that has intermitten rain therefore tours are not cancelled because of rain. In the event of rain, the tour will take cover and either remain on the bus or inside the restaurant/eatery until the rain subsides during which time the tour guests will continue to enjoy narrated history and food tastings. Previous tours have been held during the rain without any problems. We never cancel a tour because of rain. Tours take place Rain or Shine!