How much are you actually feeding me? Is there a menu I can look at?
The participating restaurants will provide unlimited sampling. We plan long and hard to ensure none of the restaurants run out of food. We guarantee you will not leave hungry.


Can I get a tour of the Test Kitchen?
Tours of the ATK Test Kitchens will be included in the VIP ticket for Saturday’s ATK Boston EATS Festival event.  


I have a special diet or food allergies; is this event for me?
We try our best to accommodate all. We will denote on signage and in the printed guide which menu items are gluten free or vegetarian.


What should I wear? What should I bring with me?
Friday night’s Cook’s Illustrated 25th Birthday Bash is indoors, wear whatever you like (bonus points for 90’s inspired style such as mom jeans, Doc Martens, plaid everything, fanny packs, and scrunchies). Saturday and Sunday’s events have outdoor components, so please dress according to the weather in comfortable attire.

All food and beverages are free with admission. Books and other merchandise will be available to purchase, and all major credit cards will be accepted.

There will be a coat check at Friday night’s event but not on Saturday and Sunday. We do not have storage for any large bags or luggage.


Will there be swag?
Yes! You can buy ATK cookbooks (get them signed by our cast and test cooks!), festival t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hats. There will also be be limited-edition collectables available at Friday evening’s Cook’s Illustrated Birthday Bash.


Will there be bathrooms and where are they?
There are accessible indoor bathrooms. The locations will be printed on the event map you will receive at registration. If you have trouble locating the bathrooms, please contact any member of the ATK team wearing a “Staff” shirt and they will be happy to point you in the right direction.


Can I bring my kids?
Sunday’s event is for the whole family, all ages are welcome. Children under 3 years old are free to enter, and any who are 3+ require kid's admission. All other events are 21+.


Will there be wifi?
Yes, wifi will be available. You can connect to the "IDB Boston - wireless WiFi" network and follow instructions for free wifi service.


I’m visiting from out of state – any tips for me?
Welcome to Boston! We have partnered with local Marriott hotels to offer you exclusive ATK EATS discounted rates. Please check out the directions and accommodations page for further details on how to book your room.