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  • Location:New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the French Quarter

Eat your way through the French Quarter on this food‐filled 3‐hour walking tour! Accompany your expert guide on a sensory journey to famous eateries and markets in New Orleans’ oldest quarter and along the river. Depending on the day, you may sample sugar‐dusted beignets, a stuffed muffuletta sandwich, gin‐infused chocolate or chargrilled oysters. Along the way, learn about New Orleans’ rich and 
complex culinary history.

Highlights

  • Half-day food walking tour of the French Quarter
  • Visit world-renowned restaurants in New Orleans and discover the finest Louisiana cooking
  • Learn about the history of fine cooking in New Orleans from your enthusiastic guide
  • Enjoy food tastings from six or seven famous eateries and one cocktail tasting
  • Customize your tour to suit your own tastes

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What You Can Expect

New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the French Quarter

French Quarter Cafe Du Monde

Your foodie adventure begins in the French Quarter. At mid‐morning, meet your friendly, food‐loving guide and set off through the lively Vieux Carré (Old Square), where the smells of sweets and spice fill the streets. This highly flexible tour relies on your interests and requests, so let your guide know what places you’d like to see or foods you’re itching to try.  

The 3‐hour excursion includes six to seven hearty food tastings and one alcoholic beverage – and a fair amount of walking to burn it off! Due to the custom nature of the tour, every group’s unique dynamic invites a different array of sampling. Perhaps begin with a warm beignet – a New Orleans french‐style doughnut – and a cup of coffee at Cafe du Monde. Then continue on for some rich seafood gumbo or chargrilled oysters. As you wander through the French Quarter, colorful signs for traditional poboys or meat‐filled muffulettas may beckon you. Don’t resist! 

Between stops, your guide will pass highly acclaimed restaurants and kitchens. Head into the famous French Market, where you can check out goods from local small businesses, and to Pimm’s Cup for a tasty adult beverage. Hear the history of this classic New Orleans cocktail that features a distinctive British spirit. 

By the end of the tour, you’ll have a full belly and a better understanding of the fundamental dishes that makes up New Orleans cuisine. You will return to the starting point with time to explore before heading back to your favorite new eatery for dinner! 
 

Itinerary

Sample Tasting Menu (subject to change without notice):
  • Seafood Treasure: chargrilled oysters
  • Antoines: Souffled Potatoes
  • Pimms Cup: typical New Orleans cocktail
  • NOSC: dips to taste and culinary shopping
  • Sweet Palate: chocolate tasting
  • French Market Muffaletta
  • French Market Gumbo or Red Beans
  • Loretta's Pralines

Customer Reviews

Carroll P H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Mary the tour guide was knowledgeable and the sampling of food was great with plenty of variety.

yamaras

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Phillipe was an amazing tour guide he was very informative and we tasted a lot of delicious food.

yamaras

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Phillipe was an amazing tour guide he was very informative and we tasted a lot of delicious food.

Amy Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our tour guide was Mary. She did a fantastic job telling us about the history and culture of the French Quarter! The food sampling was everything I wanted to try!! and very generous portions!! This was a great way to try a bit of everything when you have limited days in New Orleans.

kcarney43

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Absolutely wonderful!! I would highly recommend Wanda as a tour guide.

robert l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Learned a lot about the foods of New Orleans. Phillipe was great could speak a little louder and was very excited and enthusiastic!

Jeanne P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our guide was very knowledgeable and very entertaining!! The food was wonderful!! Definitely a highlight of our trip to New Orleans!

adelaidegatewood

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very informative, food samples were nice.

Robyn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

New Orleans Food Walking tour was excellent. Great host, interesting information and history and fantastic food. I have already written a review of this day out here:
https://boryssnorc.com/2015/09/27/back-in-nawlins/

Book it and enjoy!

Larry R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We had an awesome time! Wanda was our guide and she was so nice and fun. Highly recommend if you want to be introduced to New Orleans restaurants or meals you may not have tried before. I can and #39;t wait to go back to NOLA just to visit some of the places we went to!

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