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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.


  • 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!


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

Susan G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour--excellent guide and great food tastings


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Good way to taste a variety of the local food.

Pamala R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Would totally recommend it! We enjoyed visiting places we would not have found on our own and our guide did a fantastic job!

Brenda P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Wanda was an excellent and knowledgeable guide. Her enthusiasm was contagious and the food was excellent! We even discovered a new drink, the Pims Cup which we plan to recreate at home.

Ursula D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great experience with very knowledgable tour guide. Trish was fantastic! You get to taste a lot of delicious food!

Eva S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

I want to recommend this to everyone. Fascinating tour, good food and the guide, Phillipe was the best, charming, thoughtful and filled with foodie info. If there were 6 stars I would give the tour that. Will definitely take another with the company next time I'm in town.

Maude M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

So much fun - Wanda was a riot. Don't expect gourmet meals or fancy atmospheres - this tour has you eating Gumbo at the market out of a styrofoam cup and eating PO'boys standing at the bar, amongst other things. Definitely recommend, best way to get a wonderful introduction to a city little local food, little local history, walking down streets you probably wouldn't get to on your own but not for foodie snobs!

Randy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very good and Elisabeth was fantastic!!! Would go again for sure. She was very knowledgeable about New Orleans food and also about the city.

Orlando d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

I have been in many food tours around the World.It was a good tour. You have to walk and that is the idea walk,see and taste. From one to ten, I will give it a 9.5

Lucyann Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Tour guide was delightful. Her knowledge of the city was fantastic. Plan to take the tour again when in
Nola. Thank you

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