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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.


  • 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was lots of fun, Elizabeth was a great guide with lots of knowledge on French Quarter along with the restaurants and stores we stopped at to eat and taste.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour! Terrific tour guide. Wonderful food. It was a perfect way to get acclimated to the French Quarter. We learned so much about New Orleans history and cuisine.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We loved our guide, Lisa, and her knowledge of the city history, traditions, and food. The selections were excellent and presented in a logical order. We returned to almost all the stops for a second helping. We definitely will recommend this tour to our friends.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The history, the food, the guide all top notch!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Mary was great. She is very informative and lively. The foods she introduced us to were excellent. Had a great time and would do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The food was great The historical information was fascinating. Our guide was Wanda and she was outstanding! Would recommend it to anyone visiting New Orleans.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fabulous. We had the opportunity to taste king cake, pralines, mufalletta, poboy, gumbo and also had a great tour guide that gave us a lot of history of the city. Highly recommend it to really get a good feel for the city and opportunity to taste all the wonderful foods of Louisiana. This was the highlight of our anniversary trip to New Orleans. Thank you!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Although the tour was overbooked, the vendor was able to accommodate all in small groups. It was a very interesting and well done tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour! The tour guide was a great combination of historical information and interesting antidotes. Even though we lived in the area a number of years ago, the food was fabulous as was the actual walking tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We enjoyed experiencing the flavors and history of how the foods came to New Orleans. Our guide lives in New Orleans and was able to share folklore, history and first hand experiences during Katrina. We highly recommend this food walking tour!!

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