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Food Lover's Guide to New Orleans

By Viator, June 2018

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As the birthplace of gumbo, muffuletta sandwiches and po'boys, New Orleans offers no shortage of good eats. And we're here to guide you to the best of them. Below are our top three districts to get you started on your tasty tour of the Big Easy.

French Quarter
In the heart of the city, New Orleans' historic French Quarter is stuffed with iconic eats such as beignets, po'boys, muffuletta and gumbo. Along the way, a local guide adds flavorful commentary on the origins of the dishes and their names, plus background on Louisiana's geography and history. Some tours include stops for cocktails, or newer establishments serving up innovative eats that could include pork belly steam buns and bacon pecan brittle. If you're looking to bring some goodies home, opt for a tour that stops at either a popular hot sauce bar, or the French Market (the oldest open-air market in the United States).

Garden District
Street cars and historic mansions make it feel as if you have stepped back in time in the Garden District. This timeless look and feel extends to the pubs, candy shops, and restaurants that pop into on St Charles Avenue. Tours begin in the French Quarter, but expect your guide to regale you with stories about this district's architecture, language and cuisine. A high point: Your stop at Bellocq inside the Hotel Modern for a punch cocktail that dates back to the 1800s.

Carrollton
Get off the beaten path with a walking food tour of tree-lined Carrollton, home to both Tulane and Loyola universities. Along Oak Street, the district's main shopping stretch, find tucked-away treasures in between local favorites such as Jacque-Imo's and Cowbell for classic Southern cooking, or trendy Chiba Samplings for Japanese fusion fare. Your guide will point out historic storefronts and divulge insider secrets on the area as you relax with a fresh-squeezed juice, get a jolt at a classic coffee shop, and experience a side of New Orleans many visitors don't see.

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New Orleans Cooking Class

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 502 Reviews

Take an entertaining and informative cooking class at the New Orleans School of Cooking! Located in a renovated molasses warehouse built in the early 1800s, ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.00
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Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 949 Reviews

Savor the beauty and romance of New Orleans from the decks of the Steamboat Natchez! Cruise along the Mississippi River while enjoying live jazz music, a ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.50
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Viator VIP: Steamboat Natchez Dinner Cruise with Private Boat and Engine Room Tour

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Indulge in a luxurious evening in New Orleans on the Steamboat Natchez -- authentic steampowered paddle-wheel steamboat still operating today on the ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.00
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New Orleans Food and History Tour

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This New Orleans food tour has every culinary taste covered. With a history-savvy guide leading the way, you’ll walk from classic Creole restaurants and ...  Read more

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

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Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans

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Soak up the beauty of New Orleans from the decks of the Steamboat Natchez! On this Sunday brunch cruise, travel along the Mississippi River while enjoying live ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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The Original Taste of the French Quarter Food Tour

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Eat your way through the French Quarter on this 3-hour New Orleans food tour. Taste classic dishes like pralines, po-boys, jambalaya, gumbo, and other Creole ...  Read more

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

From USD $56.00
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New Orleans Cooking Class and Cocktail Walking Tour

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Explore the rich culinary history of New Orleans on a tour that combines a cooking class with a French Quarter cocktail tour. First, learn about the basics of ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Jazz Brunch Buffet at the Court of Two Sisters Restaurant

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The Court of Two Sisters' Buffet Brunch boasts is a sumptuous display of hot and cold dishes. They use only the freshest ingredients so the buffet's ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: Flexible

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3-Hour Hands-On Cooking Class in New Orleans

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Learn how to cook an authentic Louisiana meal in this 3-Hour New Orleans cooking class. An expert chef will guide you and a group of, at most, 10 people ...  Read more

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

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French Quarter History Tour with Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans

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AWESOME, TRICENTENNIAL, NEW ORLEANS & FRENCH QUARTER INTRODUCTION! See New Orleans in the morning with a guided stroll through the French Quarter on this ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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