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The Original Taste of the French Quarter Food Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Savor the famous homestyle Louisiana cooking of New Orleans on a mouthwatering food walking tour of the French Quarter. Visit five classic restaurants to sample local Creole, Cajun and French-inspired specialties like po-boy sandwiches, beef brisket, sticky-sweet pralines and some of the best jambalaya in town.
  • Afternoon food walking tour of New Orleans
  • Discover the unique flavors of local cuisine, featuring Creole, Cajun and French influences
  • Visit five historic eateries in the French Quarter
  • Sample local specialties like beef brisket po-boys and the muffaletta
  • Taste authentic jambalaya featured by Guy Fieri on the Food Network
  • Indulge your sweet tooth with pralines from the city's oldest candy store
  • All tastings are included and make up a satisfying lunch
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Visit 4 food locations on this sunset dinner walking tour
Visit New Orleans’ oldest candy store with hand-dipped chocolates dating back to the 18th century
A surprise New Orleans original dessert also awaits your taste buds. The lunch bell ringeth!
Johnny’s Po-boy:Established in 1950, the 3rd generation landmark dishes out the best Po-boys in NOLA
Lead by a professional tour guide
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Gratuities are greatly appreciated
Hotel pickup/drop-off

Departure Point

816 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

Departure Time

1:00 PM

Return Details

French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, USA
Bring your appetite and walking shoes for a delicious tour of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Make your way to the French Market in the early afternoon to meet your local foodie guide, and set of on a leisurely stroll through the surrounding historic streets. While visiting five different eateries, learn about the unique confluence of cultures that gives New Orleans cuisine its distinctive flavor.

At Johnny’s Po-Boys, in business since 1950, bite into one of the city’s classic lunch dishes — a famous Nola Muffaletta.

Pop into The Old Coffeepot for a taste of the sumptuous Cajun jambalaya that that Guy Fieri tried on the Food Network’s ‘Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,’ and soak up the historic charm and bold flavors at Tujague’s, a former Spanish armory that dishes up a mean boiled beef brisket smothered in a special Creole sauce.

You haven't experienced New Orleans until you've been to New Orleans Creole Cookery. It encompasses New Orleans’ most treasured cooking traditions in an innovative setting that speaks to the way people dine today. Famous Bread pudding awaits your Taste buds!

Soak up the historic charm and bold flavors at Tujague’s, a former Spanish armory that dishes up a mean beef brisket po-boy served along side of a  special Creole sauce with just a dash of horseradish. 

Satisfy your sweet tooth with decadent southern-style treats and hand-dipped chocolates at Laura’s Pralines and Candies, New Orleans’ oldest candy shop where expert confectioners use recipes passed down from the 18th century. Be sure to save room for one last surprise sweet treat, a specialty New Orleans dessert. All tastings are included in the tour price and together make up a diverse and satisfying lunch.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Tastebud Tours Food Tours
Meet your foodie guide near the French Market in the afternoon, and come hungry. The food tastings you'll enjoy during this tour are, combined, enough for lunch. Stroll through the French Quarter streets at a laid-back pace, learning about the city's unique culinary history from your guide as you go. Stop at five different spots for tastings, all of which are included in the ticket price.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Johnny's Po-Boys
Johnny’s Po-boy: Established in 1950, this third generation French Quarter landmark dishes out the best Po-boys in New Orleans. The sandwich was first served to striking streetcar workers in 1929 and has been a New Orleans favorite ever since.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tujague's
Tujague’s: This restaurant was previously a Spanish armory before it started slinging classic Creole dishes in an elegant setting. You’ll try their house specialty – a tender boiled beef brisket served in Creole sauce with just a touch of horseradish.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Laura's Candies
Laura’s Pralines and Candies: Nestled in the historic French Quarter, the Creole pralines and hand-dipped chocolates here are made fresh daily with recipes that date back to the 18th century. New Orleans’ oldest candy store is still going strong.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Court of Two Sisters
With the only daily jazz brunch in town, Court of the Two Sisters is famed for its beautiful wisteria-blanketed courtyard and soothing fountains. This history-rich, two centuries old restaurant is a must-see for any new visitor to the Crescent City. Take a stroll through the famous courtyard, mouth-watering New Orleans Seafood Gumbo at the Court of the Two Sisters po-boy shop.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
508 Toulouse St
You have to try the famous bread pudding at the New Orleans Creole Cookery. You haven’t experienced New Orleans until you’ve stepped into this iconic eatery, courtesy of A.J. and Anna Tusa of the famous New Orleans Tusa restaurant family. The Cookery promises a shot of new generation energy combined with the city’s most treasured cooking traditions in a setting that really speaks to the way people dine today.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a sunset dinner walking tour, please be sure to wear comfortable shoes
  • Tours provides substitutions for vegetarians and those with shellfish allergies, but cannot make substitutions for any other food allergies (such as gluten-free, dairy-free, etc.) or food lifestyles choices (vegan, low-carb, etc.). Due to the fact that all tastings have been prepared in advance (based on information provided to us at the time of bookings) substitutions must be requested in advance with your ticket purchase. Please make a note in your "special request" portion at checkout
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour will not be able to accommodate last minute changes
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Tastebud Tours

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Bring your walking shoes and get ready to eat some great food!" See review
  • "This would be a great, fun way to get to know the French Quarter as soon as you arrive but either way dont miss this tour." See review
  • "This is the second time I've taken the tour I think it's one of the best Food Tours available.Highly recommend -you get a lot of food and alot of history!" See review

Reviews

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the mufeleta was good
jdavidmn
, Jan 2020
had a nice walk in the French Quarter and tasted some local foods. Was a great experience and learning about the food and history was wonderful. Guide did a good job of connecting with all guests.
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Great Tour
Thomas P
, Oct 2019
The tour provides a very informative history of New Orleans culinary past as well as provide great food at 5 locations.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hi Thomas! Thank you for taking the time out of your day to let us and others know about your experience on one of our New Orleans Tours. We'd love to host you again in the future! Please be sure to visit us in Chicago or San Francisco should you find yourself there. Wishing you and yours all the very best and tasty travels. -Tastebud Tours.
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A Misnamed Tour
Neena D
, Mar 2019
We like doing a food tour of every major new city we visit, giving us what we think is a good feel fo the city and its culinary delights. This was one of the worst we've done. That said, we had an extremely good tourist guide, Jeannine Chance. By chance (pun intended), a former elementary headmistress, her knowledge of New Orleans' history was outstanding, and she was brilliant at imparting all that knowledge to the number of people who joined the food tour. Trouble was this was a food tour, not a history tour. The food in each establishment we went to was like being on a sausage factory conveyor belt. We had to wait for other Food Tours to be escorted out of the assigned venue, then led us in, feed us with VERY average food, and then shoo us out of the venue ready for the next Food Tour to feed in. We did not have one good bite on the Tour. Not one. As I say, ironically we got our money's worth courtesy of the luck of the draw getting our Tour guide on the history of New Orleans. As for a Food Tour, it was extremely disappointing and not recommended for others.
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Very Infornative
Tourist65361487758
, Dec 2018
our guide, Suzanne(?) was very informative and seemed to know her New Orleans history well. her specialty is coffee which was cool, she's writing a book about the history of coffee in New Orleans. the places we visited were exactly what we expected, the muffuletta sandwiches were everyone in my groups favorite by far.
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French Quarter food tour
Sunshine568259
, Oct 2018
I enjoyed the tour with Tish. She imparted interesting information about the food. I would have liked to learn a bit more about the history of the French Quarter and New Orleans, but the food was good and the group was really fun.
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Great time!
susanwhalin60
, Sep 2018
This is the second time I've taken the tour I think it's one of the best Food Tours available.Highly recommend -you get a lot of food and alot of history!
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Taste of French Quarter
Mylene G
, Jul 2018
Janice did a great job....enjoyed it very much. Would recommend it to anyone visiting for the first time
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Janice, Janice, Janice! We had such...
Joyce A B
, Jun 2018
Janice, Janice, Janice! We had such a wonderful time on this food tour! I really cannot say enough about the tour and our tour guide, Janice. She was full of energy and was like a ray of light. She not only taught us extremely interesting facts about the food history of NOLA, but gave us an overall history lesson of NOLA and the French Quarter. Informative and fun with some fabulous food! I want to go back and take this tour again the next time I am in NOLA. Would highly recommend it, especially in the beginning of your trip. Bring your walking shoes and get ready to eat some great food! A truly fun afternoon.
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Great tour! Tish was very...
Paul K
, Apr 2018
Great tour! Tish was very knowledgeable about the history of the town! Food was very tasty!
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This was a disappointment. The...
donna t
, Apr 2018
This was a disappointment. The guide was prone to negative comments about her role as guide and tour was disorganized. Places were not ready for us when we arrived. She seemed to be winging it. Last place didnt have space for us so we ate out of to go paperbags sitting at docks. Two of stops served sandwiches. Since seafood is highlighted in NOLA, would have been nice to have a taste.
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