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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.

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

Customer Reviews

Helen E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour is an excellent value. Tastings were large, varied and tasty. Historical and humorous info was interesting. A definite must.

Tracy T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Susan was a great guide, well-informed about the city's history as well as the food. So much more than a tasting- we were stuffed. Great diversity of food in a great city. Take this tour!

Michael W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

An excellent tour and overview of some of the history of the French Quarter and local food. recommend this tour for anyone visiting New Orleans, especially first time visitors.

Shannon Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Our guide Lisa was AMAZING!!! She was knowledgeable and all the places we stopped were well received. We had time to take pictures and enjoy the stops--there was no running to the next stop! I would most definitely do this tour again!!

Maria

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Our guide was amazing started by giving us beignets from Café Du Monde, we got to go around and see the French Quarter and try famous dishes like gumbo, muffuletta, we even went to have a cocktail at Pim's Cup. Our guide passed through popular restaurants and kitchens. Got to hang out and explore the famous French Market. Our group was small enough that our guide could each give us attention and answer our questions. Definitely a good tour to taste your way around NOLA and see the city by foot.

debraderolf

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Our tour guide Lisa was amazing - very knowledgeable and lots of fun!! Food choices were excellent!

Richard A P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Lisa was a great guide. She was very thorough and entertaining. We really enjoyed our time with her.

d B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

good knowledable guide about the city. Food was interesting and we had some fun bits and pieces. It was a good and relaxed tour which helped us as first time visitors to enjoy the city more on our late.

Renee L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This tour was amazing!

Cathryn G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This tour was fantastic! It was the first thing my husband and I did when we arrived in New Orleans. Our guide, Wanda, was great! We learned a lot about the area by walking around the streets and making various food stops along the way. Our food samples included Zapo's chips, mufaletta, pralines, gumbo, brisket, a Pim's cup cocktail, macaroon, and boudin ball. It was all delicious. We were able to get lots of pictures too. By the time we finished the tour, we had made some new friends.

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