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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

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

Robert F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Elizabeth did a fantastic job. She was very knowledgeable with information. Great personality and would definitely do another tour.

dabrst

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a great combination of fantastic food, great history, and a human Google named Trish. Trish was an entertaining tour guide who knew the cuisine, the history of the French Quarter, the Garden District, New Orleans, the Mississippi, etc. If you are taking this tour please ask for Trish.

Michael M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Philippe, our tour guide, was a retired chef and the most knowledgeable and personable tour guide we had all week. This was such a great tour - you MUST be sure to include this in your New Orleans trip itinerary. You WILL NOT regret it! GO!

dousi71

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was wonderful.

Wendy H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

vacation

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I would recommend this to everyone. The tour guide not only told us about the food we were tasting but about the history of NOLA and explained the buildings. It was really one of the best tours we have taken.

Tina C United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our tour guide Lisa was fantastic. She was warm and welcoming from the start and extremely funny.
The tour was so informative, i wasn't expecting to learn so much about the city whilst also eating such great food, and enjoying a Pimm's along the way! We had about 6 food tastings altogether, ranging from sandwiches, to chocolate, ice cream, and brisket and one very tasty cocktail.
I would definitely recommend this tour and to book it at the beginning of your trip as there are so many great recommendations for restaurants, bars, and shops that you need time to visit them all!

Sarah O'DELL

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our tour guide wonda was unbelievable. My husband and I have done numerous foods tours around the world and this one did not disappoint. From acitecture, hidden gem restaurants and jazz she knew it and #39;s all and pointed it all out to us and we walked. Most importantly the Food was fantastic!!!

Catherine S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great 3 hours, Susan our guide was engaging, knowledgeable and fun, happy to oblige us on stuff and #39;off piste and #39;.
Good way to get to know the city, history and local places of interest.
Destination Kitchen was the company and our experience was very positive.

Eileen L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This food tour was awesome! Our guide was Susan and she was fantastic!! Susan gave us so much great information about the history of the area, and brought us to some fantastic food stops. We loved this tour and highly recommend it! Great way to experience a little piece of New Orleans!

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