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Go for the gastronomic gusto on a food‐filled walking tour of New Orleans! Journey with a savvy local guide to popular Creole eateries, markets and artisanal shops to sample diverse foods that define Louisiana’s culinary landscape. Stopping at up to seven locations, you’ll savor such classic bites as seafood gumbo, Creole brisket, poboys and pralines. Along the way, meet local chefs and learn about New Orleans’ rich culinary history.


  • Historical New Orleans food walking tour
  • Visit restaurants that predate the Civil War
  • Discuss recipes with a guide and the chefs, when possible
  • Sample delectable Creole cuisine including beignets and po-boys
  • Learn about the diverse culinary origins of Louisiana’s rich cuisine

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What You Can Expect

New Orleans Food and History Tour

Sweet potato beignets with duck debris, foie gras fondue and a chicory coffee glaze

Your gastronomic adventure begins in the French Quarter. In the afternoon, meet your friendly, food‐loving guide and set off through the lively Vieux Carré (Old Square). The 3‐hour excursion includes up to seven hearty food tastings – and about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of walking to burn it off!
Your first stop is SoBou, part of the acclaimed Commander’s Palace enterprise. Relish in haute cuisine (‘high cooking’) with dishes such as boudin balls and sweet potato beignets topped with foie gras. If you’d like, grab yourself a drink at the bar before continuing on (own expense). Then head to Leah’s Pralines, where you can sample a Creole classic or a new innovation such as bacon pecan brittle. 
As you continue through the French Quarter, colorful signs for traditional poboys or meat‐filled muffulettas may beckon you. Don’t resist! Your guide will lead you to Little Vic’s Sicilian Trattoria to sample the muffalino— a Little Vic’s original full of mortadella, salami and ham – then on NOLA Poboys. Hear about seafood harvesting in Louisiana before biting into a fresh‐made oyster or shrimp poboy. Then you’ll make a quick pit stop at a popular hot sauce bar to sample dozens of hot sauce varieties. 
Hopefully you will not have filled up already, because the next stop is Tujague’s to sample traditional slow‐cooked beef brisket, and on to Tableau for some seafood gumbo. As you indulge in these tasty bites, learn about the many ethnic culinary traditions that have influenced Creole cuisine. Your guide will also explain Louisiana’s unique geography and the linguistic origins of classic plates like étouffée and jambalaya.
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.

Customer Reviews

Emily S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

The food was delicious, and our tour guide was awesome!

Sandy R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

We absolutely loved Dr. Gumbo's Food History tour. The doctor knows his stuff! You think you know about Louisiana history...ha, there is way more to the mix of cultures than I ever knew. The tour was so informative, easy to follow, tasty and we enjoyed every morsel if food along the way! It was a great way to spend the afternoon in NOLA.

Kathryn H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Great food. Fantastic tour guide. Very informative

lisa s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This tour was the perfect taste of NOLA. A sample of all the local cuisine which is the perfect way to experience this town since there is SO much good food to eat. We were definitely full by the end. Our tour guide Lindsay was super fun and informative. I highly recommend this tour.

Ruth R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This is a really enjoyable tour with a great balance of history, walking and food! Dr. Gumbo has connected with a variety of restaurants, food purveyors and local lore to make your mouth smile and go umm at the same time. I especially enjoyed walking with him along charming French quarter streets that I would not have found on my own. There was a fun variety of upscale and hole in the wall eateries. Highly recommend!

Patty K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour was a great experience!!!! Wonderful food and Dr. Gumbo was awesome in giving us so much history on New Orleans!
Highly recommend this tour.

Ronald P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

I loved the food tour. We stoped at 7 places in the French quarter sampling a wide range of foods. I specifically liked how he brought in the history and different cultures that influenced New Orleans cooking. I found it very interesting and delicious.

Nancy J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

My DH and I booked this tour for a lark. We did a food tour in Hong Kong. We decided to see if this one was as excellent. It was delightful! Thoroughly enjoyed it. The Tour Guide was wonderful and informative. So much food, great group and it just flowed. We would do it again. You can drink as you eat. the drinks on not included but who cares. Great time!!!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

We had a great time, had a variety of wonderful food, and Doctor Gumbo was a fountain of local history! I never knew that New Orleans was populated by so many different peoples.

Natasha S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Best thing ever. Guide was interesting. Food was good. Overall good experience.

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