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

Highlights

  • 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

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

Diana R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Tour guide was very professional and informative. Food was great. Awesome way to spend the afternoon.

Harvey D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Our tour guide Ben Wisdom is exceptional. Good food and fun experience.

Kenneth J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Dr Voodoo is the Best!! So Much delicious food stops, but honestly the History was Even Better!! Enjoyable

Allan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Hunter was our guide - really knew the history of New Orleans, and knew the food. It helps he is a local, and very passionate about his home town. Great tour, phenomenal food, highly recommend it!

Bonnie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We had a group of 8 and we all thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Good variety of food provided as well as a history of New Orleans. Come hungry.

Dona B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Loved this tour. Enjoyed our guide as she was excellent. Very informative and the food tasting was wonderful. I especially enjoyed learning about the history of food in this area and how the food and the language evolved. The walking tour gave one an excellent flavor of the city.

Stephanie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

A delicious tour with some great experiences! Highly recommend for anyone looking to get an authentic taste of NOLA cuisine. Do not arrive hungry, you WILL leave full.

Lingbloomj

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

What a great way to learn the history and taste the traditional foods of the area. Lindsay was delightful, fun, and so informative. Made our afternoon fly by,

Kathy F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Claudine was exceptional and pure delight to follow around the French Quarter.

Thank you!

Elisa W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

One of the best tours in New Orleans. The guide Pastor Father Preacher Ben Wisdom was not only very knowledgeable but also funny and entertaining.

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