• 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

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.

kford

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great tour and Lindsey was the perfect tour guide. Highly recommended.

Barbara K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

It was a miserable rainy cold day. We learneed a lot about food and the history of New Orleans food. The guide was excellent and really knew her stuff. The food was also very good and plentiful. We did not leave hungry. It was high quality food.

Diane S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

OMG!! The best tour of the vacay!! He knew his stuff and also all the places to please our palates!! The food was great! The info was great. We got to try the hot sauces from the locals. The brisket was fantastic. Po Boys and Mufalettas were interesting! Mufaletta tastes like a Rueben! Pralines and drinks!! RECOMMEND! MUST DO WHILE YOU'RE THERE.

Patrick W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great tour! Knowledgeable guide. Great food. Dr Gumbo gave us the history of New Orleans food. Go with a big appetite,

Joanna United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

My husband and I took this tour with The Reverend Ben Wisdom and it was delightful. All of the food was delicious-- boudin balls and sweet potato beignets at SoBou, hot sauce tastings at The Pepper Palace, pralines at Leah's Pralines, po'boy sandwiches and muffalettas at NOLA Poboys, beef brisket at Tujaque's my personal favorite!, and seafood gumbo at Tableau. Ben is very entertaining and an expert in New Orleans history, food, and culture. This tour is a great value and the best way to be introduced to a new city. Highly recommended!

Julie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was highly recommended. Our tour guide was wonderful! We learned a lot about what makes New Orleans New Orleans and what makes the food unique. Along the way, we got to try some of the most famous foods - po' boys, gumbo and pralines, to name a few.

William C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

A wonderful experience of very good local cuisine with a very informative overview of the history and significance of each different food we tried. Also a good history of the city and it's people. Highly recommended.

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