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New Orleans Food and History Tour

  • Combine a food and history walking tour of the French Quarter
  • Sample New Orleans classics and contemporary fusion cuisine
  • Visit six local-approved restaurants with food tastings included at each
New Orleans Food and History Tour
From $70.00
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New Orleans Food and History Tour
From $70.00
Combine New Orleans’ best assets—history and food—on this guided tour of the French Quarter. Visit six local-approved restaurants that specialize in classics such as po’boys, gumbo, and beignets at establishments that live up to their hype, and pick up bits of New Orleans' history and trivia along the way.
What to Expect
Begin your tour at the award-winning restaurant SoBou, which specializes in street-food inspired dishes such as boudin balls, pork cracklings, and savory beignets. As you dig in, learn about the American Indian, European, and West African roots of Louisiana cuisine.

Continue to Pepper Palace Hot Sauce Bar to sample dozens of sauces and rubs, followed by a stop at the historical Leah’s Pralines candy shop. Try the shop's signature bacon pecan brittle, and learn the history of this Southern sweet.

Next, bite into two New Orleans inventions, the muffuletta and the po’boy, both served at a funky NOLA dive. Discuss 19th- and 20th-century immigration of New Orleans as you eat these favorite lunchtime sandwiches.

Polish off your tour with Creole cuisine at Tujague’s, which has been in operation since 1856, and Dickie Brennan’s Tableau, famous for its seafood gumbo.

Your tour concludes at Dickie Brennan’s, just in time to take advantage of their happy hour deals.
Reviews (284)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
A great way to taste the many flavors of New Orleans

Ben was a fantastic tour guide, very knowledgeable and pleasant. This was a great way to try many different things that we wouldn't have otherwise had the chance to do. We ate so many delicious foods, learned about the local cuisine and had some history...More

3  Thank debkra
Reviewed 1 week ago
Definitely Recommend!

I have done a few food tours in different cities/countries & this one definitely rates up there. Not only were there a good amount of food stops with ample food but the history incite by the tour guide was exceptional.

1  Thank KarenT4404
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A great intro to New Orleans cuisine

My husband and I went on this food tour during the very beginning of our week long vacation, and it was such a fun way to kick off our trip. Our guide Ben was absolutely fantastic. We ate so much delicious food, learned a lot...More

3  Thank jaybird135
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Lindsay is the BEST!

Don't know where to start! Having worked in hospitality, tourism and destination marketing for 20 years, travelled the world and seen and heard it all - this tour was right up there with some of my favourites! The key was our tour guide - Lindsay...More

1  Thank KarlaE428
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eat your way thru NOLA

Fun way to eat your way thru the town and try all the classics while meeting fun people and learning history along that way. We even got to sample a famous cocktail at one of the stops. If you love to eat and enjoy meeting...More

1  Thank H Rene B
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Allen G
October 9, 2018|
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Response from Family T | Reviewed this property |
I would have to agree with the previous posters. I did not see any young children on any of the tours (it was packed the second day and they were splitting them up into smaller groups). There is a lot of walking and the... More
Timothy L W
August 9, 2018|
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Response from Anne M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, 3 hours but easy pace. Our guide was Ben Wisdom and he talked as we walked about different food topics. Very enjoyable afternoon.
July 31, 2018|
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Response from Marietta C | Reviewed this property |
Yes someone on our tour had a gluten allergy