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New Orleans Food and History Walking Tour provided by Doctor Gumbo Tours

New Orleans Food and History Walking Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Updated 10/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from New Orleans Food and History Walking Tour
While maintaining a 6-foot distance during all points of the tour, this is often not logistically possible in some of our venues. That said, we will work to provide as much distancing as is possible throughout the duration of the tour.
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Updated 10/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Combine New Orleans’ best assets—history and food—on this guided tour of the French Quarter. Visit several 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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    SoBou
    310 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Please enter SoBou Restaurant (310 Chartres St) using the side entrance located at the top of the valet ramp.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Chartres Street
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Pepper Palace
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Leah's Pralines
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Royal Street
    Bourbon Street
  • 4
    NOLA Poboys
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Tujague's
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Jackson Square
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 7
    French Quarter
    Stop: 3 hours
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  • You'll end at
    New Orleans Creole Cookery
    508 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Combine a food and history walking tour of the French Quarter
  • Sample New Orleans classics and contemporary fusion cuisine
  • Visit local-approved restaurants with food tastings included at each
  • All food samples and tips included—a great value
  • Pick up New Orleans history and trivia throughout the tour from your guide
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. Please note that the venues are subject to change based on availability.
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Important Information
Departure Point
SoBou, 310 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
New Orleans Creole Cookery, 508 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities for servers at establishments
  • Entry/Admission - Pepper Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Leah's Pralines
  • Entry/Admission - NOLA Poboys
  • Entry/Admission - Tujague's
Exclusions
  • Beverages other than water
  • Gratuity for guide (optional)
  • This tour features a set menu and does not have a gluten-free, pork-free or vegetarian option
  • Please notify us of any food allergies (not aversions) during check-out
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Additional Info
  • This tour features a set menu. We do not offer a gluten-free, pork-free or vegetarian option.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • There is no charge for infants in strollers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • All venues subject to change based on availability
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Cort T wrote a review Jan 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a must and I would recommend doing it early in your stay. You get to try all the classics and they take you to some of the best places to get those classics! Definitely worth the money. The gumbo and the bananas fosters were the highlights for me. And Beth was
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Response from Dylan O, Owner at New Orleans Food and History Walking Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Great point: it is definitely wise to book this tour as early as possible in the trip. We often hear how our guests love to go back to many of the venues we introduce them to, and have a much better context for which to approach our overwhelming food scene. Thanks again! :)
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Seth S wrote a review Jan 2021
Mobile, Alabama1 contribution2 helpful votes
Absolutely loved the Walking History and Food Tour. Lindsay was our guide. She was fun, knowledgeable and had charisma to spare. The food was delicious and history was fascinating. If the reviews stating that there wasn’t enough food scared you off, don’t let them! I barely
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Dylan O, Owner at New Orleans Food and History Walking Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Ha! I appreciate the feedback, and am so glad y'all were stuffed!
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GeauxTigers70 wrote a review Nov 2020
Wilmington, North Carolina5 contributions7 helpful votes
Absolutely wonderful. Ben, our tour guid, was amazing. He was fun, knowledgable and extremely well versed in both culinary technique as well as history. I would recommend this tour highly.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Dylan O, Owner at New Orleans Food and History Walking Tour
Responded Nov 17, 2020
Thank you so much! We are extremely grateful for your patronage and for taking the time to write a review!
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ChasingSonshine wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution3 helpful votes
Ben gave us an excellent tour with lots of great food and an entertaining history of New Orleans. If you want to learn more about the city and its culinary delights, this tour is for you.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Dylan O, Owner at New Orleans Food and History Walking Tour
Responded Nov 1, 2020
So glad you enjoyed this tour! I particularly enjoyed your alliterative review title! :) Grits, grillades and gratitude! Doc
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Jessica S wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
We took a walking tour with Benjamin today, all I can say is come hungry!!!!!! It was an awesome tour we visited Red Fish Grill for alligator sausage gumbo, the Pepper Palace for hot sauce tasting, Leah's Pralines for pralines and bacon pecan brittal, Nola Poboy for catfish
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Dylan O, Owner at New Orleans Food and History Walking Tour
Responded Oct 17, 2020
Thank you so much Jessica!! Glad y'all enjoyed your time with Ben yesterday on that beautiful October day! :)
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32erickab
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Don’t pass on this tour
Booked this tour for me and my boyfriend. Got the pleasure of doing this tour with Dr Gumbo himself. Perfect mix of
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Adventure316678
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Indulge
Me and my husband took the food and drink tour a few days ago. Absolutely awesome! Dr. Gumbo knew so much about the
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kareneQ3923JG
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Fab tour
Thoroughly enjoyed this food and cocktails tour. Dr Gumbo was fun and super knowledgeable. The places we went to we
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100% recommend
When I booked this tour, I had read the reviews and they were all so positive. I thought that surely, it's great, b
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Ramin1972
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Great Experience
This was actually my second time doing this tour. I did it for the fist time a few years ago and loved it. This tim
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Martha Knight W
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Food and history- combo
We enjoyed out food tour with Beth. Learned so much about the history of different foods and drinks New Orleans is
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925mayao
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Local History, Smiles and Happy Bellies!
What a fun day! Good food for the soul and interesting history and delightful cocktails all taught by the good Dr.
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teresareynoldsbates
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You will love this tour.
My husband and I just finished the Cocktail and Food History Tour and we had a blast. Dylan had a great personality
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Coco T
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Absolutely fabulous tour!!!!
What an awesome way to spend the afternoon! You get a bit of everything: history, delicious food, tasty drinks, som
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Carly G
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Drinking Tour with Family
I have done this tour previously (pre-COVID) with my mom and sister, and enjoyed it so much I took my husband, and
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gabbyoldman
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The best Cocktail & Food History Tour in the French Quarter
We booked our Dr. Gumbo Cocktail & Food History tour in October which was highly recommended by our kids. The day
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Lin42747
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Excellent
We have been on four Dr. Gumbo tours over the years and will continue to do so. The food and cocktails are wonderfu
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Yashera M
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Amazing experience!
Lindsey was amazing! She took the time to answer my hundreds of questions and also gave us the time we needed at ea
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BradSeehawer
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Great Afternoon in New Orleans!
Doctor Gumbo did a great job showing us around the French Quarter and loading us up with food, drinks, and history!
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kathryn0321
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If you are considering doing this, DO IT!
If you're considering this tour, we highly recommend this as the first tour you book. My husband and I were coming
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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