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Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour

  • Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour
  • Taste some of Louisiana's most famous dishes and see the city's top restaurants and bars
  • Small-group size ensures personalized attention
Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour
From $130.00
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Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour
From $130.00
Get the best of Louisiana with this historical tour that combines all the flavors of New Orleans with a trip into the past. You'll follow your expert guide to eight different locations throughout the city that include Creole restaurants, cocktail lounges, sandwich shops and pre-Civil War bars. This tour includes samples of up to ten different dishes, plus four full-sized drinks that showcase the best of Louisiana's culinary and cocktail heritage. This is the perfect tour for foodies and allows travelers to sample the best in a single afternoon!
What to Expect

The walking tour begins at the award-winning Red Fish Grill in the French Quarter neighborhood of New Orleans. You will begin with two dishes: Alligator Boudin with 3 Mustard Sauce, followed by an Alligator Sausage & Seafood Gumbo. This part of the tour focuses historically on the colonial period of Louisiana history, and usually lasts about 35 minutes.

Moving four blocks down you will enter Pepper Palace, where we begin to discuss the Cajun influence, and sample an unlimited variety of hot sauces, BBQ sauces, Buffalo Wings sauces, salsas, dry rubs and more. Customers on the tour will also receive a free bottle of Louisiana-style hot sauce.

The next stop is two blocks away and known as Saint Lawrence, an off-the-beaten-path gastropub with a huge beer selection, craft daiquiris & upscale bar bites. You will experience a true New Orleans rite-of-passage: a frozen Pimm’s Cup “to-go”.

From there you move 4 blocks up to Leah’s Pralines: a 3rd generation family-owned candy store. You will sample traditional pralines and their unique Bacon Pecan Brittle.

Three more blocks over and you will arrive at the award-winning Dickie Brennan’s Tableau to sip your next cocktail: the refreshing French 75, a combo of fresh lemon, brandy or gin, and bubbles. As you learn about Louisiana’s 19th century influences you will sample artisanal cheese boards, spicy Tabasco caramel popcorn, and sweet potato bacalao fritters made with local red fish.

From there you pass through famous Jackson Square towards Café du Monde, then along the French Market area, ultimately landing at the James Beard Award-nominated Cane & Table. With a focus on rustic colonial cuisine and playful rum drinks, you will sample their unique curry pork skins and a classic daiquiri of Caribbean white rum, fresh lime and sugar.

You will then move on to Trinity Restaurant, a sleek new venue focused on elevated Creole dishes with seating on the upstairs balcony. You will wrap the tour with Crawfish Fontina Beignets, and your choice of a Sazerac or craft Hurricane.

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Reviews (56)
1 - 5 of 38 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Best food tour in NOLA

Did this tour yesterday. We were a party of 4 with a total of 10 people in the group. We started at the Redfish Grill on Bourbon street with Gumbo and fritters. Both absolutey devine. Then we went to a hot sauce shop which has...More

Thank josiahh809
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Was Average, Not Great

For the price of this tour, it could have been better. It was a lot of walking, minimal amounts of food and according to my friends, the Cocktails were not up to New Orleans Standards.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MRM1952
DoctorGumbo, Owner at Doctor Gumbo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi MRM1952, I'm sorry to hear you felt the tour could've been better. Our overwhelming impression from our guests is a tremendous satisfaction with this tour, so I'm sorry to hear that was not your experience. I'm also sorry to hear your friends felt the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great cocktails but for the first time I left a food tour hungry

I've been on a number of food and cocktail tours in a number of different cities. Usually I leave clutching my stomach, unable to bear the thought of another bite. Not so with this tour. I actually left hungry, as did a number of other...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank TNETNE
DoctorGumbo, Owner at Doctor Gumbo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi TNETNE, Thank you for the lengthy review and for your honest feedback. I, too, have been on dozens of food and cocktail tours in other cities throughout the world, and I honestly have yet to attend one that includes as much food, drink and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Loved it!

This tour was everything you want in a tour. The guide was knowledgeable but not overbearing. All the spots were fantastic, off the beaten path. Would highly recommend.

1  Thank arrynp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, I have to say Nate our tour guide was great. Very knowledgeable about the food and cocktail history the of local cocktails and cuisines we sampled. My favorite food samples was the calamari, the alligator boudin( delicious), that pimento cheese was to DIE FOR!!!....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Oakraidergrl4lif
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September 24, 2018|
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Response from Lashonda Q | Reviewed this property |
About 3 to 4 hours
June 12, 2018|
Response from joksc | Reviewed this property |
Four hours