New Orleans: Afternoon Food History Tour

New Orleans: Afternoon Food History Tour

From $70 per person

This 3-hour walking tour will take you through the old French Quarter neighborhood where you'll visit 5 locations and sample up to 9 different foods.

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Duration 3 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Sample a wide range of Louisiana food staples like Boudin, Po-boys, Pralines and Gumbo
  • Visit Creole restaurants, boutique candy shops and hole-in-the-wall joints
  • Enjoy both of New Orleans' sandwiches: the Muffuletta and the Po-Boy
  • Discover the historic origins of the culinary heritage of New Orleans
Full description
Your gastronomic adventure begins in the French Quarter. In the early afternoon, meet your friendly, food‐loving guide and set off through the lively Vieux Carré (Old Square). The 3‐hour excursion includes up to 9 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 their rustic, Cajun-style gumbo served with warm potato salad. If you’d like, grab yourself a drink at the bar before continuing on (own expense). Make a quick pit stop at a popular hot sauce bar to sample dozens of hot sauce varieties. Head to Leah’s Pralines, where you can sample a Creole classic or a new innovation such as bacon pecan brittle.  Next it's on to NOLA Poboys. Hear about seafood harvesting in Louisiana before biting into a fresh‐made fried catfish po-boy. At NOLA Poboys you’ll experience another New Orleans original, the meaty Muffuletta sandwich and savory boudin balls. Hopefully you will not have filled up already, because the next stop is the Creole Cookery for red beans and rice. Finally, end with a dessert of bananas foster bread pudding.
  • Local guide
  • Up to 9 food samples
  • Gratuities to servers/waitstaff
  • Water at most stops
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Meet inside the SoBou restaurant.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • The tour will run rain or shine
    • This tour features a set menu and does not have a gluten-free or vegetarian option. However, please notify the operator of any food allergies (not aversions, restrictions, etc.) when booking
    • Most of the restaurant stops feature fully stocked bars if you’d like to enjoy a cold beverage (alcoholic or otherwise) during the tour
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 / 5

    based on 211 reviews

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    This was a very interesting and insightful tour. You literally get a sample of New Orleans culture, which is sure to delight your taste buds. This was my husband's first time trying a Poboy, and dare I say, he loved it! It was also both of our first time trying the muffuletta, and it was awesome.Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, because there is quite a bit of walking, but it is definitely worth it.

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    June 6, 2021

    We had a blast with Beth as our guide! She made the tour informative and fun while still giving us space and time and each stop. She was approachable and very willing to answer all the questions we asked. The food was all delicious. We left satisfied (we came fairly hungry, with only a light breakfast in our belly). I’d recommend it to anyone visiting, for sure.

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    May 30, 2021

    We like to take food tours when visiting other places, and this one ranked up their with the best (Secret Food Tour Rome) that we've ever done! Beth was a great guide and knew a lot about the food and cooking it, as well as the history of NOLA. It's clear she loves her job!

    April 30, 2021

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