New Orleans: Afternoon Food History Tour

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New Orleans: Afternoon Food History Tour

From US$ 70 per person

This 3-hour walking tour will take you through the old French Quarter neighborhood where you'll visit 6 locations and sample 10 different foods.

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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 1:00 PM
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Sample a wide range of Louisiana food staples like Boudin, Beignets, Pralines and Gumbo
  • Visit high-end 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 ten 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 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). 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.  Visit Little Vic’s Sicilian Trattoria to sample the muffalino, a Little Vic’s original full of mortadella, salami and ham. Next it's on to NOLA Poboys. Hear about seafood harvesting in Louisiana before biting into a fresh‐made fried catfish poboy. 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.
  • Local guide
  • 10 food samples
  • Gratuities to servers/waitstaff
  • Water at most stops
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
COVID-19 Special information

You must book this activity online, as the ticket office is closed

  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

SoBou Restaurant (W Hotel) 310 Chartres St New Orleans, La 70130 Please check-in with hostess stand inside.

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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

4.8 / 5

based on 183 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Nate was knowledgeable, entertaining, and very friendly. We got to sample a wide variety of foods and he didn't walk faster than the slowest member of our group, which was nice. I have been on tours where the guide literally left us and we have had to run to find or keep up with them.

November 3, 2019

The tour guide was awesome. He was very knowledgeable, informative and funny as well. He really made the event. Our only complaint was that we had to wait at almost every stop before we ate. He filled the time with discussion and the history, which was very interesting, but there was too much waiting time, resulting in the tour running over by 20 minutes.

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October 28, 2019

A must do in NOLA

This was my best choice yet. Ben our tour guide was amazing. Not only was the food fantastic the history of the food and of the area was beyond words. I learned more about the history of the south that I ever did in school. It was well worth the cost not only for the history but the food, which was plentiful. Dishes local to New Orleans that I never would have thought to try! Thank you so much for a wonderful afternoon!

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September 8, 2019

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