Guided tour

New Orleans: Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour

Activity provider: Doctor Gumbo Tours

New Orleans: Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour

Activity provider: Doctor Gumbo Tours

From US$ 130 per person

This event is a feast for the senses! This is a 4-hour walking tour to different venues, featuring 4 cocktails and 9 food samples!

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit multiple award-winning restaurants and bars
  • Explore the wide diversity of the cuisine of New Orleans and Louisiana
  • Discover the origins of cocktails like the Hurricane and French 75
  • Enjoy classic New Orleans' fare like gumbo, muffulettas, and pralines
  • Learn the "big picture" history of cocktails
  • Get 4 cocktails and 9 dishes/samples
Full description

Begin your walking tour at the award-winning Red Fish Grill in the French Quarter neighborhood of New Orleans. Begin with alligator sausage and seafood gumbo, with freshly-baked French bread and homemade butter as you learn a bit about the colonial period of Louisiana’s history.

Move four blocks down and enter Pepper Palace to discuss the Cajun influence and sample an unlimited variety of hot sauces, BBQ sauces, Buffalo Wings sauces, salsas, dry rubs, and more. Receive a free bottle of Louisiana-style hot sauce when shopping there. 

Afterward, visit Leah’s Pralines, a 3rd generation family-owned candy store. Sample traditional pralines and their unique Bacon Pecan Brittle. Then, visit the iconic Napoleon House restaurant for two of their specialties — muffuletta sandwiches and a refreshing Pimm’s Cup cocktail.

Arrive at the award-winning Dickie Brennan’s Tableau to sip your next cocktail: the French 75, a combo of fresh lemon, brandy or gin, and bubbles. After Tableau, visit the Creole Cookery for their slow-cooked red beans and rice.

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. Sample their unique curry pork skins and a classic daiquiri.

  • Louisiana entry ticket
  • French Quarter, New Orleans entry ticket
  • New Orleans entry ticket
  • Access to Jackson Square
  • Access to The Cabildo
  • Access to Café Du Monde, New Orleans
  • Live tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Appetizer
  • Food tasting
  • Small Plates
  • Water
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Cocktails
  • Water
    Not suitable for
    • People under 21 years
    • Vegans
    • Vegetarians
    • People with gluten intolerance
    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
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Red Fish Grill, 115 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Know before you go

    • You must be 21 or above.
    • This tour features a set menu and does not have a gluten-free, vegetarian, or pork-free option
    • Please notify the local partner of any food allergies (but not aversions or restrictions) when booking
    • Gratuities to guide, servers, and bar staff are not included
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 76 reviews

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    The doctor gumbo tour was awesome! We went to so many famous and interesting places, and Dylan, a.k.a. Dr. gumbo, shared some really great stories along the way. Great food, and lots of fun, plus we learned a lot about New Orleans and food and cocktail history. Best food tour ever! Would definitely go again.

    March 11, 2022

    Ben was an amazing guide for our tour. We felt like we were visiting local favorites with an age old friend who knew the city like the back of his hand. We heard great stories of the history of New Orleans peppered with great humor while sipping cocktails and enjoying fantastic food. Other than the food, drinks, and stories, we really appreciated that most of the interactions, other than walking between locations, took place indoors with the AC and not outside in the July heat and humidity as several other tours we did during our trip were.

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    August 6, 2021

    This was a fun and educational tour with top quality food and drinks. We found ourselves returning to some of the bars and resteraunts during our week in New Orleans. We were very fortunate to have a private tour with our guide, Nate as we were the only couple scheduled for the tour that day. Nate is a history graduate of Loyola and had great historical knowledge of the city and the food and drink. It was a relaxed and fun afternoon with a really entertaining guide, so glad we chose this tour!!

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    March 5, 2020

    Product ID: 76243