Guided tour

New Orleans: Afternoon Food History Tour

New Orleans: Afternoon Food History Tour

From US$ 70 per person

Join a guided foodie walking tour through the old French Quarter neighborhood and visit 5 distinct eateries. Sample up to 9 different foods and learn about local culture along the way.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
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

Explore the French Quarter on a guided food tour with up to 9 food tastings – and about 1.5 miles of walking to burn it off. Experience the flavors of New Orleans and learn about the local culture along the way.

Meet your guide in the French Quarter and cross the lively Vieux Carré (Old Square) to your first stop: SoBou, part of the acclaimed Commander’s Palace enterprise. Relish in their rustic, Cajun-style gumbo served with warm potato salad.

Head to a popular hot sauce bar to sample dozens of hot sauce varieties. Continue to Leah’s Pralines and sample a Creole classic or the new bacon pecan brittle.

Visit NOLA Poboys and hear about seafood harvesting in Louisiana before biting into a freshly fried catfish po-boy. Then, experience another New Orleans original, the meaty Muffuletta sandwich, and savory boudin balls.

Next stop: the Creole Cookery. Here, tuck into some red beans and rice before finishing your tour with a dessert of bananas foster bread pudding.

  • SoBou, New Orleans, Tujague's, New Orleans, French Quarter, New Orleans guided tour
  • Access to French Quarter, New Orleans
  • Access to SoBou, New Orleans
  • Access to Tujague's, New Orleans
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: On foot
  • Lunch
  • Appetizer
  • Water
  • Water
    Not suitable for
    • Vegetarians
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Vegans
    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

    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 224 reviews

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    "Dr. Gumbo" (guide) was TERRIFIC: funny, interesting, knowledgeable. He took us to 5 food places in the French Quarter that had OUTSTANDING local cuisine...particularly the catfish po-boy which was better than the white lake fish we're used to in Wisconsin! The gumbo was a treat, with a twist on German heritage with a little potato instead of rice.

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    September 27, 2021

    Beth was an awesome tour guide, who made sure everyone was well taken care of at every stop. Her knowledge was spot on and kept the whole group well entertained. The food was excellent and very generous proportions. The banana fosters bread pudding was out of this world. This was a great experience at a very reasonable rate.

    July 22, 2021

    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

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