New Orleans: Garden District Food and History Tour
- Explore the architecture and history of the Garden District's grand mansions and humble shotgun houses
- Feast on a full meal of Cajun and Creole specialities at 3 stops with an appetizer, main course and dessert
- Sample drinks from local craft breweries and distilleries
- Discover small business, independent shops, and artist-made goods on vibrant Magazine Street
During the guided walk to the first restaurant stop, you will explore the architecture of the Garden District, home to historic mansions, colorful shotgun houses, and hauntingly beautiful oak trees. Then, check out local shops on Magazine Street. Visit three food stops that highlight Cajun and Creole flavors and history.
The first food stop is an indulgent taste of Gulf seafood, Creole fusion and the multicultural influences that shaped the 300-year-old city. Your second food stop focuses on the history of the Cajun people and the influence of their hunting and farming society on the food culture of Louisiana.
Along the way, visit locally-owned shops and an art gallery before finishing on a sweet note at the dessert stop. Try their specialty, filled beignets and cafe au lait.
The first two food stops include either a choice from a menu of craft beers from local breweries or house cocktails, often made with locally-distilled spirits. Non-alcoholic drinks are also available. Vegetarians, dietary restrictions, and allergies can be accommodated. You'll also get plenty of recommendations for local fun on your trip.
- Expert local guide
- Full meal of Cajun and Creole specialities spread over 3 stops
- 1 drink at each food stop
- Tax and tips for each food stop
- Transportation to/from start and end point
- Extra food and drink
- Tips for guide (optional)
- People with mobility impairments
Prepare for the activity
Meet at the corner of Washington Ave and Coliseum St., across from Commander's Palace restaurant. If traveling by St Charles Streetcar, exit at Washington Ave and walk 2 blocks South to Coliseum St.Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Comfortable shoes
- Face mask or protective covering
• Children under 3 are free on the understanding that food and drink will not be provided for them on the tour.
• Summer 2020: Lafayette Cemetery is under repairs and closed on certain days. This part of the tour may have to happen outside the cemetery entrance.