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New Orleans Food and History Tour

  • Combine a food and history walking tour of the French Quarter
  • Sample New Orleans classics and contemporary fusion cuisine
  • Visit six local-approved restaurants with food tastings included at each
New Orleans Food and History Tour
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New Orleans Food and History Tour
From US$55.00
Combine New Orleans’ best assets—history and food—on this guided tour of the French Quarter. Visit six local-approved restaurants that specialize in classics such as po’boys, gumbo, and beignets at establishments that live up to their hype, and pick up bits of New Orleans' history and trivia along the way.
What to Expect
Begin your tour at the award-winning restaurant SoBou, which specializes in street-food inspired dishes such as boudin balls, pork cracklings, and savory beignets. As you dig in, learn about the American Indian, European, and West African roots of Louisiana cuisine.

Continue to Pepper Palace Hot Sauce Bar to sample dozens of sauces and rubs, followed by a stop at the historical Leah’s Pralines candy shop. Try the shop's signature bacon pecan brittle, and learn the history of this Southern sweet.

Next, bite into two New Orleans inventions, the muffuletta and the po’boy, both served at a funky NOLA dive. Discuss 19th- and 20th-century immigration of New Orleans as you eat these favorite lunchtime sandwiches.

Polish off your tour with Creole cuisine at Tujague’s, which has been in operation since 1856, and Dickie Brennan’s Tableau, famous for its seafood gumbo.

Your tour concludes at Dickie Brennan’s, just in time to take advantage of their happy hour deals.
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Reviewed yesterday
Good Food with Great People!

What a wonderful way to try some different foods in New Orleans. First off, our tour guide, Lindsey, was the best. She was so personable and made the history part of the tour fun. She was willing to answer our questions and made sure everyone...More

Thank Bianca H
Reviewed 1 week ago
Good guide but poor quality food

Enjoyed the description of all the historical gastronomic influences in New Orleans but the gastronomic experience was uninspiring. Particularly bad was the Po' Boy Cafe which smelt horribly of fried trans fats and the brisket at the oldest bar in the US was presented just...More

Thank JanT999
DoctorGumbo, Owner at Doctor Gumbo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear JanT999, Sorry you felt we offered you a 3-Star experience, and presented you slow cooked brisket “like dog food”. I hope the rest of your stay in New Orleans was exceptional. Red beans and ricely, Doctor G

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not only did we absolutely LOVE going to these 6 different places and tasting 10 different types of Louisiana food, but our guide told us really cool history about New Orleans and Louisiana in general. It was absolutely FASCINATING!! Our 17 & 18 year old...More

3  Thank David W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
All flat walking at a pace to suit everyone. Loved It!!

Our tour guide Hunter was great, he gave us a very good run-down on the history of New Orleans and Louisiana. I am in my 60's and daughter in her 30's, we both found the tour enjoyable. The walking was all flat, and at a...More

4  Thank Us2Aussies
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Food and history tour

Despite what others had said about the portions, I thought it was a lot of food! Really enjoyed the whole experience and thought that it was good fun and honestly.. lots and lots of food so not sure why other said it wasn’t enough. Anyways...More

5  Thank Nicola W
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Deanna N
17 May 2018|
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Response from Anne M | Reviewed this property |
You would have to check with the company. I have no idea what their schedule is.
17 April 2018|
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Response from Whittenburg R | Reviewed this property |
We did not have any kids in our group. One couple on our tour had a young teenager with them, did not seem to be an issue. Don't know about cost.
11 April 2018|
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Response from rsr6 | Reviewed this property |
None that have the 6-restaurant set menu itinerary that I saw. Late AM/early afternoon the 6 restaurants hosting such tours are not busy and have room for such groups with lite, sample menus, but they are usually very busy... More
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