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New Orleans Food and History Tour

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Overview
Combine New Orleans’ best assets—history and food—on this guided tour of the French Quarter. Visit several 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.
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You'll start at
SoBou Restaurant
310 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAPlease enter SoBou Restaurant (310 Chartres St) and check-in with the host stand. They will escort you to the tour guide and starting point.
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  • 1
    SoBou Restaurant
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Pepper Palace
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Leah's Pralines
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    NOLA Poboys
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Tujague's
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Jackson Square
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 7
    French Quarter
    Stop: 3 hours -
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You'll end at
New Orleans Creole Cookery
508 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAMany times tour's are split into smaller groups. As such, there is the possibility of ending also at Tableau restaurant (616 St. Peter St.).
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Highlights
  • 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
  • All food samples and tips included—a great value
  • Pick up New Orleans history and trivia throughout the tour from your guide
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.Please note that the venues are subject to change based on availability.
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Important Information
Departure Point
SoBou Restaurant, 310 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
New Orleans Creole Cookery, 508 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities for servers at establishments
  • Entry/Admission - Pepper Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Leah's Pralines
  • Entry/Admission - NOLA Poboys
  • Entry/Admission - Tujague's
Exclusions
  • Beverages other than water
  • Gratuity for guide (optional)
  • This tour features a set menu and does not have a gluten-free, pork-free or vegetarian option
  • Please notify us of any food allergies (not aversions) during check-out
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Additional Info
  • This tour features a set menu. We do not offer a gluten-free, pork-free or vegetarian option.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • There is no charge for infants in strollers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • All venues subject to change based on availability
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Michael H wrote a review Yesterday
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Ben gave lots of detailed background about NOLA cuisine and got us wonderful first hand exposure. He was having a great time and it was contagious.
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Date of experience: February 2020
charbytravels wrote a review 14 Feb
57 contributions13 helpful votes
A beautiful day spent in NOLA! Foodie tours are a typical event for us when traveling to a new city. Our guide, Ben, was well-spoken, projected his voice so all could hear and energetic when sharing the history of the evolution of New Orleans. Foodie stops were very nicely laid
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zotzs wrote a review 14 Feb
4 contributions3 helpful votes
Our guide was very informative and the pace of the tour was perfect. We sampled a wide range of foods we haven't tasted before
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Date of experience: February 2020
CKeen wrote a review 13 Feb
34 contributions28 helpful votes
So much fun for our first day in New Orleans. Our tour guide, Ben was great. He is so knowledgeable and obviously loves New Orleans and the history of alcohol. Ohhh, and the alcohol was excellent also. Don't hesitate to book this tour!! We had a blast!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Kim H wrote a review 11 Feb
23 contributions15 helpful votes
This was a great tour and Beth was the perfect blend of food info and NOLA history info! We learned a lot for sure. She was friendly and personable and I felt like I had met a new friend which is exactly the type of person y’all want as a tour guide! Thank you Beth for making
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Doctor Gumbo Tours
Kelly D
Keller, Texas
10
Delicious Food - Great Stops!
We took the Dr. Gumbo tour February 6th, 2020 and really enjoyed our day. Hands down favorite stop from all four
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myoyster2
4619
Fun Introduction into New Orleans Food and Drinks
Mark did a wonderful job of introducing us the local food, drinks and a bit of history of New Orleans. A great
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Michael H
21
Yummy food tour
Ben gave lots of detailed background about NOLA cuisine and got us wonderful first hand exposure. He was having a
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Vicki K
Napa, California
41
Most amazing tour and guide - book now!
We do food tours on every vacation and try to do them at the beginning of the trip so that we can either go back
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charbytravels
Livermore, California
3213
A Must for Foodies
A beautiful day spent in NOLA! Foodie tours are a typical event for us when traveling to a new city. Our guide,
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zotzs
Stettler, Canada
43
Good time
Well worth your time. We sampled great drinks and had a great time with the other people. Pace yourself before you
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zotzs
Stettler, Canada
43
Well worth your time
Our guide was very informative and the pace of the tour was perfect. We sampled a wide range of foods we haven't
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Cindy P
Mexico, Missouri
11
Wonderful food tour
This is a wonderful food tour that I enjoyed greatly. The guide is very knowledgeable and I really appreciated the
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Meghan716
Hockessin, Delaware
11
Drink tour
Ben was a fantastic guide and a wealth of knowledge of New Orleans and cocktail history. Fun times and great
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CKeen
Abingdon, Virginia
3028
Awesome tour for adults!!
So much fun for our first day in New Orleans. Our tour guide, Ben was great. He is so knowledgeable and
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