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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
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.
Reviews (277)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Ben Wisdom!

Ben was awesome! A true Louisiana character, we appreciated his food history of New Orleans. This is the second food tour of the City, we did one in 2017. I must say this one was more memorable, given that we had some similar dishes, albeit...More

1  Thank Ronald D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Cook Islanders did the walk and eat tour

I would highly recommend this tour without a doubt. Our tour guide, Lindsay, was a great guide. Knowledgable and funny!

1  Thank Ewan C
Reviewed 1 week ago
New Orleans History and Food Tour

We loved the food tour. Each stop was better than the previous stop. We started with the Pepper Palace, then Leah’s Pralines. After that was NOLA for catfish po boy and muffuletta, Tujague’s for great brisket, New Orleans Creole Cookery for gumbo, and back to...More

2  Thank ERNST P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
OMG!!!!!!!!!! (Outrageously Mind-Blowingly Good)

My husband and in-laws and I would say this was a highlight of our trip to New Orleans! Ben (our guide) was so incredible! His knowledge of Louisiana, New Orleans, culture and food was off the chain! We learned so much and his appreciation for...More

2  Thank Tommy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great History...Great Food...Great Guide

With any tour, regardless of type, it hinges on the knowledge, the passion and engagement of your guide. Thank goodness we had Lindsay! This was our second tour with Lindsay in as many days and she does not disappoint. Lindsay is wonderfully engaged in her...More

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10 October 2018|
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Response from Family T | Reviewed this property |
I would have to agree with the previous posters. I did not see any young children on any of the tours (it was packed the second day and they were splitting them up into smaller groups). There is a lot of walking and the... More
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10 August 2018|
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Response from Anne M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, 3 hours but easy pace. Our guide was Ben Wisdom and he talked as we walked about different food topics. Very enjoyable afternoon.
1 August 2018|
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Response from Marietta C | Reviewed this property |
Yes someone on our tour had a gluten allergy
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