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New Orleans Food and History Tour

From US$55.00
  • 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 2 days ago via mobile
So much fun!

My husband and I spent almost 4 hours with our tour guide, Ben Wisdom, eating our way through the French Quarters. The venues ranged from campy to elegant and everything was delicious. It’s a tossup whether we enjoyed the history or tastings more- both were...More

1  Thank Cycle2eat
DoctorGumbo, Owner at Doctor Gumbo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Cycle2eat! I love your review for many reasons, but mostly it is the acknowledgement that this is truly a History Tour, which also happens to feature delicious and filling tastings. We all spend a lot of time researching and refining the historical background of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Powered through the storm with good food.

First off I do want to say that the tour itself was well-structured with great food stops and fantastic stories about the history of New Orleans. But there's a little more to the review here. We were signed up for the food tour this past...More

1  Thank Lauren S
DoctorGumbo, Owner at Doctor Gumbo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your considerate review, Lauren. That was a very difficult day for me because of precisely what you talk about. Ultimately we decided to keep our eyes on the weather, and proceed forward. For better or worse, we are fairly accustomed to severe...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing Tour!

I loved everything about this tour!! The food was delicious, and the restaurants were very rich in history. Our tour guide, Lindsey, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. She went out of her way to make sure everyone in our group was doing ok and made...More

1  Thank NitiC27
DoctorGumbo, Owner at Doctor Gumbo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! We work very hard every day to make sure everyone is happy, and it is so nice to hear that be acknowledged. I'm so glad you loved the tour! Thank you for taking the time to write such a review. Red beans and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Food and history of New Orleans

Every dish we tried was delicious. But just as wonderful was the cultural history lesson Hunter gave us. He helped us understand what happened politically, culturally and in terms of the culinary influences that make this city what it is today. Hunter delivered the information...More

Thank 707dav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic food and history tour

We loved our tour with Ben Wisdom this afternoon. He is fun, professional and very knowledgeable. The selection of restaurants, food and drinks was superb. It was just the right amount of history mixed with sampling of a diverse dishes that demonstrate the history of...More

3  Thank maggi56
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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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