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The Original Taste of the French Quarter Food Tour

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Eat your way through the French Quarter on this 3-hour New Orleans food tour. Taste classic dishes like pralines, po-boys, jambalaya, gumbo, and other Creole specialties. Learn about the city's culinary history, which is strongly influenced by Louisiana’s French heritage and the vibrant Creole population.
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816 Decatur St
816 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USAHead to Toe fashion shop
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    Tastebud Tours Food Tours
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 2
    Johnny's Po-Boys
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  • 3
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  • 4
    Laura's Candies
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  • 5
    The Court of Two Sisters
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    508 Toulouse St
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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You'll end at
French Quarter
French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, USA
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  • Find places you love to eat in the French Quarter during this food tour
  • Pop by local eateries picked especially for their cultural significance
  • Learn about and sample some of the district’s best Cajun and Creole dishes
  • Your guide leads you on foot so you can see the city up close
  • Easy-to-find meeting spot takes the stress out of going somewhere new
What to Expect
Make your own way to the French Quarter, where you'll meet up with your guide and group. Take a leisurely walk through the historic part of New Orleans as your guide tells you fun facts about the neighborhood, city, and local cuisine. Pop into five, sometimes six, eateries that are well known for their cultural food, including Johnny’s Po-Boys, Laura’s Pralines and Candies, and the Old Coffeepot. Taste local dishes such as jambalaya, a Creole-inspired beef brisket, and a po’ boy sandwich. While you taste New Orleans specialties, your guide explains the history behind each dish and why it's an important part of New Orleans culture. Your tour leaves you with a full stomach in the French Quarter, where you can continue to explore on your own.
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Important Information
Departure Point
816 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Departure Time
1:00 PM
Return Details
French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Visit 4 food locations on this sunset dinner walking tour
  • Visit New Orleans’ oldest candy store with hand-dipped chocolates dating back to the 18th century
  • A surprise New Orleans original dessert also awaits your taste buds. The lunch bell ringeth!
  • Johnny’s Po-boy:Established in 1950, the 3rd generation landmark dishes out the best Po-boys in NOLA
  • Lead by a professional tour guide
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities are greatly appreciated
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - The Court of Two Sisters
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a sunset dinner walking tour, please be sure to wear comfortable shoes
  • Tours provides substitutions for vegetarians and those with shellfish allergies, but cannot make substitutions for any other food allergies (such as gluten-free, dairy-free, etc.) or food lifestyles choices (vegan, low-carb, etc.). Due to the fact that all tastings have been prepared in advance (based on information provided to us at the time of bookings) substitutions must be requested in advance with your ticket purchase. Please make a note in your "special request" portion at checkout
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour will not be able to accommodate last minute changes
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Janice was great. She was very informative, funny and pleasant. I would use them again. Oh, make sure you wear comfortable shoes. There's a lot of walking
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We had been on a food tour previously, but Lyndel was still able to teach us some things, and give us some good information about the local food and restaurants. The food was very good at the places we stopped.
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Restaurant selections were terrible. We expected to visit better restaurants with delicious food. Disappointed in the tour, Would not recommend.
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Response from Tiffany Noelle J, Director of Sales at The Original Taste of the French Quarter Food Tour
Responded 2 Jul 2019
Hi Charles R- We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience on one of our tours in New Orleans. At Tastebud Tours, we strive to provide all of our customers a stellar experience. We welcome further communication to help us better understand the details of what you found to be dissatisfactory. Please feel free to call Lynn at 219-929-6648 if you'd like to discuss. Thank you! -Tastebud Tours and Events LLC
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Fantastic tour led by Linda. Knowledgeable about local history and very personable. Helped all tour members get to know each other. Each restaurant and bar was special in own way. The warm bread pudding was super. Great Bloody Mary. Tea, spice, and salt shop was
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Response from Tiffany Noelle J, Director of Sales at The Original Taste of the French Quarter Food Tour
Responded 1 Jul 2019
Hi DavidZ! We are so pleased to hear that you had a great time on your Tastebud Food Tour with Linda! Your review is making our mouths water! It's always great to hear that camaraderie was created throughout your specific group. It makes the afternoon so much more fun!!! We'd love to host you on a Tastebud Tour again be it in Chicago, New Orleans or San Francisco! All the best and tasty travels!- Tiffany Noelle.
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Great walk around the French Quarter sampling the food and learning about the history of both the city and the food. Each sample was wonderfully presented along with a great story about it's origin. Suzanne, our guide, is knowledgeable and fun! We have visited the city many
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By: Tastebud Tours Food Tours
1,425 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
Best culinary tour!
Great tour with the great tour guide Barbara. Worth every penny!! So full & happy when we were done.
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Wonderful tour. Great guide.
Richard was great. The stops were welcoming and the food was delicious. We highly recommend this your.
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Endless Mountains, Pennsylvania
Sunset Food and History Tour
Very thorough tour of the food and history of the French quarter. You are full by the end so don’t eat before you
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Sunset Food Tour
We had a wonderful tour with Richard. He was so interesting and knew so much history. The sample sizes were pretty
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Huntsville, Alabama
Sample the food of NOLA
We had family meet us in NOLA for Christmas. Most of them had never been to the city and I wanted a good overview
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West Hartford, CT
Dissatisfied with tour
I went with a group of friends to the tastebud tour. I would not recommend this tour to anyone. I felt like each
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Melbourne Beach, Florida
Learned so much!
Reagan was my tour guide and she was phenomenal. Not only did I learn a lot about food in the history of food in
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5 Star tour/5 Star Guide!
This was an absolutely wonderful way to experience some of New Orleans favorite cuisine. The food was excellent
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Darwin, Australia
Great food and great guide
I’ve now been on 3 French quarter food tours and this one was my favorite! Richard was a great guide, the food was
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Very imformative
We enjoyed the food tour very much. Our guide was very informative and we learned so much during the tour. I
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Famous Flavors of the French Quarter Food Tour
My daughter and I went on this tour at the end of our stay due to previous commitments, however, I highly
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Lisa N
Great use of time and money!
Excellent! The history and factoids shared could never have been possiblein our own. Richard is extremely
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Wonderful Experience
Our tour guide Richard was very informative. Learn so much about New Orleans history, and explained the
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Food tour w my daughter and her bf
She (I believe her name was Lindel) was very knowledgeable about the history of the city and the food was great!
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Janice was great. She was very informative, funny and pleasant. I would use them again. Oh, make sure you wear
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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