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French Quarter Culinary History and Tasting Tour

Highlights
  • Taste New Orleans cuisine on a French Quarter food tour
  • Ditch the touristy spots and find authentic Creole and Cajun dishes
  • Sample local favorites at some of the city's oldest restaurants
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French Quarter Culinary History and Tasting Tour
US$61 per adult
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French Quarter Culinary History and Tasting Tour
US$61.00 per adult
Overview
Learn the difference between Cajun and Creole cuisine and visit some of New Orleans’s oldest restaurants and sweet shops on this walking food tour through the French Quarter. With all tastings included, it's a delicious way to avoid the tourist traps and experience authentic local flavor, dished up with a side of history.
What to Expect
Start at Tujague's Restaurant, which has been serving Creole classics like beef brisket with horseradish sauce since 1856. Trace the early history of dining in the Big Easy as you stroll through the atmospheric French Quarter, stopping also at Antoine’s, another of the city’s oldest restaurants.

Learn what sets New Orleans’s cuisine apart from other southern regions, and taste the difference between Creole and Cajun dishes as you dig into samples like red beans and rice, turtle soup, and seafood gumbo. Savor the multicultural influences of Spanish, French, and even Italian flavors on local favorites including shrimp remoulade and a muffuletta sandwich, followed by crisp cannoli and creamy gelato. Finish on a sticky-sweet note with an authentic praline from Laura’s, New Orleans’s original candy shop.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful!

Three generations and loved every bit of it. Elizabeth was a great tour guide with a ton of information. The food was the best. Nice variety of experiences of restaurants. The rice and beans was surpurb and the Po'Boy meat was melt in the mouth....More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 26 May 2018
Yummy Way to Experience the French Quarter

Great experience with good info on history, which is very deep in New Orleans. Very accommodating customer service when I had a scheduling conflict.

Thank KarlynByham
Reviewed 22 May 2018
Good Outing for Family in Town

Living in New Orleans means there is an opportunity for terrific food and history around most corners. This tour had wonderful storytelling and stopped at some of my local favorites. Some behind the scenes access made it even more fun.

Thank Hamwalk
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile
Had a GREAT time

My wife, Sharon and I went on this tour 4/20/18. We were looking forward to the different taste New Orleans has to offer. We were NOT disappointed, the food was terrific, BUT our tour guide was beyond perfect. Naif, brought ALL the history of New...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 4 April 2018
A disappointment

This review is perhaps more about the guide than the actual tour, but the tour itself doesn’t really deserve more than 3 stars. Our guide (Annette? Patricia? She never introduced herself) was irritable and uncharismatic, and it was often nearly impossible to hear her. When...More

Thank EastCoastTravelMama
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