New Orleans French Quarter Food and Culinary History Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in New Orleans
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Tour description

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.

Meet your foodie guide near the French Market in the afternoon, and come hungry. The food tastings you'll enjoy during this tour are, combined, enough for lunch.Stroll through the French Quarter streets at a laid-back pace, learning about the city's unique culinary history from your guide as you go. Stop at five different spots for tastings, all of which are included in the ticket price. You'll visit these places (subject to change): • Johnny’s Po-boy: Established in 1950, this third generation French Quarter landmark dishes out the best po-boys in New Orleans. The sandwich was first served to striking streetcar workers in 1929 and has been a New Orleans favorite ever since. • The Old Coffeepot: Classic Cajun and Creole cuisine has been the calling card here since 1894. You’ll try the same jambalaya that Guy Fieri featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. • Tujague’s: This restaurant was previously a Spanish armory before it started slinging classic Creole dishes in an elegant setting. You’ll try their house specialty – a tender boiled beef brisket served in Creole sauce with just a touch of horseradish. • Laura’s Pralines and Candies: Nestled in the historic French Quarter, the Creole pralines and hand-dipped chocolates here are made fresh daily with recipes that date back to the 18th century. New Orleans’ oldest candy store is still going strong.A surprise New Orleans original dessert also awaits your taste buds. The lunch bell ringeth!

What's included

  • Food tasting 5-6 different locations
  • Lead by a professional tour guide

What's not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities are greatly appreciated
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off


  • Led by a local guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Vegetarian meal option available