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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.
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Well organized and interesting tour

This tour was very interesting and fun. Great way to learn about New Orleans. Hunter was our tour guide and he was very passionate about New Orleans and it’s history and culture. This tour is good for couples, friends and families with teenagers. Food was...More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
pros and cons

the food tour was actually 2.5/5 for me and my friends. we were extremely disappointed with the “food” tour compared to the pricing. we visited 6 places, here are the pos and cons of each place. 1. SoBu - was a great start the food...More

1  Thank jennyhkr88
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun, informative, and DELICIOUS

We had a fantastic time on our food and history tour with Ben. He was so fun and make the experience really enjoyable. The tour was extremely informative and we learned a whole lot about the history of New Orleans and its food. We got...More

2  Thank christinerega
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
The BEST food tour

This was my very first food tour and I was blown away by how great it was. Lindsey was the best guide - clearly so passionate about the food and culture and history of New Orleans. We had a small group (just five of us)...More

2  Thank VanessaN17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great time

We booked this with out two teenage daughters who had gotten board just walking around. They had a great time. Lots of history and the food was so good. They got to try stuff they would have never ordered. Had a great time and well...More

4  Thank Bonita W
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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
11 July 2018|
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Response from rsr6 | Reviewed this property |
The only hot/spicy food I recall was at the pepper and chili store where you could sample 10 levels of 'hotness'.I can't eat spicy foods anymore myself, but I did enjoy the level 1 sauce on the crackers. The food samples at... More
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