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New Orleans Food and History Tour

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Combine New Orleans’ best assets—history and food—on this guided tour of the French Quarter. Visit several 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.
You'll start at
310 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAPlease enter SoBou Restaurant (310 Chartres St) and check-in with the host stand. They will escort you to the tour guide and starting point.
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  • 1
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Pepper Palace
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Leah's Pralines
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    NOLA Poboys
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Jackson Square
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 7
    French Quarter
    Stop: 3 hours -
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You'll end at
New Orleans Creole Cookery
508 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAMany times tour's are split into smaller groups. As such, there is the possibility of ending also at Tableau restaurant (616 St. Peter St.).
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  • 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
  • All food samples and tips included—a great value
  • Pick up New Orleans history and trivia throughout the tour from your guide
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.Please note that the venues are subject to change based on availability.
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Important Information
Departure Point
SoBou, 310 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Return Details
New Orleans Creole Cookery, 508 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities for servers at establishments
  • Entry/Admission - Pepper Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Leah's Pralines
  • Entry/Admission - NOLA Poboys
  • Entry/Admission - Tujague's
  • Beverages other than water
  • Gratuity for guide (optional)
  • This tour features a set menu and does not have a gluten-free, pork-free or vegetarian option
  • Please notify us of any food allergies (not aversions) during check-out
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Additional Info
  • This tour features a set menu. We do not offer a gluten-free, pork-free or vegetarian option.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • There is no charge for infants in strollers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • All venues subject to change based on availability
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Doctor Gumbo Tours
Wonderful food history tour
We had a great time on the food history tour with Doctor Gumbo. He is obviously very passionate and knowledgeable
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Awesome experience!
Beth was a spectacular guide. She made the tour fun and she knew the history to make it come alive. Food was
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Great Tastes in Store for You
Personalized by our fearless and eloquent leader, Ben, we tasted our way through the French Quarter, from beignets
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Excellent activity on a rainy afternoon!
We did the food & history tour on a rainy afternoon and loved it. Great host (Lindsay) who was really informative
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Mount Prospect, Illinois
Cocktail and Food Tour
We enjoyed every part of the tour--the food was excellent . We especially liked the gumbo at Redfish restaurant.
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Gatesville, Texas
Great Tour
Loved the whole tour. Was quite the food tasting, history of food in New Orleans tour. We would definitely
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Claire P
West Hollywood, California
Best Outing in NoLa!
Lindsay our guide was phenomenal. She made a detailed history on New Orleans fun and informative. The food did
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Peter B
Magazine street foodie tour
Excellent. Not a tasting tour but an eating tour. You won’t leave hungry. Knowledgeable guide who took the time to
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Fantastic Food Tour with the Great History of NOLA
The afternoon spent with Dr. Gumbo's New Orleans Food and History Tour was one of the highlights of our recent
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Dan W
Best Food Tour in New Orleans!!!
An outstanding food tour. It was an honor to have Doctor Gumbo himself, guide us through the history of New
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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