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French Quarter Culinary History & Tasting Tour

 New Orleans, LA
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Starting in the heart of the French Quarter, this walking and tasting tour will cover the culinary history of New Orleans, and explain how it became the international food city it is today. Guests will visit several restaurants, including Antoine's and Tujague's, and discuss their contributions to New Orleans cultural and culinary identities. Be prepared for great times, great food, and to learn to appreciate the differences between Cajun and Creole cuisine.

Activity Highlights
  • French Quarter Culinary History & Tasting Tour in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tour multiple historic restaurants in the French Quarter
  • Learn the differences between Creole and Cajun cuisine
  • The tour also passes such notable landmarks as St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square in the historic French Quarter, home to beautiful architecture and fascinating history
  • Cost of all food is included with ticket

Duration: 3 Hrs.


The food offerings and activities listed are a general guide, but are subject to change from tour to tour, but typically include:

Seafood Gumbo Red Beans & Rice Beef Brisket with Creole Sauce Shrimp Arnaud Turtle Soup Pralines

What's Included
  • French Quarter Culinary History & Tasting Tour
  • Guide
  • Cost of all food is included with ticket
What to bring
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Raincoat, umbrella, or poncho
  • Comfortable shoes
  • ID
  • Beverages are not included on the tour, but they are available for purchase. Water is always available at the restaurants.
  • Service animals and pets are not permitted.
  • You will need to be able to climb stairs.
  • There is a 16 guests maximum per tour.
  • Tour is not handicap accessible.
Additional information
  • If you are bringing an infant, or a child below the age of 7, and they will not be participating in the tastings, you do not need to purchase a ticket for them. However, please do let vendor know if you will be attending with an infant or young child when you purchase your tickets.
  • You will visit five restaurants and shops and the foods usually enjoyed are Seafood Gumbo, Turtle Soup, Beef Brisket with Creole Sauce, Red Beans and Rice, Shrimp Arnaud and Pralines. (Please keep in mind that items are subject to change.)
  • Although the tour can take up to 3 hours, you will actually spend more time standing than walking. Most of the establishments are located within a 4 block radius. You are able to sit at some locations.
  • While the vendor tries to accommodate for dietary needs, they cannot always guarantee what the restaurants or shops will be available.
  • Be sure to let the tour provider know of any dietary restrictions in advance.
  • Though not required, it is encouraged and appreciated to tip the tour guide.
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions. Please dress for the occasion.

823 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

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French Quarter Culinary History & Tasting Tour

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about 2 years ago
Some of the venues were warm and welcoming while others did not even greet us. The turtle soup was cold. The red beans and rice delicious as was the woman who gave that presentation. She was very knowledgeable and amazing.
Larry G

Culinary tour

about 2 years ago
Naïf was knowledgeable, friendly and a delightful tour guide. Very enjoyable experience!
Andrea F

Food tour

about 2 years ago
Naif was wonderful! We really enjoyed our food tour with him, and learned so much about the city and its food. He get 12 stars.
Julie J

NOLA Food Tour

about 2 years ago
Tour was really great.
Gary W