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  2. Louisiana
  3. New Orleans
  4. French Quarter

New Orleans: Afternoon Food History Tour

Product ID: 76231
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This 3-hour walking tour will take you through the old French Quarter neighborhood where you'll visit 6 locations and sample 10 different foods.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Sample a wide range of Louisiana food staples like Boudin, Beignets, Pralines and Gumbo
  • Visit high-end restaurants, boutique candy shops and hole-in-the-wall joints
  • Enjoy both of New Orleans' sandwiches: the Muffuletta and the Po-Boy
  • Discover the historic origins of the culinary heritage of New Orleans
Full description
Your gastronomic adventure begins in the French Quarter. In the early afternoon, meet your friendly, food‐loving guide and set off through the lively Vieux Carré (Old Square). The 3‐hour excursion includes up to ten food tastings – and about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of walking to burn it off.

Your first stop is SoBou, part of the acclaimed Commander’s Palace enterprise. Relish in haute cuisine with dishes such as boudin balls and sweet potato beignets topped with foie gras. If you’d like, grab yourself a drink at the bar before continuing on (own expense). Make a quick pit stop at a popular hot sauce bar to sample dozens of hot sauce varieties. Head to Leah’s Pralines, where you can sample a Creole classic or a new innovation such as bacon pecan brittle. 

Visit Little Vic’s Sicilian Trattoria to sample the muffalino, a Little Vic’s original full of mortadella, salami and ham. Next it's on to NOLA Poboys. Hear about seafood harvesting in Louisiana before biting into a fresh‐made fried catfish poboy. Hopefully you will not have filled up already, because the next stop is Tujague’s to sample traditional slow‐cooked beef brisket, and on to Tableau for some seafood gumbo.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • 10 food samples
  • Gratuities to servers/waitstaff
  • Water at most stops
What’s Not Included
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

SoBou Restaurant (W Hotel) 310 Chartres St New Orleans, La 70130 Please check-in with hostess stand inside.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The tour will run rain or shine
• This tour features a set menu and does not have a gluten-free or vegetarian option. However, please notify the operator of any food allergies (not aversions, restrictions, etc.) when booking
• Most of the restaurant stops feature fully stocked bars if you’d like to enjoy a cold beverage (alcoholic or otherwise) during the tour
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 145 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.9/5
Organization
4.9/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Safety
4.9/5

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Product ID: 76231