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New Orleans French Quarter: Food History & Tasting Tour

Product ID: 74503
Take a culinary tour through New Orleans's most iconic neighborhood and visit 5 restaurants and establishments in the French Quarter. Sample a variety of the city's most iconic dishes, such as seafood gumbo, shrimp remoulade and turtle soup.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy brisket with Creole sauce and experience a New Orleans favorite for more than 100 years
  • Go behind the scenes at Antoine's Restaurant, New Orleans's oldest eatery, established in 1840
  • Learn to appreciate the difference between Cajun and Creole cuisine
Full description
Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour through the French Quarter of New Orleans, and sample some of the city's most iconic dishes along the way. Taste up to 9 offerings from 5 different restaurants and artisanal shops.

Walk and eat your way through the iconic neighborhood, and hear stories about its architecture and the many people and ethnic influences that shaped Cajun and Creole cuisine. Join other foodies from around the world who want to explore the food culture and history of New Orleans from a different perspective.

Experience the local culture through its culinary history, and benefit from the local insights of your guides.
Includes
  • Food tastings at 5 different locations
  • Licensed guides
What’s Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase along the way)
  • Gratuities (optional but greatly appreciated)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at Tujague's Restaurant, 823 Decatur Street, New Orleans.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• Please arrive at the meeting point at least 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time
• Wear comfortable shoes as there will be a moderate amount of walking on uneven surfaces
• This tour operates in all weather conditions (please dress for the occasion)
• The dress code is casual
• Please advise of any dietary restrictions on booking. While the guides will try to accommodate dietary needs, they cannot guarantee what the restaurants have available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 102 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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We loved the tour. Liz, our guide, was wonderful. We started our tour at Tujagues with a beef brisket sandwich. It was heavenly! From there we went to Antoine's, Broussard's, and Arnaud's for turtle soup, shrimp remoulade, seafood gumbo, and andouille gougeres. All the samples were delicious. We also stopped at Leah's Pralines where we had a sweet praline and a chance to buy additional candies. At each stop we were shown the different areas of the restaurants and given the history. It is well worth the money for the three hour tour.

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February 6, 2020

This tour was AMAZING. Naif is the best tour guide we had on our entire trip! He is so personable and knowledgeable. Not only do you taste the local food, you learn about how they cook it and the cultural background. When you walk between the restaurants, Naif also drops in some general New Orleans history. The food itself was delicious of course, and you learn the difference between Creole and Cajun.

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August 24, 2019

This was a lot of fun. Great way to visit several of the nicest restaurants in the French quarter. Great way to taste what each restaurant is known for. Plus, you get to see many extras- (back rooms, kitchen, and museum at one restaurant. It does include history of food. Our guide was quite chatty and seemed a little unorganized. There were a couple (breaks) in our tour and we ended up going over 4 hrs. long while we waited on our guide several times - otherwise I would have given this tour a 5 star rating.

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July 9, 2018

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