Guided tour

New Orleans: Afternoon Food History Walking Tour

Activity provider: Doctor Gumbo Tours
Guided tour

New Orleans: Afternoon Food History Walking Tour

Activity provider: Doctor Gumbo Tours
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From US$ 75 per person

Likely to sell out

Join a guided foodie walking tour through the old French Quarter neighborhood and visit 5 distinct eateries. Sample up to 9 different foods and learn about local culture along the way.

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Duration 3 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Sample a wide range of Louisiana food staples like Boudin, Po-boys, Pralines and Gumbo
  • Visit Creole 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

Explore the French Quarter on a guided food tour with up to 9 food tastings – and about 1.5 miles of walking to burn it off. Experience the flavors of New Orleans and learn about the local culture along the way.

Meet your guide in the French Quarter and cross the lively Vieux Carré (Old Square) to your first stop: SoBou, part of the acclaimed Commander’s Palace enterprise. Relish in their rustic, Cajun-style gumbo served with warm potato salad.

Head to a popular hot sauce bar to sample dozens of hot sauce varieties. Continue to Leah’s Pralines and sample a Creole classic or the new bacon pecan brittle.

Visit NOLA Poboys and hear about seafood harvesting in Louisiana before biting into a freshly fried catfish po-boy. Then, experience another New Orleans original, the meaty Muffuletta sandwich, and savory boudin balls.

Next stop: the Creole Cookery. Here, tuck into some red beans and rice before finishing your tour with a dessert of bananas foster bread pudding.

  • Local guide
  • Up to 9 food samples
  • Gratuities to servers/waitstaff
  • Water at most stops
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

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Meeting point

Meet inside the 3rd Block Depot (formerly SoBou) restaurant.

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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, vegetarian, or pork-free option
  • Please notify the local partner of any food allergies (but 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

4.9 /5

based on 286 reviews

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We've been to New Orleans several times but never took a food tour. My husband said we can just go to each place ourselves. But do you know the difference between Cajun and Creole? I do! Because our tour director was awesome! Beth was engaging, funny, and of course knowledgeable. And she knew all these random, quirky people. I highly recommend this tour! Ask for Beth!

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March 26, 2023

First time in New Orleans and this was the perfect tour to start our visit! Beth, our tour guide, was an awesome wealth of knowledge on the food and history of New Orleans. Do not eat before you take this your; you get to sample some delicious food. Enjoy!

March 26, 2023

Our guide Mike did a fantastic job with covering some of the early history of New Orleans so that you understand the origins of the food scene in the Big Easy. The food selections and quality were very good. Highly recommend this tour. Great Job Mike!!

March 26, 2023

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