New Orleans: French Quarter Food Tour

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New Orleans: French Quarter Food Tour

From $75 per person

Dig into the rich and varied flavors that make New Orleans one of the USA’s top foodie destinations, from the most famous local haunts to some delectable hidden gems.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste New Orleans’ rich multicultural history through its mouth-watering cuisine
  • Experience the flavors of America’s oldest public market
  • Appreciate New Orleans’ clash of cultures with a cup of gumbo, the city’s most controversial dish
  • Discover why the local’s favorite French doughnut is also the messiest
  • Sample traditional delicacies, only available in Cajun country
Full description
Your culinary tour of New Orleans starts where it all began — the banks of the Mississippi River. From here, you’ll witness the lifeblood of this region which brought new cultures, new influences and new ingredients to the USA through its ports. Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you'll indulge in New Orleans' most iconic breakfast pastry covered in powdered sugary goodness, the beignet. Next, head up to the French Market, the site of America's oldest public market and a unique culinary space where you can grab a local bite to eat and meet some of the locale's colorful personalities. From the French Market, you’ll embark on the picturesque streets of the French Quarter where your guide will take you to some of their favorite palette-pleasing spot, both classic New Orleans as well as delicacies you won't find outside Cajun country. If you have an affinity for the spicier side of life, you'll love unleashing some Louisiana hot sauce. This is the birthplace of Tabasco, after all.  On this tour, you’ll have the chance to try a dish that sparks more controversy among chefs than any other in New Orleans: gumbo. Learn how hundreds of years of history has shaped this recipe and how it can vary from restaurant to restaurant. Finish off with a sweet treat made from locally grown sugarcane and the region’s abundant pecans.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Food samples
  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meet your guide at Jackson Square, next to the Andrew Jackson statue.

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    • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please indicate at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6
    • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 7 people
    • This tour features visits to establishments that are not always able to cater for vegetarians and other dietary requirements
    • Discounts are available and your guide can assist you with recommendations on where to purchase alternative diet-friendly food during the tour
    • Please note that food options and portion sizes will vary depending on the season and where we stop that day but the total amount of food included will be equal to a full meal
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 41 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Service
      5/5
    • Organization
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    The food tour took us to some great restaurants in the French quarter. We even went back to two of them a second time because they were so good! We really enjoyed having some insight from a local. The only reason I gave this four stars rather than five is that the guide spent a bit too much time sharing her own politics. As a guide, neutrality or omission of political opinions would be a better approach.

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    June 10, 2021

    Excellent tour! It is on foot therefore you also get a mini city tour. Angela was very knowledgeable about the history behind the dishes. She did a great job coming up with the tasting menu. We ended up the tour full and satisfied. I will definitely recommend to friends and family. -Wanna.

    May 14, 2021

    Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, and exciting! Mr. M took us to the very best places that are hidden gems to most tourists! I would highly recommend him to all my family and friends for a future tour guide of the French Quarter! I truly enjoyed trying the difference between the Cafe du Monde beignets and Loretta's, and the Muffuletta, and the Seafood Gumbo, and the best grilled oysters. Thanks Mr. M!

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    March 28, 2021

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