French Quarter Food Tour: Explore NOLA's Culinary History
23 Ratings
New Orleans
Embark on a culinary journey through the French Quarter of New Orleans, tasting iconic dishes and learning about the city's rich food history and cultural influences.
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Jackson Square - 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.
What's Included
  • Lunch
  • Local, English-speaking guide
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Additional food and drink.
  • Souvenirs or personal shopping
Additional Information

Experience the deep-seated history and customs behind New Orleans’ most emblematic dishes amidst this culinary and cultural exploration of the French Quarter!

Join us as we peruse the US’s oldest accessible market, the French Market, learning about its indigenous American heritage and its contemporary significance in New Orleans’ food sector. We might get to try a beignet, introduced to New Orleans in the 18th century by French settlers and Acadian immigrants.

Our knowledgeable local guide will expertly lead you through the French Quarter, exposing you to the impact of Cajun and Creole cultural amalgamation on New Orleans staples like gumbo and sausages. We’ll delve into the farming customs and origins of Louisiana, illuminating connections with our African American and Caribbean citizenry.

We’ll also savor a variety of dishes influenced by different immigrant cultures resident in the Crescent City, including a quintessential sandwich, before culminating our tour with a dessert linked to the city’s past and locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy your meal!

700 Decatur St
Decatur Street
Jackson Square (next to Andrew Jackson statue), 700 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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(23 Ratings)
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Jun 2, 2024
Amazing Experience!! - She was amazing and super knowledgeable! Do not hesitate to complete this tour. It was delicious and super tasty. A must!
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May 25, 2024
Great Food! - Visiting New Orleans for the first and we loved having the opportunity to try so many different types of food while learning the history of the city!
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Jan 23, 2024
Stuffed myself full of delicious cuisine on this NOLA food tour - The French Quarter Food Tour was delicious and fascinating and I left full like I had just eaten Thanksgiving dinner. So much food and so tasty! I highly recommend this tour to anyone that wants to eat some of the finest food that New Orleans has to offer and learn so much about the history of the city at the same time. Our guide Neil was full of local tales and legends that we took in as we made an attempt to finish all the food that he gave us. This tour literally replaced two meals since I didn't eat lunch in prep for the tour and after the tour I definitely did not need dinner.
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Jan 22, 2024
So worth it! - I am so happy that I took this tour! It gave me a way to try a variety of the great New Orleans food without having to try to find the locations myself. Lauren, my guide, was so great at getting us to engage with the food by asking the group about what we were tasting and what flavors stood out. She giving us advice on how to eat each dish and how they might be different at other places throughout the city. She even provided great recommendations on where to continue our dining adventure after the tour. So worth it!
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Jan 21, 2024
An absolute must! - Absolutely delicious food and what a great guide!! I learned so much and loved the gorging. Neil is fantastic.
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Jan 21, 2024
Incredible Food Tour - PERFECT way to start a NOLA Trip - This food tour was wonderful. Neil was such a spectacular guide who has new orleans flowing through his veins. He energized the group with his humor and showed us some of the most delicious spots that i would not have found otherwise. An excellent food tour. THANK YOU NEIL!
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Jan 2, 2024
Best food tour ever taken - Best tour I’ve ever taken. Lyra was amazing and knew her stuff! Even joked about her Carmen San Diego look which was amazing for our xennial hearts. Would recommend 1000%
Review provided by Viator
Jan 2, 2024
A great experience! - We had a great time trying so many of the delicious cuisine of New Orleans! Kaffey was full of knowledge and did a great job showing us around!
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Dec 30, 2023
Great food tour! - Kaffee was amazing. She was so knowledgeable about where we were and the food we ate. The food was delicious!
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Dec 29, 2023
Amazing trip - Kaffey was amazing! She gave us some great tips for our trip and she was super nice and took us to some great places
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up to 12 guests
July 2024