New Orleans Food Adventure: Explore Flavorful Cuisine
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946 Ratings
New Orleans

Explore the diverse and unique tastes that appoint New Orleans as one of America’s leading culinary hubs. Discover esteemed local spots and savory secret treasures. You’ll depart not just with satiety and joy, but also with a deeper comprehension of how New Orleans’ gastronomy, heritage, and history interconnect.

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • French Market - Your culinary tour of New Orleans starts where it all began ‘97 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.

As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. To wake up your taste buds, we’ll indulge in New Orleans’ most iconic breakfast pastry, the beignet. While it looks hard to pronounce, it’s definitely not hard to love. Just make sure you watch the direction of the wind or else you might find yourself covered in powdered, sugary goodness!

Next we will head to The French Market, the site of America’s oldest public market. Historically a place of diversity with products and people from all walks of life, today The French Market is a modern yet unique culinary space. We’ll be sure to stop for a local bite and get to know some of the colorful personalities who call this city home.

  • French Quarter - 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 palate-pleasing spots. You’ll sample both a classic New Orleans dish, as well as a delicacy that you’ve probably never seen outside Cajun country. With an abundance of seafood, a fertile eco-system within the bayou and a history of spice trading, you’ll begin to realize why everything here tastes so good.

Do you have an affinity for the spicier side? Then adopt the ‘when-in-Rome’ attitude and unleash some of Louisiana’s hottest and tastiest sauces on your taste buds. This is the birthplace of Tabasco, after all.

On this tour, you’ll have the chance to try a dish that sparks more controversy amongst 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.

Finally, we will finish off with a sweet treat made from locally grown sugarcane and the region’s abundant pecans. No room for more? Don’t worry, they don’t call it the Big Easy for nothing. You can take your praline to-go and indulge when your sweet tooth kicks in.

Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for more tips on where to eat and what else to do during your stay in New Orleans.

What's Included
  • Visit the historic French Market, the oldest public market in America
  • Experience a culinary walking tour, including 4 food stops and 5 local samples
  • Taste New Orleans’ most debated dish, Gumbo
  • Savor a traditional Cajun dish from New Orleans
  • Be guided by a friendly, local English-speaking guide
  • Receive personalized recommendations for your visit about sights, activities, and dining
  • Enjoy local desserts including a pastry and sweet treat
  • Discover Jackson Square and admire the iconic St. Louis Cathedral
  • Indulge in a classic New Orleans sandwich
What's Not Included
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
Additional Information
  • 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 food options, portion sizes, and stops 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.
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
Location
Jackson Square
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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389ashleec
May 22, 2024
Great - This was great. Kaffey was a wonderful tour guide. I appreciated that it felt like a local friend just showing me their fav foods, versus a tourist’s guide to eating. Kaffey also sent us all off with a wonderful local eating guide, which I’ve referenced several times throughout my week here.
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2023nzclare
May 21, 2024
Epic Food, Epic Stories, Epic City! - A great few hours with Neil who knows New Orleans inside and out - he's not only passionate about food but even more so passionate about his city and people. The stories were fantastic and an equal match to the phenomenal food we had. Even though I had a limited time, this tour - and Neil - brought together everything I wanted to experience in New Orleans.
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Michelle_h
May 16, 2024
Fried Alligator Bites and more! - The food choices were outstanding and we enjoyed hearing about history and cultures of New Orleans. Nice variety of food tastings.
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Char_j
May 13, 2024
Fun filled and informative - Wonderfully enthusiastic tour, Pepe was so knowledgable, great storyteller, passionate about food, culture and history. Gem of a guide.
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C6364yikateb
May 13, 2024
First trip to New Orleans - Pepe was great! He did a great job of combining food, history and culture to make the experience amazing. Would definitely recommend
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Sue
May 13, 2024
Engaging gastronomic delight - Pepe gave us a joyful, engaging gastronomic couple of hours. As a historian we got lots of extra information about the origins of the food and the city of NOLA. It’s a slow have and not far to walk. Strongly recommend no lunch but maybe even no breakfast; the “samples” are not small. Delicious & entertaining.
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Tim_b
May 12, 2024
No better city to understand the culinary culture - Pepe (our guide) did an amazing job educating us on the fabulous food centric city that is NOLA. He is extremely knowledgeable on both the culinary and cultural aspects of the city. We so enjoyed our afternoon and left so full that we decided to forgo dinner that evening. Thanks for a wonderful experience.
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N7459ofjoshh
May 12, 2024
Great experience - Denise is an amazing tour guide. She definitely knows how to tell the history of New Orleans. Amazing experience. Good food and great drinks.
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Cesarvd8211ir
May 12, 2024
Amazing tour - Denise was great, very informative and shared some amazing food with us. Highly recommend this tour we will book this again in the future!
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Daydream35732525972
May 12, 2024
Food Tour - Denise was an amazing guide, great storyteller and such a sweet guide! Thank you so much for showing us around, the food was delicious 😋
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