New Orleans Gumbo Tour: Explore Culinary History
19 Ratings
New Orleans
Embark on a flavorful journey through New Orleans and explore the history and cultural influences behind the iconic gumbo dish. Discover the best gumbo spots and indulge in various styles while immersing yourself in the city's rich culinary heritage.
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
What's Included
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 4-5 tastings equivalent to a full meal
What's Not Included
  • Additional food and drink, souvenirs, tips and gratuities for the guide
  • Not all locations listed are guaranteed stops
Additional Information

New Orleans is recognised as one of America’s most distinct gastronomic hubs, particularly famous for a meal that epitomizes the city and its inhabitants: gumbo. This excursion through the French Quarter will tantalize your palate with distinctive types of gumbo and delve into how this robust meal encapsulates the spirit of the Crescent City.

Escorted by a local guide, you’ll traverse popular and under-the-radar food joints serving top-notch gumbo, unraveling the components that contribute to the Creole, Cajun, Native American, and African influences that have grown as migrants molded the city’s culinary landscape.

This expedition will leave you immersing in the vibrant history of New Orleans and scraping the last from your bowl with a piece of French bread, wrapping up with a traditional dessert with its own tale.

On your journey, your guide will highlight structures that demonstrate the city’s cultural melting pot just as gumbo does, comprising the Parisian-modeled Pontalba edifices and the emblematic St. Louis Cathedral.

  • Allergies and food restrictions or sensitivities may not be able to be accommodated.
700 Decatur St
Decatur Street
Jackson Square, next to Andrew Jackson statue
Cancellation Policy

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

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(19 Ratings)
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Sep 25, 2023
"Good for the body, good for the soul!" - Jimmy Buffett - Full disclosure: only thing I knew about gumbo beforehand was that Jimmy Buffett was a fan, and now I see why! If you're looking to do a deep-dive on one of New Orleans' most famous dishes, this is the tour for you. Our tour guide was Lauren and she answered all of my questions, including one I won't repeat about whether or not tomatoes go in the roux. I had a great time! Five stars and a fully belly. :)
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Sep 25, 2023
Gumbo tour with Lauren - This was great! Lauren is a fantastic guide. We have been on other tours in the area and this one was by far the best!
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Sep 12, 2023
Excellent - I recently enjoyed a fantastic three-hour "Taste of Gumbo" food tour in New Orleans. Our knowledgeable and passionate guide introduced us to the world of gumbo, sharing its history and regional This gumbo tour is a must for food enthusiasts visiting New Orleans. It offers a delightful and educational journey through the world of gumbo, deepening your appreciation for this iconic Southern dish.
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Sep 10, 2023
yummy and fun - it was fun and I enjoyed the variety of flavors provided. the presenter really knew about the food and made it a fun event. FXG
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Sep 9, 2023
Gumbo with Lauren - The tour was amazing!I learned so much about gumbo and I am so glad we took the tour. Can’t wait to do it again!
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Sep 6, 2023
Lauren’s gumbo tour! - I can’t recommend this tour enough, the food was great, but Lauren was the true star of the show! She is so knowledgeable about the history of the city and clearly is so passionate about sharing it with her to her guests! Not only what I recommend this experience but will be taking it again with her!
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Sep 5, 2023
Gumbo tour - Lauren was great and very informative about the origins of gumbo. We had a great time! I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting an authentic taste of New Orleans Go hungry!!!
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Sep 4, 2023
Informative - Very informative about the history and cultures of various gumbos while being very delicious. The tour guide was helpful and answered many questions.
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Sep 4, 2023
Gumbo tour - The tour was awesome and the gumbo was terrific. Lauren was very knowledgeable about all of the gumbo and even talked to us about the history of the city as well. I would definitely do this again!
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Sep 4, 2023
My favorite gumbo was the chicken and andouie sausage - Lauren was amazing! She knew everything about the gumbo! Very knowledgeable. Would love to see her again.
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up to 12 guests
May 2024