New Orleans Food Adventure: Explore Flavorful Cuisine
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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.
  • Small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • 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.
  • We reserve the right to change both the route and places visited within the tour. Food inclusions are subject to change, dependent on availability on the day.
  • 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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Megan_m
Mar 24, 2024
Gumbo changed my life - Kaffey was excellent! Bon’s had a beignet that my husband would argue was better than cafe du Monde. Mississippi River bar had gumbo that made me realize I can love gumbo (it had potato salad in it). If you only have a short amount of time and need an expert opinion on the best spots, then you should book this tour!
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David_m
Mar 23, 2024
Great into to some great food. - Great history and great food! Did several revisits after the tour. History included as an appetizer.
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953graciellav
Mar 22, 2024
The best tour in NOLA - Pepe was completely amazing. He had such a positive and knowledgeable attitude. I could not recommend this tour or him as a guide more! The tour was so amazing and such a good learning and food experience. Everything we had was delicious and we enjoyed every place and environment we went too!!
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459kristah
Mar 22, 2024
The best of New Orleans food with a great guide, Pepe! - We had the best time with Pepe as our guide. You can tell his soul is 100% New Orleans. Loved learning the history of New Orleans. Jean Lafitte is my new hero! And then of course is the food! Loved absolutely every place we went, the muffuletta at the Napoleon a house my favorite! Don’t think twice, just book this tour and go hungry.
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Graciellav2019
Mar 22, 2024
An Amazing Time!!!!! - We had such an amazing time with Pepe. We had so much good original authentic food. Pepe was also so knowledgeable on the city and the history which made it a combination of both the history and amazing food. I cannot recommend this tour and Pepe more.
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Kellykra
Mar 21, 2024
Delicious, Entertaining! - Excellent selection of food. Denise was great! Love Viator tours! We’ll be taking more tours! Everything was delicious!
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Veronicarj3923ht
Mar 21, 2024
Yum! - Very fun and yummy, your guide was very nice and charismatic. Had so much fun, learned so many new things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Lilyss4275wi
Mar 21, 2024
Awesome Food Tour With Denise - denise was so awesome on the food tour! had lots of good food that was so delicious it was so cool. glad to experience a bit of history too
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Lori_l
Mar 21, 2024
Fun way to experience Ne Orleans - I really enjoyed our tour as it was fun to learn about the history and the local food. We had a small group and that made it easier with the crowded streets. Our guide was willing to explain both very well and was easy to be with and understand. Highly recommend this tour
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Judysl9051du
Mar 21, 2024
Fun - Fun! Denise was great! Too much food! My daughter loved it. Met some nice people on the tour and got a really cool shirt too!
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