New Orleans Food Tour: Discover Culinary History
321 Ratings
New Orleans
Embark on a New Orleans Food Tour and indulge in the city's rich culinary history. Discover iconic dishes like Red Beans and Rice, Muffaletta, Gumbo, and Pecan Praline. Join us for a delicious adventure!
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • French Quarter - Prepare yourself for a great afternoon with the Tour That Tastes Good! You will be greeted by one of our good-looking and brainy tour guides, who will be eager to escort you to historic restaurants with wonderful ambiance. There you will taste mouthwatering local dishes, such as Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice, and the Muffaletta sandwich. A praline for dessert is included! You will glide through our fabulous French Quarter, founded in 1718. You will admire historic St. Louis Cathedral, named after King Louis IX, who was truly a Saint. He led the seventh and eighth Crusades back in the 13th century. Across the way from the Cathedral is beautiful Jackson Square. If you are interested, the 1850 House on the Square has a nice selection of cookbooks and history books. Regarding the diverse architecture, there is no other place in the country like it. Greek revival buildings stand next modest Shotgun houses. Admire the wrought iron balconies and galleries. We welcome you!
What's Included
  • Professional licensed tour guides
  • All food samplings
What's Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase along the way)
  • Gratuities (optional) but are greatly appreciated
Additional Information

Welcome to New Orleans! Recognized globally for our hospitable residents, rich cultural history, stunning architecture, and DELICIOUS CUISINE! Our outstanding New Orleans Food Tour encompases all of these elements and more - our guides are both attractive and knowledgeable! You’ll be fully engrossed in the history of New Orleans and uncover the origin of its unique food. You’ll marvel at the stunning buildings. Did you know Louis Armstrong was a big fan of Red Beans and Rice? Well, he absolutely was! Once you try a cup, you will comprehend why. Nothing is quite as appetizing as a Sicilian Muffaletta - a combination of ham, prosciutto, salami, cheeses, and olives. It’ll win your taste buds over. And what’s the one ‘must-try’ dish remaining? A piping hot cup of Gumbo. Absolutely! Let’s wrap up our afternoon with a decadent dessert straight from France - a Pecan Praline! The tour concludes near the central Jackson Square, deep within the Quarter. Roam around as much as you please! Your tour guide is a treasure trove of knowledge. Don’t hesitate to ask questions!

  • Tours run rain or shine. In case of severe weather, company may cancel. If this happens, you will be notified two hours ahead of time.
  • Moderate amount of walking. The blocks are short in the historic French Quarter. Wear comfortable shoes. Bringing an umbrella is always a good idea.
  • Sorry but substitutions are not available. Many local dishes are made using sausage or ham. Sorry, but we cannot accommodate vegetarians or vegans.
New Orleans Creole Cookery
Toulouse Street
Departure point: New Orleans Creole Cookery, 510 Toulouse, a historic restaurant with wonderful ambiance, and a gorgeous courtyard.
Cancellation Policy

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

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Feb 13, 2024
Wonderful food tour! You will be STUFFED! - I would highly recommend this tour! Naif was a wonderful guide. He was so knowledgeable on the history of New Orleans and the history of the NO food! He was very personable and easy to talk to! All of the food was delicious, but I have to say I think my favorite was the muffuletta! We had everything from gumbo to jambalaya to beignets and more! So much food that we could not even eat the praline treat so we took it home and savored it later. Mmmm. It is a walking tour, so bring your walking shoes. We visited multiple restaurants to sample the foods. It was just my mother and I so we basically had a private tour! We were absolutely stuffed by the end! If you’re thinking about doing this tour, you will not be disappointed!
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Feb 3, 2024
Great food, fun and history & foodie lessons. - Fun, informative, great selection of restaurants and food samples. Felt like an afternoon with good friends back to school with 4 small bit meals.
Review provided by Viator
Jan 23, 2024
The Best Food Tour - We took the food tour with Naif and it was both delicious and informative. We sampled some of New Orleans most authentic food. Naif was eager to answer any questions we had about the origin and history of how the dishes became so popular. I would highly recommend this tour. Naif was wonderful!!!
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Jan 23, 2024
Just what we were looking for!!! - Fabulous! Perfect food tour stacked with lots of great history. Naif was an awesome tour guide who expanded our knowledge of creole cooking, Cajun cooking and some great NOLA history. We are looking forward to going on another tour with Nate real soon.
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Jan 21, 2024
YUM - We loved getting all the history behind the foods and how they came together, Heidi was wonderful! Our favorite stop was for the duck gumbo.
Review provided by Viator
Jan 19, 2024
Small group was amazing - We had a smaller group and it was fantastic. The guide had a little extra time to personalize suggestions because she was not trying to wrangle 15 people or repeat herself. It was fantastic, I would definitely recommend the tour or maybe even try a different tour from the same company.
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Jan 10, 2024
Wonderful history and delicious food - Naif was the perfect guide! He told us he had been an educator, and it showed in the way he taught us food history (and other tidbits about the area) during the tour. He was very personable, and itnwas a pleasure listening to him. Naif picked amazing places to take us on this tour, and the food at each one was delicious. The waitstaff at each place were also very kind. Our trip included Jambalaya, shrimp po'boy, gumbo,muffaletta, and a praline. The only real problem is how good the food want to eat every bite! But if you do, you'll be too full by the end! I'd highly recommend this tour...and I might even book it again next time I'm coming to the area.
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Jan 4, 2024
Great times! - The food selection was great! Naif, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and personable. It was not too much walking from the different restaurants. My wife and I loved this!! Food portions were just right too!
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Jan 2, 2024
Food history tour - More than just a food tour Naif's history lesson of how food evolved into today's dishes. His knowledge and friendly manner made this the best experience on my holiday so far. Relaxing experience of 5 different places within a short walk and I loved them all.
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Dec 27, 2023
Great food and learned alot - Our Tour Guide was not only very knowledgeable of the food of New Orleans but also History in general. Learned slot on the tour and food was great
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up to 12 guests
April 2024