Guided tour

New Orleans: French Quarter Food Tour

4.8 / 5

47 reviews

New Orleans: French Quarter Food Tour

From £54.80 per person

Dig into the rich and varied flavors that make New Orleans one of the USA’s top foodie destinations, from the most famous local haunts to some delectable hidden gems.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Taste New Orleans’ rich multicultural history through its mouth-watering cuisine
  • Experience the flavors of America’s oldest public market
  • Appreciate New Orleans’ clash of cultures with a cup of gumbo, the city’s most controversial dish
  • Discover why the local’s favorite French doughnut is also the messiest
  • Sample traditional delicacies, only available in Cajun country
Full description
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. Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you'll indulge in New Orleans' most iconic breakfast pastry covered in powdered sugary goodness, the beignet. Next, head up to the French Market, the site of America's oldest public market and a unique culinary space where you can grab a local bite to eat and meet some of the locale's colorful personalities. 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 palette-pleasing spot, both classic New Orleans as well as delicacies you won't find outside Cajun country. If you have an affinity for the spicier side of life, you'll love unleashing some Louisiana hot sauce. This is the birthplace of Tabasco, after all.  On this tour, you’ll have the chance to try a dish that sparks more controversy among 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. Finish off with a sweet treat made from locally grown sugarcane and the region’s abundant pecans.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Food samples
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    • Meet your guide at Jackson Square, next to the Andrew Jackson statue

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Children between the ages of 6 and 11 are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
    • For your Urban Adventure, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 7 people
    • 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
    • Food options and portion sizes 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
    • As of Monday, August 16, 2021: ALL guests will be required to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results in order to join their tour, as ordered by the City of New Orleans. Please visit ready.nola.gov/covid for more information.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 47 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Service
      5/5
    • Organization
      4.7/5

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    This was a fun and tasty tour. Angela was a fantastic guide, took the time to get to know the personal tastes of the individuals in the group, and was very knowledgeable. There is more than enough food at all the stops to be a compete meal. We sampled gumbo, jambalaya, boudin sausage, muffulettas and po’boys, beignets and pralines.

    7 August 2021

    The tour was really fun and Holly, our guide was very nice and very knowledgeable. You eat a TON, so it's a great value. Only reason it's not 5 star, is because Frank's is absolutely disgusting. So filthy that sitting on the chairs was making me uncomfortable, let alone eating their food. It was so, so dirty. Like they hadn't really cleaned in 10 years. Super gross.

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    30 July 2021

    The tour was wonderful! Don’t make the mistake of eating before the tour like we did. My thought was the samples will b small and not enough to fill us up. Boy was I wrong! The samples were a pretty decent size and quite filling. Our guide Lauren was great! Very personable and easy going. She was also very accommodating to my non beef and pork eating husband and son. I forgot to mention that when I made the reservations but she was able to appease them by coming up with different food options to suit their needs.

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    17 July 2021

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