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New Orleans Food and History Tour

  • Combine a food and history walking tour of the French Quarter
  • Sample New Orleans classics and contemporary fusion cuisine
  • Visit six local-approved restaurants with food tastings included at each
New Orleans Food and History Tour
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New Orleans Food and History Tour
Combine New Orleans’ best assets—history and food—on this guided tour of the French Quarter. Visit six local-approved restaurants that specialize in classics such as po’boys, gumbo, and beignets at establishments that live up to their hype, and pick up bits of New Orleans' history and trivia along the way.
What to Expect
Begin your tour at the award-winning restaurant SoBou, which specializes in street-food inspired dishes such as boudin balls, pork cracklings, and savory beignets. As you dig in, learn about the American Indian, European, and West African roots of Louisiana cuisine.

Continue to Pepper Palace Hot Sauce Bar to sample dozens of sauces and rubs, followed by a stop at the historical Leah’s Pralines candy shop. Try the shop's signature bacon pecan brittle, and learn the history of this Southern sweet.

Next, bite into two New Orleans inventions, the muffuletta and the po’boy, both served at a funky NOLA dive. Discuss 19th- and 20th-century immigration of New Orleans as you eat these favorite lunchtime sandwiches.

Polish off your tour with Creole cuisine at Tujague’s, which has been in operation since 1856, and Dickie Brennan’s Tableau, famous for its seafood gumbo.

Your tour concludes at Dickie Brennan’s, just in time to take advantage of their happy hour deals.
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Been on better

We visited a few restaurants. But I was disappointed at the quality of places our guide took us to. Dessert was at a Praline store so basically we were brought into the store to buy. The quality of the food was not a good representation...More

Thank Marietta C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Love Ben Wisdom's booming voice, Southern drawl, and info-packed history lessons

We chose this food tour over other food tours specifically for it's inclusion for hot sauce tasting and bacon pecan brittle. And we wanted classic representative food like gumbo, muffaletta, po-boy etc. I've eaten in NOLA many times before, but it was my 23 and...More

5  Thank YoHoYoHo1
DoctorGumbo, Owner at Doctor Gumbo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

YoHoYoHo! I love this review! Thank you for taking the time to really explain things...the description is spot-on. This is truly a food history tour that attempts to explain our culinary origins, provide their context, and then sample as many things as possible. We're often...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Good Food with Great People!

What a wonderful way to try some different foods in New Orleans. First off, our tour guide, Lindsey, was the best. She was so personable and made the history part of the tour fun. She was willing to answer our questions and made sure everyone...More

2  Thank Bianca H
Reviewed 10 June 2018
Good guide but poor quality food

Enjoyed the description of all the historical gastronomic influences in New Orleans but the gastronomic experience was uninspiring. Particularly bad was the Po' Boy Cafe which smelt horribly of fried trans fats and the brisket at the oldest bar in the US was presented just...More

Thank JanT999
DoctorGumbo, Owner at Doctor Gumbo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear JanT999, Sorry you felt we offered you a 3-Star experience, and presented you slow cooked brisket “like dog food”. I hope the rest of your stay in New Orleans was exceptional. Red beans and ricely, Doctor G

Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Not only did we absolutely LOVE going to these 6 different places and tasting 10 different types of Louisiana food, but our guide told us really cool history about New Orleans and Louisiana in general. It was absolutely FASCINATING!! Our 17 & 18 year old...More

4  Thank David W
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11 July 2018|
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Response from rsr6 | Reviewed this property |
The only hot/spicy food I recall was at the pepper and chili store where you could sample 10 levels of 'hotness'.I can't eat spicy foods anymore myself, but I did enjoy the level 1 sauce on the crackers. The food samples at... More
Deanna N
17 May 2018|
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Response from Anne M | Reviewed this property |
You would have to check with the company. I have no idea what their schedule is.
16 April 2018|
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Response from Whittenburg R | Reviewed this property |
We did not have any kids in our group. One couple on our tour had a young teenager with them, did not seem to be an issue. Don't know about cost.
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