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Famous Flavors of the French Quarter Food Tour

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Explore the traditional tastes of the Big Easy with this 3-hour New Orleans food tour through the city’s most delicious and historic neighborhoods. Get a glimpse into the city’s cuisine, history, culture, and architecture from classic jambalaya and po' boys to landmark hotels and historical buildings. 
  • Taste classic New Orleans cuisine on a French Quarter food tour
  • Try authentic Cajun and Creole dishes at five renowned eateries
  • Pass landmarks and learn local history on this walking tour
  • All food tastings included for a hearty meal
What to Expect
Meet your guide at The Shops at the Colonnade in the French Quarter and set off by foot to explore some of the neighborhood’s best dishes, served up with a side of local history. Near the historic French Market, savor shrimp and creamy cheese grits at Cafe Fleur De Lis. Try cajun red beans and rice at Tujague’s, housed in a former Spanish armory, and sink your teeth into a savory muffaletta sandwich in a quiet Creole courtyard. Try famous southern sweets including sticky pralines and handmade chocolate at Laura’s Pralines and Candies, New Orleans' oldest candy store that dates back to the 18th century. Taste the city’s French influence with fresh-baked pastries at the Croissant D’Or Patisserie. All together, the five food stops include enough samplings to make up a satisfying lunch. The tour ends in the French Quarter.
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Important Information
Departure Point
816 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Departure Time
11:00 AM
Return Details
French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Tastings at 5 eateries- Dine at Tujague’s, celebrating 160 years of serving Creole cuisine in NOLA.
  • Visit New Orleans’ oldest candy store with hand-dipped chocolates dating back to the 18th century
  • Visit The Court of Two Sisters - the only jazz brunch spot in town famed for its beautiful courtyard
  • Lead by a professional tour guide
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities are greatly appreciated
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a walking tour, please be sure to wear comfortable shoes
  • Tours provides substitutions for vegetarians and those with shellfish allergies, but cannot make substitutions for any other food allergies (such as gluten-free, dairy-free, etc.) or food lifestyles choices (vegan, low-carb, etc.). Due to the fact that all tastings have been prepared in advance (based on information provided to us at the time of bookings) substitutions must be requested in advance with your ticket purchase. Please make a note in your "special request" portion at checkout
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour will not be able to accommodate last minute changes
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After reading so many great reviews, we pre-booked this tour and so glad we did! It was great....a fair bit of easy walking, with 5 really good stops. With the exception of the candy stop...the portion Size and quality of the food at the other...More

Thank tracyjayne01
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour was great. It consisted of five stops. We had red beans and rice, pralines, muffulettas, po' boy, and blackened redfish and crawfish Mac and cheese. It was a great trip. Our tour guide was awesome. Unfortunately, I forgot her name, but she is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank whatupdude
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Richard was a fantastic guide. We enjoyed the food we tasted, the hospitality and his knowledge of the food, the people and history of the French Quarter. He took is to his favourite eating places where he and his wife dine regularly. Would recommend this...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank BrigiNZ
Tiffany Noelle J, Director of Sales at Tastebud Tours Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, BrigiNZ! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us and others know about the experience you had with Richard on our Flavors Tour in New Orleans. It sounds like you left with both a full mind and tummy! You're recommendation to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go early in your travels, and try to get Reagan. She was unbelievable. She has a history degree, so she peppers the food info with local history and cultural discussion. The food helped us to choose where and what we would eat for the remainder...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jeanne G
Tiffany Noelle J, Director of Sales at Tastebud Tours Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jeanne G. Wow! What a review! Thank you for taking the time to let our potential future guests know of your recommendation to take one of our tours. We agree with you 100%, Reagan is a fabulous guide! She knows her history! We're pleased...More

Reviewed 20 June 2019

We had a great time and our guide was knowledgeable and easy to understand, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Ree C
23 April 2019|
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Response from 167gerryg | Reviewed this property |
About 3 miles total, but with a lot of sitting in between. Even when walking the group moved at a leisurely pace.
16 February 2019|
Response from Randall P | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure of your question.
27 January 2019|
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Response from sandypiano97 | Reviewed this property |
About 3 hours - but you can peel off and skip a place if you wanted to make it shorter.
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