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The Original Taste of the French Quarter Food Tour

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Save time and skip trying restaurants recommended to you by strangers to find a place you might like. This New Orleans food tour in the French Quarter takes you to up to six eateries, and lets you sample some of the city’s best Creole, Cajun, and French-inspired food. Since this guided tour is offered only once a day, book ahead online to guarantee your spot.
You'll start at
816 Decatur St
816 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USAHead to Toe fashion shop
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    Tastebud Tours Food Tours
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 2
    Johnny's Po-Boys
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  • 3
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  • 4
    Laura's Candies
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  • 5
    The Court of Two Sisters
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    508 Toulouse St
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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You'll end at
French Quarter
French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, USA
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  • Find places you love to eat in the French Quarter during this food tour
  • Pop by local eateries picked especially for their cultural significance
  • Learn about and sample some of the district’s best Cajun and Creole dishes
  • Your guide leads you on foot so you can see the city up close
  • Easy-to-find meeting spot takes the stress out of going somewhere new
What to Expect
Make your own way to the French Quarter, where you'll meet up with your guide and group. Take a leisurely walk through the historic part of New Orleans as your guide tells you fun facts about the neighborhood, city, and local cuisine. Pop into five, sometimes six, eateries that are well known for their cultural food, including Johnny’s Po-Boys, Laura’s Pralines and Candies, and the Old Coffeepot. Taste local dishes such as jambalaya, a Creole-inspired beef brisket, and a po’ boy sandwich. While you taste New Orleans specialties, your guide explains the history behind each dish and why it's an important part of New Orleans culture. Your tour leaves you with a full stomach in the French Quarter, where you can continue to explore on your own.
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Important Information
Departure Point
816 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Return Details
French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Visit 4 food locations on this sunset dinner walking tour
  • Visit New Orleans’ oldest candy store with hand-dipped chocolates dating back to the 18th century
  • A surprise New Orleans original dessert also awaits your taste buds. The lunch bell ringeth!
  • Johnny’s Po-boy:Established in 1950, the 3rd generation landmark dishes out the best Po-boys in NOLA
  • Lead by a professional tour guide
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities are greatly appreciated
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - The Court of Two Sisters
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Additional Info
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a sunset dinner 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
  • This tour will not be able to accommodate last minute changes
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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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Russ R wrote a review Mar 2020
La Habra, California240 contributions43 helpful votes
There was so much history that she proved, the food almost became an after thought. I say almost, but not quite. We went to 4 restaurants to sample some of the New Orleans food creations. One of the stop we couldn't make because the store next to one of the stops had a fire. We
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Date of experience: March 2020
Tina L wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Where do I start? Our tour guide, Tish, was wonderful. She provided a great deal of historical information much of which was augmented by her personal experiences as a native of New Orleans. All of the food tastings were possibly the best I have ever had of each item...Po' Boy,
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Date of experience: February 2020
Barbara M wrote a review Mar 2020
Slidell, Louisiana2 contributions1 helpful vote
On a rainy grey day my friend and I did the tour and had a great time! The stops were well placed and the foods delicious. Our guide Barbara was great giving us not only the history of the dishes we were enjoying and how they fit in the history of the city.
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VBaskerville wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
This was my second tour with Tastebud tours and I have never been disappointed. Knowledgeable guide (Lyndel) and the food was amazing. She knows here New Orleans history and made the trip fun and interesting. Dont go to New Orleans without booking one of their tours.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Owensharris wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions
Janice was great. She was very informative, funny and pleasant. I would use them again. Oh, make sure you wear comfortable shoes. There's a lot of walking
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Great Birthday Visit
I LOVED this tour and would recommend it it to almost everyone. Our guide was kind, knowledgeable, patient, and hum
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Amazing Food Tour!
Our foodie guide, Tish, was amazing! Perfect for people who want to taste good amounts of different types of food.
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Great sampling of New Orleans food with history
We had Barbara as our guide. She was very knowledgeable and excited to share history and guide us. This tour had a
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So much fun and so much good food
My coworkers and I did this food tour and it was awesome. Our guide, Tish, was very knowledgeable and happy to answ
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Great food & history
The food tour was awesome and the history of New Orleans was amazing! All of the food was absolutely delicious and
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The Best
Delicious food, local history and the best tour guide! Our tour guide has lived in New Orleans most of her life an
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Leap year tour was awesome
My wife and I took this tour on leap year. Can not say enough about this fun event. Great food at local restaurant
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Good evening tour with great bites
We booked this tour as a way to experience many New Orleans flavors in a short amount of time. We appreciated the b
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Walking food tour
Tour guide-Richard,was superb. His knowledge of of the history of New Orleans,related to each restaurant is fascin
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Famous Flavors
Bruce was our guide. He was great. We learned a lot of the city and of course the different foods we ate. We were d
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A great start to our trip!
We took the Flavors of the French Quarter tour and our guide was Linda. She was fantastic! A wealth of informatio
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Great Tour
The History and Food Sunset Tour was nothing short of fantastic. Our guide was knowledgeable, very friendly and p
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Dinner with Tish
Enjoyed the French Quarter food tour with Tish. She had great history, not just about the food, but about everythi
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Not for the old who cannot walk fast
This was a good tour for the able bodied who can walk fast. We had one poor man in a wheelchair who had to sit dow
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Review of Group Tour
Rich was a great tour guide! We had a group of 40 girls and arrived late. Rich and our other guide quickly got us
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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