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French Quarter Culinary History and Tasting Tour

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Learn the difference between Cajun and Creole cuisine and visit some of New Orleans’ oldest restaurants and sweet shops on this walking food tour through the French Quarter. With all tastings included, it's a delicious way to avoid the tourist traps and experience authentic local flavor, dished up with a side of New Orleans history.
  • Taste New Orleans cuisine on this French Quarter food tour
  • Ditch touristy spots and try authentic Creole and Cajun dishes
  • Sample local favorites at some of the city's oldest restaurants
  • Great way for foodies to learn about New Orleans history
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group at Tujague's Restaurant, which has been serving Creole classics such as beef brisket with horseradish sauce since 1856. Trace the early history of dining in the Big Easy as you stroll through the atmospheric French Quarter, stopping also at Antoine’s, another of the city’s oldest restaurants. Learn what sets New Orleans’s cuisine apart from other southern regions, and taste the difference between Creole and Cajun dishes as you dig into samples including red beans and rice, turtle soup, and seafood gumbo. Savor the multicultural influences of Spanish, French, and even Italian flavors on local favorites including shrimp remoulade and a muffuletta sandwich, followed by crisp cannoli and creamy gelato. Finish on a sticky-sweet note with an authentic praline from Laura’s, New Orleans’ original candy shop. The tour ends at Arnaud's Restaurant.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Tujague's, 823 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Departure Time
1:30 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All food samplings
  • Professional licensed tour guides
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase along the way)
  • Gratuities (optional) but are greatly appreciated
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions (please dress for the occasion)
  • Moderate amount of walking, wear comfortable shoes
  • Be sure to let us know of any dietary restrictions you may have
  • While we try to accommodate for dietary needs, we cannot guarantee what the restaurants have available.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Our tour guide Elizabeth was great! Had a lot of knowledge about the city and a lot of great eats. Good seasonings and flavors to try. Definitely recommend.
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History and food were great, out tour guide Annette was a wealth of information. Perfect way to visit and get a taste of restaurants listed in the "top 10 must try" in NOLA.
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Most of the food had a good size portion except the po- boy, and space was cramped at the meeting place. Could have added two more spots, one t for the muffaletta sandwich and also the Beignet.
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Elizabeth was a really entertaining guide for this tour. She made everyone feel very comfortable and handled the tour very professionally. The history and food traditions explained on this tour were really informative and our food was tasty. All in all, an extremely worthwhile
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This was such a fun tour. The food was sample size but it was a large sample size. By the end of the tour you were full and had a taste of all the variations of creole cooking and NOLA favorites. Your could purchase alcohol at each stop and the walking was not terrible. It gave
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