Guided tour

New Orleans: French Quarter Food Tour with a Local

New Orleans: French Quarter Food Tour with a Local

From US$ 79 per person

Eat and drink your way through the best dishes that the French Quarter has to offer on this foodie walking tour with a local. Learn about the area's rich heritage with a variety of tasty samples.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Discover the flavors and sounds of America’s oldest public market
  • Take a fascinating food tour of the colorful French Quarter neighborhood
  • Learn about New Orleans’s culinary history through the eyes of a local
  • Sample some traditional Cajun delicacies on a shared group or private tour
  • Join a carbon neutral tour, organized and led by an eco-certified tour operator
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Discover the rich culinary heritage and history of New Orleans on a guided walking tour of the famous French Quarter. Sample local specialties as you learn about the various cultural influences which have shaped Cajun country.

Meet your guide on the banks of the Mississippi River, and start your culinary journey with the most important meal of the day, a tasty breakfast. Try the beignet, a deep-fried sweet dough treat. 

Head next to the oldest public market in the United States, the French Market. A destination popular with visitors for over two centuries, here you will try a local dish from one of the stalls and meet some colorful local characters.

Begin exploring the streets of the French Quarter, which is often called the Crown Jewel of New Orleans.

Next, try some traditional gumbo, perhaps the most famous dish of New Orleans. Learn why its recipe sparks much controversy amongst chefs and discover how hundreds of years of history have helped shaped this dish, and how it varies from restaurant to restaurant throughout the area. 

Finish the tour with something sweet, some rich local praline made from the region’s generous array of pecans and locally grown sugarcane.

  • Access to French Market, New Orleans
  • Live tour guide
  • Food tasting
  • Sandwich
  • Sweets
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

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

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    Know before you go

    • This tour is organized and led by the world's largest travel B-Corp certified company. B Corp Certification measures a company’s social and environmental impacts and responsible tourism practices
    • Children between the ages of 6-11 are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ when booking. Children under the age of 6 can join this tour for free.
    • This tour features visits to establishments that are not always able to cater for vegetarians and other dietary requirements
    • 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
    • · As of January 12, 2022, the City of New Orleans has reinstated the indoor mask mandate for everyone ages 2+
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 71 reviews

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    Laurin was wonderful. She took us to great restaurants including hidden gems. Her knowledge of the french quarter is spectacular and of the dining history of Creole and Cajun food is spectacular. Who would have thought of taking a scoop of potato salad along with gumbo?? Th is a great combo! We would do this again in a nanosecond.

    February 22, 2022

    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.

    August 7, 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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    July 30, 2021

    Product ID: 160148