Dig into the rich and varied flavors that make New Orleans one of the USA’s top foodie destinations. From the most famous local haunts to some delectable hidden gems, you’ll leave with not only a full stomach and a smile, but a greater understanding of how New Orleans food, culture and history all go hand-in-hand.
Local English-speaking guide and food samples. Please note: 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
Additional food and drink, tips/gratuities for your guide
Jackson Square (next to Andrew Jackson statue), 700 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
A central location in the French Quarter near Jackson Square
The private tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity.
Your culinary tour of New Orleans starts where it all began — the center of the Old town. From here, you’ll witness the lifeblood of this region which brought new cultures, new influences, and new ingredients to the USA through its ports. To wake up your taste buds, we’ll indulge in New Orleans’ iconic pastry, the beignet. While it looks hard to pronounce, it’s definitely not hard to love. Just make sure you watch the direction of the wind or else you might find yourself covered in powdered, sugary goodness! We will head to The French Market, the site of America’s oldest public market. Historically a place of diversity with products and people from all walks of life, today The French Market is a modern yet unique culinary space. We’ll be sure to stop for a local bite and get to know some of the colorful personalities who call this city home. On this tour, you’ll embark on the picturesque streets of the French Quarter where your guide will take you to some of their favorite palate-pleasing spots. You’ll sample both a classic Creole and a Cajun New Orleans dish. With an abundance of seafood, a fertile ecosystem within the bayou, and a history of spice trading, you’ll begin to realize why everything here tastes so good. Do you have an affinity for the spicier side? Then adopt the ‘when-in-Rome’ attitude and unleash some of Louisiana's hottest and tastiest sauces on your taste buds. This is the birthplace of Tabasco, after all. You will also have the chance to try a dish that sparks more controversy amongst chefs than any other in New Orleans: gumbo- while you are on this tour. Learn how hundreds of years of history have shaped this recipe and how it can vary from restaurant to restaurant. And, we’ll also try a sweet treat made from locally grown sugarcane and the region’s abundant pecans. No room for more? Don’t worry, they don’t call it the Big Easy for anything. You can take your praline to-go and indulge when your sweet tooth kicks in.
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