New Orleans Food and History Walking Tour

280 Reviews | New Orleans, USA

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3 hours (Approx.)
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
A note about this tour
While maintaining a 6-foot distance during all points of the tour, this is often not logistically possible in some of our venues. That said, we will work to provide as much distancing as is possible throughout the duration of the tour.


This New Orleans food tour has every culinary taste covered. With a history-savvy guide leading the way, you’ll walk from classic Creole restaurants and neighborhood sandwich shops to hot sauce bars and artisanal candy stores. Visit up to six locations to sample diverse foods representing the breadth of Louisiana’s culinary heritage, including dishes like seafood gumbo, po-boys, muffulettas and pralines. Learn about the historical origins of each cuisine and, when possible, hear the chefs discuss their influences. Enjoy plenty of food on this afternoon tour.

Please note: all venues are subject to change based on availability. This tour features a set menu and does not have a gluten-free, pork-free or vegetarian option. However, please notify us of any food allergies (not aversions) during check-out.


  • A la carte lunch included
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included



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Average 4.84 out of 5 stars based on 280 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Brenda G, Mar 2021 Verified
Great food and our tour guide was awesome (sorry I can't remember her name). She was very knowledgeable and personable. It was a really good time, worth the money!
LAURA A, Mar 2021 Verified
Beth was very knowledgeable about the food and provided historic details about the restaurants and areas we visited. One of the best tours around. Must try!
Laurel G, Mar 2021 Verified
Wonderful tour! Beth was fantastic and very knowledgeable- also had a great sense of humor. The food was everything we hoped for and more. Oh my word - the gumbo at SoBou- to die for! This is our second Cool Destinations food tour and they have always been amazing. This is a must do if you love food!
Czarina Q, Feb 2021 Verified
We had an excellent experience with Beth as our tour guide. We learned so much about New Orleans culture; in fact, I'd recommend taking this tour for the fun history lessons alone!Beth was a consummate professional. Every single ad hoc question we had was answered with the utmost detail, often covering the absolute origins. We learned where the word "cajun" came from, the evolution of creole cooking from Imperialism and other contributors, and fun little stories about the streets we walked.Of course the food is no after thought. You WILL be full with the most delicious bites that the city has to offer. You can't say no to bananas Foster bread pudding!
Igor L, Feb 2021 Verified
We had a great time listening to the history of NOLA and connecting it with the different foods we ate :).
Hilda S, Feb 2021 Verified
I have used Cool Destinations many times and have always been happy. This food tour was exceptional. Our guide told the history of how the Creole food and culture came to Nola. He is a great storyteller, telling the history with humor. We found the pacing and number of stops perfect. We do have one complain. The description should encourage participants to come very hungry. All the food was excellent and our tummies and curiosity satisfied.
martha W, Feb 2021 Verified
Wanted to do something different so chose this tour. We weren’t disappointed. The food was great and loved hearing the history of famous dishes
Andrew B, Feb 2021 Verified
Being in the company of such a knowledgeable and charming tour guide who introduced us to the culinary delights of this amazing city.
Janice, Sep 2020 Verified
Great experience, very knowledgeable. Dr. Gumbo provided a fun, filling tour. Great food, a nice array of food provided.
Diana S, Mar 2020 Verified
Beth was a great guide — knowledgeable, funny and personable while explaining the history and culture of food in New Orleans. She and the tour company were also very accommodating about my shellfish allergy. I still got to enjoy plenty of delicious dishes. We even went back to a few of the stops on our own to eat there some more.

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We’re here to help. Call (800) 814-2665 to speak with a Cool New Orleans specialist!
Product code: COOL-6484NOLAFOOD

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