New Orleans Food and History Tour

226 Reviews | New Orleans, USA

3 hours (Approx.)
Mobile Ticket


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, Creole brisket, po-boys 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.
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  • 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 4.81 out of 5 stars based on 226 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor.

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Fun, informative tour that is great value
Lara Silkoff, Jan 2020 Verified
This tour was a fun and informative way to learn and experience the great food of the French Quarter. Our guide, Nate, was knowledgeable and entertaining and he had a genuine passion for the cuisine and history of the area. We are a family of 4 from Australia and all of us, including our 10 year old who can be a bit fussy when it comes to food, loved it.
ALBERT N, Nov 2019 Verified
One of the best food tours we have taken and we have taken many of these throughout the world. Our guide whose name I believe was Ben, was excellent. With a great grasp of the local culture and a flair for story telling (of course the guy majored in Communications), he made the whole experience fun and enjoyable.
Rachel E, Nov 2019 Verified
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Michael. He was a knowledgeable and entertaining guide who kept the tour running smoothly. We left the tour full and happy.
Heather L, Nov 2019 Verified
Definitely worth it! Lindsey was one of the best guides we've ever had on a tour like this. Good amount of history and background without being a dry history lesson. She knows the area and the food. The food and restaurants on the tour are well worth it.
Amy S, Oct 2019 Verified
The first bit was a little rocky as the samples were small (spicy sauce and some pralines), but then we got on to the real stuff. I liked the mix of hole-in-the-wall and elegant stops, and the food was always authentic. Mark did a great job discussing the history of each food in a well rounded way. Be warned though- every member of the group felt like they needed a nap after all the food and walking!
Byron R, Oct 2019 Verified
There are a lot of food tours in New Orleans, but I do believe this one is the absolute best! We visited 6 locations and sampled 10 foods. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the city as well as the restaurants and origin of the foods we tried. He was very personable and entertaining and a true professional. We started the tour at 1pm and by the end of the tour and all of our tastings, we knew we did not need to make dinner plans! You will really enjoy the afternoon on this tour and will enjoy most (perhaps all!) of the food!
Heather V, Oct 2019 Verified

My husband and I loved this tour! Make sure you show up hungry, because they give you a ton of food to try. Ben, our guide, was awesome! He was a perfect mix of history, hospitality, and humor. I would 100% recommend this tour to others.

Denis D, Oct 2019 Verified
Mark our guide was such a historian on the city and cuisine. He made the tour much more than expected. I enjoyed the food and history behind the entrees. After this tour a lite dinner is recommended.
Denis D, Oct 2019 Verified

Mark our guide was such a historian on the city and cuisine. He made the tour much more than expected. I enjoyed the food and history behind the entrees. After this tour a lite dinner is recommended.

Ashton S, Oct 2019 Verified

We LOVED this tour. We went as part of our mini-moon, and this was not our first visit to New Orleans. We are so glad we did this tour and we have recommended it to many of our friends and family. Our tour guide, Lindsay, was incredibly knowledgeable about New Orleans and the food. We learned so much from her, and we tasted so many delicious types of food. Highly, highly recommend! Also, we hope you get Lindsay as your tour guide- she's the best!

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