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French Quarter Culinary History and Tasting Tour

  • 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
French Quarter Culinary History and Tasting Tour
From US$56.00
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French Quarter Culinary History and Tasting Tour
From US$56.00
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.
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.
Reviews (186)
1 - 5 of 167 reviews
Reviewed October 31, 2018
History of Louisiana cooking

Great tour putting the origins of LA cooking in the context of the "melting pot" of New Orleans history/culture. Delicious tasting size samples of most of the NOLA classics. Tour guide Naif, a Louisiana native and retired teacher, knows his history and food.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank N E A
Reviewed September 15, 2018
Probably not worth the cost.

We imagined this having small but delicious portions of unique Creole food and learning the New Orleans food traditions. There was some education but some misinformation as well. For example, we were told Mardi Gras, the King's cake with the baby hidden "were to celebrate...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank labonvoyer
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile
Fun tour for foodies

We had a good time and enjoyed the food and history of the food in the area. The tour of the back dining rooms in Antoine’s was amazing. Suzy was a terrific guide and so nice!

1  Thank Laurel L
Reviewed August 5, 2018
Fantastic Tour!

This was such a perfect way to spend the afternoon - delicious food, wonderful stories, walking the Quarter and learning a lot of history. We would definitely recommend it!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kristen V
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Three generations and loved every bit of it. Elizabeth was a great tour guide with a ton of information. The food was the best. Nice variety of experiences of restaurants. The rice and beans was surpurb and the Po'Boy meat was melt in the mouth....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Bill M
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