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New Orleans: French Quarter Food Tour

Product ID: 160148
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.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting times 10:30 AM, 2:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Taste New Orleans’ rich multicultural history through its mouth-watering cuisine
  • Experience the flavors of America’s oldest public market
  • Appreciate New Orleans’ clash of cultures with a cup of gumbo, the city’s most controversial dish
  • Discover why the local’s favorite French doughnut is also the messiest
  • Sample traditional delicacies, only available in Cajun country
Full description
Your culinary tour of New Orleans starts where it all began — the banks of the Mississippi River. 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. Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you'll indulge in New Orleans' most iconic breakfast pastry covered in powdered sugary goodness, the beignet. Next, head up to the French Market, the site of America's oldest public market and a unique culinary space where you can grab a local bite to eat and meet some of the locale's colorful personalities.

From the French Market, you’ll embark on the picturesque streets of the French Quarter where your guide will take you to some of their favorite palette-pleasing spot, both classic New Orleans as well as delicacies you won't find outside Cajun country. If you have an affinity for the spicier side of life, you'll love unleashing some Louisiana hot sauce. This is the birthplace of Tabasco, after all. 

On this tour, you’ll have the chance to try a dish that sparks more controversy among chefs than any other in New Orleans: gumbo. Learn how hundreds of years of history has shaped this recipe and how it can vary from restaurant to restaurant. Finish off with a sweet treat made from locally grown sugarcane and the region’s abundant pecans.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Food samples
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Washington Artillery Park, 768 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116

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Important information
Know before you go
• This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please indicate at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6
• For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
• This tour features visits to establishments that are not always able to cater for vegetarians and other dietary requirements
• Discounts are available and your guide can assist you with recommendations on where to purchase alternative diet-friendly food during the tour
• Please note that 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Angela was an amazing tour guide. She knew so much about the history of NOLA, it's people, it's traditions and best of all it's food and food scene! She not only provided us with AMAZING tasting food, she gave us great recommendations, historical perspectives, AND followed up with all of it in an email so we didn't have to remember it all. She fit in so nice with our group it was as if she was on our trip with us!! I HIGHLY recommend the tour but also HIGHLY recommend asking for Angela!

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February 10, 2020

It was a great things to do when you want to taste the food in Louisiana for friend from another culture or state. Gumbo wasn’t as good as I expected. It tasted like soy sauce. After eating mufalata I wish we could have let it settle before we ate the beignets Wish our tour guide would have waited or just left us order it right before she left. But our tour Guide Angelia was awesome!! Very sweet, we felt very comfortable with her. Over all the food was great!! I would do it again. Instead of gumbo I would ask for fried shrimp and oysters. My friends were very impressed by the tour!! Thanks Angelia we loved you!!

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September 21, 2019

Best way to taste New Orleans

Fantastic food tour. Butch was extremely knowledgeable and fun. We had amazing food and got to try spots we would never have gone to alone. The only regret was not doing the tour on our first day in the city. We didn't have time to go back to all the spots we were introduced to, but did make it back for amazing beignets and pralines! If you're in New Orleans this tour shouldn't be missed.

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April 29, 2019

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Urban Adventures Americas

Product ID: 160148