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    Food History Tour in the French Quarter

    Let Doctor Gumbo be your guide through the French Quarter as you tour up to 7 locations where you’ll savor some of the best food in New Orleans. Learn all about the culinary history of the city as you sample classic fare such as Creole brisket, muffulettas, pralines, po boys and (of course) gumbo. You’ll step back in time as you hear about restaurant family dynasties and visit locations that have been serving up dishes since before the Civil War. You might even meet some of the famous chefs responsible for your delicious bites (if they’re not too busy cooking up a culinary storm). With 9 different samplings and endless food for thought, this tour is bound to leave you satisfied.
    Food History Tour in the French Quarter

    310 Chartres St, New Orleans

    • Taste the deliciously diverse cuisine of New Orleans as you stroll the French Quarter
    • Enjoy 9 dishes including gumbo, po boys, and pralines
    • Learn all about the cultures that shaped the culinary scene
    • Take your taste buds on a tour they’ll never forget
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    French Quarter Culinary History and Tasting Tour

    Looking for boo-coo fun that won’t have you making dodo? This French Quarter walking tour will hit all the right marks. You’ll be in the qualified hands of a knowledgeable insider and fellow foodie, who will introduce you to some of the best culinary hot spots, many of which you won’t find in a guidebook. You’ll be filling up on samples that on past tours has included seafood gumbo, red beans and rice, beef brisket with creole sauce, jambalaya, muffalino, gelato, turtle soup, and shrimp arnaud. In addition to a number of hole-in-the-wall establishments that will instantly charm you, you’ll check out two of New Orleans’ most renowned restaurants, Antoine’s and Tujague’s - each of which has been around since the mid-19th century! Along the way, you’ll learn the difference between creole and cajun, get a roux cooking demonstration, and learn about the history and culture of this food-lover’s paradise. What you say, boo?
    French Quarter Culinary History and Tasting Tour

    French Quarter, New Orleans

    • Enjoy a walking tour of New Orlean’s French Quarter with a culinary focus
    • Taste some of the city’s most famous dishes, including creole and cajun mainstays
    • Learn about the deep culture and history of this hub of original gourmet cuisine
    • Satiate your tummy and your mind with an inside look of this unique area
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    French Quarter Food & History Tour

    New Orleans just wouldn’t be New Orleans without its complex and delicious food culture. From beignets to po’ boys to jambalaya, the French Quarter is home to some of the best flavors that the city has to offer. Learn about the New Orleans’ history through a culinary lens, as your guide weaves together the lore of what dishes make up the city’s food identity and why, and shares personal anecdotes about famous chefs and restaurants. You’ll wander past iconic landmarks like St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square as you make your way towards Cafe Beignet, your destination for lunch. There, you’ll be able to taste and sample the delectable dishes you discussed on your walk. You can try gumbo made from local seafood, hot sauces, muffalettas, pralines, and red beans and rice. You’re sure to understand New Orleans on a much deeper and much fuller level.
    French Quarter Food & History Tour

    Decatur St & Ursulines Ave, New Orleans

    • Explore the New Orleans’ spectrum of culinary offerings on an engaging walking tour
    • Walk past iconic sites in the French Quarter on your way to a tasting of a huge array of classic New Orleans dishes
    • Learn the difference between Creole and Cajun food
    • Get unique insight into New Orleans’ history and culture
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    Cocktail and Food History Tour Combo

    Stroll through the streets of the city as you tour up to 8 locations where you’ll savor some of the best food and cocktails in New Orleans. Learn all about the culinary history of the city as you sample classic fare such as beef brisket, muffulettas, pralines, and (of course) gumbo. You’ll also sip on cocktails including Sazerac, French 75, Vieux Carré and more. Hear all about the best watering holes in Louisiana’s history and visit locations that have been serving up dishes since before the Civil War. With 8 different samplings and 4 full-size drinks, you’re bound to get a true taste of the Crescent City.
    Cocktail and Food History Tour Combo

    310 Chartres St, New Orleans

    • Sample the classic food and drink of New Orleans
    • Try dishes such as Muffulettas, gumbo, and beef brisket
    • Sip on cocktails as you learn where the Grasshopper was invented
    • Explore the Crescent City in a delicious new way
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    The Garden District Food Tour

    Eat your way around New Orleans' culinary hotspots on a 4-hour food tour, led by a food-loving local guide! Showcasing the much-loved eateries around St Charles Avenue and the Garden District, the tour includes at least four food stops plus trivia aplenty about the city’s gastronomic heritage. Sample belt-busting staples such as a pork belly slider as well as seductively sweet candy and more; it’s the perfect way to discover New Orleans institutions plus places that only locals seem to know. After meeting your guide in New Orleans’ French Quarter, set off on your stroll around the city to learn about its culinary history while scouting out its top eateries. Founded by the French, the city holds the country’s influence close to its heart, and French classics—albeit with a New Orleans twist—feature on its restaurant menus alongside the distinctive Creole and Cajun dishes of Louisiana.

    One of the city’s burgeoning food hotspots is the area around St Charles Avenue and the upmarket Garden District. Head there on foot and start sampling dishes aplenty in the eateries that many city visitors miss. Dishes and venues may change on occasion, but your route always includes at least four food stops that collectively provide enough food for a meal.

    Visit the Avenue Pub, a real locals’ favorite, to try the chef’s surprise and a craft beer, and then continue to Pralines by Jean for a selection of traditional New Orleans candy and pralines. Peruse the wares at Fleurty Girl, a sell-everything-store where goods are made by local New Orleanians, and sample Irish-inspired fare at the lively Irish House pub.

    Treat your tastebuds to contemporary southern classics such as a pork belly slider in the traditional Tivoli and Lee restaurant. Then, head to Belloq, cocktail lounge and New Orleans institution, to watch their mixologists create a 19th-century-style punch. Finish your food tour on a high note with a glass of the fruity alcoholic brew, and then walk back to the French Quarter with your guide, where your tour finishes.
    The Garden District Food Tour

    French Quarter, New Orleans

    • Eat your way around New Orleans's culinary hotspots on a fun and informative walking food tour
    • Listen as your food-loving local guide showcases the much-loved eateries around St Charles Avenue and the Garden District
    • Sample belt busting classics and answer trivia about the city’s gastronomic heritage
    • Discover New Orleans’s famous institutions plus places that only locals seem to know
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    Oak Street Food Walking Tour

    Discover New Orleans’ renowned restaurants and backstreet gems on a 3-hour food tour around Oak Street in Carrollton! With a local guide, explore the eclectic neighborhood with its thriving dining scene, and learn about the development of New Orleans’ distinct cuisine. At least half a dozen samples of both local and international dishes are included, offering enough food to make a meal. A hearty appetite is recommended as well as good walking shoes; this Carrollton food tour is done on foot. Start your tour in Carrollton, a vibrant neighborhood accessible by taking the famous St Charles Avenue trolley car from downtown or the Garden District (own expense). Meet your guide on Oak Street, and then stroll past the street’s lively bars, restaurants and live music venues to scout out the neighborhood’s beloved eateries. While New Orleans is a well-established mecca for food lovers, uptown Carrollton is becoming the hotspot for foodies in the know.

    Call in at several venues around Oak Street in Carrollton to hear about the owners’ passions for their food and sample their local specialties that many visitors miss. Dishes and venues change on occasion, but your route always includes at least six stops that collectively provide enough food and drink for a meal.

    Chow down on ‘real nawlin’ food’ at the legendary Jacque-Imo’s — a New Orleans’ institution serving stellar staples such as shrimp Creole — and get a taste for the best dishes in in town at the highly rated Cowbell. Discover Carrollton’s multicultural vibe on a visit to Chiba Samplings, the go-to place for Japanese-inspired dishes, and experience the succulent and juicy meat of Squeal BBQ, an award-winning favorite.

    No food tour is complete without a few drinks to complement the food, so follow your guide into D’Juice to sip on its fresh juices, and then follow the lead of knowing locals into Rue de La Course Coffee Shop, a bustling drink spot. Other eateries that you may visit include Oak Street Café for brunch samples, Tru Burger for delicious meat, New Orleans’ Artisan Bakery or Simpsons Antiques — a cafe-come-antique shop.

    Your 3-hour Carrollton food tour finishes back at the start point on Oak Street, leaving you perfectly placed to continue exploring the lively neighborhood. Ask your guide for recommendations; perhaps see if there’s live music playing in the Maple Leaf pub, or check out places to visit independently.
    Oak Street Food Walking Tour

    French Quarter, New Orleans

    • Discover New Orleans’s renowned restaurants and backstreet gems on a walking tour around Oak Street
    • Explore the eclectic neighborhood of Carrollton and its thriving food scene with your local guide
    • Learn about the history and development of New Orleans’s distinct cuisine
    • Indulge in at least half a dozen samples of both local and international dishes
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    Magazine Street Foodie Tour

    All real foodies know that the soul of a city lies in the food it has to offer. Local New Orleanians love food, but they rarely go to the French Quarter to eat. Why? Because so many of the best restaurants are located right in their neighborhoods! On this tour, you’ll get to explore one such foodie paradise -- Magazine Street! This vibrant neighborhood in Uptown is part of the beautiful Garden District. There, your guides will take you to some of the locals’ favorite spots. You’ll start at a famed po boy restaurant and continue down the street for a full-fledged meal. Try exotic foods such as alligator sausage, savory crab and crawfish beignet, and a vegetable done New-Orleans-style at a restaurant that specializes in Creole and Cajun soul food! Don’t forget to leave room for dessert. Homemade chocolates created by one of the Top 10 Chocolatiers in the U.S., as well as other delicious treats, are waiting for you at the end of the tour. New Orleans is your oyster! Come hungry!
    Magazine Street Foodie Tour

    3454 Magazine St, New Orleans

    • Take a walking tour of Magazine Street, a foodie paradise in the Garden District
    • Shop, sip, and sup in true New Orleanian fashion
    • Try foods from alligator sausage to chargrilled oysters and make sure to leave room for dessert
    • Fulfill all your inner foodie desires during this delicious adventure
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    Cajun Taste Tour

    Ever had boudin? What about king cake, etouffee, gumbo, fried seafood boil, or cracklin’? If you said yes to all of the above, you’re either a Cajun or a food critic -- BUT, have you ever had them all in one day? It’s no myth that Cajun might just be most fantastic food in the world. So if you’re in Lafayette, you’ve no excuse not to try out the best edibles the earthlings have to offer -- after all, you’re about as close as you’re ever gonna get to culinary heaven. Take this tour by Cajun Food Tours to visit 6 stops along the way. You’ll discover exactly why Lafayette has earned the recent titles of “Best U.S. Food City” (Rand McNally-USA Today, 2011) and “The Tastiest Town in the South” (Southern Living 2012).
    Cajun Taste Tour

    1879 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette

    • Take a short drive west to Cajun Country and hop aboard a spacious bus for this fun and tasty tour of Lafayette’s best Cajun treats
    • Enjoy a fun, comfortable way to travel with up to 14 passengers while seeing all of the sights through large viewing windows
    • Stop at 6 locations to get a taste of local favorites -- you’ll enjoy all kinds of Cajun originals!
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    Food and History Tour

    Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we eat leftovers from the fridge! 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 seven 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. Better eat up before you have to scrounge around your fridge again!
    Food and History Tour

    310 Chartres St, New Orleans

    • Get a taste for NOLA the best way you possibly can -- through it’s food!
    • Follow your history-savvy guide to sample the diverse food of Louisiana's culinary heritage
    • Try dishes like seafood gumbo, Creole brisket, po-boys, and much more
    • Enjoy a day of eating and walking, getting to know NOLA’s history along the way
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    French Quarter Food Tour

    Find out what all the fuss is about on this half-day tour of some of the best food in New Orleans' famous French Quarter. Your knowledgeable, passionate guide will escort you to famous restaurants in the French Quarter and Riverwalk, including a few commonly mentioned in cookbooks. You may sample red beans and rice at Napolean House, chargrilled oysters at Seafood Treasure and beignets at Cafe du Monde. Learn about the rich legacy of fine food in the French Quarter and which hotspots to check out on your own later; you can even work with your guide to customize the tour to your interests. Meet your guide in the heart of the French Quarter to embark on your three-hour walking tour of world-class restaurants. Wander the lively streets of the French Quarter and get an insider's look at the kitchens often seen on food shows and featured in cookbooks. Let your guide know the restaurants you're interested in checking out or perhaps ask your guide to recommend a personal favorite.

    Indulge in six or seven food tastings and one alcoholic beverage tasting during your tour. You may have chargrilled oysters at Seafood Treasure, red beans and rice at Napolean House, and beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe du Monde. Try a popular cocktail with a distinctive New Orleans' twist at Pimms Cup. Pimms originated in England, but the Pimms Cup cocktail was dreamed up in New Orleans. Your tastings are all included in the price of your tour and easily add up to a meal's worth of food. There's a moderate amount of walking involved as you move from one exceptional restaurant to the next, so it's easy to work off the calories!

    Your 3-hour tasting adventure concludes in the French Quarter where you can keep exploring on your own or return to a favorite eatery on your own later for a sit-down meal!
    French Quarter Food Tour

    French Quarter, New Orleans

    • Discover the best food selections in New Orleans’s famous French Quarter
    • Be escorted to famous restaurants by your knowledgeable and passionate guide
    • Learn about the rich legacy of fine food in the French Quarter and spend three hours wandering its lively streets
    • Indulge in six or seven food tastings and one alcoholic beverage tasting during your tour
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