Guided tour

New Orleans: Afternoon Food History Walking Tour

Activity provider: Doctor Gumbo Tours

New Orleans: Afternoon Food History Walking Tour

Activity provider: Doctor Gumbo Tours
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From US$ 75 per person

Likely to sell out

Join a guided foodie walking tour through the old French Quarter neighborhood and visit 5 distinct eateries. Sample up to 9 different foods and learn about local culture along the way.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Sample a wide range of Louisiana food staples like Boudin, Po-boys, Pralines and Gumbo
  • Visit Creole restaurants, boutique candy shops and hole-in-the-wall joints
  • Enjoy both of New Orleans' sandwiches: the Muffuletta and the Po-Boy
  • Discover the historic origins of the culinary heritage of New Orleans
Full description

Explore the French Quarter on a guided food tour with up to 9 food tastings – and about 1.5 miles of walking to burn it off. Experience the flavors of New Orleans and learn about the local culture along the way.

Meet your guide in the French Quarter and cross the lively Vieux Carré (Old Square) to your first stop: SoBou, part of the acclaimed Commander’s Palace enterprise. Relish in their rustic, Cajun-style gumbo served with warm potato salad.

Head to a popular hot sauce bar to sample dozens of hot sauce varieties. Continue to Leah’s Pralines and sample a Creole classic or the new bacon pecan brittle.

Visit NOLA Poboys and hear about seafood harvesting in Louisiana before biting into a freshly fried catfish po-boy. Then, experience another New Orleans original, the meaty Muffuletta sandwich, and savory boudin balls.

Next stop: the Creole Cookery. Here, tuck into some red beans and rice before finishing your tour with a dessert of bananas foster bread pudding.

  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • SoBou, New Orleans visit

    • Tujague's, New Orleans visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Food tasting

    • Water

    • Not included: alcoholic drinks

Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

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Meeting point

Meet inside the 3rd Block Depot (formerly SoBou) restaurant.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The tour will run rain or shine
  • This tour features a set menu and does not have a gluten-free, vegetarian, or pork-free option
  • Please notify the local partner of any food allergies (but not aversions, restrictions, etc.) when booking
  • Most of the restaurant stops feature fully stocked bars if you’d like to enjoy a cold beverage (alcoholic or otherwise) during the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 279 reviews

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Come hungry for this one! I loved eating delicious food and hearing about the history behind it! We got to try lots of different things: gumbo, red beans and rice, poboy, mussaletta, praline, and various sauces and seasonings. I recommend doing this early in your trip so you can understand and enjoy all the food during your trip all the more!

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July 31, 2022

A most do food tour in New Orleans. We learned so much about the food history and tried amazing dishes. Dr Gumbo (Nate) was a great guide, very friendly and knew so much about NOLA. I would recommend get this tour on your first day so you know what to eat for the rest of the trip. :)

May 24, 2022

This tour was PERFECT. The perfect mix of history, walking, and good food! Our tour guide had awesome, authentic history to share that even included inclusive terminology and credited indigenous and enslaved people for their contributions. I went on the tour with a friend who is from st James parish in Louisiana and she approved the history and the food!

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April 22, 2022

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