French Quarter Culinary History And Tasting Tour - New Orleans

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    1:30 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Tujague's, 823 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
  • Return Details :
    Arnaud's, 813 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This walking and tasting tour of the French Quarter will immerse you in the history of New orleans and how its unique cuisine evolved. We tour select historic restaurants and discuss their culinary contributions - including the two oldest (Antoine's and Tujague's, established in 1840 and 1856. respectively. You will learn to appreciate the differences between Cajun and Creole cuisine, and will hear of the varied ethnic influences that contribute to New orleans Cuisine.
One of the great joys of travel is exploring the local culture with the benefit of local insight. Locally owned and operated we know the very best way for visitors to sample some of the finest cuisine New orleans has to offer.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Likely to Sell Out

Know More about this tour

Starting in the heart of the French quarter, we will eat, talk and walk our way through our city's most historic neighborhood while we learn about the cultural influences that created our distinctive Creole cuisine. As we visit select restaurants and establishments, you will sample a variety of New Orleans' most iconic dishes such as Seafood Gumbo, Shrimp Remoulade, Turtle Soup, and Red Beans and Rice while learning their origins. Hear about the strong Sicilian influence too while enjoying a sample of a Muffuletta Sandwich served with Cannoli and Gelato. Enjoy melt in your mouth Beef Brisket with Creole Horseradish Sauce that has been served at Tujague's for over 100 years! And when you're full, you can save your Praline from Leah's for an evening sweet treat. More than a food tour, this is the best of New Orleans' history and culinary history combined!

Inclusions

All food samplings

Professional licensed tour guides

Exclusions

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase along the way)

Gratuities (optional) but are greatly appreciated

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions (please dress for the occasion)

Moderate amount of walking, wear comfortable shoes

Be sure to let us know of any dietary restrictions you may have

While we try to accommodate for dietary needs, we cannot guarantee what the restaurants have available.

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Traveler Reviews

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  • 25-Feb-2020

    It was so noisy we could barely hear our guide. We had small bites of various foods but it was deep fried. But we learned a lot about th history of NO

  • 12-Dec-2019

    Elizabeth provided and enjoyable afternoon of touring different restaurants and shops. She is very knowledgeable in the local history and the cooking styles oft the various restaurants in the French Quarter. We received our fill of food and good times during the fun filled afternoon. Thanks.

  • 09-Dec-2019

    To explore the hidden wonders, history and excitement of the French Quarter with a fun local was like linking arms with an old friend. With Naïf we not only tasted the key NOLA delights but learned the significance of ethnic spices, ingredients and folklore in hidden courtyards, iconic dining rooms and secret passageways. We never would have gained entry to these places on our own. Hit Muriel’s Gallery for an afterglow drink overlooking Jackson Park — Naif’s great recommendation! Simply magical. Highly recommend!

  • 15-Oct-2019

    I really enjoyed this tour. Susanne was our guide and she was very knowledgeable. The food we got to try was awesome. I had a great time and would highly recommend it.

  • 07-Apr-2018

    Nafe was an excellent guide showing us behind the scenes at several great restaurants, delicious samples of food, and interesting information. An all-round great experience well worth the time.

  • 22-Mar-2018

    This was a nice little behind-the-scenes culinary history tour. We got to see some really great gowns and relics from Mardi Gras celebrations of days gone by, we had a little session on the spices and flavors used in Creole and Cajun cooking, and of course, we got to taste many of the foods that make New Orleans of the best best foodie cities!

  • 10-Feb-2018

    The tour is an excellent combination of eating local favorites and learning about the place they are prepared. The pace is easy but never dull. The tour guide made sure there were places to sit at each stop, something which is not always done. My wife and I are glad we took the tour.

  • 16-Dec-2017

    The tour was educational. Tours live and die by their guides and this guy (naïf), “you’re safe with Naïf” knew his history, and the history of most of the people we met along the way. Food was all good but lost a point for only red beans at one stop and only gumbo at another.

  • 23-Nov-2017

    Enjoyed Naïf, our guide a lot. Very interesting and delicious tour. Talk about good!

  • 13-Nov-2017

    Our tour guide Annette was enthusiastic, very knowledgeable and a good storyteller. The group size of 12 was comfortable and it was easy to hear her at all times. We visited tujagues, antoines, arnauds, Leah's pralines and creole delicacies. We sampled a po' boy, rice and beans, turtle soup, shrimp with remoulade sauce, a praline and seafood gumbo. The portions were small but satisfying. We learned the history of the food, the traditions and the oldest restaurants in New Orleans. We toured the historic restaurants as well. It was a fascinating and delicious 3 1/2 hours. There was time to shop at a couple of the stores. It was a good balance of walking and sitting.

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