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New Orleans Food and History Tour

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Combine New Orleans’ best assets—history and food—on this guided tour of the French Quarter. Visit several local-approved restaurants that specialize in classics such as po’boys, gumbo, and beignets at establishments that live up to their hype, and pick up bits of New Orleans' history and trivia along the way.
You'll start at
310 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAPlease enter SoBou Restaurant (310 Chartres St) and check-in with the host stand. They will escort you to the tour guide and starting point.
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    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Pepper Palace
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Leah's Pralines
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Royal Street
    Pass by Bourbon Street
  • 4
    NOLA Poboys
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Jackson Square
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 7
    French Quarter
    Stop: 3 hours -
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You'll end at
New Orleans Creole Cookery
508 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAMany times tour's are split into smaller groups. As such, there is the possibility of ending also at Tableau restaurant (616 St. Peter St.).
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  • Combine a food and history walking tour of the French Quarter
  • Sample New Orleans classics and contemporary fusion cuisine
  • Visit local-approved restaurants with food tastings included at each
  • All food samples and tips included—a great value
  • Pick up New Orleans history and trivia throughout the tour from your guide
What to Expect
Begin your tour at the award-winning restaurant SoBou, which specializes in street-food inspired dishes such as boudin balls, pork cracklings, and savory beignets. As you dig in, learn about the American Indian, European, and West African roots of Louisiana cuisine. Continue to Pepper Palace Hot Sauce Bar to sample dozens of sauces and rubs, followed by a stop at the historical Leah’s Pralines candy shop. Try the shop's signature bacon pecan brittle, and learn the history of this Southern sweet. Next, bite into two New Orleans inventions, the muffuletta and the po’boy, both served at a funky NOLA dive. Discuss 19th- and 20th-century immigration of New Orleans as you eat these favorite lunchtime sandwiches. Polish off your tour with Creole cuisine at Tujague’s, which has been in operation since 1856, and Dickie Brennan’s Tableau, famous for its seafood gumbo. Your tour concludes at Dickie Brennan’s, just in time to take advantage of their happy hour deals. Please note that the venues are subject to change based on availability.
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Important Information
Departure Point
SoBou, 310 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Return Details
New Orleans Creole Cookery, 508 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities for servers at establishments
  • Entry/Admission - Pepper Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Leah's Pralines
  • Entry/Admission - NOLA Poboys
  • Entry/Admission - Tujague's
  • Beverages other than water
  • Gratuity for guide (optional)
  • This tour features a set menu and does not have a gluten-free, pork-free or vegetarian option
  • Please notify us of any food allergies (not aversions) during check-out
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Additional Info
  • This tour features a set menu. We do not offer a gluten-free, pork-free or vegetarian option.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • There is no charge for infants in strollers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • All venues subject to change based on availability
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Venture758886 wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This was our favorite activity during our week in New Orleans. The food was all delicious. We were full when we left and also had some treats to take away with us. Mark was a great tour guide! I would highly recommend this tour.
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BurntTraveler wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent food tastings dispersed across the French Quarter. Most restaurants we were seated in a private room. One segment involved a seven block walk. Worked well for active adults and for stimulating your appetite, however mobility impaired individuals may find this
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Date of experience: March 2020
Barbara G wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We learned the history & difference between cajun & creole while sampling some really delicious local specialties!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Lisa N wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The food and history tour we took with Beth was a fantastic way to learn about the history of New Orleans and the cuisine. Beth was very knowledgeable and funny and it made for a highlight to the trip. We were also given some other great recommendations for bars and restaurants
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Date of experience: March 2020
Jay A wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The history of Cajun v Creole food was enlightening. We loved being able to stop and sit during each location. Nate was funny, loud and clear, and had a great personality. And the food portions were perfect. 3.5 hours flew by!
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By: Doctor Gumbo Tours
Skott P
NOLA Cocktail History Walking Tour is a must do activity!!
The walking tour is refreshing and recommended! Our guide Lindsey was entertaining and informative. So much history
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Fantastic Food and History Tour
Highly recommend this tour! It was the only tour we booked for our Trip to NOLA and wow did we make the right choic
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We go on a food tour whenever we go on holiday. We are massive foodies, and our jobs involve wine. We are picky whe
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A do not miss adventure!
Picked this tour randomly- and could not have been more pleased. Tour guide Nate was knowledgeable, fun and the aft
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Good Food, Distracted Guide,
I've done about a dozen food tours in different cities, and this one was severely lacking in information provided b
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Food and History Tour Review
Nice tour. Not as much history of the area and the cuisine as we would have liked but the food stops were good. T
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Dr gumbo food tour
Tour guide was great. Loved walking to all the restaurants and sampling food. We did cemetery and ghost tour also.
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Excellent Review
The tour was great, I would recommend it to anyone that wants a fun entertaining experience. Nate was fantastic an
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Must Do Tour
We highly recommend the Food and Cocktail tour!! Every place we visited was top notch and we thoroughly enjoyed all
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This tour was amazing. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and the drinks were awesome. I paced myself and still
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Highlight of our trip and well worth the price
This was the favorite thing my husband and I did during our NOLA trip last spring. I wish I could remember our tour
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Doctor Gumbo Food History Tour--Nice Tour and Fabulous Guide
Please read at least the first three lines of this review. Every so often, you run into a history/information tour
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Cocktails & History Tour of New Orleans
Awesome guided history tour, with fun cocktails and tastes we wouldn't have known to try! Lindsey was THE BEST h
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Great way to spend an evening in the French Quarter
I booked this tour for friends visiting New Orleans. It was a fantastic way to start our evening. Our tour guide wa
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Awesome experience!
Beth was a spectacular guide. She made the tour fun and she knew the history to make it come alive. Food was wond
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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