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Famous Flavors of the French Quarter Food Tour

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Explore the traditional tastes of the Big Easy with this 3-hour New Orleans food tour through the city’s most delicious and historic neighborhoods. Get a glimpse into the city’s cuisine, history, culture, and architecture from classic jambalaya and po' boys to landmark hotels and historical buildings. 
  • Taste classic New Orleans cuisine on a French Quarter food tour
  • Try authentic Cajun and Creole dishes at five renowned eateries
  • Pass landmarks and learn local history on this walking tour
  • All food tastings included for a hearty meal
What to Expect
Meet your guide at The Shops at the Colonnade in the French Quarter and set off by foot to explore some of the neighborhood’s best dishes, served up with a side of local history. Near the historic French Market, savor shrimp and creamy cheese grits at Cafe Fleur De Lis. Try cajun red beans and rice at Tujague’s, housed in a former Spanish armory, and sink your teeth into a savory muffaletta sandwich in a quiet Creole courtyard. Try famous southern sweets including sticky pralines and handmade chocolate at Laura’s Pralines and Candies, New Orleans' oldest candy store that dates back to the 18th century. Taste the city’s French influence with fresh-baked pastries at the Croissant D’Or Patisserie. All together, the five food stops include enough samplings to make up a satisfying lunch. The tour ends in the French Quarter.
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Departure Point
816 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Departure Time
11:00 AM
Return Details
French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Tastings at 5 eateries- Dine at Tujague’s, celebrating 160 years of serving Creole cuisine in NOLA.
  • Visit New Orleans’ oldest candy store with hand-dipped chocolates dating back to the 18th century
  • Visit The Court of Two Sisters - the only jazz brunch spot in town famed for its beautiful courtyard
  • Lead by a professional tour guide
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities are greatly appreciated
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a walking tour, please be sure to wear comfortable shoes
  • Tours provides substitutions for vegetarians and those with shellfish allergies, but cannot make substitutions for any other food allergies (such as gluten-free, dairy-free, etc.) or food lifestyles choices (vegan, low-carb, etc.). Due to the fact that all tastings have been prepared in advance (based on information provided to us at the time of bookings) substitutions must be requested in advance with your ticket purchase. Please make a note in your "special request" portion at checkout
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour will not be able to accommodate last minute changes
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of cancellation, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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All reviews muffuletta shrimp and grits po boys french quarter red beans and rice our tour guide food stops food samples fun group muffalettas great history three hours highly recommend this tour local history great guide his knowledge awesome tour
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We toured with Linda and enjoyed every stop. Several of them we had already walked by not realizing the quality and the history. Very enjoyable even for a Pearson with shellfish allergies.

Thank DuluthJim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed this tour to the fullest. Our tour guide was Tish and she was so knowledgeable and absolutely delightful. The food was great and we learned quite a bit! Favorite was the muffuletta at the Court of Two Sisters and the...More

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Tiffany Noelle J, Director of Sales at Tastebud Tours Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us a review! We greatly appreciate it! It leaves our hearts full to read that you enjoyed the afternoon and will look for our tours the next time you're traveling in Chicago or san Francisco!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide was really knowledgeable and very friendly. She alsi gave us suggestions for the next day. Great food on the tour!More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Chris R
Tiffany Noelle J, Director of Sales at Tastebud Tours Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Chris! Thank you for taking the time out of your say to write us a review. Being a small family business, we greatly appreciate you taking the time to do so. We hope you were able to enjoy some of the recommendations your guide...More

Reviewed 12 September 2019 via mobile

After reading so many great reviews, we pre-booked this tour and so glad we did! It was great....a fair bit of easy walking, with 5 really good stops. With the exception of the candy stop...the portion Size and quality of the food at the other...More

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Tiffany Noelle J, Director of Sales at Tastebud Tours Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us and others know about your experience on our Flavors Tour in New Orleans in New Orleans! Being a small family business, we greatly appreciate "word of mouth" recommendations! Richard truly is outstanding. He's filled...More

Reviewed 8 September 2019

Our tour was great. It consisted of five stops. We had red beans and rice, pralines, muffulettas, po' boy, and blackened redfish and crawfish Mac and cheese. It was a great trip. Our tour guide was awesome. Unfortunately, I forgot her name, but she is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Tiffany Noelle J, Director of Sales at Tastebud Tours Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We're please to hear you enjoyed your afternoon with us on a New Orleans Tastebud Tour. We appreciate you taking the time to let us and others know about your experience with us. We'd love the opportunity to welcome you...More

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Ree C
23 April 2019|
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Response from 167gerryg | Reviewed this property |
About 3 miles total, but with a lot of sitting in between. Even when walking the group moved at a leisurely pace.
16 February 2019|
Response from Randall P | Reviewed this property |
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27 January 2019|
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Response from sandypiano97 | Reviewed this property |
About 3 hours - but you can peel off and skip a place if you wanted to make it shorter.
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