We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

French Quarter Culinary History and Tasting Tour

Highlights
  • Taste New Orleans cuisine on this French Quarter food tour
  • Ditch touristy spots and try authentic Creole and Cajun dishes
  • Sample local favorites at some of the city's oldest restaurants
More
French Quarter Culinary History and Tasting Tour
From USD 56.00
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
French Quarter Culinary History and Tasting Tour
From USD 56.00
Overview
Learn the difference between Cajun and Creole cuisine and visit some of New Orleans’ oldest restaurants and sweet shops on this walking food tour through the French Quarter. With all tastings included, it's a delicious way to avoid the tourist traps and experience authentic local flavor, dished up with a side of New Orleans history.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group at Tujague's Restaurant, which has been serving Creole classics such as beef brisket with horseradish sauce since 1856. Trace the early history of dining in the Big Easy as you stroll through the atmospheric French Quarter, stopping also at Antoine’s, another of the city’s oldest restaurants.

Learn what sets New Orleans’s cuisine apart from other southern regions, and taste the difference between Creole and Cajun dishes as you dig into samples including red beans and rice, turtle soup, and seafood gumbo. Savor the multicultural influences of Spanish, French, and even Italian flavors on local favorites including shrimp remoulade and a muffuletta sandwich, followed by crisp cannoli and creamy gelato. Finish on a sticky-sweet note with an authentic praline from Laura’s, New Orleans’ original candy shop.

The tour ends at Arnaud's Restaurant.
Show More
Reviews (186)
1 - 5 of 167 reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2018
History of Louisiana cooking

Great tour putting the origins of LA cooking in the context of the "melting pot" of New Orleans history/culture. Delicious tasting size samples of most of the NOLA classics. Tour guide Naif, a Louisiana native and retired teacher, knows his history and food.

Thank N E A
Reviewed 15 September 2018
Probably not worth the cost.

We imagined this having small but delicious portions of unique Creole food and learning the New Orleans food traditions. There was some education but some misinformation as well. For example, we were told Mardi Gras, the King's cake with the baby hidden "were to celebrate...More

Thank labonvoyer
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile
Fun tour for foodies

We had a good time and enjoyed the food and history of the food in the area. The tour of the back dining rooms in Antoine’s was amazing. Suzy was a terrific guide and so nice!

1  Thank Laurel L
Reviewed 6 August 2018
Fantastic Tour!

This was such a perfect way to spend the afternoon - delicious food, wonderful stories, walking the Quarter and learning a lot of history. We would definitely recommend it!

Thank Kristen V
Reviewed 20 June 2018
Wonderful!

Three generations and loved every bit of it. Elizabeth was a great tour guide with a ton of information. The food was the best. Nice variety of experiences of restaurants. The rice and beans was surpurb and the Po'Boy meat was melt in the mouth....More

1  Thank Bill M
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from French Quarter Culinary History and Tasting Tour staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Travellers Also Viewed
Famous Flavors of the French Quarter...
71 Reviews
from USD 59.50*
The Original Taste of the French...
106 Reviews
from USD 59.50*
New Orleans Food and History Tour
285 Reviews
from USD 70.00*
New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the...
458 Reviews
from USD 54.99*
Frequently bought together
Special Offer
New Orleans' City of the Dead...
639 Reviews
from USD 11.99*
USD 26.50
Special Offer
New Orleans Ghost, Voodoo, and...
1,021 Reviews
from USD 14.99*
USD 26.50
Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise
821 Reviews
from USD 34.00*
City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On...
1,052 Reviews
from USD 39.00*
New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the...
458 Reviews
from USD 54.99*
New Orleans Food and History Tour
285 Reviews
from USD 70.00*
Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour
55 Reviews
from USD 130.00*
The Original Taste of the French...
106 Reviews
from USD 59.50*
Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat...
776 Reviews
from USD 182.00*
Swamp Boat Ride and Southern...
191 Reviews
from USD 89.00*
Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with...
547 Reviews
from USD 51.00*
Double Plantation Tour in New Orleans
98 Reviews
from USD 88.00*