Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer
  • Most Popular!

Food, Culture, and History of the French Quarter

Quick Details

COVID-19 Information:

As of January 3, 2022, the City of New Orleans has mandated proof of 1 dose of an approved COVID vaccine or negative antigen or PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours for all indoor dining for everyone ages 5+. We ask that all guests without this documentation please contact us at least 48 hours in advance (or as soon as you book the tour) and inform your guide upon check-in.

As of January 12, 2022, the City of New Orleans has reinstated the indoor mask mandate for everyone ages 2+.

For more information on COVID-19 mandates and requirements in New Orleans, please visit ready.nola.gov/restrictions.

Adult Ages 12+
$75
Child Ages 6–11
$70
Young Child Ages 5 and younger
Free

Highlights:

  • Walk along the iconic Mississippi River and take in the beautiful views and its history.
  • Enjoy a sweet breakfast with a classic Nola treat – the beignet!
  • Head over to the French Market and learn of the history of its culinary background from your guide.
  • Grab a cup of Gumbo, a classic bite in New Orleans much loved by the locals and tourists alike!
  • Be daring with some spicy sauces, maybe some tabasco?

Included: Local English speaking guide and food samples. Food options and portion sizes vary — total amount of food equals a full meal.

Not Included: Additional food and drink, souvenirs, tips and gratuities for the guide.

Summary:

Discover the rich history and traditions behind the most iconic foods of New Orleans on this tasting and cultural tour of the French Quarter! 

 

We’ll explore the oldest public market in the US, the French Market, and hear about its Native American roots and current-day role in NOLA’s culinary scene. Along the way we may sample a beignet, brought to New Orleans in the 18th century by French colonists from “the old mother country” and also by Acadians.

Your local guide will then navigate you through the French Quarter, where you’ll experience the influence of Cajun and Creole cultures on New Orleans favorites like gumbo and sausages. We’ll uncover Louisiana origins and farming traditions, which also link our African American and Caribbean communities.

Among other immigrant-inspired cuisines found here in the Crescent City, we’ll enjoy a signature sandwich, before ending with a sweet treat with ties to the city’s history and locally harvested ingredients. Bon appétit!