New Orleans Food & gourmet tours

Our most recommended New Orleans Food & gourmet tours

New Orleans: 'Court of Two Sisters' Jazz Brunch Buffet

1. New Orleans: 'Court of Two Sisters' Jazz Brunch Buffet

Experience a variety of music and gastronomy offerings at New Orleans' renowned 'Court of Two Sisters' restaurant. Enjoy the daily performances of the talented jazz band whilst relishing the delectable southern fare with this brunch buffet that includes a mimosa. Enjoy the city’s largest courtyard while having an incredible meal with this buffet that offers guaranteed seating. Tuck into classics from 9 am-11:30 am like scrambled eggs, hash browns, and andouille sausage and bacon. Make your morning right with dishes like glazed ham, grits and grillades, eggs benedict, biscuits, and a create your own omelets bar. Treat yourself to New Orleans favorites like chicken and sausage gumbo, red beans and rice, turtle soup au sherry, and Corn macque choux (a Cajun dish).  Pile your plate up with sides like garlic mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, creamed spinach. Cool off with the salad bar that is stocked with items like cold boiled shrimp, pasta salads, potato salad, mixed greens with toppings, chicken and tuna salad, fresh fruits, and assorted cheeses. Savor lunch dishes after 11:30 like carved ribeye, pasta primavera, shrimp pasta, shrimp etouffee (stew), and duck a l'orange. Finish off with something sweet like bananas foster (ice cream and stewed bananas), bread pudding with whiskey sauce, brownies, pecan pie, assorted cakes, and ice cream.

New Orleans: French Quarter Food Tour with a Local

2. New Orleans: French Quarter Food Tour with a Local

Discover the rich culinary heritage and history of New Orleans on a guided walking tour of the famous French Quarter. Sample local specialties as you learn about the various cultural influences which have shaped Cajun country. Meet your guide on the banks of the Mississippi River, and start your culinary journey with the most important meal of the day, a tasty breakfast. Try the beignet, a deep-fried sweet dough treat.  Head next to the oldest public market in the United States, the French Market. A destination popular with visitors for over two centuries, here you will try a local dish from one of the stalls and meet some colorful local characters. Begin exploring the streets of the French Quarter, which is often called the Crown Jewel of New Orleans. Next, try some traditional gumbo, perhaps the most famous dish of New Orleans. Learn why its recipe sparks much controversy amongst chefs and discover how hundreds of years of history have helped shaped this dish, and how it varies from restaurant to restaurant throughout the area.  Finish the tour with something sweet, some rich local praline made from the region’s generous array of pecans and locally grown sugarcane.

New Orleans: Afternoon Food History Walking Tour

3. New Orleans: Afternoon Food History Walking Tour

Explore the French Quarter on a guided food tour with up to 9 food tastings – and about 1.5 miles of walking to burn it off. Experience the flavors of New Orleans and learn about the local culture along the way. Meet your guide in the French Quarter and cross the lively Vieux Carré (Old Square) to your first stop: SoBou, part of the acclaimed Commander’s Palace enterprise. Relish in their rustic, Cajun-style gumbo served with warm potato salad. Head to a popular hot sauce bar to sample dozens of hot sauce varieties. Continue to Leah’s Pralines and sample a Creole classic or the new bacon pecan brittle. Visit NOLA Poboys and hear about seafood harvesting in Louisiana before biting into a freshly fried catfish po-boy. Then, experience another New Orleans original, the meaty Muffuletta sandwich, and savory boudin balls. Next stop: the Creole Cookery. Here, tuck into some red beans and rice before finishing your tour with a dessert of bananas foster bread pudding.

New Orleans: Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour

4. New Orleans: Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour

Begin your walking tour at the award-winning Red Fish Grill in the French Quarter neighborhood of New Orleans. Begin with alligator sausage and seafood gumbo, with freshly-baked French bread and homemade butter as you learn a bit about the colonial period of Louisiana’s history. Move four blocks down and enter Pepper Palace to discuss the Cajun influence and sample an unlimited variety of hot sauces, BBQ sauces, Buffalo Wings sauces, salsas, dry rubs, and more. Receive a free bottle of Louisiana-style hot sauce when shopping there.  Afterward, visit Leah’s Pralines, a 3rd generation family-owned candy store. Sample traditional pralines and their unique Bacon Pecan Brittle. Then, visit the iconic Napoleon House restaurant for two of their specialties — muffuletta sandwiches and a refreshing Pimm’s Cup cocktail. Arrive at the award-winning Dickie Brennan’s Tableau to sip your next cocktail: the French 75, a combo of fresh lemon, brandy or gin, and bubbles. After Tableau, visit the Creole Cookery for their slow-cooked red beans and rice. From there you pass through famous Jackson Square towards Café du Monde, then along the French Market area, ultimately landing at the James Beard Award-nominated Cane & Table. Sample their unique curry pork skins and a classic daiquiri.

New Orleans: French Quarter Food and History Walking Tour

5. New Orleans: French Quarter Food and History Walking Tour

Head on a culinary exploration of New Orleans and discover the flavors of the French Quarter. Bring an appetite and get ready to explore the history of the area through its food. Sample staples and local favorites like beignets, gumbo, jambalaya, char-grilled oysters, and, of course, po’boys. Your adventure begins just down the street from the famous Café du Monde. Meet your guide and try one of their famous beignets fresh from the fryer. Enjoy this fried treat in true local style, as a late breakfast snack. Next, head to a beloved local gumbo shop to try their version of this famous stew with both Cajun and Creole influences. Discover the origins of the dish as you eat and learn more about the building where you’re enjoying it. After taking in the sounds of some talented street performers, make your way to New Orleanians’ favorite restaurant on Bourbon Street. Try traditional jambalaya and a freshly fried Louisiana delicacy as your guide explains this eatery’s surprising connection to local jazz legend Louis Armstrong. From there, step into the oldest continuously operated family-owned restaurant in the entire country. Take the opportunity to purchase a drink of your choice and step into the elaborate private dining rooms owned by local Mardi Gras krewes. Your next stop is the place where New Orleanians know to go for incredible oysters. Try the delicious char-grilled variety along with a shrimp po’boy. After that, get a glimpse of New Orleans’ Italian-American heritage. Stop by a traditional Italian-style grocery store to pick up some muffulettas. This hearty sandwich is the ultimate New Orleans street food experience. Finally, it’s time to visit the colorful French Market. Explore the different stalls and stop for a seasonal sweet treat from one of the best vendors in the entire place.

New Orleans French Quarter Food Tour

6. New Orleans French Quarter Food Tour

Taste the traditional Creole and Cajun cuisines of New Orleans' French Quarter walking food tour. Discover the gorgeous Vieux Carre neighborhood, savoring the foods that made New Orleans famous, from oysters to po-boys to pralines. You will leave feeling like a true local. This culinary adventure stops at 6 classic New Orleans style food places, showcasing New Orleans culinary history. Between the food stops, your guide will narrate the quintessential history, culture, and food scene of the gorgeous Vieux Carre (“Old Square”) neighborhood. You will be seated at 4 different restaurants for sit-down food tastings, and 2 tasting will be conducted standing on the sidewalk. Admire the late 18th-century Spanish architecture, vibrant colors and elaborately decorated ironwork balconies and galleries, as you savor chargrilled oysters, a classic Nola PoBoy sandwich, cajun and creole cuisine, and more delicious NOLA food staples.

New Orleans: Guided Underground Donut & Beignet Walking Tour

7. New Orleans: Guided Underground Donut & Beignet Walking Tour

Celebrate the donut in all its glory while learning about the history of New Orleans. Follow your guide to the Garden District and down Magazine Street, take in historic sites, sample some of the city’s best donuts and beignets, and wash it down with some coffee. Begin your tour in the Garden District, and follow your guide to your first stop, PJ’s Coffee. Try some of their famous beignets along with a coffee, and listen to your guide tell you all about New Orleans’ lively and long-standing culinary scene. Next, walk along historic Magazine Street, and take in the various boutiques, restaurants and cafés. Continue on to District Donuts, a hip restaurant that is renowned for its oversized donuts that are made with unique flavor combinations. For something different sample the bacon and banana donut. Continue walking with your guide through the city, and stop off at your 3rd and 4th cafés for some more sampling. Learn more about the history of New Orleans as well as what makes each spot unique. The final stop on the tour will be a – delicious – surprise.

New Orleans: Garden District Food and History Tour

8. New Orleans: Garden District Food and History Tour

Visit three food stops that highlight Cajun and Creole flavors and history on this guided walking tour of New Orleans. Delight your senses with a full meal of Cajun and Creole specialties that is spread out over 3 local eateries. Sip on a beverage with your food.  Start at the Lafayette cemetery, and listen as your guide tells you the unique funeral customs and traditions of New Orleans. Explore the architecture of the Garden District, home to historic mansions, colorful shotgun houses, and beautiful oak trees.  Check out local shops on Magazine Street before arriving at your first food stop which include an indulgent taste of Creole fusion and the multicultural influences that shaped the 300-year-old city. Learn about Cajun people and Find out what influence they had on the culinary culture of Louisiana. The first two food stops include either a choice from a menu of craft beers from local breweries, a cocktail, house sangria, a mimosa, or a non-alcoholic beverage.  Along the way, visit locally-owned shops and an art gallery before finishing on a sweet note at the dessert stop for specialty, filled beignets, and a cafe au lait. Finish with plenty of recommendations for local fun and flavors. 

New Orleans' Lower Garden Food Tour

9. New Orleans' Lower Garden Food Tour

Stop at 5 delicious tasting destinations, and hear from the food vendors themselves in an unforgettable historic and cultural experience. Discover 2017’s Best New Restaurant in America, the world’s first Creole Taqueria, America’s best donut, and more. Walk through the leafy, tree-lined streets amidst the towering antebellum mansions. See first-hand the old world charm that makes New Orleans one of America’s most special cities. The tour takes place right at the foot of Magazine Street, NOLA’s greatest shopping destination, with six gorgeous miles of every type of shop, restaurant and bar you can imagine. This tour features America’s most famous bologna sandwich, meal-sized gourmet donuts, and a mix of flavors from Korea, Vietnam, Mexico, and more.

New Orleans: Private and Personalized Food Tasting Tour

10. New Orleans: Private and Personalized Food Tasting Tour

Get a taste of Southern cuisine and be filled up with flavor on this walking food tour around New Orleans. Sample well-known treats including gumbo, gulf shrimps, and grits, or try something new like Champagne paired with fried food. Be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your guide at your hotel, then set off into the bustling streets of New Orleans. The entire tour is customized to suit your preferences, and your guide is handpicked according to your interests. Follow your guide to some of the city’s best kept secrets and places only the locals know about. Highlights could include a delicious dessert in the French Market at Loretta’s, or a sizzling jambalaya on Decatur Street. Perhaps you’ll follow the grapevine to a winery loved by the locals, or soak up views of St Louis Cathedral at a french-fry hotspot. And a trip to the Carousel Bar and Lounge is an absolute must-do.

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What people are saying about New Orleans

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 249 reviews

Great place for first time visitors to the south. I have been before so this time it was about the staff. Had great service from staff that enjoy working there and enjoy exchanges with customers. I talked with the band, a musician that was serving and other staff longer than I eat. And, the food and drink was great too.

This was one of our favorite parts of our trip! We ate delicious food and Lauren taught us about the history of the food and some history of New Orleans! Definitely recommend!

Lots of walking but you need it to walk off all the wonderful food you eat! History of New Orleans and food history as well

Overall great experience. Got to try a variety of food and drinks at some great spots in the city

Michelle was an awesome guide. A local plus she owns the business.