New Orleans is known as one of the best places to eat from the creole kitchen. Since there are so many options all around the city, one of the best ways to experience New Orleans culinary side is with a guided tour that will take you to the best places and explain all about the different dishes, their origin, and history. Here are some options for different foodies’ tours in NOLA, which are focused on the creole and eclectic local scene. Bon Appetit!
1. The Original French Quarter Seafood Food Tour
Enjoy strolling the French Quarter without worry about where you will find the best local dishes. In this culinary tour, you will get to taste some of the Do-Not-Miss New Orleans dishes in the best places in the city.
2. Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour
This guided tour will cover in a few hours the top of New Orleans! Your guide will lead you to eight different locations to taste 10 different Louisiana dishes and four drinks in some of the famous culinary establishments of the city – restaurant, bars, sandwich shops, and cocktail lounges. Between the tasting stops, you will explore the French Quarter to learn about its history and its culinary and bar scene.
3. New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the French Quarter
Explore the New Orleans food scene in this guided tour. Stroll along the French Quarter and stop in the most known restaurants to discover the finest Louisiana cooking. You will learn about the history of New Orleans and the history of its unique cuisine. Among the classic dishes you will taste are gumbo as a seafood treasure, boudin beignets, and other authentic bites.
4. New Orleans History and Food Sunset Tour
An afternoon guided tour exploring the French Quarter before the day changes into night. Your guide will tell you all the interesting history, facts, and anecdotes about NOLA, as well as will show you many points of interest in the Quarter. You will visit five food eateries, among them is Tujague’s, which celebrates 160 years of serving Creole cuisine in NOLA and NOLA Poboy, which is one of the first restaurants opened after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city.
5. New Orleans Funky Freret Street Foodie and Cocktail Tour
Leave the beaten track to explore the Freret neighborhood and its culinary scene of unique creole food. This uptown neighborhood has all the charm and flavor of the French Quarter without the crowds and touristic vibe. You will learn and taste a variety of authentic New Orleans food like gumbo lagniappe, Natchez-style meat pies, locally-made gelato, and try five alcoholic drinks.
6. Lower Garden District Food Tour
Discover New Orleans’ historic Garden District. Your guide, as a local foodie, will lead you through the beautiful and exciting neighborhood taking you to five hand-picked eateries around the famous Magazine street. You will hear all stories about the area, and taste different types of local and international food, from fresh Mexican tacos to Koran BBQ, artisan donuts and an award-winning deli sandwich.