- Discover the flavors and sounds of America’s oldest public market
- Take a fascinating food tour of the colorful French Quarter neighborhood
- Learn about New Orleans’s culinary history through the eyes of a local
- Sample some traditional Cajun delicacies on a shared group or private tour
- Join a carbon neutral tour, organized and led by an eco-certified tour operator
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. Follow your guide to some of their favorite palette-pleasing spots to try some cuisine you won’t find outside of Cajun country.
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.