Stroll through the Historic French Quarter Sampling Appetizers while learning about New Orleans!
The Taste of New Orleans Tour gives you the opportunity to taste a variety of local favorites.
In each restaurant and at sites between restaurants we will explore the history of the city, the people and events that made this city such a unique place to live and visit.
Appetizer selections will be made carefully and respect the taste preferences of each person on the tour. Some people will enjoy a drink or two along the way but this tour is not a pub crawl.
The tour is designed to be more a social gathering rather than a formal tour, one that encourages open discussion rather than a formal presentation.
The tour is a unique way to have access to a native New Orleanian, someone who can make learning fun while helping you navigate the city, nightlife, food and attractions during your visit.
The number of restaurant stops, amount of food and selections vary. Based on experience, the norm is 2-3 stops. Visitors with food preferences, allergies, limitations, etc. should explain these factors before booking.
The tour begins at the Cabildo on Jackson Square and outlines the general history of the city, focusing on events that happened in or near the Cabildo, St. Louis Cathedral, the Presbytre, Pirate's Alley and the Quadroon Ballroom. From there we move to our first restaurant to enjoy our first appetizer.
From there we visit the Place D'Arms courtyard to explore one of the hidden gems located throughout the French Quarter.
Next we visit the Pontalba Apartments the home of Vincent Nunez, the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, and make our appetizer stop.
After our second appetizer we visit Exchange Alley and the Louisiana Supreme Court before heading to our third restaurant. We may limit our stops to two if everyone has had enough food. We may add or substitute a visit to a Jazz club; admission costs and drinks are extra.
Crowds, weather, service speed and time at each site will determine the length of the tour and which actual restaurants we visit.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cabildo Portico in Jackson Square, 701 St. Peter Street in the French Quarter at the corner of St. Peter and Chartres.
End location: The Tableau Restaurant located on Jackson Square at the corner of St. Peter and Chartres.
Duration: 4 hours
Depends on restaurant service timing and the group's pace.
7-passenger, licensed and insured tour vehicle for up to 5 adults. Groups over 4 visitors will incur a higher tour fee and possibly a higher transportation fee is a larger tour vehicle is used.
A narrated walking tour with a licensed, insured and native, tour guide.
Help making selections with food.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 $ - We stop for 4-6 appetizers that cost between $8-12 each. Drinks, tax and restaurant gratuities should be approximately $50 per person. Groups larger than 5 may incur a 20% gratuity imposed by the restaurant.
Should the group decide to enter an establishment that has an admission or cover charge, the cost would be extra.
The cost of all food and drinks sampled during the tour are extra.
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We LOVED your tour. It was definitely a highlight of our short trip to New Orleans and gave us excellent context and background on the city, while also letting us have one amazing taste after another ending with some great jazz! Your passionate love of the city is what we wanted in a tour by a local - their feel and insights, as a local. It helped us quickly fall in love with the city. We definitely have to figure out how to come back.