French Quarter Culinary History Tour
Weekly Event - Every Monday Wednesday & Friday: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (BST)
New Orleans, LA
Attention foodies and history lovers. Free Tours by Foot is proud to now offer New Orleans Culinary History tours. This city is famous for its food, from gumbo to jambalaya and po’ boys to etoufees. Many dishes have some substantial ingredients in addition to its delicious spices and that is history, culture and spirit. With one of the most diverse populations in the country, there’s always something new on the stove in the Big Easy just waiting to be discovered. Learn about Cajun and Creole styles, and where the best locales are to get them. Like our walking tours, our New Orleans food tours are free to take, leaving you the opportunity determine what a tour was worth after the tour is over, even free. Reservations
Our French Quarter Food & History Tour will make you understand New Orleans’ love of food. Every visitor coming to New Orleans should try the many local dishes, but be warned: many fall in love with it and will crave it for as long as they can think. During our culinary history tour, we will combine history and story telling. As we travel from stop to stop during the French Quarter our guides will weave the lore of what dishes make New Orleans food identity. Our expert guides will share personal anecdotes about some of New Orleans most famous restaurants and chefs.
Walk with us past famous landmarks such as the St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square. Your personable guide will describe the beautiful architecture and intriguing history. Most importantly you will learn the differences between Creole and Cajun cuisine!
Some of the many food choices discussed will include: Seafood Gumbo, Red Beans &Rice, Muffulettas, Jambalaya hot sauces, Seasonal Gulf Coast Seafood PoBoys crawfish/seafood boil Pralines Beignets
The tour will feast your ears and eyes and inspire your appetite – we will start at 10am and conclude at lunch time at Cafe Beignet where guests will have the opportunity to try their most favored dishes as our guides explain the flavors in your mouth. Suggested amount to bring for snacks is $7-10, depending on your appetite! Vegetarian and vegan options are available at some shops.
Free Tours by Foot
Free Tours by Foot is a sightseeing company that focuses on pay-what-you-like tours in New York as well as Washington, DC, Boston, Philadelphia, Charleston, New Orleans, Chicago and London. Their motto is "pay-what-you-like-tours" are tours for every budget.