French Quarter Two-Hour Culinary Learning and Walking Tour

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Mary F ·
· Redeemed August 9, 2017
This tour was the higlight of my visit to New Orleans. ! Yes, all the food was great but the knowledge and information Libby provided was exceptional and opened my eyes to the REAL New Orleans ! Her information about the history, landmarks and culture of the city was amazing. Anyone could participate in this tour, it is not bad walking and we sat at a few places while she described the area. I have recommnded her to a few friends who are going to New Orleans and would absolutely take one of her tours again if I return ! Try and schedule a tour with Lucky Bean Tours Libby early in your visit and you will appreciate the city more in your travels ! Her additional recommendations on restaurants and sights was right on the money ! Thanks Libby !

What You'll Get

The tour meets at 9:30am at an award-winning cafe' in the heart of the French Quarter. After giving you the brief history of New Orleans, your guide will get to the subject at hand: food. This is the tour you want to take on your first day in New Orleans! It is not a tasting tour, which allows us to cover more ground, more topics, and make unsolicited food recommendations. This is a small-group tour, which creates a more comfortable, personalized experience.

You will learn who the people were who created the famous cuisine of New Orleans and how the dishes evolved. As you walk, you will learn the history of gumbo, po-boys, jambalaya, pralines, muffalettas, beignets, cafe' au lait, crawfish etouffee', alligator sauce piquante, blackened redfish, calas, red beans and rice, boudin, bananas Foster, oysters Rockefeller, and bread pudding, just to name a few. You will also learn the difference between Cajun and Creole, how to order like a local, and all about the contributions of the Sicilians, Croatians, French, Spanish, Africans, Natives, Irish and Germans to our cuisine. You will pass the most famous restaurants in our city and your new friend in New Orleans will tell you the incredible stories behind them, which are as juicy as a Louisiana strawberry!

The walking part of the tour ends approximately 11:30am in the French Market, where your guide can direct you to any number of great dining options in the immediate area. But the learning does not end when the walking does: your guide will give you their personal list of what the best dishes are in New Orleans and where to find them.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, care must be taken. Comfortable shoes and sturdy wheelchairs are a must.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is not a tasting tour. Food options are available only at the end of the tour for purchase.
  • Local guide
  • Walking tour
  • Small-group tour
  • Contact information for your guide
  • Your guide's personal list of restaurant recommendations 

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks

Departure Point
Sucre', in the French Quarter, near the Louisiana State Supreme Courthouse

Departure Time

2 hours

Return Details
Tour ends in the French Market. The main entrance to the French Market is on the corner of Ursulines Street and French Market Place

Voucher Info
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