3 - 3½ hours
5 stops
Local food and culture
12 people max
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$99/ person
If you have any issues with payment, please email us at [email protected] with the city, date and time of tour, and how many adult and child's tickets you need so we can assist you.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price. Flat fee rate applies for groups of 6 and under.

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What you'll do

On our Big Easy Food Tour: New Orleans, you'll enjoy a variety of local dishes.

New Orleans is all about food! Name any top chef and chances are they're from here, trained here or own a restaurant here. The chefs, along with traditional foodways here, influence food trends on a global scale. Our tour is a window into the heart of the French Quarter dining scene. You will sample dishes from the Grand Dames of the restaurant world, while getting the backstory from local experts. Learn how these icons have flourished for so long. What made the cuisine the way it is? Who are the families and chefs that keep the culinary standard classic and relevant? What is the difference between Creole and Cajun? And why is the food here so darn amazing?

Truth be told, we could offer a half dozen different food tours in the French Quarter and still never cover all the unique, exciting, joyful food experiences here. You get dining experiences here that you simply won't get anywhere else. Our tour is designed to provide a proper, stimulating, edifying and delicious survey of a food Mecca.

Due to the nature of creating a well balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience, many of our tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us prior to booking your tour to see if we're able to accommodate your dietary needs. Most of the shops and restaurants included in the tour will not be able to accommodate strollers/pushchairs. If you have any doubt or concern regarding this matter, please contact us prior to booking.

  • We set the table by providing background into the various cultural influences that shaped the French Quarter and the history behind the architecture, culture and of course, its food.
  • We will show you how other cultures are taking on traditional favorites and reimagining them with new tastes and ingenious new ingredients to gain a whole new legion of fans.
  • For Culture Vultures we've got you covered with nods to must-see "only in New Orleans" museums, art galleries of world famous New Orleans artists, and plenty of recommendations for local music to enjoy after the tour!
  • Top Chefs? The French Quarter is ground zero for Masters of the Menus. We will explore the story of New Orleans' many influential top chefs that are shaping the food scene today.
  • Our Secret Food item is a specialty prepared by one of our most creative and well known chefs, enjoy it while relaxing in her hidden New Orleans courtyard. Learn how she revolutionized not only cooking, but the business of cooking.
  • Step back in time to a restaurant that opened almost two hundred years ago. Very little has changed - well, they finally broke down and included English on the menu. So unchanged, the current owners today are descendants of the original proprietor! Enjoy a classic nibble while soaking in centuries of images, photos, Mardi Gras artifacts and other relics from our treasured past.
  • Next we look at the incredible families that serve as the backbone of the New Orleans food story. Their influence, from training the chefs that are icons today to creating restaurant concepts that have shaped the world food-scape, is something that is unique to New Orleans. While you're there, be tempted by sweet treats that put New Orleans on the map!
  • The tour reaches its yummy end with an instagrammable view overlooking iconic Jackson Square, the epicenter of the French Quarter since its founding. But watch out for ghosts! This spot has stories of hauntings and regularly hosts ghost-watching events.
  • Get your camera ready and share your New Orleans memories with your friends and make them okra-green with envy...
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*Please note: the itinerary and menu is subject to change, based on the locations' availability, weather, and other circumstances.

What you'll taste
  • A classic creole starter dish of our first New Orleans gem.
  • A classic New Orleans favorite straight from the Gulf of Mexico.
  • A new twist on a classic favorite!
  • Go back to a gentler time. Discover fine dining in a quintessential New Orleans hidden courtyard.
  • A must-do famous dessert at a New Orleans icon.
  • And savor a delightful - New Orleans lagniappe (a little something extra) while enjoying an incredible, Instagram-able view.
  • Water
  • Coffee with Chicory (Your new favorite)
  • Red or White Wine
Meeting Spot
We will meet on the corner of St. Louis and Royal streets. If you have any questions. Please email us.

Mon - Sat 11:00 a.m.

Corner of St. Louis and Royal streets

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Your guide will be waiting with an orange umbrella so they are easy to spot.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price. Flat fee rate applies for groups of 6 and under.

About New Orleans Food Tours

There is so much to do and see in The Big Easy, you will want to visit again and again. We give you a detailed look and get you into the real city, the are where we live, eat, and party.

You'll stroll at a leisurely pace through the narrow streets of the French Quarter enjoying 19th Century architecture, unique and locally owned boutiques and art galleries, passing by street performers as you make your way to the next restaurant.

Our French Quarter tours are small and intimate to make sure that our guests receive a personal experience.

New Orleans

Karen a true New Orleanian, born and raised, will have you understand why in New Orleans we don't "eat to live"...absolutely not...we "live to eat"!

"New Orleans is the perfect city to experience 300+ years of worldwide culinary influence!"
Karen, Big Easy Food Tour: New Orleans

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Frequently asked Questions
How do I order?

That is very easy! Go to our "Book Now" page, where we detail our tours. Select your tour and the time of your tour and book it! Are you looking for something special or are you organizing an event? Just email us at Group & Private Tours and we will do our best to arrange something that suits you. After your booking is made, we will send you an automatic email confirmation. If you have any questions before booking, feel free to contact us via email or phone us at +1 225 888 8136.

*Please note if you are using a special promo code then enter it in the "Voucher Code" section before you select the amount of tickets you would like to purchase*

What is included in the food tour?

All the delicious food and drinks, but if you want more alcohol (and who doesn't?) We offer a upgraded drinks package that gives you 3 drinks, tax and tip included.

Where is the meeting spot?

We will meet on the corner of St. Louis and Royal streets. Our guide will be standing with an orange umbrella ready to welcome you to New Orleans!


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Where the tour will end?

The tour will end near Jackson Square.

Is your food tour suitable for a vegetarian or someone with other dietary requirements?

Due to the nature of creating a well-balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience, many of our tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us at [email protected] prior to booking your tour to see if we are able to accommodate your dietary needs.

I am traveling with my family, is the tour ok for infants/children?

Our food tour is child and family friendly and a great option for children over 6.

I don't drink alcohol. Can I book your tour?

This is not a problem. Just inform our guide before the tour starts.

Is there enough food during your tour?

Think of the tour as a tasting menu. As we travel you get many delicious treats that comprise a meal with dessert. But there is a lot of food, you will not be hungry after the tour.

Where do I add my discount voucher?
I would like to take your tour but it is already fully booked. Is there a way I can do the tour?

Our tours are often sold out very quickly. If the date you requested is not available, please do not hesitate to email us and we can see if there is anything we can do. We cannot promise but we will try our best to sort something out for you.

Is there a lot of walking?

This tour is less than a mile in total. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for comfort! Please note, we’ll enjoy some of New Orleans’ classic restaurants so please NO cut-offs, or tank tops, bathing suits and covers.

How many people max are on this tour?

We take 12 people maximum. If you are more than 12 people, please do not hesitate to email us and we will try to see if we can accommodate.

I cannot find a way to print the confirmation. Is it OK if I have it on my phone?

You do not have to print your voucher. A confirmation on your phone will be fine!

If I purchase a voucher as a gift, or am given a voucher how long is it valid for?

All of our vouchers expire one year from the date of purchase.

Is there a parking close by?

Yes, but parking in the quarter is limited so please give yourself enough time to look for a space. We recommend parking in the public lot across from the Canal Street Shops where you will have no problem finding a spot.

Where does your food come from?

The food and drinks are top-quality, fresh and local!

What if it rains or I change my plans?

The weather can be unpredictable in the bayou. True dat. But in New Orleans we don’t let a little rain stop us. Our tours run rain or shine as the majority of the tour will be in the venues! Please note, if your plans change, we do not issue refunds as per our terms and conditions. We can reschedule you to a different day if space allows. Safety First: We do reserve the right to cancel the tour if we feel the weather conditions are extreme and we will contact you directly to reschedule or refund. For more info see our Terms and Conditions: https://www.bigeasyfoodtours.com/terms-and-conditions/

Can I pay the tour in cash?

You must book directly on our website. We do not accept cash payments. Our online payment is safe, secured and SSL protected.

Why do we need to pay for booking fee?

The booking fee that you have to pay is up to our ticket provider and we can't change it. All our clients need to pay for it upon booking. The booking fee charged contributes to the cost of the ticketing system to provide an excellent service to our customers.

Foreign Transaction Fees

A few banks have charged their customer an extra fee while booking with us (this isn't the booking fee but another fee added by the bank). We think this is unfair, if this happens let us know by showing us in your bank statement and we will refund this fee as a gesture of good will.