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Food History Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

  • Activities

    Cooking Tour, Food Tour, Lifestyle

  • Price
    $55 USD per trip
  • Duration

    3 Hours

  • Avg Distance

    1 Mile

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat @1PM

  • Starting Location

    SoBou 310 Chartres St, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Price Includes

    Tour and 7 food samples, plus gratuities to the servers.

  • Notes

    We go rain or shine. Full bars are available at certain stops. There is a dress code at some venues so tank tops (for men) are discouraged. Vegan and vegetarian options can be arranged where possible.


  • Tour the oldest continuously operating restaurants in New Orleans!
  • Savour sweet potato beignets with duck debris, topped with a foie gras fondue and chicory coffee ganache!
  • Get your sweet fix with pecan pralines from one of the oldest candy shops in the French Quarter!
  • Sample both of New Orleans' two original sandwiches: the poboy and the muffuletta!
  • Start the tour at the award-winning venue SoBou, member of the Commander's Palace family of restaurants!

Trip Info

Chefs are the new rock stars and this food history tour is a delicious journey through New Orleans and Louisiana’s rich culinary history!

Down here we’re passionate about eating, so along with your guide Doctor Gumbo you will visit up to five locations: classic Creole restaurants, neighborhood sandwich shops, artisanal candy stores and more. Once inside you’ll sample different foods that represent the breadth and diversity of our culinary heritage: dishes like gumbo, beef brisket, muffulettas, poboys, pralines and much more.

We cover New Orleans’ various restaurant family dynasties, we discuss recipes old and new, we visit restaurants that pre-date the American Civil War, we recommend places to eat and places to shop.

When possible the chefs come out to visit the groups and discuss their influences and passions.

And with so many dining options in New Orleans, why not try five different places in one fell swoop?!

The 3-hour walking tour is conducted at a leisurely pace and with small groups. Most of the restaurant stops feature fully stocked bars if you’d like to enjoy a cold beverage (adult or otherwise!) during the tour. Additionally, all tours are done by the owner Dylan O’Donnell (aka Doctor Gumbo)!


  1. 5 out of 5


    As featured on TripAdvisor September 10, 2014: “Food History Tour was awesome!” Thank you, Dylan, for a fabulous day of eating and learning about New Orleans. The food was excellent and the conversation was even better! My husband and I were in town for a weekend getaway and this tour was the perfect daytime activity. We will book the Cocktail tour the next time we are in town! Thanks for everything, Chris and Ginny

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