New Orleans Food and History Tour

11 reviews

3 hours

Max 12

Why take this tour?

Devour are the food specialists in our family, running all of our food tours. They're obsessed with finding the most authentic and tasty food and the biggest characters at the local market. We think that passion makes them the best at what they do.


  • Sample 9 beloved New Orleans dishes at 6 small businesses in the French Quarter (enough food for a full lunch).
  • Step inside a family-run restaurant with surprising ties to a local jazz legend and try their famous jambalaya.
  • Discover how a unique blend of cultures—Cajun, Creole, African, French, Italian, and more—have each left their mark on the city’s cuisine.
  • Get insider tips from your local guide on how to make the most of your time in the city.
  • Explore the vibrant French Market and enjoy a sweet treat from one of our favorite vendors.
  • Sites Visited
  • Washington Artillery Park/Riverfront
  • Cafe du Monde
  • Jackson Square
  • Four family-run restaurants
  • Royal Street
  • Italian-stye grocery store
  • French Market
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • 9 food tastings

Taste local history as you eat your way through the French Quarter.

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Verified Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3 /5
based on 11 reviews
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Latest reviews
We booked this tour based on the description of the types of foods and places we’d see. Unfortunately that’s not the tour we were taken on. We started with Calas (no beignets from cafe du Monde (or at all)), then had gumbo, oysters, bread pudding and muffaletta. Not even half of the items listed in the description. While we did learn about the history of the foods and some general history of NOLA, we did not meet or hear any specifics about the restaurant owners. We also didn’t visit the French market. While the food we had was good, it was absolutely not the experience we signed up for.
Jennifer · Jan 29, 2023 · United States · Female · 35 to 44 years
The best food tour I've ever done! Great experience and excellent idea to learn about local cuisine! Best oyster I've ever eaten in my life! I highly recommend it to everyone!
Rayanne · Jan 28, 2023 · United States · Female · 18 to 24 years
Our tour guide, Valerie Bergman, was very personable and knowledgable about the city. The history portion of the tour was well-done. However, she skipped several stops (we did 4 stops with 5 tastings in total) and the tour ended 40 minutes early.
Jeremy · Jan 23, 2023 · United States · 25 to 34 years
Valerie (our guide) was fantastic!!! We loved her. She was highly knowledgeable, informative, engaging and great fun while giving us an excellent taste of New Orleans dishes, culture and ambience. Would recommend her to everyone and anyone.
Andrew · Oct 13, 2022 · United States · 55 to 64 years
Really great tour. Lots of NOLA history and really great food. Guide had very good recommendations for places across the city. Highly recommend!
Timothy · Oct 03, 2022 · United States · Male · 35 to 44 years

Meeting Point

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Meeting Point  

We'll meet at Washington Artillery Park at the Riverfront on Decatur Street, directly across from Jackson Square. Your guide will be holding a red Devour Tours bag and a Devour New Orleans sign. 

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. 

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