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Dr. Gumbo Tours: Food History Tour – New Orleans, Lousiana

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Chefs are the new rock stars and this 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 you will visit up to 7 locations: classic Creole restaurants, neighborhood sandwich shops, hot sauce bars, 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, Creole 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 7 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.

What: Food History tour in the French Quarter

When: 1-4 pm

Where: SoBou | 310 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA

Cost: $55 (includes tour and 8+ food samples)

Extra: We go rain or shine. Please notify Doctor Gumbo Tours of any food allergies (not aversions) during check-out.

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New Orleans Culinary History Tours – Oyster Crawl

Oyster Crawl resurrects an old New Orleans tradition in the heart of the historic French Quarter!

The tour visits some of our most celebrated, historic restaurants while sampling an array of delicious oyster dishes! Learn about the origins of famous oyster dishes like Oysters Rockefeller while visiting New Orleans’ oldest restaurant (established in 1840!) where the dish was created.

The samples listed are a general guide, but typically include:

  • Oysters on the Half Shell
  • Oysters Bienville
  • Barbecue Oysters with Blue Cheese
  • Chargrilled Oysters
  • Oyster Po-Boy
  • Oysters Thermidor
  • Oysters Rockefeller

In addition to the tastings, the tour also passes historic French Quarter landmarks. Come join us as we walk, talk and taste our way through the rich culinary history of New Orleans!

What Is Not Included?
Beverages and cocktails are not included but are available for purchase.

Meeting Location:
In the heart of the historic French Quarter (New Orleans, LA)

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New Orleans Culinary History Tours – French Quarter Culinary History and Tasting Tour

This walking and tasting tour of the French Quarter will immerse you in the history of New Orleans and how its unique cuisine evolved. We tour select historic restaurants and discuss their culinary contributions – including the two oldest (Antoine’s and Tujague’s, established in 1840 and 1856, respectively).

Visitors will learn to appreciate the differences between Creole and Cajun cuisine, and will hear of the varied ethnic influences that contribute to New Orleans cuisine.

The samples listed are a general guide, but are subject to change from tour to tour, but typically include:

  • Seafood Gumbo
  • Red Beans & Rice
  • Beef Brisket with Creole Sauce
  • Pralines
  • Muffulettas
  • Gelato
  • Turtle Soup
  • Shrimp Remoulade

In addition to the tastings, the tour also passes such notable landmarks as St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square in the historic French Quarter, home to beautiful architecture and fascinating history.

Come join us as we walk, talk and taste our way through the rich culinary history of New Orleans.

What Is Not Included?
Beverages and cocktails are not provided but are available for purchase.

Meeting Location:
In the heart of the French Quarter (New Orleans, LA)

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