Guided tour

New Orleans: Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour

Activity provider: Doctor Gumbo Tours

New Orleans: Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour

Activity provider: Doctor Gumbo Tours

From US$ 140 per person

This event is a feast for the senses! This is a 4-hour walking tour to different venues, featuring 4 cocktails and 9 food samples!

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Visit multiple award-winning restaurants and bars
  • Explore the wide diversity of the cuisine of New Orleans and Louisiana
  • Discover the origins of cocktails like the Hurricane and French 75
  • Enjoy classic New Orleans' fare like gumbo, muffulettas, and pralines
  • Learn the "big picture" history of cocktails
  • Get 4 cocktails and 9 dishes/samples
Full description

Begin your walking tour at the award-winning Red Fish Grill in the French Quarter neighborhood of New Orleans. Begin with alligator sausage and seafood gumbo, with freshly-baked French bread and homemade butter as you learn a bit about the colonial period of Louisiana’s history.

Move four blocks down and enter Pepper Palace to discuss the Cajun influence and sample an unlimited variety of hot sauces, BBQ sauces, Buffalo Wings sauces, salsas, dry rubs, and more. Receive a free bottle of Louisiana-style hot sauce when shopping there. 

Afterward, visit Leah’s Pralines, a 3rd generation family-owned candy store. Sample traditional pralines and their unique Bacon Pecan Brittle. Then, visit the iconic Napoleon House restaurant for two of their specialties — muffuletta sandwiches and a refreshing Pimm’s Cup cocktail.

Arrive at the award-winning Dickie Brennan’s Tableau to sip your next cocktail: the French 75, a combo of fresh lemon, brandy or gin, and bubbles. After Tableau, visit the Creole Cookery for their slow-cooked red beans and rice.

From there you pass through famous Jackson Square towards Café du Monde, then along the French Market area, ultimately landing at the James Beard Award-nominated Cane & Table. Sample their unique curry pork skins and a classic daiquiri.

  • Local guide
  • 4 cocktails
  • 9 dishes/samples
  • Water at most stops
  • Gratuities to servers/barstaff
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Gratuity to guide (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People under 21 years
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • People with gluten intolerance

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Meeting point

Red Fish Grill, 115 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • You must be 21 or above.
  • This tour features a set menu and does not have a gluten-free, vegetarian, or pork-free option
  • Please notify the local partner of any food allergies (but not aversions or restrictions) when booking
  • Gratuities to guide, servers, and bar staff are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 82 reviews

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We had been recommended this tour and it did not disappoint. We had arrived the night before this tour and went to a restaurant called Mambo’s for dinner. New Orleans has a high reputation for amazing food and in one night and one meal, Mambo’s had banished that idea. The food was disgusting and service although pleasant had not even enquired why we hadn’t eaten our food when we asked for the check (I presume they’re used to it). Dr Manbo’s tour banished the idea that food in New Orleans is sub par. Best food tour I have ever been in hands down. Unlike others where you are encouraged to buy goods they want you too, this was not the case here. Keep up the amazing work and allow others to fall in love with New Orleans and its food!!!

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November 17, 2022

The doctor gumbo tour was awesome! We went to so many famous and interesting places, and Dylan, a.k.a. Dr. gumbo, shared some really great stories along the way. Great food, and lots of fun, plus we learned a lot about New Orleans and food and cocktail history. Best food tour ever! Would definitely go again.

March 11, 2022

Ben was an amazing guide for our tour. We felt like we were visiting local favorites with an age old friend who knew the city like the back of his hand. We heard great stories of the history of New Orleans peppered with great humor while sipping cocktails and enjoying fantastic food. Other than the food, drinks, and stories, we really appreciated that most of the interactions, other than walking between locations, took place indoors with the AC and not outside in the July heat and humidity as several other tours we did during our trip were.

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August 6, 2021

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