Guided tour

New Orleans: Garden District Food and History Tour

4.9 / 5

42 reviews

Activity provider: Bon Moment LLC

New Orleans: Garden District Food and History Tour

Activity provider: Bon Moment LLC

From US$ 95 per person

Discover the tastes and romance of New Orleans in a historic neighborhood of mansions and oaks. Learn of Cajun and Creole culture with 3 food stops, explore local gems, and hear entertaining history.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Fill your heart with local tastes, customs and traditions of New Orleans
  • Explore the architecture and history of the Garden District on a guided tour
  • Feast on a full meal of Cajun and Creole specialities at 3 stops
  • Discover small business, shops, and artist-made goods on the Magazine Street
  • Learn about the history, food culture and life of the people of Cajun
Full description

Start at the Lafayette cemetery, where you will learn about the unique funeral customs and traditions of New Orleans. During the guided walk to the first restaurant stop, you will explore the architecture of the Garden District, home to historic mansions, colorful shotgun houses, and hauntingly beautiful oak trees. Then, check out local shops on Magazine Street. Visit three food stops that highlight Cajun and Creole flavors and history. The first food stop is an indulgent taste of Creole fusion and the multicultural influences that shaped the 300-year-old city. You'll also learn the history of the Cajun people and the influence of their hunting and farming society on the food culture of Louisiana. Along the way, visit locally-owned shops and an art gallery before finishing on a sweet note at the dessert stop for specialty, filled beignets, and cafe au lait. The first two food stops include either a choice from a menu of craft beers from local breweries, a cocktail, house sangria, or mimosa. Non-alcoholic drinks are also included and vegetarians and many dietary allergies can be accommodated. You'll also get plenty of recommendations for local fun on your trip so book for the start of your time in New Orleans.

Includes
  • Expert local guide
  • Full meal of Cajun and Creole specialities spread over 3 stops
  • 1 drink at each food stop
  • Tax and tips for each food stop
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Face masks, hand sanitizer, or other personal PPE
  • Additional food and drink (beyond the menu)
  • Tips for the tour guide (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at the corner of Washington Ave and Coliseum St., across from Commander's Palace restaurant. If traveling by St Charles Streetcar, exit at Washington Ave and walk 2 blocks South to Coliseum St.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This is a short walking tour, less than 1 mile total
  • Children under 3 are free on the understanding that food and drink will not be provided for them on the tour
  • Summer 2020: Lafayette Cemetery is under repair and closed on certain days. This part of the tour may have to happen outside the cemetery entrance
  • Check local Covid mandates for New Orleans bars/restaurants before attending a tour. Failure to meet mandated requirements is considered a non-refundable cancellation since venues can deny entry to any guest
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 42 reviews

Review summary

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This was a great tour! Lots of great information Michelle was a great guide for the virgin traveler in NO!! Great tips and history! We loved her so much we passed her card on. Other people we bumped into were very jealous of our experience!! We wanted to share it with everyone!

June 15, 2022

Tour was great, mostly because of the experience of the tour operator, the DELICIOUS food, and our guide’s love of her neighborhood! We heard bits and pieces of history, mixed in with information about the area and local shops. We left stuffed, and even took some food back to our hotel. You get to choose your own food, which is unlike any tour we’ve ever been on before, and everything was so yummy (not an exaggeration)! This tour was some of the best money spent during our time in New Orleans!

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June 1, 2022

This was such a fun tour! We stopped at 3 different places to eat/drink and got to learn about the area and New Orleans in general at each stop and in between. Michelle was so nice and incredibly smart! The food we had (red beans and rice, napoleon, stuffed beignets and roast beef po boys) was all delicious! Highly suggest doing this tour and seeing the area!

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May 13, 2022

Product ID: 389358