New Orleans Food Tours

Free Tours by Foot is proud to now offer our free New Orleans food tours. Learn all about the city’s great foods, including gumbo, jambalaya, po-boys, beignets and so much more.


New Orleans Food Tours



Like our neighborhood walking tours, our New Orleans food & history tours are free to take, leaving you the opportunity to determine what a tour was worth after the tour is over, even free.  

During our French Quarter Food Tour, we will combine food, history, and storytelling so that you have the education under your belt to be the most discerning foodie in one of the best culinary cities in the world.  



As you travel from stop to stop, your tour guide will explain the dishes that highlight New Orleans’ food identity and will share personal anecdotes about some of the city’s most famous restaurants and chefs.  

Walk with us past famous landmarks such as the St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square. Your personable guide will describe the beautiful architecture and intriguing history.  

Most importantly you will learn the differences between Creole and Cajun cuisine!

Some of the many food choices discussed (and possibly sampled) will include:

  • Seafood Gumbo
  • Red Beans &Rice
  • Muffulettas
  • Jambalaya
  • Hot sauces
  • Seasonal Gulf Coast Seafood
  • PoBoys
  • crawfish/seafood boil
  • Pralines
  • Beignets

Please note: Unlike other food tours though, the food on our tour isn’t complimentary and must be paid for by the guests (avg. $10-15/person).

However, with traditional food tours charging $50 and up (plus tip), that’s at least a $35 difference per person. You choose what to sample and how much to spend.

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.  Groups of 10 or more persons should visit our group inquiry page.

Where: Meet at the Archway to the French Market Produce Section. .Your guide will email you their photo and directions the night before the tour.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Approximately 1 mile in length.

When: 1:30 pm Thursday-Monday.

Cost:name-your-own-price tourGroups of 6-9 must prepay $10/person. Groups of 10 or more must organize a private tour and can read about our options for groups

The suggested amount to bring for snacks is $12-15, depending on your appetite!


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Manager | New Orleans

Sarah first moved to New Orleans in 2001 to work for the American Red Cross of Southeast Louisiana. While working in the communities of New Orleans she fell in love with the unique culture of the Big Easy; it's food, music, architecture, wildlife, and most of all history.

Sarah began her career with FTBF, first as a guide, then as an owner/operator. She believes every day is a good day if she gets to impart her love of her beloved New Orleans with Free Tours By Foot guests. She especially likes to convert new Who Dat Saints Fans!