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Garden District Food & History Tour

New Orleans, United States

Experience hosted by Michelle

3 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

***ALSO CHECK OUT MY NEW ORLEANS BYWATER FOOD AND ART TOUR*** Home to historic mansions, hauntingly beautiful cemeteries and giant oak trees, this district is the romance of New Orleans. Close to the St. Charles streetcar, we meet at Lafayette Cemetery to tour one of the oldest cemeteries in New Orleans. See the above-ground tombs New Orleans is known for and learn our unique traditions! (*** PLEASE NOTE: currently, the cemetery is closed for repairs- during this time, we'll still be able to see into the cemetery and discuss the history. I supplement the walking tour to see some of the mansions and historic homes the Garden District is known for).
Then it's on to the food at 3 stops- enjoy a favorite neighborhood eatery for a taste of our Italian & Creole roots. Next stop, Dat Dog for sausages like alligator, crawfish & duck (more traditional pork & vegan options available)! We finish with a Creole dessert: learn the history of chicory over cafe au lait and filled beignets! During walks between stops, learn our lingo, traditions, architecture and have history fun! All curated food, cocktails/beer, taxes & tip are included in your ticket so you can sit back and relax! Will accommodate allergies/dietary restrictions if told in advance. Menu above & food stops are subject to availability.

Other things to note:
Tour is all weather, wear comfy walking shoes & bring a face mask.
***ALSO CHECK OUT MY NEW ORLEANS BYWATER FOOD AND ART TOUR*** Home to historic mansions, hauntingly beautiful cemeteries and giant oak trees, this district is the romance of New Orleans. Close to the St. Charles streetcar, we meet at Lafayette Cemetery to tour one of the oldest cemeteries in New Orleans. See the above-ground tombs New Orleans is known for and learn our unique traditions! (*** PLEASE NOTE: currently, the cemetery is closed for r…

What's included

  • Food
    Dietary restrictions and allergies accommodated if notified 48 hours in adv...
  • Drinks
    A curated cocktail at one stop (can substitute non-alcoholic alternative or...

Meet your host, Michelle

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 120 Reviews
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A New Orleans native, I work with some of my favorite chefs to help you eat like a local! My tours will get you out of the French Quarter to taste and experience what makes New Orleans food culture so unique! I've been organizing food tours since 2013- I worked for Dishcrawl and am licensed as a City of New Orleans Tour Guide and own my own food tour business, which won the 2018 "Learning Experience of the Year in Louisiana" Travel and Hospitality Award (THA)! My tours are great for couples AND groups- let me do the planning so you can relax, knowing you're getting a great experience!
A New Orleans native, I work with some of my favorite chefs to help you eat like a local! My tours will get you out of the French Quarter to taste and experience what makes New Orleans food culture so unique! I've been organizing food tours since 2013- I worked for Dishcrawl and am licensed as a City of New Orleans Tour Guide and own my own food tour business, which won the 2018 "Learning Experience of the Year in Louisiana" Travel and Hospitality Award (THA)! My tours are great for couples AND…
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Mon., May 10
$116 per person
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$116 per person
Wed., May 12
$116 per person
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$116 per person
Thu., May 13
$116 per person
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$116 per person

Where you'll be

Meet at the corner of Coliseum St. and Washington Ave. across the street from Commander's Palace restaurant (we will not be in a large tour group)

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 120 reviews.

Raquel
May 2021
Michelle was an amazing tour guide. She answered all of our questions thoroughly and was very knowledgeable about the history of New Orleans. We had such an incredible time with her and really enjoyed our group! 10/10 would recommend her for any type of tour. She really went out of her way to make sure we were all satisfied with our trip. She had great recommendations for outside activities we wanted to do and even gave us a few places to explore near where we were staying. She’s a great tour guide and is worth the time and money!
Michelle was an amazing tour guide. She answered all of our questions thoroughly and was very knowledgeable about the history of New Orleans. We had such an incredible time with he…
Katelyn
May 2021
Michelle was fantastic, and we had such a great time on this tour! Experiencing the Garden District with her was such a nice change from the usual tours of the French Quarter - we felt like we were getting a true local foodie experience. We’re looking forward to coming back to New Orleans for our wedding next year and recommending this tour for all of our family and friends!
Michelle was fantastic, and we had such a great time on this tour! Experiencing the Garden District with her was such a nice change from the usual tours of the French Quarter - we…
Victoria
April 2021
We came to New Orleans mostly to eat and this weekend experience was one of the highlights of our trip. Michelle was a great host, knowledgeable and easy to talk to, and took us to some really great spots in the Garden District. Highly recommend if you want an authentic food experience in New Orleans!
We came to New Orleans mostly to eat and this weekend experience was one of the highlights of our trip. Michelle was a great host, knowledgeable and easy to talk to, and took us to…
Maria
April 2021
Excellent tour with the following to consider as a participant: 1. Michelle knows her stuff. She knows the area and she doesn’t drop folklore. She has strong knowledge of the area history. 2. Pushes you out of your culinary comfort zone. Would I order eggplant Napoleon? No. Was it worth it? 1000% 3. Suuuch good recommendations for food and wine restaurants. 4. This is a walking tour; bring water and good shoes. 5. Wear a mask. You’re walking into restaurants and shops where people don’t get paid enough to have a moral argument with you about the public policy. Don’t be a jerk.
Excellent tour with the following to consider as a participant: 1. Michelle knows her stuff. She knows the area and she doesn’t drop folklore. She has strong knowledge of the area…
Christina
April 2021
Michelle is super knowledgeable about the Garden District and New Orleans as a whole. She had a great depth of knowledge about local history, different neighborhoods, and the different restaurants and food scenes in the area. Pro-tip: resist the urge to have anything more than a bagel for breakfast or you'll be sad by the time you get to Dat Dog!
Michelle is super knowledgeable about the Garden District and New Orleans as a whole. She had a great depth of knowledge about local history, different neighborhoods, and the diffe…
Nicole
January 2021
Michelle gives a wonderful tour of the Garden District. It is so nice to get away from the touristy French Quarter and check out another area of New Orleans. She is very knowledgeable and the food was delicious. 5 stars!

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  • Mon., May 10
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $116 per person
  • Wed., May 12
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $116 per person
  • Thu., May 13
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $116 per person
  • Fri., May 14
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $116 per person
  • Sat., May 15
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    $116 per person
  • Sun., May 16
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $116 per person
  • Mon., May 17
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $116 per person
  • Wed., May 19
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Join 1 other guest
    $116 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Weather appropriate gear (umbrella, sunscreen, etc.)

Comfy walking shoes