Frequently Asked Questions

I’m sure the food will be great, but I wonder what sort of food we will be served. And do we have food at each of the stops?

Mouthwatering! The Tour That Tastes Good will take you to a quaint restaurant with great ambiance, where you will enjoy a hot cup of Red Beans and Rice. Did you know that this dish was the great jazz musician, Louis Armstrong’s favorite dish throughout his lifetime? Well, it was! A quintessential New Orleans dish is gumbo. You will see why it’s so beloved when you enjoy your own cup. The Sicilians contributed the Muffaletta, a delicious sandwich made on a large bun with ham, salami, prosciutto, cheeses and chopped olives. Mmmmmm, you’ll love it! There are other stops, but the most important is where we will enjoy dessert: Aunt Sally’s Creole Pralines. The praline came to us from the French. The original dessert was sugared almonds, but when the settlers arrived here in 1718, there were no almonds to be found. Necessity required using what was available: Pecans. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, Praline is pronounced “prah-leen”, not “pray-leen”. And Pecan is pronounced “puh-kahn”, not “pee-can”. Pronounce them correctly, and you’re almost a native! Note: Restaurants are subject to change, due to unforeseen circumstances.

What beverages are provided?

You will be treated to ice water at each stop. If you would like to order a soft drink, beer or cocktail, you are welcome to do so at your own expense. Let your tour guide know.

If I am bringing an infant/very young child, do I need to make a reservation for them?

If the child shares food with an adult, there is no need to make a reservation for them.

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?

This is a tricky one… When we say The Tour That Tastes Good, we really mean it! Red Beans and Rice are always cooked with sausage or ham. Jambalaya usually has ham and/or sausage. This is New Orleans cooking! So, no, we cannot offer pork free options. Likewise, we cannot make substitutions for gluten free diets, nor for vegetarian/vegan diets. Sorry.

What can I expect on this tour besides great food?

First, prepare yourself for a fun afternoon with The Tour That Tastes Good! Our guides are good-looking, brainy and enthusiastic … they will regale you with stories about the rich history of the quaint, old French Quarter. You will see marvelous architecture, dating back to the 18 th century. You will learn details about the historic pathways of our local food … from France, Spain, Italy (Sicily), Africa, the Caribbean and Acadie. The Acadians are the ancestors of today’s Cajuns. Any and all questions are welcome. Bring yours!

How much walking is there?

The blocks in the French Quarter are short, having been laid out a couple of years after the founding of the colony in 1718. And the restaurants are in pretty close proximity. That being said, wear comfortable shoes.

Is the tour wheelchair and/or stroller accessible?

Yes, no worries.

Does the tour go rain or shine?

Yes, the Tour That Tastes Good goes rain or shine! However, if the weather is REALLY STORMY, we may cancel at our own discretion. If we do, we will notify you at least two hours before the tour starts. Hopefully, you can reschedule. If not, we will issue a refund.

What is your cancellation policy

If you notify us within 24 hours, we will gladly cancel.

Is tipping appropriate?

If you guide did a great job, and you would like to show your appreciation, please consider leaving a tip.

What is the dress code?

Wear what’cha wanna on The Tour That Tastes Good! Comfortable shoes are important; you may want to continue your stroll through the French Quarter. And it’s always a wise idea to have an umbrella.

What does the tour offer to the native New Orleanian?

At the Tour That Tastes Good, we like to say “Come and be a tourist in your own hometown!” Bring your family and friends as well, so that they too can be fascinated by the beautiful architecture, hear the history of our quirky city, and taste delicious local dishes. Your tour guide is a gold mine of information. Bring your questions! We look forward to welcoming you.

What’s not included

Soft drinks, beer and cocktails are not included. However, you may choose to purchase one at any stop. Just tell your tour guide.  Gratuities for your tour guide are not included.

How much is the tour?


Where does the tour begin and end?

Meeting place: Meet at Creole Cookery, a charming restaurant with great ambiance, and a gorgeous courtyard. 510 Toulouse

Tour ends at Aunt Sally’s Creole Pralines, 810 Decatur