Discover New Orleans' renowned restaurants and backstreet gems on a 3-hour food tour around Oak Street in Carrollton! With a local guide, explore the eclectic neighborhood with its thriving dining scene, and learn about the development of New Orleans' distinct cuisine. At least half a dozen samples of both local and international dishes are included, offering enough food to make a meal. A hearty appetite is recommended as well as good walking shoes; this Carrollton food tour is done on foot.
Start your tour in Carrollton, a vibrant neighborhood accessible by taking the famous St Charles Avenue trolley car from downtown or the Garden District (own expense). Meet your guide on Oak Street, and then stroll past the street's lively bars, restaurants and live music venues to scout out the neighborhood's beloved eateries. While New Orleans is a well-established mecca for food lovers, uptown Carrollton is becoming the hotspot for foodies in the know.
Call in at several venues around Oak Street in Carrollton to hear about the owners' passions for their food and sample their local specialties that many visitors miss. Dishes and venues change on occasion, but your route always includes at least six stops that collectively provide enough food and drink for a meal.
Chow down on 'real nawlin' food' at the legendary Jacque-Imo's ' a New Orleans' institution serving stellar staples such as shrimp Creole ' and get a taste for the best dishes in in town at the highly rated Cowbell. Discover Carrollton's multicultural vibe on a visit to Chiba Samplings, the go-to place for Japanese-inspired dishes, and experience the succulent and juicy meat of Squeal BBQ, an award-winning favorite.
No food tour is complete without a few drinks to complement the food, so follow your guide into D'Juice to sip on its fresh juices, and then follow the lead of knowing locals into Rue de La Course Coffee Shop, a bustling drink spot. Other eateries that you may visit include Oak Street Caf' for brunch samples, Tru Burger for delicious meat, New Orleans' Artisan Bakery or Simpsons Antiques ' a cafe-come-antique shop.
Your 3-hour Carrollton food tour finishes back at the start point on Oak Street, leaving you perfectly placed to continue exploring the lively neighborhood. Ask your guide for recommendations; perhaps see if there's live music playing in the Maple Leaf pub, or check out places to visit independently.