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The story behind Sidewalk Food Tours of New Orleans goes back one and a half years ago. Two friends with a deep love of food, history, and the city of New Orleans found themselves constantly taking friends and family on private walking tours. One day a friend of theirs said, “You guys always give us such informative and delicious food tours. You should start a food tour company, so other people will be able to enjoy your tours as much as we do.” And the rest, as they say, is history.

Our goal is to provide exceptional walking food tours of New Orleans, so people can revisit these neighborhoods with confidence and enjoy the array of cultural options they have to offer. We’re self-proclaimed foodies. We’ve made it our mission to eat our way through New Orleans, doing a lot of delicious research (and some not so appetizing) to bring you the best food options NOLA has to offer.

There is no better way to learn about the history and culture of a neighborhood than to eat its food. The food, and the people who prepare it, tells a story about the neighborhood. Tease your taste buds and join us in either the French Quarter of the Big Easy or the old-world charm of the Lower Garden District.

We eat foods from decades-old establishments, which have stood the test of time, as well as newer places with award-winning chefs. Join us on a real foodie adventure as we eat our way through these delicious neighborhoods and uncover the off-the-beaten-path food spots of New Orleans.

Bon voyage,





Sidewalk Food Tours of New Orleans boasts a food tour repertoire that includes tours of the French Quarter and the Lower Garden Distric. Not only do our guides know where to take you for the tastiest flavors, but they also have a wealth of knowledge about each neighborhood to share as you stroll.

Our tours allow you to eat like a New Orleanian and gain local insights into the blocks you walk. While we want you to enjoy all of the tasty treats, we also want you to learn some things along the way. That’s why you experience the culture, learn the history, and see the landmarks that make the French Quarter and Lower Garden District such notable locales.

Our tastings are robust and unique; oftentimes, our guests say they’ve eaten enough to cover lunch by the time their tour has concluded. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, or if you need a great gift idea for your favorite NOLA foodie, check out a Sidewalk Food Tour of New Orleans!

Make your most delicious decision yet!


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On a six-hour historical tour of Lower Manhattan, Joshua’s stomach began to grumble as the guide pointed out some delicious food spots. It was then that he had an “aha moment.” He decided to include his favorite food places on a history and culture walking tour, so folks wouldn’t be hungry while discovering the city!

He wanted his tours to tell the story of the neighborhood through its food and the people who prepare it. The rest, as they say, is history. Sidewalk Food Tours, a culinary experience company, was born. He has since expanded into six delectable cities. His goal is to expand to every major U.S. city you travel to, so you can experience its food and culture on a Sidewalk Food Tour.

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We are honored to have Chieu Hirsch on our team. She plays an integral part in the company’s overall success. Her family bravely refuged to the U.S. from Vietnam in the 1980s. She brings years of business experience, previously working for Sprint, Principal Financial, Morgan Stanley, and Hartford. In addition to her business acumen, she is extremely passionate about feng shui, astrology, food, and culture. She loves meditation, traveling, and hiking to beautiful mountaintops. Spending quality time with her eight nieces and nephews is what brings her the most joy.

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Brian got his break as a writer at the age of 15, talking himself into a staff writer position at the Hartford Courant, America’s oldest newspaper. After serving as a protege to bestselling historians Stephen Ambrose and Douglas Brinkley at the Eisenhower Center in New Orleans, and working with them on books by or about Hunter S. Thompson, the NAACP, WWII, Jack Kerouac, and the Mississippi River, he broke out on his own as a reporter, and has written for many major media outlets.

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Gordon is a native New Orleanian.   He has been a Louisiana history and French chef.  He can correctly pronounce Burgundy, Calliope, Tchoupitoulas and Chartres and loves to talk about the secrets of local restaurant kitchens. He is too modest to admit he makes the best gumbo in town.