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French Market in New Orleans

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This article provides an overview and self-guided tour of the French Market, the oldest market in the United States and features a long row of shops, restaurants and flea market vendors that runs along the edge of the French Quarter. We’ll address its essential history, suggest places to visit today, and list the historic sites […]

Where to eat the best Gumbo in New Orleans

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This post is about the different types of gumbo and where to find some of the best gumbo in New Orleans.  We provide a map with places both within the French Quarter and outside as well as descriptions of and links to each recommended establishment. Other posts you might interested in: Best Beignets in New […]

16 Things to do in New Orleans at Night

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New Orleans knows how to “pass a good time”, and the city’s nightlife is true to its reputation as one of America’s premiere cites for fun and leisure. There are many ways to enjoy the temperate Gulf Coast nights, and whether your preference is music, dining, theatrical entertainment or communing with the spirits of old, […]

The Best Beignets in New Orleans

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No visit to New Orleans would be complete without indulging in the time honored tasty tradition of beignets and cafe au lait. Beignets, the French word for “bump”, are deep-fried pastries, normally served piping hot with powdered sugar on top, and are as associated with this region as Mardi Gras is.  Most visitors to New […]

Crawfish, Crayfish, Crawdad – It’s the season in New Orleans

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Yes, you heard us! It is crayfish time in New Orleans and around. Early March through mid-June is peak season, though you can get crawfish from mid-November through mid-August. And don’t get confused by the different terms:  Crawfish, Crayfish, Crawdad. The terms “crawdad” and “crawfish” come from the French word, “escrevisse,” which relates to the […]

The Difference Between Cajun And Creole

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When we at Free Tours by Foot New Orleans ask tour guests why they chose to visit the Big Easy, we almost always hear back, “the food!”. Then the conversation begins as to what is the difference between Creole and Cajun Cuisine. Let us attempt to define the similarities and differences between the two styles […]