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#1 Rated Food Tours in Lafayette, LA

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Get acquainted with the Crawfish Capital of the World in Breaux Bridge, LA. This quaint small town, near Lafayette, serves up some of the most delicious Cajun food. With our authentic food tours, just 2 hours west of New Orleans, you’ll learn more about how Louisianans developed Cajun cuisine and how these one-of-a-kind delicacies shaped the story of our community.


About Cajun Food Tours

Cajun Food Tours are history tours and culinary tours rolled into one.  Experience the Acadiana region of  South Louisiana in a whole new way. Considered the best way to spend your time when visiting Lafayette, LA, our tours take you into the heart of Cajun Country, off the eaten path, so you can peel back the layers and discover the cuisine and culture of this distinguished area for yourself.  Stroll along on a walking tour or hop on our cozy custom 14-passenger bus on our Original Cajun Food Tour!

Venture Into the Heart of Cajun Country

Unlike a New Orleans food tour, the tours offered by Cajun Food Tours take you off the beaten path to the hidden gems in and near Lafayette, LA – the “Heart of Cajun Country.” We partner with more than 30 different local Cajun restaurants offering a wide selection of the authentic Cajun foods you’ve always wanted to sample, from crawfish to boudin to gumbo and beyond.

In nearby St. Martin Parish, don’t miss out on all of the culinary delights available in Breaux Bridge, the Crawfish Capital of the World. Our three-hour walking tour of this charming small town gives you an up-close and personal look at a centuries-old Cajun settlement, while dining on some of the best food in Louisiana.

Want more adventure? Try our Full-Day Cajun Experience. Enjoy a guided tour through historic Vermilionville Village, soak up the natural beauty of Lake Martin on a swamp boat tour, and dine on the finest gumbo, bread pudding and boudin before cutting a rug with a personal Cajun dance lesson.

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The #1 Lafayette Tour!

Tricked out party bus

We had a wonderful time and lot's of local, great tasting, and fresh food on this tour. Our tour guide was phenomenal and have an abundance of charm, knowledge, and expertise of the food scene in Acadiana. She picked us up from our hotel in her tricked out party tour bus and drove us to 5 different local food stops (restaurants and markets) to sample local food. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who visits the Lafayette, LA area.

– Daniel Patrick, Google Reviews
Loved Your Zeal

Marie, Wow!! What a great tour and hospitality!! This is my 2nd tour and love your zeal for this area and culture. Myself and 3 of my friends did a birthday celebration on your morning tour. We are from this area, and loved the places you brought us to. We all agreed we are interested in taking another tour very soon!!

– Rhonda Dupre, Trip Advisor Reviews
Exceeded Expectations!

Exceeded my expectations! Great experience! I highly recommend for guests from out of town!

– Mary Anne Smith, Google Reviews
Jay was Fantastic

A wonderful culinary experience! Got to sample a variety of Louisiana classic foods prepared only as a Cajun chef can prepare. Our tour guide, Jay, was fantastic. He shared the rich and colorful history of the people of the area as well as sharing the origins of the delicious foods for which this area is so well known.

– Anna Michelli, Google Reviews
Delightful Hostess

Enjoyed tasting different foods from local cuisines that are familiar to our area. The excursion was very well planned out and I enjoyed meeting new people as well as being entertained by Marie our tour guide. She did a fabulous job of giving the group a history of the area as well as being a delightful hostess. Would recommend the tour to everybody. Allons manage!

– Jimmy, TripAdvisor
Even the chef loved it!

Even the chef in our group loved it! Our guide was fantastic. Learned some incredible food history facts and the tasting was delicious

– Dawn S. - Google Reviews
I am booking every single tour they offer!

After this experience I am booking every single kind of tour they have to offer! I loved every second of it! They accommodated me last minute and were nothing but kind. I took the 3 hr tour and it was phenomenal. Our tour guide was sweet, kind, knowledgeable, and very funny. And the food? Out of this world delicious. They truly picked their spots carefully. The portions are smaller and I am a big guy, however, after all the walking and the many stops I ended up feeling very full and grateful I hadn’t eaten any more than that.

– Christian P., Google Reviews
Quality Time

The most fun our family has had in a long time. Wonderful food and a wonderful time!!

– Denise O., Google Reviews
It was wonderful!

My husband booked this tour for our anniversary. I've seen food tours on television and said how nice it would be, but never in a million years thought I would go on one. I must say it was wonderful. From the pickup to the drop-off and everything in between. Our driver was amazing, fun, and very knowledgeable about the history of the tour. I've told a few people about it and we will book again.

– LaKishalia H., Google Reviews
Blown Away by Hospitality

We loved this tour from start to finish. We recently moved to Louisiana and wanted to get a taste of the good stuff. We were blown away by Marie’s hospitality. Even despite COVID restrictions she made the whole tour a blast and we left with our bellies full. With so many different restaurants on the tour and no two tours the same, we will indeed be back!

– Betsy R, Google Reviews
You've got to take this tour!

Y’all - if you’re ever in the area, you’ve got to take this tour!!! We went to five places and got to sample the BEST food. And I say ‘sample’ lightly- very generous portions at each place . Such a great way to taste so many different Cajun foods. And there is an ice chest on the bus , so you can make purchases along the way ! Jay was our guide- so knowledgeable on food history . Go do this! You’ll be sooo glad you did!!

– Becky E., Google Reviews
Left Feeling Happy & Full

Had a great time with Marie! We loved meeting the restaurant owner at our first stop and hearing how it's thrived through generations. Loved the variety of stops and all the food was delicious. Marie would offer information about the history of the food and culture at each place and was happy to answer all of our questions. She is not only knowledgeable but passionate and we loved hearing her story as well. We left feeling happy and full! We would recommend this tour to anyone visiting both near and far!

– Stacee H., Google Review
Fun & Easy to Relax

The Cajun Food Tour was wonderful. Marie knows the local history & has connections with some of the best restaurants with the most delicious food in the area. It was wonderful to just hop on the bus & let her take control of the afternoon. She made it fun & easy to relax with local friends as well as meeting new friends from out of the area. I highly recommend it.

– Tammy H., Google Reviews
Absolutely fantastic afternoon!!

If you are in Lafayette, you need to do this tour!! We were lucky today in that we had both Marie and Whitney as our guides. We shared the tour with visitors from Missouri, Minnesota and locals from Broussard. Our food included crawfish, gumbo, boudin, cracklin, smoked sausage, alligator, pizza, some local wonder and deep fried Oreos. Great way to spend three hours, meet great people and taste great local cuisine!!

– 551francinel, TripAdvisor
Loved every minute of it!

My husband and I had a fantastic time on our tour this week! We had a chance to shop at a couple of the establishments, there was nice variety in the places we stopped and the food we tried, and Marie was outstanding! Very knowledgeable about the area, the history of Acadiana and cajun culture, and food. Cajun Food Tours is definitely a MUST if you visit Lafayette! Thankfully we live close enough to do all of the tours :)

– kcronin2, TripAdvisor
Great experience

Wonderful way to try a variety of food and different restaurants. Jay was our guide...he was very knowledgeable of not only food and food prep, but the history of the area. Also stopped at a local meat market which gave us an opportunity to shop. Wrapping up our two week stay in Lafayette, wish we’d done this last week...we would have made different food choices. Put this tour at the top of your things to do while in Lafayette list.

– A3924IWsharonr, TripAdvisor
You Cannot miss this tour

Delicious food tour + Excellent historical back stories = You cannot miss this tour We observed repeat local clients doing this tour Thank you Ms. Marie.

– Sylvia W., Google Reviews
A Great Taste of Louisiana

Nancy & I did the afternoon Cajun Food Tour on Monday, April 8. Marie & Whitney made the tour a wonderful experience. Marie’s Cajun roots, her extensive historical knowledge of the Acadian area of Louisiana, and her thoughtful scheduling of authentic Cajun “must try” foods made this tour unforgettable. This tour should be #1 on your agenda when you plan a trip to Louisiana.

– cleanplateboy, TripAdvisor
Let's Go Eat!

A terrific time was had by all of my group of Vermilion Parish Retired Teachers. Marie is so knowledgeable about all of the restaurants we visited as well as their specialties. The first thing she does when you board the van is present you with two gifts as she tells you the rules for the tour. Then it's time for "Allons Manger" which is Cajun French for "let's go eat!". I am not able to tell you all of the great places we went to as its part of the "surprise " aspect of the tour. I will tell you however that you would be wise not to eat breakfast before you start the Original Cajun Taste Tour! Marie offers at least three other food tours and they all promise to be as enjoyable as the one I am reviewing!!

– Joseph G. V., Google Reviews
A Must Do

What a great experience!! We had been on this tour a few years ago and planned our recent trip to get to Lafayette again for their tour. Marie is wonderful, and so helpful. We called and asked for recommendations for the night prior to our tour. The place she recommended was great! Marie is so knowledgeable about the food, culture and activities around the area. A must do if you are in the area!

– Sheri T., Google Reviews

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Experience the Flavor of Louisiana

Looking for an authentic Cajun Experience? The flavor of Acadiana includes not only our famous Cajun food but also unique Cajun and Creole culture!

We are a tour company operating in the Lafayette, Louisiana area (AKA “Acadiana.”)  We currently have four tours to choose from. All involve local food. The original Cajun Food Tour rolls on our very popular cozy 14-passenger bus and stops at five locally owned eateries so you can try a variety of authentic Cajun foods!

We’re ranked #1 among the best things to do in Lafayette, LA on TripAdvisor!

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Experience Multiple Cultures

Our tours aren’t limited to the culinary delights of Acadiana. Our Around the World in Acadiana tour provides you with a first-class ticket to the delicacies of Asian, European and Latin cultures. Travel around the world without leaving Lafayette Parish! Book your tour today and experience cuisine, culture and unforgettable memories.

  • We employ local guides who have spent their entire lives passionate about south Louisiana.
  • On TripAdvisor, we’re the number one best thing to do when visiting Lafayette, LA!
  • Our 14-passenger bus has everything you need, comfy seating, cup holders, toothpicks, hand sanitizer, Shout wipes, even a cooler where you can store any food purchases you make along the way. Yep, we thought of everything!
  • We specialize in not only Cajun cuisine, but culture and history, and most of all, famous Cajun hospitality, offering visitors unique perspectives and experiences.

Allons Manger!

When you visit Acadiana, join Cajun Food Tours for a once-in-a-lifetime historical and culinary voyage.
Get in touch now to learn more about our different tours and to reserve your seat!