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“Enjoy Lafayette food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cajun Food Tours

Cajun Food Tours
Ranked #1 of 3 Food & Drink in Lafayette
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Owner description: The best way to experience the flavor of Louisiana! Laissez les bon temps rouler on our cozy customized tour bus. Visitors will learn the history, love the culture and, best of all, stop to taste several of the infamous Cajun delights that make our city so unique. Enjoy samplings of some of the best Cajun food while our guides bring Acadiana’s culture to life. Our daily tours make a minimum of 6 different tasting stops!Lafayette was recently voted the Tastiest Town in the South by Southern Living Magazine, and Cajun Food Tours wants you to find out why!We pick up from many area hotels. Enjoy fun, friendly Cajun hospitality in a cozy setting.
Chicago, Illinois
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“Enjoy Lafayette food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

While driving down to Cajun country I googled things to do in the area. Cajun Food Tours popped up. The tour changed our tentative plans for the area in a most positive way. Our guide Marie kept it lively, interesting and adds a flair to the tour which someone without her background may not be able to do. The small plates we sampled on our July 5 morning tour were all tasty and delicious. From ice cream to boudin to sausage to flakey, fried fish we enjoyed every bite. This tour was the perfect way to spend our morning. Marie, from the area, provides some extras as well; interesting tidbits about the area. The other 12 members of our group were either related or close friends. They all made us feel part of the family! It was a wonderful morning.

Visited July 2014
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Simpson, Louisiana
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“Rain or Shine - It's a great tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

We drove 2 hours in the driving rain on 7/18 for this tour. I wasn't sure of what to expect. My wife had given me this as a Father's Day present on the recommendation of friends. Now, we want to go again and take others!
Marie was so welcoming and totally prepared with everything needed. She had water for everyone and koozies with our names on them. Umbrellas were ready because of the rain.
Being a former history teacher, she had many stories to tell as we were riding her beautifully decorated bus.
Our tour consisted of 6 of the 20-something restaurants with whom she has partnered. Marie had the trip all planned out and each location was ready when we got there. Here were our locations.
1. Pouparts Bakery - Best King Cake I ever had. Plus so much more in the bakery. We went back here after our tour
2. T-Coon's - Catfish and Crawfish Court Bouillon. Very tasty.
3. NuNu's Fresh Market - Not a restaurant, but a grocery store w/Deli. Sampled Boudin, Chicken Patty, Cracklins, and Smoked Sausage(wonderful sausage coated in Steen's Cane Syrup and smoked over applewood) - We bought more of the sausage before we left.
(Marie keeps a cooler on the bus for just such an occasion)
4. Hooked Up - Catfish. Cooked very well and breading was seasoned perfectly. They have all you can eat catfish on Friday nights.
5. La Cuisine de Maman at Vermilionville - Cannot have a Cajun Food Tour w/o Gumbo. Got it here. Roux not too dark, not to light. Full of flavor.
6. 1895 - Bread Pudding - their twist on the pudding was to add a touch of chocolate. Nice touch.

Remember - you don't get a large, meal sized, portion at any of these places, but the entire tour added up to a full meal.

Again, I have to say that Marie has done her research and planned out this tour perfectly. We will definitely return!

Visited July 2014
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“Great birthday gathering with family and friends.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

What a great idea to bring people together and learn history, be entertained and sample great food.There was information I didn't know about Lafayette,La. Very informative and entertaining while touring historic buildings.

Visited July 2014
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Lafayette, Louisiana
1 review
“Cajun Food Tour Rocks!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

My group's experience was awesome! Two were from out of state and the rest were locals. All of us truly enjoyed Marie and her wonderful bus. We were warmly welcomed everywhere we visited. I can't wait to do it again with another group of friends.....soon!

Visited July 2014
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Jennings, United States
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“Allons Manger!!! Magnifique!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Wow! What an awesome trip!!! Thanks, Marie! I have received comments from many of the members of my Red Hat group, and all were the same--Great Trip!! If you want to get a true sampling of Cajun cuisine, take this tour. Marie has done an excellent job of "scoping" out the restaurants in the Lafayette area, and has created a list of places with true representation of our food. The trip was so well organized; her narration of different historical facts of the Lafayette area was excellent. She is definitely a "people person." Several of my friends are organizing another Cajun Food Tours trip with our husbands. Can't wait to do it again! Merci encore, Marie!!

Visited July 2014
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