• French Market

French Market Tours

Don't miss out on New Orleans' famous cuisine

French Market

Come enjoy some authentic Cajun cuisine from over 200 different vendors in this open-air market. Taste everything from New Orleans-style crawfish etouffee, fried alligator, and fresh fruit smoothies. In addition to the many food stalls, visitors can enjoy a variety of local handmade crafts, artwork, and more. 

Spanning over 5 blocks in the French Quarter, this market was originally a Native American trading post before being colonized by France and Spain. When the United States purchased New Orleans as part of the Louisiana Purchase, the market was then turned into a Meat Market, the only location in the city that could legally sell meat. 

We encourage all visitors to New Orleans to spend some time weaving through the many stalls to shop and sample some authentic local cuisine.