Alexander’s Specialty Meats
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Cajun Boudin Trail

The Cajun Boudin Trail puts you in the driver’s seat when it comes to discovering Louisiana’s best boudin and other regional specialty items, be it a pork chop sandwich, beef jerky, cheesy boudin balls, specialty sausages, cracklin, smoked meats, plate lunches, stuffed chickens or chili dogs.

The area in and around Lafayette, LA is the indisputable center of all things boudin. Lafayette, LA even holds the annual Boudin Cookoff in October, where the top boudiniers come together to show off their skills.

As you venture through the area seeking to sample the many varieties and unique recipes, the award-winning boudin masters of Cajun Country are happy to present you with the fruits of their culinary prowess.

Of course, folks in Cajun Country don’t just hang their hats on boudin, and you should eagerly sample some of the other traditional and creative regional foods they’re baking, smoking, frying, or pouring. After all, when you head a little off the beaten path in search of authentic food, there’s no reason to stop for just one item.

Boudin in Lafayette

Acadian Superette
600 Lamar St.
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 534-4406

Alexander’s Specialty Meats
111 Hollywood Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 504-3034

The Best Stop Supermarket
615 LA-93,
Scott, LA 70583
(337) 223-6885
(ships)

Billeaud’s Meat & Grocery
111 E Main St.
Broussard, LA 70518
(337) 837-6825
(ships)

Billy’s Boudin
523 Apollo Rd.
Scott, LA 70583
(337) 232-1114
(additional locations in Krotz Springs and Opelousas, ships)

Chadley’s Fine Meats & Deli
3227 West Pinhook Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 889-3886
(ships)

Chop’s Specialty Meats
1019 Albertson Parkway
Broussard, LA 70518
(337) 837-6446
(ships)

Coco’s Quick Stop
230 E Gloria Switch Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70507
(337) 234-6375

Comeaux's
(888) 264-5460
(ships)

Don's Specialty Meats
730 I-10 S Frontage Rd., Scott, LA 70583
(337) 234-2528
104 Hwy 726, Carencro, LA 70520
(337) 896-6370
(ships)

Earl’s Cajun Market
510 Verot School Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 237-5501

Guidroz Food Center
1301 E Simcoe St.
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 235-5757

Hebert’s Specialty Meats
6422 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Ste B 
Broussard, LA 70518
(337) 706-7676

Heleaux's Grocery
3002 Verot School Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 856-7872

Joey’s
503 Bertrand Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 237-3661
(ships)

Johnson's Boucanière
1111 St John St.
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 269-8878
(ships)

Kirk’s U-Needa-Butcher
713 Surrey St.
Lafayette LA 70501
(337) 234-1787
Sun closed

Lagneaux’s Country Store
445 Ridge Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 984-1415

Little Veron’s
403 Rena Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 981-0098

M & S Grocery
2720 Louisiana Ave.
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 235-3941

Martin Kirk Slaughter House
403 Beau Bassin Rd.
Carencro, LA 70520
(337) 896-8223
(order by phone)

Menard's Cajun Grocery
7499 Cameron St.
Duson, Louisiana 70529
(337) 873-3467

Norbert’s Restaurant
521 Ave. C
Broussard, LA 70518
(337) 837-6704
lunch hours

NuNu’s Fresh Market
113 Espasie Dr.
Milton, LA 70558
(337) 856-5650
(various locations)

Pat’s Grocery and Meats
732 Young St. 
Youngsville, LA 70592
(337) 856-6470

Romero’s Grocery
1335 LA-93
Scott, LA 70583
(337) 896-6802

Rouses Supermarkets
various locations throughout Lafayette Parish and Louisiana

South End Country Mart
7212 Johnston St.
Lafayette, LA 70503

(337) 984-3689

Took’s Fine Meats & More
3103 Johnston St.
Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 988-6657

The Boudin King
906 W Division St.
Jennings, LA 70546
(337) 824-6593

Bourque’s Superstore
581 Saizan Ave.
Port Barre, LA 70577
(337) 585-6261
(ships)

Charlie T's Specialty Meats
530 Berard St.
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
(337) 332-2426
(ships)

Hebert's Boudin & Cracklins
4932 Interstate 49 Frontage Road
Opelousas, LA 70570
(337) 942-8828
(4 additional locations, ships)

Hebert’s Specialty Meats
8212 US-167
Maurice, LA 70555
(337) 893-5062
(ships)

Janise's Supermarket
Oak Tree Park Dr.
Sunset, LA 70584
(337) 662-5512
(ships)

Legnon’s Boucherie
410 Jefferson Terrace
New Iberia, LA 70560
(337) 367-3831

Mowata Store
30283 Crowley Eunice Hwy. 
Eunice, LA 70535
(337) 457-1140

Poche’s Market & Restaurant
3015 Main Hwy. # A
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
(337) 332-2108
(ships)

Rabideaux’s Sausage Kitchen
105 US-165
Iowa, LA 70647
(337) 582-7180
(ships)

The Superette
1230 West Laurel
Eunice, LA 70535
(337) 546-6042

T-Boy’s Slaughter House
2228 Pine Point Rd.
Ville Platte, Louisiana 70586
(337) 468-3333
(ships)

Boudin Things

Cajun Market Donut Company
various locations around Lafayette Parish and beyond
(boudin kolaches)

Dean O’s Pizza
305 Bertrand Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 233-5446
(boudin pizza, boudin burger)

The French Press
214 E Vermilion St.
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 233-9449
(Acadian Breakfast Sandwich, Cajun Benedict, Sweet Baby Breesus, Boudin Ball Poboy, Cajun Surf & Turf)

Meche’s Donut King
various locations around Lafayette Parish and beyond
(boudin kolaches)

What is boudin?

Great question! Boudin is one of the most unique, tasty and distinctly uncorrupted regional specialties in America. Basically, boudin is a combination of cooked rice, pork, onions, green peppers and seasonings. The mixture is pulverized (to some degree) in a meat grinder before being stuffed into a sausage casing. It is then steamed—or otherwise heated—for on-the-spot snacking. Ahh, but these are truly just the basics. Folks around here are passionate about their boudin and each recipe is a variation on the foundational ingredients. The devotion to boudin results in innumerable other uses, recipe tweaks or preparations for the meat and rice mixture. Boudin balls, smoked boudin or seafood are just a few of the variations you’re likely to find.

Boudin Tips

Boudin: You say “Boodin” or “Bowdin,” We say “Boodan” – We know the pronunciation is a bit awkward.

Ask for a “Link” – If you’re having trouble with the pronunciation, just ask for a “Link.” Most locals use that colloquial term.

Homemade Is Best – There are some decent commercial brands of boudin available at chain grocery stores, but the best is always homemade. Our meat shops, butcher blocks, lunch places, and independent grocers are the places where you can find the good stuff. When in doubt, ask if they make it themselves.

Take it Home – Don’t hesitate to bring some boudin back home with you. Whether you’re making a short drive or a long flight, frozen boudin travels well and will be ready to be re-heated. Many of the places in this guide sell frozen packs of boudin along with little coolers to help you get their boudin home.

Steam it, Simmer it, Grill it, Oven it – If you’ve got some cold boudin you can steam it, simmer it, grill it, or throw it in the oven or the microwave. Just remember you only need to heat it through; it is already cooked.

Resources

www.cajunboudintrail.com is the companion website to this guide. It offers more in-depth suggestions on sampling the specialties found on and beyond the boudin trail. You’ll find more photos of the places and foods, recipes from the highlighted businesses, detailed mapping of the locations in the guide, and more.

www.boudinlink.com – This brochure was created by the folks behind this website, which provides a comprehensive guide to boudin of Louisiana and beyond. You can find reviews, suggestions and a map to each of the listed locations and more. There are over 130 individual reviews.

www.boudincookoff.com – Each October the top boudin makers from across the region show up in Lafayette, LA at a Boudin Cook-off. This event provides a unique and fun opportunity to sample boudin from up to 25 different places. You can find information about past and future boudin cookoffs at the web page and make plans to attend.

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