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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
Mon-Fri 6am-6pm
Sat 7am-5pm
Sun 7am-2pm

Alexander’s Specialty Meats
111 Hollywood Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 504-3034
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm
Sat 7am-3pm
Sun 7am-2pm

The Best Stop Supermarket
615 LA-93,
Scott, LA 70583
(337) 223-6885
Mon-Sat 6am-8pm
Sun 6am-6pm
(ships)

Billeaud’s Meat & Grocery
111 E Main St.
Broussard, LA 70518
(337) 837-6825
Mon-Sat 6:30am-7:30pm
Sun 8am-3:30pm
(ships)

Billy’s Boudin
523 Apollo Rd.
Scott, LA 70583
(337) 232-1114
Mon-Fri 6:30am-7pm
Sat-Sun 7am-7pm
(additional locations in Krotz Springs and Opelousas, ships)

Chadley’s Fine Meats & Deli
3227 West Pinhook Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 889-3886
Mon-Fri 8am-3pm
(ships)

Chop’s Specialty Meats
1019 Albertson Parkway
Broussard, LA 70518
(337) 837-6446
Mon-Fri 7am-7pm
Sat 8am-6pm
Sun 9am-3pm
(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 
Mon-Sat 6am-7pm
Sun 7am-7pm
104 Hwy 726, Carencro, LA 70520
(337) 896-6370 
Mon-Tours 6am-7pm    
Fri-Sat 6am-8pm        
Sun 7am-8pm
(ships)

Earl’s Cajun Market
510 Verot School Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 237-5501
Mon-Sat 7am-7pm
Sun 8am-7pm

Guidroz Food Center
1301 E Simcoe St.
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 235-5757
Mon-Fri 6:30am-6:30pm
Sat 6:30am-5pm
Sun closed

Hebert’s Specialty Meats
6422 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Ste B 
Broussard, LA 70518
(337) 706-7676
Mon-Sat 7am-6pm
Sun closed

Heleaux's Grocery
3002 Verot School Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 856-7872
Mon-Sat 7am-7pm
Sun 8am-6pm

Joey’s
503 Bertrand Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 237-3661
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
Sat 9am-6pm
Sun closed
(ships)

Johnson's Boucanière
1111 St John St.
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 269-8878
Tue-Fri 7am-3pm
Sat 7am-5:30pm
(ships)

Kirk’s U-Needa-Butcher
713 Surrey St.
Lafayette LA 70501
(337) 234-1787
Mon-Sat 7am-5:30pm
Sun closed

Lagneaux’s Country Store
445 Ridge Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 984-1415
Mon-Fri 7:30am-5:30pm
Sat 7:30am-noon
Sun closed

Little Veron’s
403 Rena Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 981-0098
Mon-Sat 8am-7pm
Sun closed

M & S Grocery
2720 Louisiana Ave.
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 235-3941
Mon-Sat 7am-6pm
Sun closed

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
Mon-Fri 5:30am-8pm
Sat 6am-8pm
Sun 6am-7pm

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
Mon-Sat 6:30am-8pm
Sun 7am-2pm
(various locations)

Pat’s Grocery and Meats
732 Young St. 
Youngsville, LA 70592
(337) 856-6470
Mon-Sat 6:30am-8pm
Sun 6:30am-7pm

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

Rouses Supermarkets
various locations throughout Lafayette Parish and Louisiana

Took’s Fine Meats & More
3103 Johnston St.
Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 988-6657
Mon-Sat 8am-6pm
Sun 8am-2pm

The Boudin King
906 W Division St.
Jennings, LA 70546
(337) 824-6593
Mon-Thurs 9am-8pm
Fri-Sat 9am-8:30pm
Sun closed

Bourque’s Superstore
581 Saizan Ave.
Port Barre, LA 70577
(337) 585-6261
Mon-Sun 7am-8:30pm
(ships)

Charlie T's Specialty Meats
530 Berard St.
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
(337) 332-2426 
Mon-Fri 6am-6pm
Sat 6am-5pm
Sun 7am-2pm
(ships)

Hebert's Boudin & Cracklins
4932 Interstate 49 Frontage Road
Opelousas, LA 70570
(337) 942-8828
Mon-Sat 5:30am-7pm
Sun 7am-7pm
(4 additional locations, ships)

Hebert’s Specialty Meats
8212 US-167
Maurice, LA 70555
(337) 893-5062
Mon-Sat 7am-6:30pm
Sun 7am-12pm
(ships)

Janise's Supermarket
Oak Tree Park Dr.
Sunset, LA 70584
(337) 662-5512
Mon-Sun 7am-8pm
(ships)

Legnon’s Boucherie
410 Jefferson Terrace
New Iberia, LA 70560
(337) 367-3831
Tues-Fri 6:30am-3pm
Sat 6:30am-1pm
Sun-Mon closed

Mowata Store
30283 Crowley Eunice Hwy. 
Eunice, LA 70535
(337) 457-1140
Mon-Fri 6am-6pm
Sat 6am-5pm
Sun closed

Poche’s Market & Restaurant
3015 Main Hwy. # A
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
(337) 332-2108
Mon-Sat 6am-8pm
Sun 6am-7pm
(ships)

Rabideaux’s Sausage Kitchen
105 US-165
Iowa, LA 70647
(337) 582-7180
Mon-Sat 5:30am-8pm (7pm Mon-Thurs in the Fall/Winter)
Sun 7am-8pm (7pm in the Fall/Winter)
(ships)

The Superette
1230 West Laurel
Eunice, LA 70535
(337) 546-6042
Mon-Fri 6am-6pm
Sat 6am-2pm
Sun 8am-2pm

T-Boy’s Slaughter House
2228 Pine Point Rd.
Ville Platte, Louisiana 70586
(337) 468-3333
Mon-Fri 7am-5:15pm
Sat 7am-12:45pm
(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
Mon-Thurs 10:30am-10:30pm
Fri-Sat 10:30am-11:30pm
Sun 10:30am-9:30pm
(boudin pizza, boudin burger)

The French Press
214 E Vermilion St.
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 233-9449
Mon-Fri 7am-2pm
Sat-Sun 9am-2pm
(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)

Twin’s Burger and Sweets
2801 Johnston St.
Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 268-9488
Mon-Sat 9am-9pm
Sun closed
(Boudin King Cake; ships)

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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