Two weeks ago, Eater asked you, dearest readers, for your favorite places to stop in Cajun Country for a quick fix of roadside boudin and all those fine other delicacies of Acadiana: cracklins, smoked sausage, andouille, tasso, and more. After numerous tips and suggestions, Eater set off west on to investigate.
Any of these places can be incorporated into an amazing day trip just over two-hours away via 1-10 or Hwy 190 imagine eating boudin all morning, touring a brewery in the afternoon, and ending your evening with some zydeco honky tonkin' and the sunset on the bayou. It can easily happen, folks. It should, before the summer is over. Think of this guide as a starting point for Cajun Country road-tripping. For seasoned vets, the go-to resource is Boudin Link, which has reviews of pretty much every boudin spot to ever exist in Louisiana and beyond, and is regarded at THE authority on such matters.
Here now, Eater brings you a guide to finding the best Cajun Country meats and roadside boudin, with reader recommendations including Lost Bayou Rambler Louis Michot's favorites.
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More Reader Favorites:
1.) Cormier's Country Store: "A different tasting link, very good." In Cankton.
2.) Gillis Meat Market: "THE BEST BOUDIN, CRACKLINS, sausage, steaks & taso They are THE FULL SERVICE cajun stop. A must." In Moss Bluff.
3.) Vautrot's Chevron Station, in Church Point.
4.) Rod's Thrifty Mart:: "best smoked sausage." In Church Point.
5.)Spot's Corner: "Was surprisingly good for a convenience store out in the middle of nowhere. That was quite a while ago so I can't vouch that it's currently the best boudin, but we were very pleased at the time we drove through there." In Elton on Highway 190.
6.)Bergeron's: Get the smoked boudin. Port Allen, Bossier City, and more locations.
7.) Charlie-T's, in Breaux Bridge.
8.)T-Jim's Market and Grocery: "The Best." In Cottonport.
9.) Jerry Lee's Kwik Stop: "Jerry Lee doesn't use liver in his boudin which helps the smoky pork and onion flavors move up front. It's incredible stuff and at certain times of the year, he'll literally sell thousands of pounds a week. It doesn't stop there, his head cheese, smoked and Green Onion Sausage and pork skins are out of this world. I would drive several hours for this boudin.... it's that good." In Greenwell Springs.
10.) Market Basket: "Their smoked boudin shouldn't be missed." In Lake Charles.
11.) Legnon's Boucherie: "Best boudin in da world." In New Iberia .
12.) Nunu's Fresh Market, in Youngsville.
13.) Day's Smokehouse: "The best Boudin and Cracklins I have ever eaten." In Denham Springs.
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