Following the Boudin Trail: 4 Great Places to Try in Cajun Country

One meat reigns supreme in Cajun Country, and that is boudin. Boudin is a mixture of pork, rice and spices and the squishy sausage can be found everywhere from restaurants to gas stations through out the Acadiana region. Next time you want to try this Louisiana delicacy, head to these places first.

Mernard's Cajun Grocery

A treasure in Duson, step back in time when you walk into this convenience store. The classic country corner store uses an old family recipe dating back 30 years. They boast huge sausage links that are packed with flavor.

Photo Courtesy: Don's Specialty Meats

Don's Specialty Meats

Set in two locations, Scott and Carencro, this meat market sells over 700,000 pounds of boudin a year. If that doesn’t tell you it’s a fan favorite, feel free to try their other boudin delicacies like boudin burritos, boudin tater tots and much much more.

Johnson's Boucaniere

Boucaniere means “smoke house” in Cajun French. In Lafayette, Johnson’s Boucaniere serves smoked meats and Boudin to hungry fans in the center of the city. Be sure to try some of their mouth watering barbecue while you’re there as well.

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The Best Stop Supermarket

Don’t be fooled by its size, the small family-owned country store sells a huge amount of Cajun specialties in Scott. They were even voted number one in boudin and cracklin by the Times of Acadiana Readers Poll for more than 16 years running. Amongst delicious boudin, they also offer special seasonings, seafood pies and so much more.