West of New Orleans from Baton Rouge to St. Charles and from the swamps of Avery Island to the prairies of Evangeline Parish, hundreds of places sell boudin sausage. Unlike a Texas hot link, boudin tends not to be a firm sort of sausage. Once its natural casing is cut, the seasoned pork-and-rice mix spills or tumbles out. It is served on plates in some restaurants, but most customers buy it by the link from groceries and quick-stop stores where it is made and either take it home or eat it off the dashboard of their truck.
Bourque's is a Cajun supermarket known for jalapeno sausage cheese bread: a round loaf chockablock with savory bits of sausage and hot pepper and melted cheese.
Earl's is a Cajun-country grocery store in Lafayette, Louisiana, that makes four-star boudin and serves to-go plate lunch.
T-Boy's is a Cajun country slaughterhouse / butcher / grocery story in Louisiana that makes superior boudin sausage as well as smoked pork of all kinds.
Jerry Lee's Kwik Stop is a Cajun-country convenience store in Baton Rouge that makes great boudin sausage. It's all take-out; many customers eat in their cars.
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For a full, true, and joyous taste of Acadian Louisiana, Cafe des Amis is peerless, from beignets to crawfish, with live Zydeco music for dancing on Saturday.
A roadside stand next to a convenience store, Andre's offers exemplary Cajun boudin, crawfish, turkey wings & cracklins. No place to sit: take-out only.
Turkey Wing, Cracklins,