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Dec 24, 2006 03:56 PM

Traditional Meat Markets in the NO area

I want to pick up some gator sausage, boudin, andouille, etc. while in NO next week.

Short of driving two hours west to Pouche's, are there any places like that in the NO area?

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  1. i have no idea if they'll have it - but give whole foods a call. they might. and if they don't, they may be able to point you in the right direction.

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    1. re: dtud

      You might have better luck at Breaux Mart or Dorignac's than at a big national chain store like Whole Foods. They both carry a lot of local products that you don't find at WF.

      1. re: dtud

        WF's meat counter resembles a cajun butcher shop as much as the Road Home program represents efficient good government. For a variation on the theme, drive to LaPlace and visit Jacob's, Bailey's, or Wayne's...these places specialize in andouille, but offer other typical butcher shop stuff like smoked chickens, fresh sausage, various stuffed meats, and the fun extras: Hubig's pies, ginger planks from Jeanerette, hot tamales from St. Amant & other places, seasoning/spice blends, and some prepared, heat & eat foods as well.

        1. re: Hungry Celeste

          Sorry to be imprecise: LaPlace is 30 minutes west of NOLA, take I-10 or Airline Highway west.

          1. re: Hungry Celeste

            if you read my post, i said that WF might know of somewhere to go.

        2. Creole Country in Mid-City (500 block of David St., kinda hidden) and Butcher Block Gourmet in Gretna are the closest you'll get in the metro area to a Cajun butcher shop. They both make boudin and a lot of those other sausages.

          1. I'll defer to Celeste on the authenticity of the products, but these people have a booth at the Crescent City Farmer's Market downtown on Saturday mornings.


            1. Bourgeois Meat Market in Thibodaux is fabulous for Boudin and Hoghead cheese. Thibodaux is about an hour from New Orleans.

              (504) 447-7128

              543 W Main St
              Thibodaux, LA 70301
     for a review.

              1. Thank's for the recommendations. We stopped at Jacob's on the way to Thibodeaux and filled the cooler to capacity. They don't have gator sausage, but we found everything else we were looking for.

                We've got gators falling out the trees around here (east central Florida) but I can't seem to find the meat any where.