andouille and tasso in austin
does anyone have recommendations about where to get good andouille or tasso or other cajun goods in austin? i know you can get some of this at central market, but i'm hoping there's a place like burt's meat market in houston somewhere in town...
Go to Quality Seafood for decent Andouille that is not frozen.If you'll accept frozen there is a Specs on the NE corner of Airport and 290 that also has it.Longhorn Meats on MLK has Al T's Boudin which is roughly comparable to DJ's in quality.Tasso comes and goes at Fiesta Supermarket but I have purchased it there in the past.
Central Market (the central location) does have good smoked Andouille, but you have to know where to find it. Don't go to the meat section where they have their bacon, sausage, pre-packaged chicken, etc - all they have there is Cajun Holler, which I agree is poor. Instead, go to the area of the store just pass the sliced meat deli, where they have the olive bar and assorted dips/pestos/etc. Just past there is a small section which has "gourmet" (for lack of a better word) pre-packeged meats (sausages, weiners, stuff like that). They have andouille sausage there which is quite good - I don't remember the brand, but it's someone's name and is made in south Louisiana. It's expensive, though, I think roughly $10 for a pound.