Where to buy fresh crawfish?
Will be in NOLA for one day for a business trip next week. Where is a good place to buy fresh crawfish? Need a place that will package it up to check as luggage. Last month I was in Baton Rouge and Tony's Seafood did a fine job with this request, and that night, all my Denver neighbors enjoyed 50 lbs of yummy mud-bugs! I will have a car and don't mind driving around a bit (just not all the way to Baton Rouge!).
I live in between BR and NO but closer to BR (Gonzales) and always buy local so can't help you there. I do know Tony's Seafood quite well (I have ate lunch there for years and we get our crawfish for boils at work there) and they are probably the only place in the BR metro that would hook you up like they did.
I just wanted to add that I am still getting nice sized crawfish as of yesterday so if you do find a place in NO that can help you, you might still get some good ones. This has been a great year for big crawfish in our corner of the swamp.
Have to add. If you didn't try them when you was at Tony's, try their Boudin Ball the next time you go there if you are in BR again. A taste sensation.