Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >
Sep 12, 2007 01:21 PM

Where can I buy ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE???

Hi, I am interested in making jambalaya, and I would love to buy the appropriate "andouille sausage" like they have in New Orleans. I live on the westside. Any suggestions???

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Huntington Meats at the Farmers Market - 3rd and Fairfax

    1. Marconda Meats in the 3rd and Fairfax Farmers Market has a good brand. Tasso, too. I imagine Surfas in Culver City would also have these things.

      1. Both butchers at the Farmer's Market. Also, the Whole Foods there on Fairfax has it from time to time.

        1. Not very authentic but Trader Joe's (and Vons I think) carries Cantella's Chicken Andouille Sausage. It's pretty good.

          3 Replies
          1. re: Oh Robin

            I make Jambalaya frequently, and I use the chicken andouille sausages from Trader Joe's and from Gelsons. They work well.

            1. re: brandygirl

              I disagree. They have neither the chunky texture of good andouille, nor the strong spicy/smokey flavor that leeches out and flavors the dish. They're acceptable if I'm serving people who don't eat pork, but that's the only time I'd use them.

              1. re: Bjartmarr

                BTW, if you're serving folks who are REALLY strict about the "no pork products" view, read your "chicken andouille" label really carefully; as Cam the Chowpup announced to me with dismay from TJ's (a couple of weeks ago, over the cell-phone) almost all TJ's smoked sausage is in "natural pork casing".