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Jun 7, 2010 03:27 PM

need boudin recommendations

I will be in New Orleans for a long weekend in a couple of weeks and want to try as much boudin as possible (while also eating other things and going to a wedding). We will have a car so can drive outside the city if need be. I'm interested in eating boudin, not necessarily in restaurants, but from places where they make it and are known for it. Thank you!

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  1. Southwest Louisiana is the boudin area not new orleans drive I 10 to around Lafayette a couple of hours and your there. dons mear market off ten in scott louisiana has some good boudin.

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    1. re: joedontexan

      I had posted something similar yesterday but my internet connexion went Ka-flooey so it evaporated. I never get the stuff in new Orleans becuase I get the real thing on road trips. the stuff I have had at parties, bought in town, has been OK but nothing I'd go out of my way for. Hungry Celeste no doubt had the names of some places down Terrebonne way but I'm damned if I can recall a name--just a gas station that I recognize. Still, if the OP wants to got to Acadiana--and that will require a day trip---we can give lorts opf good spots. the boudin trail link is a good reference but, in my experience, ya gotta be careful becuase some folks just don't stay consistent.

    2. As joedon points out, there's not much boudin here. Cochon butcher sells it, I believe. Boucherie sells boudin balls. Honestly, that's about all I know of in town. You're coming to the wrong part of the country for boudin. It's cajun, and there ain't much - if anything - cajun about new orleans. You can take a road trip to lafayette and eat all the boudin you can stand though.

      930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

      8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

      1. Where is Hungry Celeste? She would know. Jacob's in Laplace about 30 miles W of NOLA has boudin. You could drive over. Or you can order online.


          This site has probably everything you need to know, plus a convenient google map.

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            1. re: Mytah

              thanks for the boudin link I will have to try many of these now. one of the good ones in mamou not too far from freds lounge a hell of a place to pass a good time.

          1. I have not found good boudin in new Orleans. You'll need to drive a good bit west of Baton Rouge to find good stuff.

            Jacques Imos was serving boudin from The Best Stop during french quarter fest, but I don't know if it's on their regular menu in the restaurant. You'd need to drive to Scott, LA, just outside of Lafayette, to get it from the source.

            If you head out that way you might also swing by Heberts in Maurice, just south of Lafayette. They've also got amazing stuffed chickens, the very best I've ever had.