Exploring Southwest Louisiana's Boudin Trail is a must for foodies! This is food unlike any I have seen before. Boudin is an authentic Louisiana experience that is not to be missed.
Each Boudin shop has its own special recipe to make their unique version of Boudin. You may find it made with crawfish, shrimp, alligator, and a variety of other meats.
Southwest Louisiana's Boudin Trail
It may be smoked, it may be hot and spicy or mild. You really can find every type of Boudin you can imagine along the Boudin Trail.
Boudin is at its core made with pork meat, liver, rice, onions, parsley, and dry seasonings that may include salt, red pepper, black pepper, and garlic powder. But trust me when I say that each place you visit will have their own recipe.
The Boudin Trail stretches all around Lake Charles, Louisiana! Stop by the Lake Charles CVB or look around town and you should find a Southwest Louisiana Boudin Trail map and guide.
This is the perfect guide to different restaurants, grocery stores, and boudin shops in the area.
How do you pronounce Boudin?
Proper pronunciation is "boodan" or "boodeh"
Types of Boudin
Boudin Blanc - light-colored boudin
Crawfish Boudin - made with cooked crawfish tails and rice
Shrimp Boudin - made with cooked shrimp and rice
Hot Boudin - Spicy!! Make sure you are ready for the kick
Mild Boudin - balanced spice that does not burn your mouth
Smoked Boudin - Boudin that has been stuffed and then smoked to infuse additional flavor.
What is in Boudin?
Boudin is made with varying amounts of liver, pork meat, rice, onions, parsley, and seasonings.
Seasonings include salt, red pepper, black pepper, and garlic powder.
A couple that we visited include
B&O Kitchen and Grocery
3011 E Burton St. in Sulphur, LA.
This family-owned Boudin store offers Boudin, cracklins, jerky, stuffed chickens, specialty meats, turducken, and so much more! You have to try the Gaudidaun sandwich/burger!
The store has a little bit of everything available! I brought home bags of meat treats for John. Everything from Jerky to Pork rinds.
202 Henning Dr, Sulphur, LA
This family-owned Cajun restaurant offers a meat market and gift shop filled with Cajun favorites.
There are so many amazing Boudin restaurants along the Southwest Louisiana Boudin trail! Exploring the trail is the perfect way to not only explore the area but enjoy this Louisiana specialty!
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