Learn andouille’s origins in St. John the Baptist Parish, the Andouille Capital of the World

Andouille (an·dou·ille | \än-ˈdü-ē) was born here in the River Parishes as French and German culinary heritages combined. When you taste our andouille, you are tasting our culinary heritage. Be careful to not call it sausage – because of the coarseness of the ground pork, it’s not considered sausage by locals, it’s simply andouille.

Out here, andouille makers put their own unique stamp on seasonings, mixing them with the meat, then smoking it using a variety of woods such as pecan, oak, or the pit master’s secret combination. This ensures the finished product is as distinct as the small-town smokehouse in which it is made. Sliced andouille is a key ingredient in traditional Cajun/Creole dishes such as gumbo and jambalaya. Ever versatile, you’ll find it on everything from sandwiches to pizza.

Every October since 1972, the importance of andouille to our region has been celebrated at the annual Andouille Festival in LaPlace.

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Local Andouille Makers

B&C Seafood

2155 Hwy 18, Vacherie, LA 70090

Bailey’s Andouille

513 W. Airline Hwy, LaPlace, LA 70068

Jacob’s World Famous Andouille

505 W. Airline Hwy, LaPlace, LA 70068

La Bon Boucon

13651 Hwy 643, Vacherie, LA 70090

Spuddy’s Cajun Foods

2644 Hwy 20, Vacherie, LA 70090

Cooking Demonstrations

 Cajun Dirty Rice and Petit Pois with a Roux

Cajun Jambalaya

Cajun Red Beans

Cajun Roux and Gumbo

Cajun Sauce Piquant

Tod’s Catering and Specialty Meats

2180 S Albert St
Lutcher, LA 70071

Veron’s Supermarket

951 W. Main Street, Lutcher, LA 70071

Wayne Jacob’s Smokehouse

769 W. 5th Street, LaPlace, LA 70068



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New Orleans PLANTATIONS Country

Explore the 10 historic estates in the River Parishes of Louisiana and discover the stories rooted in their past.

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New Orleans SWAMP Country

Create memories learning the folklore of our swamps and viewing gators in their natural habitat.

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Andouille was created here, so get out and try the local smokehouses that each have their own version of the "best".

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The region out here is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts to explore and find adventure.

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Lac Des Allmands

Famous for catfish, Lac Des Allemands is a haven for outdoor sportsmen.

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Enjoyed around the world, Perique can only be grown and processed out here.

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Cajun and Creole cuisine are as necessary to our culture as the people who make it.

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Tour buses, shuttles and local airports are all transportation options for the River Parishes.

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Louisiana's River Parishes offers a wide range of lodging options from rustic and quaint to upscale and luxurious.

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