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.
Local Andouille Makers
2155 Hwy 18, Vacherie, LA 70090
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
Tod’s Catering and Specialty Meats
2180 S Albert St
Lutcher, LA 70071
951 W. Main Street, Lutcher, LA 70071
Wayne Jacob’s Smokehouse
769 W. 5th Street, LaPlace, LA 70068
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Explore the 10 historic estates in the River Parishes of Louisiana and discover the stories rooted in their past.
Create memories learning the folklore of our swamps and viewing gators in their natural habitat.
Andouille was created here, so get out and try the local smokehouses that each have their own version of the "best".
The region out here is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts to explore and find adventure.
Famous for catfish, Lac Des Allemands is a haven for outdoor sportsmen.
Enjoyed around the world, Perique can only be grown and processed out here.
Cajun and Creole cuisine are as necessary to our culture as the people who make it.
Tour buses, shuttles and local airports are all transportation options for the River Parishes.
Louisiana's River Parishes offers a wide range of lodging options from rustic and quaint to upscale and luxurious.