When talking about the Cajun culture and particularly its cuisine Boudin and Cracklin' are sure to come up. I know in our family a trip home to Lafayette isn't complete with out stopping to pick up a few pounds of each. There is truly some remarkable family owned stores and markets in Acadiana that specialize in these items but one that stands out from the competition is non-other than "The Best Stop Supermarket" located at 615 Louisiana 93, Scott, La just West of Lafayette. This past week my family and I stopped in for our fix and to pick up some boudin for Granny. It amazes me every time the level of friendly service and quality of products this Acadiana gem holds. You are always greeted upon entering and one of there staff members is readily available to take your order or explain the products.
This particular trip we were on a boudin only mission but I always take the time to admire the spread. Some of my favorites are the stuffed chops, smoked boudin sausage and chicken sausage however as you can see the inventory of fresh cut meats is very impressive. Pre seasoned meats and items with there own flare are a bit more common than just butchered meat but primal cuts are also available. Best known for the boudin and rightfully so, there mix of pork, green onions and rice is a true icon for Cajun cuisine. There is nothing like driving away from The Best Stop with a hot link of boudin in hand and a cold soda on Sunday afternoon. So next time your on I-10 stop by and give them the opportunity to show you why south Louisiana is known for its unique cuisine.