St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission | 337.948.8004 | www.cajuntravel.com

Here in the heart of Cajun Country, we host a wide range of events and activities for residents and visitors alike. Enjoy your stay in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. This printable listing of events was generated on www.cajuntravel.com!

Eat & Drink

See below for a list of food to go.

Plate Lunches Some the area's most delicious food comes packaged in plain white Styrofoam to-go plates and can be purchased at the most unlikely places—gas stations, grocery stores, and butcher shops.

Most people don’t associate a place that sells gasoline with authentic local cuisine, yet here in Cajun Country, you'll find lines of people ordering boudin for breakfast or a stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal called a plate lunch. These plate lunches offer a more than hearty portion often consisting of rice or other starch, a protein that's been smoked, stewed or fried, and a vegetable. This is the type of food that makes you want to roll up your sleeves and make a mess. Don't be surprised if you get little bbq sauce or gravy on your shirt. That is only a true sign of a good Cajun or Creole meal.

Some of the area’s most popular and unique plate lunches include organ meats such as fried gizzards, fried liver, or braised beef tongue. But for those not up for experimentation, there's often fried fish, étouffées, or stews on the menu as well. Visitors may also notice a lack of tables at some of these establishments. Several local businesses only offer plate lunches as to go meals, which presents the perfect opportunity to find a shaded spot along the bayou for a Cajun style picnic!

  • Eunice

    337-457-9218
    501 W. Laurel Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Allison's Hickory Pit

    Take out doesn't have to be defrosted and deep fried. Here take out is a rich home-cooked meal that often comes smothered, stewed, or sautéed. Here's a tip from the locals, call ahead! Allison's savory plate lunches are such a huge hit that they often create a long line of grumbling tummies. Saturday through Sunday, chow down on smoky southwest Louisiana barbecue but take heed, the ribs are addictive.

    Saturday-Sunday 10am-2pm | Take out only 

    337-457-9218
    501 W. Laurel Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535


  • Opelousas

    (337) 948-6533
    806 S. Union St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Benny's Supermarket

    At Benny's, shoppers can get plate lunches, a link of boudin, a scoop of cracklins, a loaf bread, and a gallon of milk all in one place. Don't pass up the chance to try locally brewed craft beer either.  Benny's carries a large selection of Bayou Teche Brewing's award winning ales.    

    Open daily 7am-8pm

    (337) 948-6533
    806 S. Union St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Port Barre

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    337-585-6261
    581 Saizan St.
    Port Barre, LA 70577

    Bourque’s Supermarket and Deli

    Cracklins, boudin and hot home-made plate lunches are served daily. Don’t forget Bourque’s own jalapeno, sausage and cheese bread, which can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. 

    Received an A+ rating by Boudin Link

    Traditional and Boudin King Cake available when in season. Call ahead for Boudin King Cake. 

    Deli - Mon-Sun 7am-8pm
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    337-585-6261
    581 Saizan St.
    Port Barre, LA 70577

  • Melville

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    337-623-4211
    421 Landrum St.
    Melville, LA 71353

    Cannatella's Grocery

    This fourth generation grocery/hardware store has been serving the people of Melville since 1923. If you haven't already gathered from their name, the Cannatella's are Italian immigrants, and have brought with them to St. Landry Parish authentic Italian sausage and a killer Muffuletta that'll make you come back for more. Olives and Italian deli meats not your thing? Luckily the Cannatella family has also mastered the art of a good Cajun plate lunch. Visit their facebook page for a daily menu. 

    King cakes are available for purchase when in season. 

    Monday-Friday 7am-6pm |Saturday 7am-7pm | Sunday 9am-3pm

    337-623-4211
    421 Landrum St.
    Melville, LA 71353

  • Leonville

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    337-879-2586
    3802 Louisiana 31
    Leonville, LA 70551

    Champagne’s Marche

    Choose from local seasonings and specialties. Champagne's is known for their king cake (when in season), homemade plate lunches, and fresh boudin. 

    Voted "Best King Cake in Acadiana" at the Daily Advertiser's 2015 blind tasting. For a review visit www.kingcaker.com.

    Mon-Sat 6:30am-8pm | Sun 7:30am-2pm

    337-879-2586
    3802 Louisiana 31
    Leonville, LA 70551

  • Sunset

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    337-662-5512
    147 Oak Tree Park Dr.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Janise's Supermarket

    Janise's specializes in just about everything, and their gooey homemade cinnamon rolls are just as famous as the fresh boudin. Stock up a variety of smoked and fresh sausage, tasso, and other specialty meats. Visit the deli for daily home-cooked plate lunches.

    Open Daily 7am-8pm

    337-662-5512
    147 Oak Tree Park Dr.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • Arnaudville

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    337-754-5722
    114 Main St.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

    Russell's Food Center

    Located just minutes from I-10 and I-49, Russell's is a great place to stock up and take a taste of Louisiana home. The bakery offers a wide selection of fresh bread, daily including their brag-worthy olive loaf and sausage jalapeno cheese bread. The meat department is just as enticing offering true Cajun delicacies such as tripe, liver, and even beef tongue. Looking for something tasty on the go? Don't miss out on homemade boudin and plate lunches served daily.

    Full-service catering available for any occasion provided through Russell's Catering Services

    Open Daily 7am-8:30pm

    337-754-5722
    114 Main St.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512