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

We celebrate everything with cake—birthday cake, wedding cake, and king cake! So who or what exactly are we honoring when we dive right into this carnival season treat? To put it simply, the king cake is made in observance of the Epiphany or Twelfth Night on which the three wise men came bearing gifts for the Christ Child. For locals the 12 Days of Christmas couldn’t go by fast enough until the eve, January 6, marking the beginning of king cake season!   
Mardi Gras King Cake

These brightly iced cakes can come as plain or elaborate as you’d like them to be; however the purple, green, and gold colors are typically a staple of the cake’s decoration. Mostly found in bakeries and now most grocery stores, everyone has their own favorite recipe, with numerous fillings to choose from. What makes this sweet pastry even more interesting is that within each cake, a small plastic baby, which represents Jesus, is hidden in the dough. While it may be considered a choking hazard, you wouldn’t want to opt out for the baby since the “finder’s fee” is the purchase of the next cake.

Or better yet, don’t’ wait around for someone to find the baby. Get a king cake just for yourself at any of the locations below. Each one is uniquely made, with its own spin on the traditional king cake. In fact, you just might have to taste them all! Let’s just call it research.

  • 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

  • Eunice

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    337-546-6276
    202 S. 2nd St.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Café Mosaic

    Located in an old drugstore and men's store circa 1900's, Café Mosaic offers all flavors of coffees, lattes, espressos, and freddas all made with Rêve, a locally roasted coffee. Rêve, French for the word dream, comes in several unique blends like Melange de Lafitte which is dressed with subtle hints of cedar chocolate. Buy a fresh bag of beans for yourself or as a gift at Café Mosaic or their sister cafe, Java Square in Opelousas. Also, enjoy gourmet sandwiches, Italian Cannoli, fudge, local sodas, frozen yogurt, and king cake by the slice when it's in season. Free WiFi.

    Learn more about Rêve Coffee Roasters.  

    Mon-Fri 6am-10pm | Sat 7am-10pm | Sun 7am-7pm
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    337-546-6276
    202 S. 2nd St.
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • 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

  • Eunice

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    337-546-6042
    1230 W. Laurel Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Eunice Superette & Slaughterhouse

    Just look for the giant cow. That's how you'll find the Eunice Superette, or maybe it's the smell of fresh boudin and cracklin in the air that will lead the way. More than 50 years ago this family owned and operated full-service slaughter house was a small grocer and meat supplier, but these days the superette is Louisiana's largest meat processing facility. Their retail location clearly lives up to that title with all sorts of specialty meats including alligator, stuffed chickens, lamb, tasso, sausage, crawfish tails, bacon, and even "all natural" and "grass-fed" products from local farms. The superette's meats even grabbed the attention of Baton Rouge blogger and Food Network guest star, Jay Ducote. Ducote got to see the processing and butchering first hand and maybe even a giant slab of "Dat Guy's Bacon". Savor the experience yourself; just don't forget to bring an ice chest.

    Boudin King Cake available in season. Call ahead.  

    Monday-Friday 6am-6pm | Saturday 6am-2pm | Sunday 8am-2pm

    337-546-6042
    1230 W. Laurel Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • 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

  • Opelousas

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    337-942-2128
    952 E. Landry Street
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Mikey's Donuts

    Mikey's specializes in treats you can really sink your teeth into. Offering an array of different donuts and fillings, the shop really gets creative during the Mardi Gras season. Expect to find purple, green, and gold cinnamon rolls stuffed with cream cheese and beautiful, doughy king cakes.

     

    337-942-2128
    952 E. Landry Street
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Eunice

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    337-457-5366
    971 E. Laurel Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Ray's Bakery

    In business for 50 years, this local bakery offers daily fresh donuts, dinner rolls, pocket bread, French loaves, pistolettes, and plenty satisfying treats for a sweet tooth.

    Mon-Sat 6am-6pm | Sun 6am-3pm
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    337-457-5366
    971 E. Laurel Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • 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

  • Opelousas
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    337-942-7143
    1416 Jean Kayla Blvd.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Sonya's Donuts & Deli

    Sonya's is a one-stop shop for soul food, donuts, and burgers, and plate lunches. Start the day with waffles and chicken wings, beignets, or southern grits, and don't miss their down home cooking for lunch. 

    Tues-Sunday 4am-1pm

    337-942-7143
    1416 Jean Kayla Blvd.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

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