Cochon Butcher New Orleans New Orleans restaurant review sweetsavant.com America's best food and travel blog

Cochon Butcher New Orleans – house made cured meats, sandwiches, wine bar, desserts and CURED MEATS..oh did I say that already? I really like cured meats.

BOUDIN. I had never heard of it until I met my husband. His mom is from Louisiana and he grew up eating the pork and rice sausage. Boudin can be hard to find outside of Louisiana so he had not had any for a very long time. We didn’t see boudin on any restaurant menus when we were looking for places to eat while we were in New Orleans. We saw boudin balls which seemed to be the sausage filling without the casing, rolled into balls and fried. That’s not what he wanted. He wanted the real deal boudin that his mom would bring home when he was a kid.

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A friend of his told him about Cochon-Butcher so we stopped by on our way out of town. We expected to grab some boudin and go but once we got there we were hooked. We bought the boudin and also some cured deer sausage and sauerkraut…. and the kids each got dessert-my daughter got key lime pie and my son got espresso cheesecake. We ordered all of our things to go but there are tables to dine in as well.

The kids (I guess I should refer to them as the teens and not the kids) RAVED about their desserts they were very happy in the back seat of the car as we hit the road out of town.

Cochon Butcher New Orleans New Orleans restaurant review sweetsavant.com America's best food and travel blog

When you walk in Butcher there’s a little model of Butcher Restaurant with some interesting characters 

Cochon Butcher New Orleans New Orleans restaurant review sweetsavant.com America's best food and travel blog

We picked up some dry ice on our way out of New Orleans and packed it with the boudin in a cooler bag we brought with us. He cooked up that boudin and all the memories came back. It was the real deal, took him right back to childhood.The kids really enjoyed the boudin too, I wish we had bought more!

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I definitely need to go back to Cochon Butcher so I can dine in, it’s worth a revisit. They also have a location in Nashville which is a little closer to where I live…maybe Nashville will be our next family road trip.

12 Comments

12 Comments on Cochon Butcher New Orleans

  1. Donna Peel
    November 9, 2017 at 3:06 am (2 weeks ago)

    This is such a helpful account. I was looking for places for my teens to hear music so we will definitely be checking out your suggestions!

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    • Demetra Overton
      November 9, 2017 at 9:16 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Hi Donna, thanks so much for reading. I’m glad you found the post helpful, my kids really enjoyed New Orleans so much and can’t wait to go back.

      Reply
  2. Sam
    January 5, 2016 at 9:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Espresso cheesecake WOW your kid has good taste. I want some of that.

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    • Demetra Overton
      January 5, 2016 at 9:58 pm (2 years ago)

      Yes, both of my kids have really good taste in food. I really enjoy dining with them, they’re not afraid to try new things. And that espresso cheesecake was HEAVEN!

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  3. Armond
    January 5, 2016 at 9:54 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m definitely going to check out Cochon Butcher. All the meats in that store look delicious. The dessert looks good too.

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    • Demetra Overton
      January 5, 2016 at 9:58 pm (2 years ago)

      YES! Don’t those meats look great? I love all cured and smoked meats so this was heaven for me. Thanks for reading, Armond

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  4. Sheila
    January 5, 2016 at 9:22 pm (2 years ago)

    I LOVE boudin but I haven’t had it in years. That place seems really nice. I’d like to check it out

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    • Demetra Overton
      January 5, 2016 at 9:24 pm (2 years ago)

      I love it too Sheila. My husband has loved boudin since he was a kid and this was just like he remembered. Thanks so much for reading

      Reply
  5. Yvonne
    January 5, 2016 at 9:20 pm (2 years ago)

    This is such a cute shop. My husband and I are planning a trip to New Orleans, I’m DEFINITELY going to visit Cochon Butcher

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    • Demetra Overton
      January 5, 2016 at 9:25 pm (2 years ago)

      You should definitely check Butcher out when you visit New Orleans Yvonne. We enjoyed everything we tried when we went.

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  6. Nadeen
    January 3, 2016 at 11:36 pm (2 years ago)

    Cochon restaurant and butcher shop are so good and unique! I ate there twice on my last trip to New Orleans! Glad your husband enjoyed his boudin!

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    • Demetra Overton
      January 4, 2016 at 1:57 am (2 years ago)

      He was SO HAPPY to get his boudin Nadeen. It was just like he remembered it

      Reply

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