Authentic Cajun Heritage
Born and raised in South Louisiana, Blake Landry "Bayou-Blake" grew up enjoying the genuine taste of “Authentic” Cajun cooking. Renard’s Grocery and Meat Market is where Blake’s Grandparents made Cracklin, Boudin, and many other Cajun favorites. It is where Blake remembered the flavors of the spices that are unique to that part of Louisiana. Cajunville’s concept comes from these memories.
How We Started
After heading across the country for work and eating some NOT so flavorful food, Blake missed and craved the unique Cajun flavors he grew up with. Unable to find “Authentic” and reasonably priced Cajun food away from Louisiana, he began the journey to build Cajunville. Through the years, Blake has gathered family recipes for Cajunville’s Fast Casual & Ready Serve Restaurant.
Blake Landry is steeped in the tradition of Acadina-area authentic Cajun cooking and is fiercely committed to maintaining the character and quality of the traditional cuisine. Cajunville’s menu will stay true to recipes that have been passed down through generations of the Fontenot and Landry’s families.
Educating our customers about history of the Cajun people is part of our WHY. Our goal is that when you walk into a Cajunville, you will feel that you are in an authentic Cajun atmosphere.
Blake’s Mom (T-Lou, which means Lil-Louisiana) with her parents and brother on the front porch of their Cajun swamp/marsh home. His grandpa was a trapper of alligators and anything else that could be eaten or sold.
Сajuns were people without a country
1st Expulsion: Due to religious persecution and war torn area, French Settlers (future Acadians/Cajuns) were forced out of France and relocated across the Atlantic to Acadie / present day Nova Scotia. Acadie is where the name Acadian/Cajun comes from and they were the first Europeans to be recognized independently as American.
2nd Expulsion: The Expulsion of the Acadians/Cajuns also known as “The Great Upheaval”, was the forced removal of the Acadian people by the British Military from the present-day Nova Scotia. This brutal treatment caused the death of thousands of Acadians/Cajuns.
Relocation to Louisiana: After being exiled again, about 3,000 Acadians/Cajuns traveled from Nova Scotia to settle in Louisiana. Spain owned the Louisiana Territory at the time and they welcomed the Acadians/Cajuns.