So the time of year has arrived—when we all must pray to the gods of Mardi Gras that we have enough room in our stomachs for all the deliciousness that is contained in one single piece of king cake. There are so many wonderful cakes from all around this beautiful state it was hard to pick just a few—but here they are. Looking for a delicious piece of King Cake? Check one of these places out!
1. Poupart’s Bakery, Lafayette, LA
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Poupart’s Bakery offers the classic king cakes as well as the traditional French king cakes, which include delicious almond filling and delicate French puff pastry.
2. Haydel’s, New Orleans, LA
Another completely classic king cake, Haydel’s special sugars bring a smile to all who take a bite.
3. Randazzo’s King Cakes, New Orleans, LA
If you’re interested in having a truly classic king cake, Randazzo’s is a great place to start. Available throughout the city—all the key ingredients are there, sugar, icing, dough—and of course, love!
4. Tiger Deaux-nuts, Baton Rouge, LA
Four words: Maple Bacon King Cake.
5. Cajun Market Donut Company, Lafayette, LA
These delicious braided concoctions are available to purchase in the store or order for delivery.
6. Champagne’s Market, Lafayette, LA
These grocery store cakes are at the top of many people’s list for their variety and delicious flavors.
7. Meche’s Donut King, Lafayette, LA
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Known for their delicious donuts, when Meche’s creates their delicious king cake delicacies, you know it’s good! You can even buy a personal size—with tons of fillings to choose from.
8. Mortar & Pestle, Lafayette, LA
For those looking for more alternative options when it comes to cakes, Mortar & Pestle is the place to go, with gluten-free and diabetic-friendly choices.
9. Julie Anne’s Bakery & Café, Shreveport, LA
These delicious round king cakes are favorites for anyone in the Shreveport area.
10. McKenzie’s Tastee Restaurant, New Orleans, LA
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While the whole city sighed when McKenzie’s shut its doors, their cakes live on in this one bakery in New Orleans and if you go and get them---they are simply divine!
11. Tubbs Hardware, Bossier City, LA
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Anyone in North Louisiana knows that Tubbs Hardware is so much more than a hardware store—and when it comes to carnival season, they go all out—king cakes and all!
12. Ambrosia Bakery, Baton Rouge, LA
The Ambrosia Bakery is known for its Zulu King Cake that includes Coconut Spread, Cream Cheese, chocolate chips, as well as the classic.
13. Cake Café, New Orleans, LA
A more recent addition to the line-up of popular bakeries in New Orleans, this little shop is well known for their apple and goat cheese king cake.
14. Tummy Yummy Creations, West Monroe, LA
A favorite bakery in the area, their delicious concoctions bring delight and joy to everyone’s faces.
15. Gambino’s, Metairie, LA
One of the most popular bakeries in the greater New Orleans area, Gambino’s offers over 15 different fillings to choose from.
16. Thee Heavenly Donut, Baton Rouge, LA
This special place offers delicious donuts of all flavors as well as specialty cakes like the LA Cajun Mud.
17. Lilah’s Bakery, Shreveport, LA
Lilah’s Bakery offers king cake favorites as well as a number of delicious fillings and flavors, including cinnamon and cream, pralines and cream, black forest, lemon, and so many more.
Where do you pick up your favorite cake? Where did we go right with this list? Where did we go wrong? Let us know in the comments below! We love to hear from you.