Christmas has come and gone, which can only mean one thing—it’s time to start counting down the days until Mardi Gras! Soon enough, you’ll start seeing king cakes pop up just about everywhere, and we’ve found some of the most amazing hidden gems that are baking up the best king cakes in Louisiana.
If you find yourself in the Baton Rouge area, you need to pop into Ambrosia and get yourself one of its amazing king cakes. They offer many different flavors, but a great option to go with is their Zulu king cake, which has coconut, cream cheese, and chocolate chips.
Address: 8546 Siegen Ln., Baton Rouge, LA 70810
2. Atwood’s Bakery
Tucked away in central Louisiana, Atwood’s has been a local favorite since 1977. Its king cakes are some of the best in Alexandria, so be sure to get one this season.
Address: 1125 MacArthur Dr., Alexandria, LA 71303
3. Julie Anne’s Bakery
Serving the Shreveport community since 1992, you simply have to get a king cake from Julie Anne’s Bakery this carnival season. They have dozens of different flavors, which means you’ll have to keep coming back to try them all!
Address: 825 Kings Hwy., Shreveport, LA 70114
When it comes to king cakes, Lilah’s knows best. They’ve been baking up some of the best king cakes in Shreveport since 2006, and you simply haven’t lived until you’ve tried one. They’ll open their doors on January 5th and stay open until Mardi Gras day, so be sure to grab one while the seasonal treats are available.
Address: 1718 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport, LA 71101
5. Meche’s Donut King
They may be known for their donuts, but the king cakes at Meche’s are quite a tasty surprise. Always fresh and delicious, you’ll find yourself back here week after week for more.
Address: 402 Guilbeau Rd., Lafayette, LA 70506
6. Navarre’s Famous King Cakes
With a name like Navarre’s Famous King Cakes, you know they’ve got to be good. It’s been open since 2005, but owner Ernest Navarre Jr. has been perfecting his own king cake recipe for years - and you’ll be hooked after one bite.
Address: 31545 Hwy. 22, Springfield, LA 70462
7. Poupart Bakery
Established in 1964, Poupart’s is the only authentic French bakery in Acadiana and it’s worth your while to take a road trip to Lafayette to give it a try. Poupart offers both traditional French king cake and Mardi Gras king cake, and you should get one of each so you can taste the difference.
Address: 1902 W Pinhook Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508
8. Proina’s Deli
This charming little family owned and operated deli and bakery has been around since 1989, serving some of the most delicious baked goods in the area. Their king cakes are truly divine, and you’ll fall in love after just one bite.
Address: 3101 Kirkman St., Lake Charles, LA 70601
Where’s your favorite place to get a king cake? Let us know in the comments below!
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