Antoine’s Famous Cakes — Venture over to the West Bank or Metr’y and get yourself one of our favorite classic king cakes at Antoine’s. They also offer custom king cakes, and deliver. Yup, you don’t even have to leave your house to get your King Cake fix. 1300 Stumpf Blvd. and 3030 Severn Avenue.
Manny Randazzo King Cakes — Using an original recipe that dates back 50 years, Randazzo’s king cakes are a fan favorite. Pick up a cake (or three) at their outpost in Metairie. 3515 N. Hullen St.
Haydel’s Bakery — Their original cake comes in a variety of shapes and colors, but you can order special Christmas and Saints-themed king cakes as well. This year, be on the lookout for the much-anticipated éclair king cake, featuring a glossy dark chocolate coating. 4037 Jefferson Hwy.
Dong Phuong — These king cakes were so popular last year, you were lucky if you got your hands on one. Choose from classic cinnamon, cream cheese, strawberry, coconut, or pecan this Mardi Gras season. Order online here. 14207 Chef Menteur Hwy.
Cochon Butcher — At Cochon, their “Elvis” variety is a perennial favorite with peanut butter, banana, and house-cured bacon topped with marshmallow. 930 Tchoupitoulas St.
District: Donuts.Sliders.Brews — This shop known for its outrageous donuts is back with two new king cakes this season. The “Old School” King Cake is a pillowy soft brioche bread topped with light icing and dusted with sanding sugar. The “New School” King Cake is a Danish-style dough lightly spiced with cinnamon and a touch of cream cheese. Multiple locations
Saba — The Babka King Cake from Chef Alon Shaya is cinnamon-pomegranate flavored with salted caramel and cinnamon streusel. It’s ooey, gooey, and available for pick-up at Saba. Order online in advance here. 5757 Magazine St.
New Orleans Cake Cafe & Bakery — At this quaint neighborhood cafe and bakery, you’ll find king cakes in traditional, apple goat cheese, raspberry cream cheese, and pecan cream cheese. 2440 Chartres St.
King Cake Latte at CC’s — Come Carnival season, you’ll find Mardi Gras-inspired drinks taking over at CC’s Coffee House. Try the King Cake Latte or Mochassippi for a frozen treat. Multiple locations
King Cake Milkshake at Frey Smoked Meat Co. — This Mid-City eatery prides itself on its barbecue plates and hearty sides, but their seasonal king cake milkshake is a showstopper. It’s quite the daunting treat, and we recommend grabbing a friend – or two – to share this dessert with you (which comes complete with a slice of king cake on top, of course). 4141 Bienville St.