Where To Buy King Cakes Ahead Of Mardi Gras

This year, Mardi Gras falls on Tuesday, February 25. As that's less than two weeks away, it's probably too late for most of us to plan a trip down to New Orleans to participate in the parades, decked out in beaded necklaces and feathered masks. However, it's not too late to bring a little piece of that Mardi Gras celebration to you by ordering a King Cake.

As one of the most delicious parts of Mardi Gras, King Cakes are, in their most traditional form, a ring of twisted cinnamon-y dough topped with icing and green, purple, and yellow sugar. Bakeries in Lousiana and across the U.S. offer their own versions of the official cake of Mardi Gras, and many of them are available to be delivered right to your doorstep. Take a look ahead to find out exactly where you can get this sweetest treat Fat Tuesday has to offer.

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Gambino's Bakery


This Lousiana-based bakery has been serving up sweets since 1949. These days, it offers traditional King Cakes, filled King Cakes, King Cake party packs, mini King Cakes, and even King Cake cake balls.
Gambino's Bakery Traditional King Cake$17.50 Buy

Maurice French Pastries


Lousiana-based Maurice French Pasties sells King Cakes through Goldbelly. Order traditional, filled, or mini cakes from the spot.
Maurice French Pastries Traditional New Orleans King Cake$49.00 Buy

Poupart Bakery Inc.


This authentic French Bakery is located in Acadia, LA. From here, you can get traditional King Cakes with an almond filling or a Mardi Gras King Cake that's iced and covered in purple, green, and gold sugar. These Mardi Gras King Cakes can be filled with your choice of cream cheese, fruits, nuts, or a combination.
Three Brothers Bakery Mardi Gras King Cake$49.00 Buy

Breads On Oak


Vegans rejoice because Breads on Oak in NOLA makes all it's traditional and filled King Cakes without animal products. The catch is that the cutoff date to order in time for Mardi Gras is February 18, 2019, so hurry!
Breads On Oak Organic Vegan King Cake (Traditional Cinnamon)$61.00 Buy
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Three Brothers Bakery


This Houston, TX bakery sells its King Cakes through Goldbelly as well. They come in a variety of flavors.
Three Brothers Bakery Mardi Gras King Cake$49.00 Buy

Haydel's Bakery


Haydel's, in New Orleans, makes King Cakes in a variety of shapes and colors. They can be filled with praline pecan, cream cheese, strawberry cream cheese, German chocolate, or brownie chocolate chip.
Haydel's Bakery Fleur de Lis Shaped Black and Gold King Cake$62.00 Buy

Paul's Pastry Shop


King Cakes are available in 18 different flavors from this Mississippi-based shop. Each cake is shipped with sugar and glaze decorating packets, a Mardi Gras cup, two strands of beads, two doubloons, and of course, a king cake baby baked inside.
Paul's Pastry Shop Paul’s World Famous King Cakes$27.99 Buy

Dutch Monkey Doughnuts


Based in Cumming, GA, this doughnut shop gets festive for Mardi Gras by offering a giant doughnut King Cake kit. It comes with a giant glazed cake, a container of vanilla frosting, and purple, green, and yellow sugar.
Dutch Monkey Doughnuts Giant Doughnut King Cake Kit$69.00 Buy

The Ambrosia Bakery


Opened in Baton Rouge back in the early 90s by two New Orleans natives, The Ambrosia Bakery now ships traditional and filled King Cakes. It also offers what's called a "Zulu" King Cake loaded with coconut, cream cheese, and chocolate morsels and topped with chocolate icing, cinnamon, and sugar.
The Ambrosia Bakery Traditional King Cake (Regular)$15.95 Buy
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BisKing Cake


From Shreveport, LA, BisKing Cake ships regular-sized King Cakes, which serve seven to nine and large ones, which serve 13-15.
BisKing Cake The BisKing Cake$25.00 Buy

O&H Danish Bakery


You might not expect a Danish bakery in Racine, Wisconsin to offer Mardi Gras goodies, but this spot does. Through Goldbelly, you can order King Cake kringle.
O&H Danish Bakery King Cake Kringle - 2 Pack$63.95 Buy

Claudia's King Cake

This spot offers King Cakes for all sorts of occasions and seasons throughout the year. Their Mardi Gras King Cake can be ordered iced or not iced, containing different fillings, and made with gluten-free ingredients.
Claudia's King Cake Praline Cream Cheese Filled King Cake$55.00 Buy

La Louisiane Bakery


This close to Mardi Gras, La Louisiane Bakery is now offering overnight delivery only. Get its brioche King Cakes ASAP.
La Louisiane Bakery Traditional King Cake$17.00 Buy

Red Truck Bakery


This Virginia-bakery makes festive Mardi Gras rum cakes that ship through Goldbelly. The cutoff for ordering is February 25.
Red Truck Bakery Mardi Gras Rum Cake$38.00 Buy
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