King cake is an important part of any Mardi Gras season, and our Realtors® know plenty of local spots where you can order one!
If you're here to visit New Orleans homes for sale, why not enjoy one of the biggest events of the year: Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday? No Mardi Gras is complete without a king cake, and after a full day of New Orleans open houses, you might just find you want some to keep your energy up.
Luckily, there are hundreds of local bakeries throughout New Orleans and neighboring communities that are glad to help you sate your craving. King cake is a sweet pastry with lots of icing, sprinkles, and luster dust. For a truly authentic king cake, there's no place better than the heart of New Orleans itself.
Let's drop by just a few of the many places you can get real king cake in New Orleans:
- La Boulangerie – 4600 Magazine Street #1518, New Orleans, LA 70115
The culinary scene in New Orleans is inseparable from its French history, and La Boulangerie ("the bakery") takes it to the next level. Using authentic French baking techniques right down to the flour, bakers here take pride in the art of bread. The king cake is just one of the diverse array of specialties you'll enjoy with your choice of coffee, tea, and other refreshing beverages.
- Bittersweet Confections – 725 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Another Magazine Street favorite for those who appreciate all things carbohydrates! Bittersweet Confections is anything but bitter when you want a moist and delicious king cake of your very own. Modest and unassuming at first glance, it wins kudos for its custom cakes and handmade truffles. Its custom Mardi Gras cake can rise to a maximum size of ten inches, feeding up to 30 partygoers.
- Croissant D'Or Patisserie – 617 Ursulines Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116
Croissant D'Or Patisserie exudes class with everything from the striking stained glass accents in the cafe to the beautifully lighted and presented display case with the morning's products. Croissants, cakes, tortes, and cookies are always on the menu. There's even a curated assortment of classic French quiche dishes, plus omelets and continental breakfast. King cake can be ordered special during the Mardi Gras season.
- O'Delice French Bakery – 6033 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70118
O'Delice French Bakery is a cozy little shop and one of the best-kept secrets in New Orleans when it comes to brilliant baked goods. Stop in for a chat, a croissant, and a freshly brewed cafe, and you'll soon become a regular. Savor the fresh, one-of-a-kind selections, including a rotating menu of cakes. The praline cheesecake is popular all year round, while the king cake is among the city's most colorful.
- Laurel Street Bakery – 2701 South Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70125
Laurel Street Bakery is one of the top New Orleans bakeries outside Magazine Street. With fresh bagels, breakfast, and lunch every day, there is truly never a bad time to visit. Fans wait for an extensive holiday menu to drop every year, including the king cake. King cakes ship all over the United States, so you can share them with loved ones from far and wide. The traditional bread pudding is another "can't miss."
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