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Five More Places to Get Really Good King Cake

09:00 January 26, 2021
By: Kala Hathorn

In New Orleans, you cannot bring Carnival season in without feasting on a piece of delicious king cake. The king cake tradition originated in France in 1870 and eventually made its way down to New Orleans.A king cake is an oval-shaped French delicacy, that is bold in flavor and appearance. The standard New Orleanian king cake comes decorated with green, purple, or gold icing complete with a tiny plastic baby inside—a symbol of paying homage to Christ after his birth. Are you excited yet? If so, treat yourself this Carnival season to some of the best king cake in town in celebration of the history, culture, and tradition of the city of New Orleans.

Party Palace King Cakes

Party Palace King Cakes takes the cake as one of the best when it comes to king cake. At this bakery, you don't have to get a boring king cake. Party Palace will provide you with a variety of styles and flavors of king cake to satisfy any craving you might have. From the standard gold, purple, and green king cakes to the customized cakes, these sweets are truly king. So, if you are in the area, swing on over to Party Palace King Cakes, where you will be treated to the best hospitality and spoiled with a decadent delight.4307 Jefferson Hwy., (800) 442-1342,

Manny Randazzo King Cakes

When it comes to the pecan praline king cake, Randazzo's draws crowds of Mardi Gras revelers every year. This king cake haven was voted as having the best king cake after a series of taste tests in the 2012 Carnival season. Randazzo's is also notorious for its long lines, so if you anticipate getting one of these king cakes, make sure you to head over to this bakery's storefront early. If you are ready to indulge in this traditional sweet, gear up and head over to Manny Randazzo. 3525 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 456-1476,

Antoine's Famous Cakes

If you happen to be on the Westbank, then Antoine's Famous Cakes is the best place to grab a king cake. Antoine's bakery may be small in size, but not in flavor. The abundance of flavor their king cakes have to offer will have you thinking seriously about grabbing another slice. Although this bakery is famously known for its king cakes, they also provide a queen cake that is just as regal, decadent, and "oh-so-delicious." So, find your way over to Antoine's Famous Cakes, to give your taste buds a bit of excitement. 1300 Stump Blvd., Gretna, (504) 368-6222,

King Cake Hub

King Cake Hub is not just a spot where you can purchase the traditional king cake, but a Carnival sanctuary that will instantly get you in the Mardi Gras spirit. They source king cakes from various bakeries all over the city and sell them under one roof, so you can get the best of the best with just one stop. And you can order ahead for pick-up. King Cake Hub is no stranger to "throwing down" when it comes to providing the best king cakes in town. So, to kick-start your Carnival countdown, take a trip to one of the best king cake retailers around. 636 N. Broad St., (504) 518-2953,

Bywater Bakery

Bywater Bakery has proven to be more than just another place to eat, but a place to devour the most delicious melt-in-your-mouth king cake you've probably ever tasted. Topped with granular sugar and baked to perfection, this cake reigns supreme on the bakery's menu. If you are looking for a quick grab-and-go spot to purchase your king cake, Bywater Bakery is just what you need. 3624 Dauphine St., (504)-336-3336,

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