It’s that special time of year where everyone puts away their Christmas decorations and start decorating for Carnival Season and also looking for the best king cakes in New Orleans! While traditional locals in New Orleans are flocking to their usual king cakes which are ring-shaped, laced with cinnamon, covered in icing, green and gold sugar and with a baby inside: There are so many new twists on the traditional king cake! Here at HostsNola, we are so centrally located, we get to experience all of it it. Here are the best places to get King Cake in New Orleans!
Ok, so maybe you have to drive out to New Orleans East, but trust us, it’s worth it. These king cakes are so popular that they often have counterfeits being made!
Ever since opening in 1965, people have flocked to Randazzo’s to buy their King Cake. Their version is a sweet, braided brioche topped with icing and colored sugar.
It’s not just the shimmery splendor of the way this king cake looks. This is a less buttery version that is layered with creole cream cheese before being braided and baked.
Everyone loves Chantilly Cake, and putting chantilly inside of a king cake is even better. There are more fillings offered such as blueberries, strawberries, pecan praline, cajun bouille custard and strawberry cheesecake.
Each week this king cake shop has a flavor of the week. There have been chip cookie dough, chocolate bread pudding, maple bacon praline, bananas foster and oreo cream cheese versions of the wildly popular cake. Which flavor would you try?
If you have any suggestions of other places to try King Cake, leave them below! We hope that you have a fantastic start to Carnival!