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How to Have a King Cake Shipped or Delivered to Your Door
This post has been updated for the 2023 Mardi Gras Season.
It’s Carnival Time! Lots of our favorite bakeries are offering king cake pick up in New Orleans again this year, as well as king cake delivery. So if you are looking for where to find your favorite king cake in New Orleans this year, or how to ship a king cake to family and friends, look no further and scroll on! And here is a list of 10 king cakes we recommend that everyone try in New Orleans!
New Orleans King Cakes via Pick Up
A few locations are offering preorders for king cake pickup this year, and we are here for it! You may have seen the beautiful pink king cake from Brennan’s online. And their Bananas Foster king cake! If you would like to get one for yourself, you can go online and reserve one from Ralph’s on the Park or Brennan’s and do pickup. How easy is that? And if your family consists of Dong Phuong fans, there is no need to go wait in a long line anymore. You can pre-order your king cake for pickup. Super easy! While preordering Dong Phoung king cakes is sold out for the season, you can still pick one up locally at one of their vendors around NOLA. For a complete list of locations, click here.
New Orleans King Cakes Delivered to Your Door
Another great option this year to get your favorite king cake or try something new is via a delivery service. d’LIVERY will be delivering from King Cake Hub this year, so you have plenty of options at your fingertips without even leaving your home. This is a great for our busy schedules. Hi Do Bakery, Cannata’s and Bywater Bakery are just a few out of the many delicious king cakes offered at King Cake Hub.
The Best King Cakes In New Orleans
There is also the obvious option of going to the bakery yourself in person to get your king cake. Of course, many restaurants and grocery stores around the city are also selling king cakes from local bakeries so you don’t have to travel across town or exit your parish to get the cake that you desire. For example, Junior’s on Harrison in Lakeview is selling Dong Phoung king cakes, Fleurty Girl is selling Manny Randazzo‘s, and Phina is partnering with Brennan’s King Cakes.
King Cake Hub
The King Cake Hub is a great place to get an incredible selection of cakes from bakeries all over the New Orleans area. They are located at 1464 S. Broad Street at Zony Mash. In addition, they will also have a permanent pop up at The Shop at The Historic New Orleans Collection Downtown. For their 2023 lineup of bakeries, click here.
How to Ship King Cakes
Have family and/or friends that live out of town and want to ship them a king cake? Well, you have many options to ship king cakes thankfully! Lots of bakeries ship out their own king cakes including Brennan’s, Cannata’s, King Kake King, Haydel’s Bakery and Manny Randazzo’s. This option usually includes some lagniappe items like beads, cups and/or doubloons. If you would rather ship a king cake yourself, our contributors suggested using a medium flat rate box from the post office.
King Cake Decorating for Kids
y theKing cake class at Acorn NOLALast year I took my sons to Acorn for a king cake decorating class and they absolutely loved it! It was super fun, affordable and not to mention yummy. They are having classes again this year, so make sure to reserve your spot to be part of the fun. Elisa’s Cake by the Pound is offering a DIY pull apart king cake kit! Kits are available for shipping, local pickup and delivery starting 1/6/2022 with a 48 hour notice.
Make Your Own King Cake
Last but not least, you can try either one of these homemade kid-friendly king cake recipes or the more involved king cake recipe with a secret ingredient you’d never guess!
- Kid-Friendly King Cake Recipe
- Kid-Friendly King Cake Recipe Option 2
- Make at Home King Cake With a Secret Ingredient
As you can see, there is no shortage of ways to get king cake in New Orleans this year despite being in the middle of a pandemic.
This is an ongoing list, so if you know of some new ways to get your favorite king cake this year, let us know in the comments so we can add it!