This post has been updated for the 2022 Mardi Gras Season.
Mardi Gras is back this year! Lots of our favorites are offering curbside pick up again this year, as well as king cake delivery. So if you are looking 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!
King Cakes via Curbside Pick Up
A few locations are offering curbside 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 new for this year, 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 and do curbside 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.
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. DoorDash is 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 option to be safe during the current Covid surges. Hi Do Bakery, Cannata’s and Bywater Bakery are just a few out of the many delicious king cakes offered via King Cake Hub for delivery in New Orleans.
The Best King Cakes Around NOLA
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, Nola Beans in Lakeview is selling Randazzo Camellia City king cakes, and Captain Sids in Bucktown is partnering with Hi Do Bakery.
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 have a new location for 2022, 1464 S. Broad Street at Zony Mash. In addition, they will also have a permanent pop up at The Shop at The Collection. For their 2022 lineup of bakeries, click here.
Shipping 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
Last 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.
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!