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The Best King Cakes, Shipping Nationwide


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In New Orleans, Mardi Gras is the year’s biggest party. Officially celebrated on the Tuesday before the beginning of Lent (“Mardi Gras” translates to “Fat Tuesday”) but in reality celebrated for several days beforehand as well, Mardi Gras is a time to let loose (to say the least), drink a couple of Hurricanes, watch a parade or two, dress up in outrageous costumes, listen to some good music, and eat some good food. And there’s no dessert that’s more closely associated with Mardi gras than king cakes

If you’ve ever had a danish, king cakes have a similar texture. It’s a ring of sweet hand-braided brioche dough, and it’s traditionally filled with cinnamon sugar and topped with icing and colored sugar, but other fillings are common as well. They also usually hide a small plastic figurine of a baby (called a fève); whomever finds it is rewarded with luck and prosperity – or has to host next year’s Mardi Gras Party.

If you want to bring a taste of the Big Easy home this year, you’re in luck: America’s favorite king cakes are shipping straight to your door!

Gambino’s Bakery King Cake

Gambino’s Bakery

A New Orleans staple since 1949, Gambino’s Bakery is renowned for its classic king cakes, made with fresh butter and topped with a generous layer of fondant – decorate it with the included colored sugar! Their king cakes are also available in the following flavors: 

  • Cream cheese
  • Praline cream cheese
  • Strawberry cream cheese
  • Praline

Dong Phuong Bakery

Founded by Vietnamese immigrants in 1982 and still family-run, Dong Phuong Bakery is a James beard American Classic, and it’s selling a light, moist, and flaky brioche-style king cake that just might be the hottest one in town – it’s in super limited supply. Their flavors include: 

  • Cream cheese
  • Cinnamon 
  • Coconut
  • Pecan
  • Strawberry

Read More: Dong Phuong Bakery’s King Cake: Everything to Know

Dong Phuong Bakery Cream Cheese King Cake
Sucre King Cake


Sucre is a Magazine Street sweet shop that’s most famous for its macarons, but it also sells a braided, buttery, shimmering king cake that was named New Orleans’ best by the Washington Post in 2011.

Maurice French Pastries

Maurice French Pastries’ chef and owner Jean-Luc Albin has brought the finest techniques in pastry baking to New Orleans for almost 25 years, and his decadent king cakes come in varieties including: 

  • Traditional 
  • Mini
  • Cream cheese
  • Praline
  • Strawberry
  • Lemon
  • Chocolate
  • Apple
  • Bavarian cream
Maurice French Pastries King Cake
Edgar’s Bakery King Cake

Edgar’s Bakery

Founded in Birmingham as a small neighborhood bakery by the husband-and-wife duo of Terry and Dottie Smith in 1998, Edgar’s Bakery has since grown into one of Alabama’s most beloved homespun bakeries. Their king cakes are baked daily and start with a cinnamon roll dough that’s braided and topped with a colorful sugar glaze. Flavors include: 

  • Traditional
  • Pecan praline
  • Cream cheese
  • Strawberry cream cheese

O&H Danish Bakery

O&H Danish Bakery was started by Danish immigrant Christian Olesen in 1949, and they specialize in traditional kringles, a buttery, flaky oval-shaped fruit or nut-filled pastry. Kringles bear a close resemblance to king cakes, and O&H’s King Cake Kringle is filled with sweet cream cheese.

O&H Danish Bakery King Cake
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Read More: What is a King Cake?