Where can you get your king cake fix besides a bakery or coffee shop? At some of New Orleans’ best restaurants and attractions, of course! Whether you want to enjoy it for breakfast, as a dessert or as a cocktail, use the info below to satisfy your Mardi Gras sweet tooth. We’ve even included a couple of recipes to try at home, courtesy of SoBou.
Every day may feel like Fat Tuesday at this French Quarter restaurant, but King Cake is only on the menu during Mardi Gras season. Get a taste of Carnival culture while you can.
Court of Two Sisters
You can also enjoy traditional King Cake year round at the daily Jazz Brunch Buffet at the Court of Two Sisters on Royal Street.
Pick up a little King Cake to enjoy with your café au lait at Café Beignet with locations on Bourbon and Royal Street. (BTW, you can still order beignets, too. It’s Mardi Gras! Splurge!)
Dough whatcha wanna at Reginelli's. Their Mardi Gras menu includes King Cake Bread Pudding, cooked in a cast-iron skillet, topped with Mardi Gras sprinkles and whipped cream.Their special Mardi Gras menu also includes Bayou Eggplant, Cajun Crawfish Pizza and a King Cake Cocktail.
Mardi Gras World
Don’t leave town without visiting Mardi Gras World where they design and build parade floats for 40 Carnival krewes. Every tour comes with a slice of authentic New Orleans King Cake.
B.B. King's Blues Club
It’s impossible to get the blues when you’re sipping a King Cake Cocktail at B.B. King's Blues Club. Pressing question: Do you ask for a “B.B. King Cake Cocktail” or a B.B. King King Cake Cocktail?”
Play vintage arcade games and do a few King Cake Shots at Barcadia on Tchoupitoulas Street. Is this town great or what?
Toast Rex and all the kings and queens of Carnival with a King Cake Coolada at Pelican Club, an award-winning restaurant overlooking historic Exchange Place in the French Quarter.
Hard Rock Café New Orleans
Over Fat Tuesday weekend (Friday-Tuesday), Hard Rock Café on Bourbon Street is featuring King Cake Shots and Cocktails at their Sidewalk Bar. Let the good times rock!
SoBou, inventor of the Mardi Gras Old-Fashioned, also offers the King Cake Sua Da and the Epiphany Milk Punch. Check out these recipes!
King Cake Sua Da
Epiphany Milk Punch
King cake photo courtesy of Rob Kruebbe
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