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!)
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.
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.
Celebrate with a Mardi Gras Sidecar at one of New Orleans' most beloved restaurants! Throw one back, Mister!
SoBou, inventor of the Mardi Gras Old-Fashioned, also offers the King Cake Sua Da and the Epiphany Milk Punch. Check out this recipe!
King Cake Sua Da
Epiphany Milk Punch
King cake photo courtesy of Rob Kruebbe
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