Let Them Eat King Cake!

By Kenzie Garner - Macaroni Kid Content Contributor January 5, 2023

It happens every year. The citizens of Acadiana pack away their Christmas decorations, pop fireworks at midnight on New Year’s Eve, & wake up on the morning of January first with one thing on their minds: Mardi Gras. And one of the best ways to celebrate Mardi Gras season is by chowing down on a mouth-watering, delicious King Cake. The conversation of where to get your King Cake can be a heated one filled with loud and loyal opinions. Here is a list of some of the most popular local King Cake makers to get the good times rolling!

Crystal Weddings – Delivered fresh to select locations (see website for the full list) every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday. Flavors include: Bavarian, Strawberry Cream Cheese, Praline Cream Cheese (fan favorite), Cinnamon Sugar, Blueberry Cream Cheese, Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cream Cheese, Cream Cheese, & Almond Amaretto (fan favorite). *Flavors & sizes at locations are subject to availability. 

Phone: (337) 989-1700 Website: 

Rickey Meche’s Donut King – With three locations throughout the Lafayette area, King Cake is never too far out of reach. Meche’s will even assist you with spreading Mardi Gras cheer by shipping King Cakes to family & friends out of town, or even out of state. Flavors include: Raspberry, Cream Cheese, Blueberry, Bavarian Cream (fan favorite), Lemon, & Chocolate. 

Phone: Kaliste Saloom (337) 989-9909 / W Pinhook (337) 484-1000 / Youngsville (337) 856-5151 Website:

Twin’s Burgers & Sweets – Out-of-state King Cake lovers can rejoice in the fact that Twin’s also ships out of state! Keep checking their website to see when the shipping link goes live. Flavors include: Bavarian Cream, Pecan, Chocolate Pudding, Praline Cream Cheese, Strawberry Cream Cheese, Blueberry Cream Cheese, Regular Cream Cheese, & (fan favorite for the savory lovers) Boudin. 

Phone: Lafayette (337) 268-9488 / Youngsville (337) 857-7225 


Keller’s Bakery –  Two locations are ready to serve you three different sizes of one of the area’s favorite king cakes! Flavors include: Cinnamon Butter, Butter Pecan, Cream Cheese, Chocolate Pudding, Strawberry Cream Cheese, Blueberry Cream Cheese, Cinnamon Apple Cream Cheese (fan favorite), Lemon Cream Cheese, Raspberry Walnut, Amaretto Walnut (fan favorite), & Cream Cheese Pecan. A fun spin on the traditional King Cake, Keller’s Downtown also offers King Cake Macarons.

Phone: Downtown (337) 325-1568 / Youngsville (337)856-4449 


Bourque’s Specialties – The thing about Bourque’s is: they make one flavor of cake & they make it well. For those who lack a sweet tooth, grab you a slice of their boudin & pepper jack stuffed King Cake topped with cracklins & drizzled with Steen’s cane syrup. It doesn’t get much more Cajun than that!

Phone: (337) 534-0480 Website: 

Village Deaux - Serving donuts, kolaches, breakfast items, KING CAKES, coffee, espresso in Maurice, LA. Update on flavors coming soon!

Phone (337) 385-1444 Website: 

Sunny Akers Bread-  We are accepting King Cake orders from January 6th to February 13th. All other breads are unavailable for ordering during the Mardi Gras season. Cakes must be pre-ordered 48 hours in advance. Sunny Akers Bread is a micro-bakery (not a storefront) located in Maurice, Louisiana, and run by Kalyn Akers, a self-taught bread baker. King Cakes can be picked up in Maurice or at Five Mile Eatery in the Oil Center. Click here to order. 

Rouses - We feel as though no explanation is needed here. Head to your nearest Rouses and pick any of the many flavor combinations. 

Cajun Market Donut - With a plethora of flavor combinations and tons of positive reviews you will want to try a Cajun Market King Cake before the season ends!

Phone: (337) 504-4242  Website: Location: 1812 Pinhook Drive, Lafayette

Great Harvest of Acadiana - Their two-time award-winning flavor is the blueberry cream cheese which can be pre-ordered. Other flavors include: pecan praline, turtle, apple, chocolate, and cinnamon twist. 

Phone: (337) 236-8966  Website:  Location: 854 Kaliste Saloom Rd. Lafayette, LA

Whiskful Baking Co. - Their most popular flavors last year were original cinnamon and chocolate, both will be offered this year with the addition of strawberry. We also learned that they make allergy friendly king cakes! 

Phone (337) 552-9654  Website: Location: 730 Albertsons Parkway Suite B, Broussard

Sweet Envie, LLC - Sweet Envie is quickly becoming a fan favorite with their king cake bread pudding. They even put it to the test with what will be the 2nd annual king cake cook-off! 

Phone (337) 344-4425 Website: Location: 4302 Moss Street, Lafayette. 

Nina Creole - This food truck knows how to deliver a tasty delight! They are offering king cakes on a stick and Mardi Gras Gentilly king cake rolls. Nina does encourage pre-orders as she does sell out and her truck can often be found at Catalon Legacy Food Truck Park in Maurice. 

Phone (337) 900-7655 Website:

The Churros Boutique - King Cake churro's inside the Acadiana Mall! YUMMY!

Phone: (337) 354-3368 Website:

And the mostinteresting honorable mention goes to:

Rock’n’Sake – Three words: SUSHI KING CAKE. Have you ever wondered what a massive snow crab sushi roll would look like if it was arranged in the shape of a King Cake & topped with assorted yummy sushi goodness? Well, wonder no more! It’s one of those things that everyone should try once (if for no better reason than just to say you did!). Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance.

Phone: (337) 408-8920 Website:

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