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: https://www.crystalweddings.net/
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: http://www.rickeymechesdonuts.com/
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: https://www.bourquespecialties.com/
The Churros Boutique - King Cake churro's inside the Acadiana Mall! YUMMY!
Phone: (337) 354-3368 Website: https://www.facebook.com/thechurrosboutique/
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: http://www.rocknsake.com/
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