Just before Mardi Gras we tasted a record breaking baker's dozen king cakes in search of the city's finest. Finally, the results are in! Keep reading to find out which cakes our esteemed judges, local food writer Todd Price and culinary dynamic duo Greg and Mary Sonnier, picked.
Traditional/Filled King Cake:
WINNER! Cake Cafe - for their delectable goat cheese and apple filled, purple, green and gold drizzled masterpiece; 2440 Chartres St. 2440 Chartres St., 504.943.0010
1st Runner-Up: Laurel Street Bakery, 5433 Laurel St., 504.897.0576
2nd Runner-Up: Sucre, 3025 Magazine St., 504.708.4366
French King Cake:
WINNER! Croissant D'Or, for a French king cake that is as beautiful as it is delicious; 617 Ursulines St., 504.524.4663
1st Runner-Up: La Boulangerie, 4526 Magazine Street, 504.269.3777
2nd Runner-Up: Maurice's, 3501 Hessmer Ave, Metairie, 504.885.1526
Cake Cafe, 2440 Chartres St. 2440 Chartres St., 504.943.0010
Thanks again to all of our king cake contest contestants, many of which bake other tasty treats all year long - so be sure to check them out!
La Boulangerie (French) - 4526 Magazine Street, 504.269.3777
Croissant d’Or (French) - 617 Ursulines St., 504.524.4663
Maurice French Pastries (French) - 3501 Hessmer Ave, Metairie, 504.885.1526
Haydel’s (Filled) - 4037 Jefferson Hwy., 1.800.442.1342
Cake Cafe’(Filled)- 2440 Chartres St. 2440 Chartres St., 504.943.0010
Randazzo (Traditional) - 3501 Pontchartrain Drive, 1.800.684.2253
Laurel Street Bakery (Traditional) - 5433 Laurel St., 504.897.0576
Don Phuong (Traditional) - 14207 Chef Menteur Hwy., 504.254.0214
Voo-dough Bakery (Traditional) - CCFM; Contact: Angela Wilson: 504.450.3904
Gambinos (Filled) - 4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd. 504.885.7500
O'Delice (Traditional) - 6033 Magazine St. 504.895.2144
NoWhey/Food by Rebecca (Vegan-Traditional Style) - Contact: Rebecca, 504.418.3631
Sucre’ (Filled) - 3025 Magazine St., 504.708.4366
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