As of today, January 14, vintage cake and giant cookie emporium The Sweet Spot Bakery is no longer operating inside St. Roch Market, though you can still get baker Donna Maloney's popular items—like key lime pie, red velvet cake and bread pudding—at the Coast Roast Coffee counter. Maloney tells her FB fans:
We will be focusing more on catering and events so we can still make you a Rainbow Cake for your Birthday, Bacon Cinnamon Rolls for your company's breakfast and definitely King Cakes throughout Mardi Gras.
In fact, St. Roch Market founder Will Donaldson confirms that Maloney will still be doing catering for the St. Roch Market as well (ie. wedding cakes and party orders).
Meanwhile, taking over the Sweet Spot counter this month is Carnival hub Nonna Randazzo's with king cakes (at $17 for small, $23 for medium, and $27 for large) doberge cake, cupcakes and brownies. The king cakes are available on a first come first serve basis, or by online order. Donaldson is also talking with several bakers interested in taking over the spot after Carnival.
As for other recent St. Roch Market vending shake-ups: Curious Oyster Co. also recently departed with Elysian Seafood taking over the oyster bar (with a late night happy hour). And Tunde Wey's Nigerian food stall Lagos peaced out back in August 2015.