It’s the most wonderful time of the year — Carnival, aka King Cake Season. While traditionalists usually flock to the brioche-based king cake— ring-shaped and laced with cinnamon, covered in icing and purple, green and gold sugar, with a plastic baby hidden inside— these days there are plenty of twists on the original, plus a growing appreciation for the elegant French puff pastry and almond cream version. This season also brings an official king cake hub to Mid City, centralizing some of the area’s most coveted offerings under one roof.
This map reflects king cakes in the Greater New Orleans area and is sorted by neighborhood, not by ranking.
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