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Lemon and elderberry cake from Bywater Bakery, currently open with limited hours
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Celebrate (Anything) at Home With One of New Orleans’s Best Cakes

Order a cake for takeout or delivery from one of these super New Orleans bakeries

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Lemon and elderberry cake from Bywater Bakery, currently open with limited hours
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Finding reasons to celebrate takes a little more effort these days, but now, more than ever, seeking moments of joy matters. As we all strive for balance and gratitude in the face of an upside down world, what better time to support a local business and order a special cake to mark a special day?

With the below New Orleans cake masters currently accepting orders for takeout or delivery, there’s no need to let that birthday, virtual graduation, or anniversary go by without a cake-based celebration. And if leftover cake for breakfast isn’t something to smile about, what is?

Did we miss your favorite dessert destination currently open for takeout or delivery? Let us know.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Gambino's Bakery

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4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA 70006
(504) 885-7500
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Famous for its doberge cakes since 1949, Gambino’s Bakery ships cakes (and king cakes during Carnival season) all over the map. Order a half and half (lemon and chocolate) or opt for a chocolate peanut butter cake, or maybe a coconut cream. The designer cakes are swank.

A half and half doberge cake from Gambino’s
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2. Chez Pierre French Bakery & Cafe

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3208 Clearview Pkwy
Metairie, LA 70006
(504) 467-3176
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The Metairie location of Chez Pierre is the only one open for now, but you can still order its from-scratch cakes online or by phone and a team member will bring your cake out curbside. Flavors like white chocolate Chantilly, chocolate ganache, and red velvet are just a few of the popular options. The bakery is keeping designs pretty basic for now, but no harm in asking about a custom cake when you call. All medical care professionals receive a 30% discount with I.D.

Strawberry Napoleon from Chez Pierre
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3. Haydel's Bakery

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4037 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans, LA 70121
(800) 442-1342
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The family-owned Haydel’s Bakery is closed to the public until things get back to normal — but you can order online and cakes are shipped out twice a week. A fixture in Jefferson Parish since 1959, Haydel’s is a go-to for everything from wedding cakes to special occasion themed treats and of course doberge.

St. Patrick’s Day-themed cakes and cookies from Haydel’s
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4. Beth Biundo Sweets

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3917 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-8059
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Chocolate with salted caramel buttercream, red velvet with cream cheese frosting, coconut rum cake, and six layer rainbow cake. These are just a few of the irresistible cakes baked by owner Beth Biundo, who spent a decade as pastry chef at Lilette before opening her own place. The NOLA native creates cakes as art, thanks to her love of art history and design. She’s taking phone orders and offering no-contact delivery only, requesting one to two days notice.

Cake from Beth Biundo Sweets
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5. Norma's Sweets Bakery

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2925 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 309-5401

This family owned market and bakery in Mid City specializes in Central American pastries like flan, churros, empanadas both sweet and savory — but we’re talking cakes and Norma’s Sweets Bakery has the goods. Call ahead to order the bakery’s specialty — one of the best tres leche cakes around. Beyond moist, tres leches (three milks) is an ultra-light sponge cake soaked in a sweet milk bath. A team member will bring your cake curbside.

A recent birthday cake from Norma’s
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6. Bittersweet Confections

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725 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-2626
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Bittersweet Confections is a chocoholics dream, with owner and local chocolatier Cheryl Scripter steering the ship. The signature Bittersweet cake combines moist chocolate cake with creamy chocolate mousse, topping it all with dark chocolate ganache and handcrafted truffles. Vanilla, strawberry shortcake, and red velvet are a few other options. Open for curbside pickup at both the Magazine Street and S. Hennessey Street locations everyday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and offering free delivery in the CBD. Check the site for daily menus at each location and call the bakery directly to order.

7. Bywater Bakery

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3624 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 336-3336
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Chaya Conrad doesn’t just make cakes — she bakes with love and spreads happiness along the way. Bywater Bakery means the world to a slew of regulars; a hub for music, community and neighborhood support. Conrad, who left large scale supermarket baking and management to go small and local, makes fantastic cakes for weddings and special moments — the strawberry Chantilly and coconut cake are two winners among many. Presently open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday through Sunday — call to preorder and to get the latest.

Bywater Bakery’s Chantilly cake
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8. The Royal Cakery

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10800 Morrison Rd #107
New Orleans, LA 70127
(504) 246-2065
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This specialty bakery from Shirelle Royal is accepting cake orders by phone for a no-contact parking lot pickup. Royal, a New Orleans native with 25 years of cake-baking experience, has been outfitting special events with her beautiful creations out of the Cakery since 1995.

1. Gambino's Bakery

4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70006
A half and half doberge cake from Gambino’s
Gambino’s Bakery/Facebook

Famous for its doberge cakes since 1949, Gambino’s Bakery ships cakes (and king cakes during Carnival season) all over the map. Order a half and half (lemon and chocolate) or opt for a chocolate peanut butter cake, or maybe a coconut cream. The designer cakes are swank.

4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA 70006

2. Chez Pierre French Bakery & Cafe

3208 Clearview Pkwy, Metairie, LA 70006
Strawberry Napoleon from Chez Pierre
Chez Pierre French Bakery & Cafe/Facebook

The Metairie location of Chez Pierre is the only one open for now, but you can still order its from-scratch cakes online or by phone and a team member will bring your cake out curbside. Flavors like white chocolate Chantilly, chocolate ganache, and red velvet are just a few of the popular options. The bakery is keeping designs pretty basic for now, but no harm in asking about a custom cake when you call. All medical care professionals receive a 30% discount with I.D.

3208 Clearview Pkwy
Metairie, LA 70006

3. Haydel's Bakery

4037 Jefferson Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70121
St. Patrick’s Day-themed cakes and cookies from Haydel’s
Haydel’s Bakery/Facebook

The family-owned Haydel’s Bakery is closed to the public until things get back to normal — but you can order online and cakes are shipped out twice a week. A fixture in Jefferson Parish since 1959, Haydel’s is a go-to for everything from wedding cakes to special occasion themed treats and of course doberge.

4037 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans, LA 70121

4. Beth Biundo Sweets

3917 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Cake from Beth Biundo Sweets
Beth Biundo Sweets/Facebook

Chocolate with salted caramel buttercream, red velvet with cream cheese frosting, coconut rum cake, and six layer rainbow cake. These are just a few of the irresistible cakes baked by owner Beth Biundo, who spent a decade as pastry chef at Lilette before opening her own place. The NOLA native creates cakes as art, thanks to her love of art history and design. She’s taking phone orders and offering no-contact delivery only, requesting one to two days notice.

3917 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70115

5. Norma's Sweets Bakery

2925 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70119
A recent birthday cake from Norma’s
Norma’s Sweets Bakery/Facebook

This family owned market and bakery in Mid City specializes in Central American pastries like flan, churros, empanadas both sweet and savory — but we’re talking cakes and Norma’s Sweets Bakery has the goods. Call ahead to order the bakery’s specialty — one of the best tres leche cakes around. Beyond moist, tres leches (three milks) is an ultra-light sponge cake soaked in a sweet milk bath. A team member will bring your cake curbside.

2925 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70119

6. Bittersweet Confections

725 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Bittersweet Confections is a chocoholics dream, with owner and local chocolatier Cheryl Scripter steering the ship. The signature Bittersweet cake combines moist chocolate cake with creamy chocolate mousse, topping it all with dark chocolate ganache and handcrafted truffles. Vanilla, strawberry shortcake, and red velvet are a few other options. Open for curbside pickup at both the Magazine Street and S. Hennessey Street locations everyday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and offering free delivery in the CBD. Check the site for daily menus at each location and call the bakery directly to order.

725 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

7. Bywater Bakery

3624 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Bywater Bakery’s Chantilly cake
Bywater Bakery/Facebook

Chaya Conrad doesn’t just make cakes — she bakes with love and spreads happiness along the way. Bywater Bakery means the world to a slew of regulars; a hub for music, community and neighborhood support. Conrad, who left large scale supermarket baking and management to go small and local, makes fantastic cakes for weddings and special moments — the strawberry Chantilly and coconut cake are two winners among many. Presently open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday through Sunday — call to preorder and to get the latest.

3624 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70117

8. The Royal Cakery

10800 Morrison Rd #107, New Orleans, LA 70127

This specialty bakery from Shirelle Royal is accepting cake orders by phone for a no-contact parking lot pickup. Royal, a New Orleans native with 25 years of cake-baking experience, has been outfitting special events with her beautiful creations out of the Cakery since 1995.

10800 Morrison Rd #107
New Orleans, LA 70127

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