Mardi Gras season is in full swing, and it may have some Huntsville locals searching for a taste of New Orleans.
Luckily, there are plenty of spots around town where you can get your hands on an authentic, New Orleans-style king cake. Here’s what we found:
You may know Edgar’s for their infamous strawberry cake, but did you know they offer authentic, New Orleans-style king cakes during the Mardi Gras season? Choose from classic cream cheese filling, strawberry, or pecan praline.
Sizes available include:
- full-size pecan, cream cheese or strawberry filled: $35
- full-size traditional (no filling): $30
- mini: $17
- single slice: $4.25
How to order: Visit Edgar’s Bakery online to schedule a pickup or delivery, or just head into either Edgar’s location and pick up your king cake, complete with complementary Mardi Gras beads.
Village of Providence location: 472 Providence Main St NW #100, Huntsville, AL 35806
South Huntsville location: 2004 Airport Rd SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
2. The Camp at MidCity
King cake purists, look no further than The Camp at MidCity for Manny Randazzo’s authentic NOLA king cakes. Pickups are available every Friday from January 21 through February 25, provided you make a reservation by midnight the Wednesday before.
Here are the cake details:
- medium-size cakes (large enough for 20-24 2″ slices)
- cream cheese filled: $60
- traditional: $50
How to order: Follow the directions online to reserve your cake.
3. Mason Dixon Bakery & Bistro
What’s so special about the king cakes from Mason Dixon Bakery & Bistro? They’re entirely gluten free! Mason Dixon is an entirely gluten-free restaurant and bakery serving Huntsville locals who want to enjoy baked goods without the wheat.
Location: 2358 Whitesburg Dr, Huntsville, AL 35801
4. The Moon Bakeshop
The only bad thing about Moon Bakeshop’s king cakes is that you’ll have to wait until after Valentine’s Day to get them this year. But, there’s nothing better than having something to look forward to—especially if that something is cream cheese-filled.
5. Peggy Ann Bakery
Peggy Ann Bakery has been serving Huntsville for nearly 70 years now. For $28.99, you’ll be able to score a king cake from this Huntsville institution this year.
Location: 831 Regal Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
6. The Dessert Fork
This Madison bakery is offering king cakes for $29. If you plan on ordering ahead, just make sure to give the shop 48-72 hours notice.