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bdaniels
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who sells the best king cake

in new orleans and baton rouge area


notiger1997
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re: who sells the best king cake
Hadels
Cream cheese filled


Neauxla
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New Orleans
Member since Feb 2008
30515 posts

re: who sells the best king cake
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Coffee & ,Westbank Expressway, Marrero, LA (Grade B)
Cream Cheese ($17)
Large size, very fresh and light but lacking in moisture and much flavor other than the sugar and cream cheese. Also, I'm not sure if this was true for the whole king cake but there was no cream cheese INSIDE the cake but rather dollups around it on the top. I was not impressed but I enjoyed my slice.

Haydels Bakery, Jefferson Highway (Grade B)
Lacking in complexity and lack of flavor in the cake.

Sucre, Uptown NOLA (Grade B+)
Bread could have been more moist

Manny Randazzos, Metairie (Grade A)
Moist and full of cinnamon. Have had better icing.

Maurice's, Metairie (Grade C-)
DRY DRY DRY

La Boulangerie, Magazine St., Uptown (Grade A)
New winner on best king cake tasted! They sold the French and the traditional NOLA style. I am only tasting NOLA style and this one was top notch. It was $13 for a small Sucre sized king cake (pretty small). Instead of a baby it had a porcelain musical instrument (the one Steve Urkel always played on Family Matters). It looked like I wasn't going to enjoy it because it had limited icing and sugar on the outside but when you cut into it you see a thin layer of cinnamony sugary goodness running throughout. It was very moist with good cinnamon flavor!

Rouses, Tchopitoulas (Grade B)
Good cinnamon flavor in the cake but slightly dry and a very heavy cake. They put extra icing to cover up the slightly dry cake.

Angelo's Baker (Grade B)
Good cinnamon flavor but a little dry. Nothing spectacular.

Rankings:

La Boulangerie
Randazzos
Sucre
Coffee &
Haydels
Angelo's
Rouses
Hubig's
Maurice's


Neauxla
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since Feb 2008
30515 posts

re: who sells the best king cake
That was last year's rankings.

I picked up a Baker Maid from Langenstein's this year and it was really good. Easily top 5.


busbeepbeep
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re: who sells the best king cake
no Tastee/McKenzie's?


TigerWise
The Uptown
Member since Sep 2010
26775 posts

re: who sells the best king cake
Need to hit up the butcher


Neauxla
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New Orleans
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30515 posts

re: who sells the best king cake
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Tastee/McKenzie's?
I didn't pick one up last year. My bad.


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Neauxla
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since Feb 2008
30515 posts

re: who sells the best king cake
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the butcher
they got a king cake?


Winkface
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re: who sells the best king cake
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porcelain musical instrument (the one Steve Urkel always played on Family Matters)
It's called an accordion.


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TigerWise
The Uptown
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26775 posts

re: who sells the best king cake
Yes, check out the Elvis for something different.


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SenorTiger9
New Orleans Saints Fan
St. George, Louisiana
Member since Dec 2012
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re: who sells the best king cake
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McKenzie's


The best. No icing.


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BottomlandBrew
LSU Fan
Nashville
Member since Aug 2010
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La Boulangerie, Magazine St., Uptown (Grade A) New winner on best king cake tasted! They sold the French and the traditional NOLA style.


Their french style is delicious. I'll blaspheme and say I'm not a fan of Nola style king cakes.
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Fun Bunch
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans
Member since May 2008
32221 posts

re: who sells the best king cake
Anyone tried Domenica's yet? I really want to try it.


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Neauxla
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since Feb 2008
30515 posts

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Their french style is delicious. I'll blaspheme and say I'm not a fan of Nola style king cakes.
It looks like a giant croissant. I want to try it.

quote:

the Evlis

guess I'll have to check it out some time for lunch


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Politiceaux
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musical instrument (the one Steve Urkel always played on Family Matters)
Seriously?


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Carson123987
LSU Fan
Middle Court at the Rec
Member since Jul 2011
41974 posts

re: who sells the best king cake
You haven't had king cake until you've had Meche's in Lafayette. The real Galette du Rois


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ladytiger118
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2009
18166 posts

re: who sells the best king cake
BR Area---Have yet to find any great ones...Ambrosia is just okay.

Nola Area--Out of all the Randazzo's in Nola and the Northshore, Manny's is the best. His king cakes are rarely stale and always taste fresh.

Sucre is okay, but it's more like a croissant, and tastes better warmed up in the oven.

Haydel's is good, has a similar vibe to Manny's.

Manny's ex-wife Dianne has a place in River Ridge. Her king cake tastes similar to Manny's but she has a different icing recipe.

Marguerite's bakery Slidell/Metairie is okay as well.

I still say Manny's is the most consistent/tastes the best, but I end up scraping some of that icing off because it can be a little too sweet.
This post was edited on 1/15 at 12:42 pm


GeorgeTheGreek
Michigan State Fan
Sparta, Greece
Member since Mar 2008
39297 posts

re: who sells the best king cake
I love how all the NOLA people are like: Baton Rouge King Cakes suck!!! But they really aren't much different.


LSUcdro
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
7970 posts

re: who sells the best king cake
Calandros in Baton Rouge FTW


Lambdatiger1989
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NOLA
Member since Jan 2012
779 posts

re: who sells the best king cake
Haydel's without a doubt, the best in Louisiana


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