Festivals/Street Fairs, Food, Mardi Gras

All the slices of life: a list of king cake tastings to get your eat on

Want to be the envy of your friends? Try ALL the king cakes

So, maybe you can’t try all of the king cakes the city has to offer. But you can put in a valiant effort trying.

King cake tastings are the get-togethers Carnival season is made for. You and your friends throw a house party, and everyone brings a different king cake to taste.

But what if you don’t have friends? Or even worse, what if your friends don’t admit to getting the king cake baby or pitching in to buy the goods?

We’ve got you. Here’s all the info you need to get out there and try all the tasty goodness you can scarf down.

King Cake Festival

When: Jan. 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Champions Square
We can’t miss the big daddy of king cake tastings, so we’ll start off with this one. More than 20 bakeries bring their king cakes and attendees vote for their crowd favorite. Tasting tickets are sold at the event; $20 for 10 tickets. Proceeds go to Ochsner Hospital for Children.

Champions Square
Getting there
Lasalle St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
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Very Local’s King Cake Tasting

When: Feb. 2, 2 – 4 p.m.
Where: The Shop at the Contemporary Arts Center
28 cakes, two hours, one party. If you’re trying to get a leg up in the king cake tasting game, this tasting will feature some exotic choices featured at King Cake Hub, like a pineapple passion fruit king cake from Bywater Bakery. Click here for more information.

The Shop At the CAC
Getting there
900 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Opening Hours
Mon-Fri 9am–6pm
Sat-Sun Closed
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King Cake Tasting at Courtyard Brewery

When: Feb. 23, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Courtyard Brewery
King cake and beer? Why not? Tickets will be sold at the door for $10, and donations go to Einstein Charter High School. Click here for more information. 

The Courtyard Brewery
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Getting there
1160 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Open Now
Mon-Thu 4–11pm
Fri-Sun 11am–11pm
More Info

Are we missing a tasting? Contact us at hellonola@verylocal.com or on social media @VeryLocalNOLA.

Keeping track of all those king cakes?! Click here for our interactive list of the king cakes in town.