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

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.

by Mary Staes
January 23, 2019

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
More Info

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 3rd floor, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Mon-Fri 9am–6pm
Sat-Sun Closed
More Info

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
Getting there
1160 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Mon-Thu 4pm–12am
Fri-Sat 11am–12am
Sun 11am–11pm

Are we missing a tasting? Contact us at [email protected] or on social media @VeryLocalNOLA.

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

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether...

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