Where to Buy King Cakes During the 2023 Mardi Gras Season in Monroe-West Monroe

With Mardi Gras just around the corner, many will be reaching out for the most decadent dessert of the season: king cake.

The classic Mardi Gras dessert, which features a sweet dough covered in frosting and sprinkles, and a plastic baby hidden inside, hits local bakeries and stores each January. The cakes are made for the community throughout the Mardi Gras season until Mardi Gras Day, which falls on Tuesday, March 1 this year.

To find a cake this season, here are some local shops in Monroe and West Monroe to visit:

For His Temple Family Foods in West Monroe is the only retailer in Northeast Louisiana to offer Eat Fit King Cake, which was developed by Ochsner Health System.  The candy is gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, sugar-free, dairy-free, and all-natural.

Albritton’s Pastry and Catering

Albritton’s offers a variety of King Cake sizes and flavors. King cake lovers can choose an 8-inch, 10-inch, 14-inch, or 16-inch king cake. Fillings include cream cheese, Bavarian cream, and fruit flavors, such as strawberry, cherry, and lemon.

318-396-0015;; 3620 Cypress St., West Monroe

The Corner Coffeehouse/Soups Salads and Sweets

The Corner Coffeehouse, located at 207 Blanchard St., West Monroe, has King Cake flavors ranging from traditional to cream cheese. Customers can order ahead or purchase their cake in the store.