11 places to get a king cake around Birmingham—including authentic New Orleans options

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This cake is a cause for celebration. (Edgar’s Bakery on Facebook)

If you’re the lucky one who found the baby last year, you’re probably wondering where you can buy a king cake. Whether you’re celebrating Epiphany, Mardi Gras or just want to indulge in a delicious dessert, we’ve got seven places where you can find a king cake around Birmingham.

1. Edgar’s

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Will you be the lucky one this year? (Edgar’s Bakery on Facebook)

According to USA Today, Edgar’s has one of the best king cakes in the nation, and I believe it (have you tried their strawberry cake?). You can snag a traditional or filled cake with delicious strawberry, cream cheese, or pecan praline filling options. Available for pickup or delivery.

2. Savage’s Bakery

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Fit for a king. (Savage’s Bakery)

Savage’s is a local favorite for made-from-scratch baked goods. Luckily for us, they also make incredible king cakes. They offer cinnamon or cream cheese filling for their homemade cakes. Order online for pickup or delivery

3. Homewood Gourmet

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‘Tis the season. (Homewood Gourmet on Facebook)

Did you know the green, gold and purple sprinkles symbolize faith, power and justice? You won’t find a baby in these king cakes, instead they sneak in half a pecan. Whoever finds it buys the king cake next year! Call ahead to secure your cake, or head to the store.

4. Buc-ees

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Grab some beaver nuggets while you’re at it. (Bham Now)

Next time you’re making a pit stop at your fave beaver-filled gas station, you can pick up a king cake. They carry Caluda’s king cake, made fresh in Louisiana.

5. Publix

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Who says storebought can’t also be yummy? (Publix)

Eggs, milk, bread…king cake? That’s right, on your next grocery trip you can pick up a tasty king cake. Stop by the location closest to you to check out the options.

6. The Heavenly Donut Co.

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You don’t have to bite for the baby in these donuts. (The Heavenly Donut Co. on Facebook)

King cake in donut form counts, right? Heavenly Donut Co. is serving up their popular king cake donuts (with the baby on top). They won’t be available in the case until February 15th, but in the meantime you can pre-order a dozen online.

  • Hours: Closed Mon.; Tues.-Fri. 6AM-9PM; Sat. 7AM-9PM; Sun. 7AM-2PM
  • Location: 4911 Cahaba River Rd Suite 105, Birmingham, AL 35243
  • Price: $42/dozen
  • Website | Facebook

7. Randazzo King Cakes

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The Randazzo family has been baking king cake for years. (Randazzo King Cake)

If you’re looking for authentic king cake straight from New Orleans, this is the bakery for you. You’ll have to order online, but it’s worth the wait—this bakery exclusively makes king cakes.

8. Nawlins Style Po’boys

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A dessert fit for royalty. (Gambino’s)

This food truck is dedicated to authentic New Orleans eats, so of course king cakes are no exception. They carry Gambino’s king cakes straight from the Big Easy. Follow them on Facebook to see where they’ll be parked next.

  • Hours: Varies per day
  • Price: $32.99/whole
  • Location: Stay updated with their location on their socials 👇
  • Facebook | Instagram

9. Brown Sugar Desserts by Renea

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Definitely craving a king cake now. (Brown Sugar Desserts by Renea)

According to our Facebook comments, the king cake from Brown Sugar Desserts tastes like home. Note: they’re currently experiencing a delay in their stock, but keep an eye out for updates on their Facebook to know when their king cake will hit the shelves.

10. Cajun Boys and Our Poboys

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The NOLA way. (Cajun Boys and Our Poboys)

These Louisiana natives serve Cajun goodness year-round, and they offer delicious king cakes to celebrate the season.

11. Hero Doughnuts

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Currently drooling over this pic. (Rachel Ishee/Hero Doughnuts)

If you haven’t stopped by Hero Doughnuts yet, you’re missing out. Now is the perfect time to grab a treat—starting Jan. 31st Hero will carry full-size king cakes and Mardi Gras doughnuts. They sell out very quickly, so be sure to call ahead to pre-order your cake.

It’s still early in the season, we’ll update this list as more locations start servin’ up king cake.

Heading to Huntsville or Mobile to celebrate the season? We’ve got you covered:

Are you buying a king cake this year? Tag us @bhamnow and let us know.

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