Mardi Gras and Where To Get King Cakes In Memphis 2021
Where can you get a king cake in Memphis and the Mid-South?
Where To Get King Cakes In Memphis
Most folks will tell you to order a king cake from the many bakeries farther south that ship them. But if you want to go local, here are a few places to get king cakes in Memphis:
- Farm & Fig in Cooper Young carries king cakes.
- Kroger carries Gambino’s king cakes in their bakery.
- La Baguette in East Memphis offers king cakes—just call to order.
- Lucy J’s Bakery in the Crosstown Concourse bakes kings cakes; you can pre-order online.
- Primas Bakery + Boutique offers king cakes and other Mardi-Gras inspired treats for online pre-order. Menu.
- Super Lo grocery store on Spottswood carries king cakes.
- Thomas Meat & Seafood ships in Gambino’s cakes. Follow them on Facebook for info.
Many people opt order king cakes online and have them shipped to Memphis from Louisiana/South Mississippi. Folks swear by Manny Randazzo, Paul’s Pastry, Haydel’s, Gambino’s, among many others.
I’m sure someone will try to fight me for leaving off their favorite NOLA/other king cakery. Don’t panic, just feel free to add your suggestions in the comments.
Mardi Gras Events In Memphis
Celebrate at home this year; the pandemic is still happening. If you do have a virtual Mardi Gras event, please submit it to the blog’s calendar and we’ll get it added.
Cajun Food In Memphis
If you just want some Cajun and Creole cuisine for Mardi Gras in Memphis—or anytime—try these spots:
- Regina’s Cajun Kitchen downtown
- Bayou Bar & Grill in Overton Square in midtown
- Owen Brennan’s in East Memphis
- Itta Bena on Beale Street
- The Second Line (online ordering only at this time)
- Ben-Yay’s downtown
- King’s Palace Cafe on Beale Street
- New Orelaans Seafood on N. Cleveland Street
- Parish Grocery in Vollintine-Evergreen
Places like Half Shell, Lafayette’s, Rizzo’s, and Blues City Cafe also have Cajun-inspired options and seafood and such.