Where To Get King Cakes In Memphis + Mardi Gras Events 2024

If you're looking for a traditional King Cake or one with a Memphis twist, we've got you covered with this list.

Mardi Gras is coming up on February 13, 2024. Below you have a list of places to get King Cakes, a list of Mardi Gras events, and a list of places to find Cajun and New Orleans inspired food in Memphis.

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primas king cake
Primas Bakery + Boutique
King Cake from Primas

Where To Get King Cakes In Memphis + The Mid-South

Most folks will tell you to order a king cake from the many bakeries farther south, i.e, Louisiana, that ship them. But if you want to go local, here are a few places to get king cakes in Memphis:

gingers bread co. king cake
Credit: Ginger's Bread & Co.

Ginger's Bread & Co.

1613 Union Ave.

Celebrate Carnival season with Ginger's Bread & Co.'s King Cake varieties. Available in both large and individual sizes, Ginger's has a traditional and Praline King Cake. Other popular Mardi Gras treats such as 6 oz tubs of Fleur de Lis Spritz Cookies, pralines, and Muffulettas (served Fridays & Saturdays) will also be available to purchase.

In-store purchases only. 

Lucy j's king cake
Credit: Lucy J's Bakery

Lucy J's Bakery

1350 Concourse Ave. Suite 151

Located inside Crosstown Concourse, Lucy J's Bakery partners with the Dorothy Day House to help people transition out of a period of homelessness by providing them employment. For Mardi Gras, they're offering two types of King Cake. Choose from a cinnamon pecan filling or cream cheese filling. Their King Cake is offered in a small size (feed 12-16) and a large order (feeds 24).

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king cake from Jacques Louise Bakery
Credit: Jacques Louise Bakery

Jacques Louise Bakery

 Grab & go is offered at Snapdragon Floral location at 734 Mt. Moriah

Gluten-free eaters don't have to miss out on the King Cake with Jacques Louise Bakery's gluten free option. Jacques Louise Bakery is 100% gluten free--by the way! Their King Cake is fluffy and layered with butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar with either a cream cheese or a praline cream cheese filling. 

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Credit: La Baguette


La Baguette French Bread and Pastry Shop

3088 Poplar Ave.

Bringing a taste of France to Memphis, La Baguette is also known for their annual King Cakes. In 2024, they're bringing new flavor options. King Cakes can be purchased either with a traditional cinnamon flavor or with a cinnamon cream cheese and a strawberry cream cheese. They also offer King Cake bundles for those who need to buy several.

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Sweet LaLa's Bakery

6150 poplar Ave. #118

Sweet LaLa's Bakery will soon have orders available for their King Cakes up online. However, if you'd like to get ahead of the game, you can start your pre-order now by emailing them at [email protected].

primas king cake
Credit: Primas

Primas Bakery + Boutique

734 Mt. Moriad Rd.

For a variety of Mardi Gras treats, head to Primas! In addition to their King Cake, they have Mardi Gras macaroons, cookies, donuts, Fleur de Lis Petit Fours, and dessert grazing boards. Primas King Cake is flavored with fresh lemon and orange zest with a ribbon of cinnamon cream cheese icing baked into the dough.

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king cake from blanchard's
Credit: Blanchard's Organic Breads

Blanchard's Organic Breads

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Joe's Wines & Liquor, 1681 Poplar Ave

Organic French inspired breads and pastries. Currently, it looks like you can order King Cake slices at their pop-up set up at Joe's. On the latest menu, there is NOLA style King Cake or a French King Cake option.

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Credit: DeSoto Snow & Creamery

Desoto Snow and Creamery

5627 Getwell Rd.

Head to Southaven, for the widest variety of King Cake flavors. Desoto Snow and Creamery offers eight types of King Cakes! Beyond the traditional King Cakes flavors, you can opt for chocolate, wedding cake, blueberry, strawberry, blueberry cream cheese, and strawberry cream cheese.

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Additional Places to get King Cake or King Cake Treats:

Don’t miss out on all the Memphis goodness!

Mardi Gras Events In Memphis

Thee Bluff City Soiree: Mardi Gras Edition

February 3 | Avon Acres
JSU Memphis Alumni Chapter’s Thee Bluff City Soirée is back. Party with a purpose--Mardi Gras style. Silent auction, DJ, and live entertainment. This event is raises money for Memphis Metro student scholarships.

Deals at Arrive Hotel

February 9-13 | Hustle & Dough, Longshot Bar
Not an event but some Fat Tuesday deals to take advantage of! Hustle & Dough will offer a $6 caramel and pecan praline. Longshot Bar will have fried shrimp or catfish po boys with fries for $16, bananas foster bread pudding for $7, and drink specials ($6 Akitas, $9 Hurricanes, and $9 Sazeracs)

Mardi Gras on Main Street

February 9-13 | Main Street
Each day from Friday til Tuesday is a new way to celebrate Mardi Gras. From a bar crawl, to parades, to a block party, the 5-day celebration embraces the vibrant culture of downtown Memphis and aims to capture the spirit and exuberance of the famous New Orleans Mardi Gras.

Mardi Gras Masquerade Karaoke Party

February 10 | Meddlesome Brewing Company
Mardi Gras Masquerade Karaoke party. DJ Fun will be hosting the Karaoke, drink specials, a special beer tapping, and a special Cajun inspired menu item.

Mardi Gras Carnival Party

February 10 | 310 Beale
Mardi Gras extravaganza with karaoke from 8pm to 3am. DJ Starrkiller keeps the beats alive upstairs from 9pm to 5am. Enjoy free entry until 11pm + drink specials all night.

2nd Annual Mardi Gras Party

February 13 | Silky O'Sullivan's
Music, cajun food, and beads.

Fat Tuesday Party + Beer Release

February 13 | Soul & Spirits Brewery
Soul & Spirits first Fat Tuesday celebration! They'll release their Revelator Doppelbock on draft and very limited to-go cans. Gumbo will be available for purchase on site from Avalanche Sneaux Co. plus donuts for sale for that beignet feeling. One lucky winner will find the baby in theirs and will win a $50 gift card and some S&S swag.

Mardi Growl 2024 Presented by Hollywood Feed and Overton Park Conservancy

February 17 | Overton Bark Dog Park at Overton Park
This event will feature a dog costume contest with prizes, Hollywood Feed giveaways, dog caricatures, food trucks, a dog parade, and live music from the Mighty Souls Brass Band. There will also be adoptable dogs on site from the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County, Alive Rescue Memphis and New Beginnings Rescue. 

2024 Masquerade Ball

February 24 | Orion Hill Events
An elegant Mardi Gras affair with cocktail attire and masquerade masks. Beads, a second line, and brass bands will keep you entertained all evening long.

If you're hosting a Mardi Gras event, please submit them to our event calendar here and we'll add it to the list!

Cajun Food In Memphis

Award-winning gumbo from King's Palace Cafe on Beale. Photo by Kim Thomas.

If you just want some Cajun and Creole cuisine for Mardi Gras in Memphis—or anytime—try these spots:

  • Bayou Bar & Grill in Overton Square in midtown
  • Owen Brennan's in East Memphis
  • Itta Bena on Beale Street
  • The Second Line
  • Cafe 1912 has a special Mardi Gras menu
  • Ben-Yay's downtown
  • King's Palace Cafe on Beale Street
  • For daiquiri drinks year-round hit Wet Willies on Beale or Fat Tuesday.

Places like Half Shell, Lafayette's, and Blues City Cafe also have Cajun-inspired options and seafood and such.

About the Author

Hello! I'm Jalyn Souchek, the Director of Content for I Love Memphis Blog! I love calling the 901 home. When I'm not running the blog you can find me cheering on the Grizzlies, at a concert, exploring a new restaurant or kicking back at one of our breweries. I hope you'll love experiencing Memphis with me.

Build your perfect Memphis meal:

I love to eat so if I were to have only one meal left.. I’m going all out. I’d start with an app of Gumbo Fries from Blue City Cafe or Bayou Fries from Chef Tam, wings from Good Fortune or Central’s (honey gold and Jamaican Jerk), potato salad from Fat Larry’s, side of bbq spaghetti from Bar-B-Q Shop, and fried okra from Soul Fish. All paired with a Beale Street Brewing Space Age Sippin’.

Your most memorable Memphis moment:

College GameDay on Beale Street. That was an electric and perfect morning. I was still working in news then and was able to take it in up close and on the stage at some points. The fun and joy of everyone down there that morning is unbeatable.

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David M.
Sadly, Sucre abruptly closed last year. Gracious Bakery is now shipping King Cake though, and they are divine!
January 31, 2020 12:45pm
Holly Whitfield
Bummer! I actually vaguely remember this now that you mention it. Thank you for the update, I'll get it changed in the post.
January 31, 2020 1:29pm
Donut Hut- King Cakes and Mr. Donut- Horn Lake
January 31, 2020 11:32pm
They have king cakes at Thomas Meat & Seafood in Collierville. They ship them in every year. They also serve hot lunches during the week, and there is usually a Cajun-style lunch day with red beans & rice and other items. Give them a call if you want to confirm. (901) 221-8584
February 3, 2020 1:33pm
Holly Whitfield
Cool! Thank you Kimberly.
February 3, 2020 1:38pm
Holly Whitfield
Sounds great, CCM! Appreciate it.
February 3, 2020 1:38pm