Where To Get King Cakes In Memphis + Mardi Gras Events 2023

Where To Get King Cakes In Memphis

Where can you get a king cake in Memphis and the Mid-South?

Mardi Gras is coming up on February 21, 2023. Below you have a list of places to get King Cakes in Memphis, a list of Mardi Gras events in Memphis, and a list of places to find Cajun and New Orleans inspired food in Memphis.

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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:

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

  • Old Dominick Mardi Gras Party: Old Dominick Distillery hosts a beads, bling, and cocktails at the bar at the distillery downtown. Sunday, Feb. 18 from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Mardi Gras Ball: Cocktails, Cajun Cuisine & Live Entertainment from New Orleans Native Jonte' Mayon. Hosted by Cynthia Daniels & Co. at The Cadre Building on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Mardi Gras at Bayou: Bayou is hosting a Mardi Gras event on Fat Tuesday with the Mighty Souls Brass Band and $4 pints of beer all day.

If you're hosting a Mardi Gras event, please email info to [email protected]

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:

  • 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
  • Ben-Yay's downtown
  • King's Palace Cafe on Beale Street
  • Parish Grocery in Cooper Young

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

Also, check out the Crawfish guide here and the Oyster guide here.

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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