Mardi Gras 2017: How to find the best king cakes

(Rusty Costanza, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune archives)

Over the years, the NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune staff has taste tested dozens and dozens of king cakes. Here, you will find our guide to cakes that we can recommend.

We have tasted at least one cake from each of these businesses. Is your favorite bakery missing? Send an email to Ann Maloney at amaloney@nola.com . We'll make every attempt to taste it and consider it for inclusion.

How to use this guide: This guide allows you to find a specific bakery or to search for king cakes by city, "our favorites" or by bakers that ship out of town.

You can search by a single term, such as the baker's name or by the city (for example, Arabi, Metairie or New Orleans).

Or, you can search with multiple terms. For example: Choose New Orleans under and click on "our favorites" and "shipping" to find our favorite cakes in New Orleans from baker that will ship out of town.

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