It's time to break out the Mardi Gras beads and eat all the king cake your heart desires. These bakeries and restaurants have you covered on all the Mardi Gras-themed sweets. Once you satisfy your sweet tooth, head to South Main for the SoMardi Gras Parade this Saturday. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Location: 1920 N. Grant St.
Phone: (501) 663-5951
Hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday
Available: King cake
Boulevard offers the signature king cake with cream cheese icing in the traditional Mardi Gras colors with cream cheese filling at $19.95 for the cake and $3.50 for a slice. They'll also have a revolving case of Mardi Gras-themed treats throughout the week.
Location: 1200 S. Main St.
Phone: (501) 375-6418
Hours: 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday
Available: King cakes and fleur de lis sugar cookies
King cakes come in three varieties: cream cheese, raspberry and praline and pecan at $19.95 each. They also have fleur de lis sugar cookies for 60 cents a piece or $6 for a dozen.
Sweet SoMa bonus:
Stop into Loblolly Creamery during the SoMa Mardi Gras parade for king cake sundaes — a giant slice of Community Bakery king cake with a scoop of bourbon pecan ice cream, caramel sauce, candied pecans and whipped cream.
Location: 323 S. Cross St., Ste. B
Phone: (501) 375-2257
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
Available: King cakes
Dempsey's king cakes are dairy- and egg-free at $21.95 per cake.
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