13 places to get a Mardi Gras king cake in the Houston area

King cakes—colorful ring-shaped cakes filled with cinnamon, pecans or cream cheese and dusted with green, yellow and purple sugar or frosting—are one of the most recognizable traditions during Mardi Gras season.

The New Orleans-style cakes often contain a trinket such as a small plastic doll. Traditionally, the person who receives a piece with a trinket inside is deemed the king or queen of Mardi Gras. Many bakeries—such as Rao’s Bakery in Spring—include a small plastic doll on the side for customers to insert in the cakes themselves.

Here are a few places in the Greater Houston area where you can find a king cake in the days leading up to Mardi Gras on March 5:

Montgomery Bakehouse
240 Longmire Road, Conroe
936-756-1745
www.montgomerybakehouse.com

Fillings: cinnamon butter, Bavarian cream, chocolate Bavarian cream, cherry cream cheese or pecan praline
Cost: $15
Available through Mardi Gras; the bakery will take orders throughout Mardi Gras week




Rao’s Bakery
6915 Cypresswood Drive, Ste. F, Spring
281-251-7267
www.raosbakery.com

Fillings: cinnamon, peanut butter fudge, voodoo and strawberry, blueberry or raspberry cream cheese
Cost: $17.95-$21.95
Available regularly through March, or orders can be placed throughout the year




Elite Treats
2624 Chestnut Ridge, Humble
281-360-7593
www.elitetreats.net

Fillings: raspberry, apple or regular cream cheese
Cost: $15
Preorders are recommended




Zachary’s Cajun Cafe
716 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood
281-359-2256
www.zacharyscajuncafe.com

Fillings: traditional cinnamon, cream cheese and apple
Cost: $29.99-$34.99
Call in advance to ensure availability




Verna Mae's
16010 West Road, Houston
832-674-4976
www.vernamaes.com

Fillings: traditional cinnamon, Bavarian cream, strawberry, apple, lemon, cream cheese and praline
Cost: $39.99
Call ahead to inquire about available flavors




Moeller's Bakery
4201 Bellaire Blvd., Houston
713-667-0983
www.moellersbakery.com

Fillings: cinnamon, apple, cherry, raspberry, original cream cheese, cherry cream cheese or raspberry cream cheese
Cost: $24.95-$30.95 (additional $2 for fillings in large cakes)
Order 24 hours in advance




Boil House
606 E. 11th St., Houston
713-904-0241
www.theboilhouse.com

Fillings: traditional cinnamon or cream cheese
Cost: $22-$29
Call ahead to order; other flavors offered via call ahead




French Gourmet Bakery
2250 Westheimer Road, Houston
713-524-3744
www.fgbakery.com

Fillings: almond, cream cheese or cinnamon
Cost: $24.99
Available through Mardi Gras by special order only; call ahead to order




Three Brothers Bakery
12393 Kingsride Lane, Houston • 713-464-2253
4036 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston • 713-666-2253
4606 Washington Ave., Houston • 713-522-2253
www.3brothersbakery.com

Fillings: traditional cinnamon; cream cheese; or cream cheese with strawberries, blueberries or raspberries
Cost: $20-$35; party sizes are also available as a sheet cake to serve 18-24 ($50-$70)
Order online, by phone or in store two days in advance




Old Main Street Bakery
808 Third St., Rosenberg
281-232-2253
www.oldmainstreetbakery.com

Fillings: cream cheese
Cost: $25-$35
Call two days in advance




The Cake Lady Bakery
1302 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood
281-482-3072
www.thecakeladybakery.com

Fillings: cream cheese, strawberry or cinnamon
Cost: $16.50
Customers are advised to place orders in advance




The Acadian Bakery
604 W. Alabama St., Houston
713-520-1484
www.acadianbakers.com

Fillings: cinnamon pecan, cream cheese, raspberry, lemon, chocolate or blackberry cream cheese
Cost: $34.95-$36.95
Call one to two days in advance to order; cakes may also be available after Mardi Gras




Craving Kernels Gourmet Popcorn & Treats
312 Market St., Tomball
281-377-3282
www.facebook.com/popcornintomball

While this gourmet popcorn shop does not offer king cake, it offers king cake-flavored popcorn. The popcorn is made with flavors of cinnamon dough, chocolate and cream cheese filling, drizzled with purple and green chocolate and topped with purple and green crushed candy sprinkles.
Cost: $4.95 and up

This list is not comprehensive.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.

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