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Chris Andrews | January 6, 2024

King Cake is the official food symbol of Mardi Gras and there is no shortage of ways to enjoy king cake in Mobile, Alabama.

From cupcakes, latte’s, ice cream to the traditional cream filled king cake. Gluten free options or maybe you’re on the King Cake Diet and need all of the above. Either way, this guide will help you get your King Cake fix this year!

Traditional King Cakes

If you are looking for a traditional king cake these are the top places to go in each area of town.

  • Lighthouse Bakery (South Mobile)

Owned and operated for almost 25 years on Dauphin Island, Lighthouse consistently makes the most talked about king cakes in Mobile and folks see why it is worth the drive to the island.

  • Pollman’s Bakery (Spring Hill, Downtown)

Pollman’s has been turning out king cakes since the 1950’s the first bakery in Mobile to do so. Baked fresh every day. Pollman’s sell over 10,000 cakes each year in Mobile. With a new recipe, and an award for Best King Cake at the 2024 King Cake Off, they are not to be missed this year!

  • Sally’s Piece-A-Cake (West Mobile)

Sally’s fresh baked king cakes are a popular choice for a great traditional king cake. Don’t miss her king cake cheesecake and cupcakes.

  • Dropout Bakery (Downtown)

Dropout Bakery took the king cake scene by storm last year with their delicious brown butter cream cheese king cake. Now, they’re in a physical location inside the Innovation Portal on St. Louis Street. Reserve one now!

  • Sugar Rush Donut Company (West Mobile)

Sugar Rush bakes king cakes fresh daily at their Airport Blvd. location. Their fans constantly rave about the king cake along with their king cake donuts!

  • Warehouse Bakery & Donuts (Eastern Shore) 

Folks are always raving about Warehouse Bakery king cakes especially with the different flavored cream cheese filling like blueberry, strawberry, and raspberry.

  • Fairhope Chocolate (Fairhope)

Fairhope Chocolate is known around town for their amazing pastries and desserts. Now, they’re serving king cakes with amazing flavors like Chocolate & Cream Cheese, Cinnamon Sugar, Strawberry Cream Cheese, and Southern Praline Cream Cheese.

King Cake Cupcakes

Bake My Day

Bake My Day has a unique spin on their king cake. Unlike traditional round cakes, theirs are individually cut and baked to the size of a cupcake! The yeast dough gives it a doughy texture plus topped with a cream cheese icing and Mardi Gras colored sugars this is a great option!

King Cake Drinks

If you’re not feeling quite up to eating a slice of king cake today, how about drinking king cake? Various coffee shops around town are serving King Cake Latte’s, Frappe’s and Hot Chocolate.

  • Serda’s Coffee (Downtown)
  • Moka’s Coffee (Saraland)
  • Yellowhammer Coffee (Midtown and Semmes)
  • Greer’s St. Louis Market (Downtown)

King Cake Shake – Coastal Nutrition

Coastal Nutrition is celebrating their Mardi Gras Menu with healthy King Cake Shakes that are less than 250 calories, include 27 grams of protein and is a great low sugar, low carb option to enjoy king cake!

King Cake Bushwacker – Moe’s Original Bar B Que

Moe’s bushwackers are one of the most popular items on the menu during Mardi Gras. This year they are changing things up with their King Cake Bushwacker!


Some king cakes are served in a glass! The POST Cake is the perfect taste of king cake in a cocktail.

Healthy King Cake Alternatives

Gluten Free King Cake – Guncles Gluten Free

For the many who are gluten free or gluten sensitive don’t worry because Guncles has saved the day! Guncles Gluten Free King Cake is a cinnamon brioche with cream cheese frosting dusted with natural sanding sugars free of dyes and artificial coloring. They can be ordered by phone and picked up at their Midtown location.

Keto King Cake – Chop Sugar

If you are Keto and the thought of all these carbs are driving you crazy, Chop Sugar has an option for you as well! Located inside 1031 Meals, Chop Sugar has made to order Keto King Cake.

King Cake Cheesecake

Flour Girls Bakery

One of the most unique ways to eat king cake this year is to stop by Flour Girls for their King Cake Cheesecake! If you love cheesecake this is a can’t miss cake!

King Cake Ice Cream

Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream

You can’t go wrong with any selection at Cammie’s Old Dutch but the King Cake flavor is next level!

Pour Chop and Roll Ice Cream Cafe

PCR’s rolled king cake ice cream is an excellent way to taste king cake-flavored ice cream. They have partnered with Bake My Day for the king cake side of things combined with their handcrafted, fresh ice cream this is a must-try!

Frios Gourmet Pops

Frios is serving King Cake Pops this year! Their Frios truck can be found parked all around town so be sure to catch the latest location by following their Facebook page.

King Cake Honey Butter w/ Mardi Gras Bagels

Reney’s Honey Butter

Reney’s King Cake Honey Butter are a great treat for breakfast, snack or dessert. Now, combined with Mardi Gras style tie dye bagels are an even better treat. Reney’s Honey Butter is headquartered out of the The Cottage at Cottage Hill and McFarland.

King Cake Baklava

Mediterranean Sandwich Co.
Locations: Downtown, West Mobile, Daphne

Baklava is a popular pastry found in Greece and around the Middle East but when you are located in Mobile, Alabama why not mix in some Mardi Gras and that’s what Mediterranean Sandwich Co. has done with their King Cake Baklava.


2024 King Cake Off
Friday, January 19, 2024 – 5pm-7:30pm
Mobile Civic Center

The 6th annual King Cake Off is back again this year! You decide who has the best king cake in the Mobile area from bakeries all over the area. Vote for your favorite king cake and king cake inspired treat. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Mardi Gras Food Tour

Floats and Food Tour

Beads and Brews Trolley Tour

Beads and Brunch Tour

Carnival and Cocktails Crawl

King Cake and Carnival

Various dates in February

Join our popular Mardi Gras themed food tours this season! Enjoy a variety of restaurants in the downtown area along with Mardi Gras themed cocktails, and of course, KING CAKE! Book your spot now!