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The Mardi Gras season is quickly approaching which has the locals fleeing to nearby retailers for the beloved King Cake!

Let me share with you a little history on this famous seasonal treat that we have come to know and love so well this time of year:

“The origin of the King Cake has been traced back to France where in its earliest forms it was apparently related to fertility. The cake is so named because it’s traditionally eaten starting on January 6, known in different countries as the day of the Epiphany, Twelfth Night, or King’s Day. Originally, the cake contained a bean, then a ceramic baby and now a plastic baby, all pointing back to a time when people hoped the crops would sprout and babies would be born.” ~an excerpt from Tidbits of History by Carola Hartley

So where in St. Landry Parish can you find this treasured treat? Here’s the list!

Champagne’s Marche
3802 Hwy. 31, Leonville
*Call for availability

B Sweet Bakery
106 St. Joseph Street, Grand Coteau
King cakes available starting week of January 8th

Benny’s Supermarket
806 South Union St. Opelousas

Bourque’s Supermarket
581 N. Saizan Street, Port Barre

Donut Queen
940 E. Laurel Ave. Eunice

Harps Food Stores (formerly Janise’s) Sunset
147 Oak Tree Park Dr.

Lou’s Bakery 
303 N. Main St. Washington
King Cakes Available Starting January 10th

Mikey’s Donuts
952 E. Landry St. Opelousas

Ray’s Bakery
971 E. Laurel Ave. Eunice
337-457-5366 (Call for availability)

Russell’s Food Center
114 Main Street, Arnaudville

Sonya’s Donuts & Deli
1416 Jean Kayla Blvd. Opelousas

This list has been brought to you courtesy of MacaroniKID Acadia-St. Landry! You can find a complete list of locations around Acadia as well as St. Landry Parish in our King Cake Guide on Find out our top picks for who has the best in our Letter from Your Editor January edition!