Where to Buy Gluten-free, Sugar-free, and Vegan King Cakes Around Lafayette
It’s Mardi Gras time in Lafayette, and everyone’s eating king cake! If you have a food allergy or sensitivity, though, traditional king cake may not be an option. Thankfully many bakeries offer gluten free king cakes, as well as vegan king cakes. If you are looking for things to do in Lafayette throughout the Mardi Gras season, we have you covered with this list of Mardi Gras events and camps.
If you’re worried you won’t eat enough king cake this Mardi Gras season, Lafayette bakers are making it easier than ever. With new deliciousness and specialty options added each year, we are officially entering the king-cake-for-breakfast season. And now, in 2024, there are truly king cake options for everyone, including those with food sensitivities, dietary preferences, and even still-intact New Year’s resolutions. Side note, if you want to try your hand at making a gluten free king cake at home, this recipe is the bomb.
So here’s the dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free scoop on where to find a king cake that unchecks all your boxes.
(Of note: As much as we believe in love at first sight, please get to know more about your king cake before committing. Especially when food allergies are involved.)
Yum, Y’all is a totally gluten free bakery offering breads, cakes, cookies, savories, pizza crust & more! Yum, Y’all can accommodate dairy free, egg free, sugar free, vegan options upon request as well! Yum, Y’all makes both large King Cakes as well as individual servings. The minis are sold individually at pop-ups for $7 or in a 6-pack by order for $35. They’re prefect for kids in schools having King cake parties! Moms can freeze the mini, take it out the morning of the party and send it in their child’s backpack. The mini comes in a gold tin with a lid. It’s all ready to go!
Whiskful Baking Co. is allergy friendly always meaning they bake all products using ingredients that are free of gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts (except the occasional coconut). King cake sizes range from personal, medium and large. Orders must be placed in advance by filling out their order form online. Whiskful Baking Co. can even accommodate sugar free cakes upon request! King cakes come in three flavor options: original cinnamon, chocolate or strawberry. You can also look forward to a Whiskful Baking Co. store front coming soon!
Sweet Magnolia’s Creamery is a self-service mobile frozen yogurt and treat shop! Sweet Magnolia’s Creamery features King Cake Cookies made with King Arthur’s gluten-free flour. The self-service food truck will also have a seasonal King Cake fro-yo – another fantastic gluten free-option with all the traditional flavors! To see where you can find the food truck, click here!
Whole Foods carries a gluten-free, grain-free, zero sugar, dairy free king cake that meets the qualities of Eat Fit. Unrefined Bakery, a bakery based out of Texas, bakes their king cakes with almond and coconut flour, and sweetened with Swerve, a natural sweetener based out of New Orleans. Is also boasts no artificial colors! Even better, you can order this king cake for pick up through Whole Food’s partnership with Amazon!
Fit Fuel Fleurish has a vegan Boudin King Cake is a celebration of flavors without compromise, bringing together the spirit of Louisiana’s carnival season. A blend of rice, bell peppers and mushrooms, seasoned with a mix of Creole spices, creates the perfect foundation for a hearty delight. Wrapped in dough and baked to perfection then topped with Calabrian Chili Maple Glaze, Vegan Mushrooms Bacon and Green Onions. Be sure to order yours online!
Bonne Vie Macarons will be offering a seasonal king cake flavored macaron. While not the typical king cake, this macaron meets the gluten free requirement and will still bring the beloved king cake flavor! Bonne Vie Macarons adorns each macaron with decorative details that are sure to impress you!
Barbie’s Pennsylvania Whoopie Pies is another twist to the traditional king cake. This bakery offers whoopie pies and can accomodate gluten-free options with advance notice. Their king cake whoopie pie is made with cinnamon cakes and a cream cheese filling!
LA Cheesecake Bakery offers two flavors of keto cheesecake king cakes that are both gluten free crust and sugar free – the traditional king cake and chantilly king cake! LA Cheesecake Bakery is also able to offer vegan cheesecake king cakes with a three day notice!
Leydon Pastries is your all around bakery. They specialize in all desserts and also cater events. You can order from them directly or find them at pop ups. Leydon Pastries offers a gluten free Mardi Gras Macaron featuring cinnamon flavor!
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