by Stranger EverOut Staff

King for a day: Bakery Nouveaus glitzy New Orleans-style cake is fit for a royal.

King for a day: Bakery Nouveau‘s glitzy New Orleans-style cake is fit for a royal. Bakery Nouveau via Instagram

Often adorned with colorful tinted sugars and Mardi Gras beads, king cake (or its French counterpart, galette des rois) is a classic tradition marking the period of indulgence that comes before Lent. If you’re the lucky guest who gets a slice embedded with a symbolic trinket, you’re crowned royalty for a day. (The catch? You’re tasked with hosting the party the following year.) If you’d like to seek out the festive pastry, we’ve compiled the places in town serving it below. For more ideas, check out our list of food and drink specials to try in February, our Mardi Gras calendar, and our food and drink calendar.

Note: Availability may vary—call ahead to check!

Amandine Bakeshop
Sara Naftaly’s French bakery on Capitol Hill offers a New Orleans-style king cake drizzled with purple and green icing and decked out with almonds and powdered sugar.
Capitol Hill

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