Where can I get a king cake in San Francisco?
February 19, 2011 8:32 PM   Subscribe

Where can I get a king cake in San Francisco?

I grew up in New Orleans and it would be nice to introduce some west coast friends to this delicious Mardi Gras tradition. I live in Oakland so east bay suggestions welcome also.
posted by bradbane to Food & Drink (7 answers total)
Arizmendi (on 9th in SF, not sure about their sister stores) might make one, if my VERY vague memories are to be believed.
posted by mollymayhem at 8:43 PM on February 19, 2011

Lots of places ship king cakes. My work does. MeMail me for a link.
posted by Night_owl at 8:47 PM on February 19, 2011

I would also give Angeline's in Berkeley a call.
posted by poyorick at 10:25 PM on February 19, 2011

Angeline's (in Berkeley, on Shattuck) is making them, but recommends ordering in advance.
posted by Gucky at 11:22 PM on February 19, 2011

I think Whole Foods generally stocks them.
posted by Comrade_robot at 7:07 AM on February 20, 2011

I think I saw a King Cake mix and several Mardi Gras items at Cost Plus World Market in Oakland (near Jack London Square) last week. If you do not want to make it yourself, keep in mind that many bakeries will not put the trinket on the inside of the cake (for liability reasons...), so if you want to introduce friends to this tradition I would ask beforehand.

(Related Chowhound Thread from 2009/10)
posted by The Toad at 9:15 AM on February 20, 2011

You can add the doll to the cake after it's baked, if necessary. Push it up through the underside of the cake. If the cake is very firm, cut a slit first.
posted by wryly at 3:02 PM on February 20, 2011

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