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Rmrodri4 Jan 18, 2012 09:51 PM

Does anybody know where I can find a Madri Gras King Cake at a decent price in Manhattan?

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  1. coasts RE: Rmrodri4 Jan 22, 2012 07:15 AM

    Epicerie Boulud has Galette des Rois through Jan. 31

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    Epicerie Boulud
    1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

    1. LeahBaila RE: Rmrodri4 Feb 7, 2012 10:00 AM

      Did you ever find one? I'm looking, too. Thanks.

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        Rmrodri4 RE: LeahBaila Feb 7, 2012 11:37 AM

        I decided to just order online because they ship all year round. And it's not a bad price. I'll be ordering one soon so I'll keep you posted if its worth it. But we did find a French king cake seller in grand central station but I was looking for the new Orleans style one. But not sure if they still have any.

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          LeahBaila RE: Rmrodri4 Feb 7, 2012 12:41 PM

          Thanks! I wanted to tell you...I just learned that BLUE SMOKE is making them! They start taking orders on 2/15.

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          Blue Smoke
          116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

          Blue Smoke
          255 Vesey St, New York, NY 10282

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            edible complex RE: Rmrodri4 Feb 8, 2012 04:57 PM

            online, order form either Haydel's Bakery or Rouses. I'm from NOLA, and they are the best of the online king cakes.
            http://www.haydelbakery.com/
            http://shop.rouses.com/s-8-king-cakes...

            I just inhaled a heavenly hash filled king cake from Rouses.

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              LeahBaila RE: edible complex Feb 9, 2012 05:39 AM

              AWESOME! Thank you!! :)

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            coasts RE: LeahBaila Feb 7, 2012 08:32 PM

            hi leah! Epicerie Boulud will serve a different version of King's Cake starting on March 1st. the January one was excellent - so light and airy. can't wait to try the Mardi Gras one.

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            Epicerie Boulud
            1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

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              LeahBaila RE: coasts Feb 8, 2012 06:21 AM

              Thanks! Looking for the NOLA version, though. :) Tell me about the EB one!

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                coasts RE: LeahBaila Feb 8, 2012 07:08 PM

                the january one was very flaky with an almond paste filling. apparently the march one will be more like mardi gras style.

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                  LeahBaila RE: coasts Feb 9, 2012 05:39 AM

                  Wow, thanks!! Great to know...and, hopefully, try!

          3. edible complex RE: Rmrodri4 Feb 7, 2012 11:20 AM

            Have you checked online to see about having one shipped? I order and ship all the time. They always arrive fresh. Avg price tho is about $35 w/shipping.

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              pizzajunkie RE: edible complex Feb 9, 2012 10:05 AM

              I've lived in Nola for 12 years and my hands-down favorite is Randazzo's Camellia City. They are a little pricier to ship, though.
              www.kingcakes.com

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              Humbucker RE: Rmrodri4 Feb 8, 2012 06:42 PM

              Found this:

              http://www.tastingtable.com/entry_det...

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