Three places to buy king cake in Charleston

Celebrate Mardi Gras with king cake in the Holy City.

The picture shows a king cake from AP Flour, a West Ashley bake shop on a wood table next to gold Mardi Gras beads and a purple, green, and gold sparkly hat. The dessert is covered in icing, purple, green, and gold sprinkles.

Get the party started right + order your king cake from a local bake shop.

Photo by @ap_flour

Laissez les bons temps rouler. Translation: let the good times roll. Mardi Gras is around the corner, so we’ve rounded up some local bakeries that are selling king cakes.

This piece was inspired by reader Alison M., who emailed us asking where to find king cake in Charleston. We’ve since had several readers email in with their favorite spots to pick up the purple, green, and gold treats.

Pro tip: If you find the plastic baby in your slice, that means you provide the next king cake next year.

If you know of a bakery offering the classic Mardi Gras treat, send us an email.