Hi-Do Bakery, Gretna, LA Report #274


This is my last king cake of the Mardi Gras season.  A friend told me about how wonderful Antoine’s king cakes were, and they are good.  We went through three of them since the Mardi Gras season began.  I had forgotten about how much I loved Hi-Do’s king cakes last year, so for a get together Saturday, I got a large, cream cheese filled one.  Oh my God.  It was delicious!  I had to try a lemon filled, which this one is.  Also unbelievably delicious.

Antoine’s king cakes, and many others, are like large cinnamon rolls.  These are more like traditional king cakes.  Kind of a bread instead of a cake or roll.  And other filled king cakes are filled in spots, and plain in others.  Every inch of Hi-Do’s cakes are filled!  But they’re so good I’d be happy with a plain one.

In my opinion they make the best king cakes around!  Sorry to reveal this so late in the season you might not have a chance to get one this year.  Make a note for next year!

439 Terry Pkwy, Gretna, LA  70056  Ph: 504-366-6555

Blaine 2-24-2020


It’s that time of year again! My first king cake of the Mardi Gras season. I went at lunch time and the line wasn’t too bad to get one. I was out of there in less than 10 minutes.

Also, I reached out to squeeze that French bread before I noticed the “Stale Bread” sign. I though, “Damn, this bread is hard as hell”! But I’m glad to see they sell stale bread. I made a bread pudding for Christmas and needed some. Good thing I decided to make it in advance so I had time to buy a French bread and let it go stale. Sometimes stale ones can be hard to find.

Delicious king cakes. This is a cream cheese filled. Y’all gotta try one!

439 Terry Pkwy, Gretna, LA  70056  Ph: 504-366-6555

Blaine 1-8-2021


They STILL have king cakes! And they’re STILL delicious! Just grabbed a cream cheese filled one.

439 Terry Pkwy, Gretna, LA  70056  Ph: 504-366-6555

Blaine 3-6-2021


The first one of the 2022 season, and still delicious! Remember, cash or local check only.

439 Terry Pkwy, Gretna, LA  70056  Ph: 504-366-6555



Getting ready for parades this Mardi Gras weekend with a large, cream cheese filled king cake! Bottle of hot sauce on it for scale. Also, decided to try a Boston Cream Croissant. But when I cut it open,,,,,,

It was almost completely empty! Still delicious though. Would have been awesome if there was more Bavarian cream in it.

439 Terry Pkwy, Gretna, LA  70056  Ph: 504-366-6555

Blaine 2-17-2023


9 thoughts on “Hi-Do Bakery, Gretna, LA Report #274

  1. King Cake is on my list to try. Mardi Gras is not big in SF but I saw after reading your post that there are several bakeshops in the Bay Area that sell King Cakes. Maybe next year. I want the real ones from New Orleans, though! Your pictures look delicious!

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  2. So are the ones in the pictures, Hi Do’s or Antoine’s? I love the fact that they don’t have all that yucky icing on them. Bring me one when you’re on the East Bank. lol Thanks!

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