Louisiana Eats

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On Louisiana Eats! NOLA food icon Poppy Tooker takes us into Louisiana's wide open fields, deep waters, bustling markets, and busy kitchens. Poppy's people are carrying on the traditions of Louisiana's wholly local but universally celebrated food, from farm to table, and sometimes barroom! Poppy roams the State to find the folks whose inspiration and innovation are taking the abundant wealth of Louisiana's food culture into the future. Let's eat!

Quick Bites: Randazzo’s Camellia City Bakery

Randazzo’s Camellia City Bakery


Since 1965, the Randazzo family name has been closely tied to New Orleans’ king cake tradition.  It all began back in 1952 when the Randazzo family owned and operated a bar and restaurant in St. Bernard Parish known as the Camellia Club. In 1965, the Randazzo brothers, Manuel Sr., Lawrence and Tony turned what had been the Camellia Club’s dance hall into the Hi-Lan Bakery, home of the original Randazzo king cake. In 1971 the Hi-Lan Bakery moved to Chalmette, where Manny, Sr. eventually taught his son in law, Lou Zornes all the family secrets, including that the more you handle the dough the more tender and flavorful it gets!



 When Manny retired in 1996, closing the bakery in Chalmette, his daughter, Tricia and son-in-law protégé, Lou decided to open their own bakery in Slidell where they continue the family tradition today.

Order your Randazzo’s Camellia City King Cake today by visiting www.kingcakes.com or by calling 800-684-CAKE.