For many Houstonians, holiday celebrations don’t end on New Year's Day– they continue well into the month of January. Rosca de Reyes, or Kings Cake is one of the many traditions that Houstonians not only celebrate, but also indulge in during this time. In Mexico, the tradition takes place on Jan 6. and is known as Dia De Los Reyes. This day not only honors the Three Wise Men who gave gifts to baby Jesus, but also signifies the end of Christmas celebrations.
The cake’s history dates back to medieval times in Europe. In the beginning, it was an oval cake with a hidden bean in it, and whoever found this bean would be crowned king of the holiday. However, as time went on, the Catholic religion adopted the tradition. Those who celebrated with the religion began putting a small porcelain Jesus in the cake to symbolize Mary and Joseph hiding their son from King Herodes’ persecution.
Luckily there are lots of bakeries where Houstonians who celebrate the holiday can buy a Rosca de Reyes or Kings Cake, and of course, look for their Baby Jesus figure inside.
This beloved bakery has a small Rosca de Reyes for $25.65 or a large option for $32.40. To find the ideal location for you, check out their website. Those who would prefer to have the cake delivered to them can do so using GrubHub, however, that is only if it’s a participating bakery.
One location in particular is 11919 Eastex Fwy. Houstonians living within delivery distance of this location can use GrubHub to order the cake from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Arrandas Bakery has multiple Houston locations with varying hours. For more information, visit the website.
Cascabel Mexican Vegan Spring Branch
This delicious vegan eatery has begun accepting pre-orders for Rosca de Reyes cakes January 6. Those who want to indulge in the cake should begin pre-ordering now so that they can schedule a pick up for this day, all orders are pre-order only. To pre-order visit this link.
Cascabel Vegan is located at 1415 Murray Bay Street. It is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information visit the website.
Three Brothers Bakery
This bakery offers Rosca de Reyes in one size, however, it has multiple options for the filling. Houstonians who don’t want filling in their cake can purchase it for $20, those who prefer filling can purchase it for $30, and for anyone who just wants to walk in and enjoy a slice can do so for $5. Pre-orders are available now and available for walk-in orders starting January 6.
Three Brothers Bakery has multiple Houston locations, all with varying hours. For more information, visit the website.
El Bolillo Bakery
Taking pride in having the freshest of breads is El Bolillo Bakery and Rosca de Reyes Cakes will also be available in January. Prices for their cake are still not confirmed, but visit their website to see more menu options, or walk-in and buy it in-person.
El Bolillo Bakery has three locations in Houston, all open everyday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, visit the website.
This bakery offers two different Rosca de Reyes sizes. The small is $23 and the large is $30. Walk-ins for the cake are welcomed, but the bakery will not have them until January 3. Anyone who wants to pre-order has the option of doing that online or through a phone call, and the cake can be picked up in-store.
Paco’s Bakery is located at 10415 Veterans Memorial. It’s open everyday from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit the website.