Easter, the time of year when there seems to be an endless amount of delicious chocolate and treats around. Auckland's city centre is the place to be if you are after a wide variety of unique sweet treats, from personalised Easter bunnies, fresh hot cross buns, and even macarons. To ensure you do not miss out on Auckland's best sweet treats this Easter, we have compiled a list of our favourite picks we think you’ll love too.
Hot Cross Buns | Ima Cuisine, 53 Fort St
One of the best parts of Easter is definitely those golden brown hot cross buns. When walking past Ima on Fort St, you will be enticed by the sweet smell of their homemade fruity and fluffy hot cross buns. Grab one for your morning tea or afternoon tea, or get some to go and enjoy at home with the family.
Personalised Bunnies & Chocolate Easter Fried Eggs | Devonport Chocolates, 34-40 Queen St
Make this Easter extra special and pop into Devonport Chocolates just off Queen St. Grab that special someone a bespoke bunny that can be personalised with their name or if you are looking for a more fun, cheeky gift, try their chocolate fried egg – it will definitely bring a smile to your recipient’s face.
Another central city spot with delicious hot cross buns is Cafe Melba. A perfect compliment for your morning coffee or tea, you are sure to come back for more of this soft fruity goodness.
Easter is a great excuse to try some luxurious treats from Miann. As you walk through the door, you will be greeted with a 6 metre long display cabinet full of high-end desserts, chocolates and Easter treats. Some of their most popular and must try items this Easter are their incredible colourful eggs, and their cute Easter themed macarons.
Hot Cross Bun Cone | Giapo, 12 Gore St
Who would have thought you could indulge in a hot cross bun and ice cream all at the same time? Giapo’s twist on the classic hot cross bun allows you to choose any ice cream to be placed between a warmed hot cross bun that sits on top of one of their crunchy cones. This is one delicious and unique treat we wouldn't want you to miss out on.
A Range of Easter Chocolates | Fine Foods at Smith & Caughey’s, 253-261 Queen St
Smith and Caughey’s Fine Foods section is a superb place to go if you have many mouths to feed this Easter. With a large selection of high quality creamy chocolates, Easter bunnies and eggs, you are spoilt for choice and guaranteed to find something delicious for everyone.
Hot Cross Bun | Amano, 66-68 Tyler St
While Amano is a place we usually stop by for its gorgeous interior and pasta, this Easter they are giving us another reason to visit. They have some delightful doughy, raisin-studded delights that we can’t get enough of. Don’t miss out on these heavenly treats this Easter season.
Chocolate Eggs & Gift Boxes | Milse, 31 Tyler St
If you are looking for a decadent treat for that someone special, Milse is the place to visit. With beautifully decorated eggs that come either hollow or filled with more chocolate goodies, your recipient will definitely enjoy every bite. If you want to branch away from an egg this Easter, they also have amazing gift packs, Easter shortbread and macarons.
Golden Egg Bath Bomb & Bunch of Carrots Soap Bar | Lush, 189 Queen St
Chocolate is not for everyone, so if you’re struggling to find something for those who aren’t fond of sweet things why not get them an Easter themed gift from Lush? The golden egg bath bomb leaves skin glowing, and their ‘bunch of carrots’ soap bars will add a pop of colour and delightful smell to anyone’s bathroom.