Easter is one of the best times of the year. Not only do we get a break over the long weekend, but all the best eateries in the city bring out their marvellous Easter treats. Here are some of our favourites.
Hot Cross Buns | Ima Cuisine, 53 Fort St
Ima’s famous and extremely popular hot cross buns are back. Considered amongst the best in Auckland, these hot cross buns are handmade with freshly ground spices, sweetened with honey and topped with delicious custard. Pop in store or order online to get your hands on one of Ima’s Hot Cross Buns.
Chocolate eggs | Bohemein Fresh Chocolate, 12 O’Connell St
If you’re looking for a chocolatey treat for someone special, check out Bohemein Fresh Chocolate on O’Connell St. They have a range of delightful and beautifully designed eggs made specially for Easter. Visit during the Easter week to get a personalised egg from one of their chocolatiers or fill a hollow egg with some of their fine chocolates.
Hot Cross Buns | Scratch Bakers, 5 Graham Street
Scratch Bakers is another Auckland central spot offering some warm and tasty hot cross bun this Easter. Stop by their HQ on Graham Street for one of their delicious, fruity buns filled with spiced pecan custard, perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up.
Chocolate treats | Milse, 31 Tyler St
This Easter the contemporary dessert bar Milse have a selection of delicious chocolate eggs on offer. Made with 62% Satilia chocolate from Valrhona and carefully crafted with incredible detail, there is no doubt these Easter treats are spectacular and definitely a must try.
Hot Cross Bun | Amano, 66-68 Tyler St
Not only does Amano have incredible Italian inspired food and interiors, they also have a bakery serving golden hot cross buns for Easter. These fruity fluffy buns are extremely tasty and are guaranteed to have you coming back for more.
Easter desserts | OKO Dessert Kitchen, Aotea Sq, 291-297 Queen St
Visit OKO Desserts between the 5th-22nd of April to try their magnificent Easter specials. The Easter bunny cake is unmissable, made with smooth cheesecake mousse, strawberry cream, jelly and a Graham biscuit base. Or if ice cream is your dessert go-to try the Easter Egg sundae, with swiss chocolate and vanilla Ice cream topped with peanut butter cookie dough, Easter eggs and drizzled with Belgian chocolate. These mouth-watering desserts are guaranteed to leave you feeling satisfied this Easter.
Luxury Eggs | Miann, 36-38 Galway St
Pop in to Miann and try one of their decadent chocolate eggs or buy one as a gift for someone else. From half a dozen egg boxes to larger Easter eggs, Easter cakes and of course their traditional hot cross buns as well as their craft chocolate hot cross buns.There will be plenty of treats to choose from to make your holiday feel extra special (and tasty!)
Hot Cross Buns | La Petite Fourchette, 85 Daldy St
This Easter, La Petite Fourchette, authentic Parisian patisserie will be serving up Hot Cross buns, shaped biscuits for the little ones with different drawings on it and mendiants (A mendiant is a traditional French confection composed of a chocolate disk studded with nuts and dried fruits). Depending on your taste buds, opt for a chocolate one or opt for the vegan raspberry chocolate one. Both options will leave you feeling very satisfied.
Triple Cacao Chocolate Fudge | Mexico Britomart, 23 Britomart Place
This year, Mexico Britomart is partnering with Little Island for Easter with an amazing dessert special available from the 1st – 19th April for $15 only. It’s a Triple Cacao Chocolate fudge brownie paired with coconut crema, Little Island Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream, strawberry & coconut cream granita, la flor’s, dried raspberry, dehydrated honey, toasted coconut crumb, mint and is Vegan Friendly.
Easter dessert and Easter Hot Cross Buns| Hotel Debrett, 2 High Street
Whether you like your Hot Cross Buns warm and lathered in butter, filled with raisins or chocolate chips, there is definitely something enticing about a Hot Cross Bun shared with family at Easter. Guests dining under the moonlit glass roof atrium of Hotel Debrett, should ensure they leave room for dessert - a decadent milk chocolate dessert finished with a coffee and cookie crumb.