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. Read about some of our favourites below! 

⭐Easter hunt giveaway⭐

Want to go in the draw to win one of two delicious Easter prize packs filled with treats from some of the city centre's best chocolatiers? It's simple - just spot the cartoon bunny hiding on this page and tell us: 

  • What colour the bunny's egg is 
  • What Easter treat you're most looking forward to trying

Submit your entry here

Please note, you must be able to collect your prize from 151 Queen Street. 

Hot Cross Buns 

Ima Cuisine | 53 Fort St

Considered amongst the best in Auckland, Ima's famous 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 - they also come in freezer-ready packs to buy in bulk to enjoy over the Easter period as you wish. You can order your buns here.

Amano Bakery | 66-68 Tyler St

Amano's beloved buns are made from sourdough, generously loaded with fruit, and finished with a citrus-spiced glaze. They always sell out quickly, so make sure you get in early to secure yours! 

The Vanilla Pod | 12 O'Connell Street

You can put your trust in the talented team of bakers at The Vanilla Pod to deliver beautiful buns this Easter. Deliciously moreish, their classic spiced citrus will truly satisfy those who love a classic - but not to worry chocolate lovers, their moreish chocolate hot cross buns are just as good! 

Amano hot cross buns
Ima Cuisine

Daily Bread | Galway Street, Britomart

Hot cross buns have hit Daily Bread's shelves. They're pretty special and a must-try as they've been announced as winners of The Great NZ Hot Cross Bun Competition for two years in a row! These buns are made with sourdough and proudly free of additives, preservatives, improvers and commercial yeasts. Every little detail is made from scratch. Buy them online here.

La Petite Fourchette | 85 Daldy St and Britomart

This Easter, La Petite Fourchette will be serving up dense, dark, Parisian-style hot cross buns, which come thickly doused in a sweet glaze. Or, try their chocolate hot cross bun with a tender brioche dough, dark chocolate chips and a cocoa cross. You can order them online here.

The Pantry | 99 Halsey Street

This Easter, the Pantry has given the traditional hot cross bun a makeover in typically extravagant style. Their new hot cross bun x donut collision is decadent and indulgent in all the right ways - but be warned, you may never want a regular hot cross bun again. You can buy a box of four online here.

La Petite Fourchette hot cross buns
The Pantry hot cross bun donuts
Daily Bread hot cross bun

Giapo | 12 Gore Street 

If a slather of butter isn't quite doing it, why not level up your bun with a scoop of ice cream? Take your pick from the likes of hokey pokey, banana bread, Manuka honey, hazelnut milk chocolate and more. 

Miann | 57 Fort Street & 38-38 Galway Street

These legendary hot cross buns are a decadent experience with orange, cinnamon and molasses soaked raisins, their secret spice mix and a sticky orange and apricot glaze. You can sandwich a scoop of Miann's famous gelato in between for an extra special treat!

Scratch Bakers | 5 Graham Street

At Scratch Bakers, you can take your pick from a traditional hot cross bun that comes full of fruit, or if you'd like to level it up, try their bun filled with spiced pecan custard. You can order online here.

Scratch Bakers hot cross bun
Miann hot cross buns
Giapo hot cross bun

More Easter treats... 

The Pantry | 99 Halsey Street 

Easter treats don't stop at hot cross buns, we're also eyeing up The Pantry's take on a crème egg. Take your pick between the hazelnut, dark chocolate, passionfruit and caramel, or, try the earl grey bergamot, caramelised white chocolate and burnt vanilla.. or pick up their pack of two and try both! 

Honest Chocolat | Commercial Bay

Almost too beautiful to eat, Honest Chocolat's Easter creations are hand decorated and inspired by all things nature. This year, they're doing their bit to help our planet with zero plastic and home compostable packaging. They'll also be donating $1 from every Easter egg sold to Trees That Count! 

La Petite Fourchette | 9 Britomart Place & 85 Daly Street 

La Petite Fourchette's giant egg comes packed full of chocolate bonbons and sable brenton, the only way to get them is to smash your way in! They also do a dark chocolate bunny covered in milk chocolate velvet... say no more. 

Dr Rudi's Rooftop Brewing co. | 204 Quay Street 

It only seems right to make everything extra indulgent over Easter.. introducing Dr Rudi's Eggspresso Martini. Enjoy a frozen espresso martini, served in the finest chocolate Easter egg, on a bed of chocolate mousse. 

Honest Chocolat Easter eggs
Hidden bunny Easter hunt
Dr Rudis eggspresso martini

Bohemein Fresh Chocolates | 12 O'Connell Street 

It only makes sense to find yourself in a chocolate shop picking from a smorgasboard of goodies this Easter. At Bohemein Fresh Chocolates, you'll find the classics as well a bunnies and eggs filled with the likes of ganache, caramel and marshmallow. 

Devonport Chocolates | Queens Arcade

If you're purchasing on behalf of the Easter bunny this year, Devonport Chocolates is a great place to find yourself. A talented team of chocolatiers have crafted gorgeous handmade bunnies, stunning speckled eggs, surprise eggs and more! 

Miann | 36-38 Galway Street 

Full of tantalising treats, Miann is your go-to for beautifully crafted, decadent Easter treats. This year, they've outdone themselves with their incredible 'Choo Choo Train', probably best shared between a few! If you're looking to pick up just a small treat, their Easter bars are to die for - think caramelised white chocolate and raspberry or dark chocolate and hazelnut. 

SUCRÉ | SkyCity 

If you're looking to really spoil someone (or yourself) this Easter, SUCRÉ's hampers are sure to impress. Think Oreo chocolate marshmallows, chocolate bark, marshmallow lollipops, bon bons and more!

Sucre Easter Hamper
Miann Easter train
Devonport Chocolates

⭐Easter hunt giveaway⭐

Did you spot the cartoon bunny hiding on this page? Let us know what colour egg the bunny was holding and which Easter treat you're most looking forward to trying to be in to win a delicious Easter prize pack worth $100! 

Submit your entry here

Please note, you must be able to collect your prize from 151 Queen Street.

Last updated: 28 March 2023