Celebrate the arrival of Easter (AKA chocolate season) with a serving of freshly baked hot cross buns from our favourite bakeries.
It’s that time of year when we swap thongs for boots and exchange fresh salads for hearty pub feeds. A time when we embrace all things cosy and get ready for the cooler months ahead. We can all agree that one of our favourite periods in the autumn calendar is Easter. Why? We score two public holidays, get a free pass to eat chocolate at all hours of the day and of course, Sydney’s top bakeries sling freshly baked hot cross buns. If you’re on the hunt for the best spots to nab hot cross buns in Sydney this season, check out our ultimate guide below.
Black Star Pastry, various locations
As you’d expect, the legends from Black Star Pastry have brought back their famous hot cross buns. These baked goods are sticky, sweet, spicy and completely vegan. They will be available across all Sydney & Melbourne venues. Find your nearest location here.
Nonie’s, various locations
The team from artisan gluten-free bakery Nonie’s have two incredible hot cross bun flavours for you to try this Easter. Opt for their classic hot cross bun or go all-out with their chocolate variation. Pre-order online and pick up from various Sydney stockists. Order online here.
Tuga Pastries, Alexandria & Clovelly
Tuga is baking traditional-style hot cross buns with friend fruits, mixed spices and cinnamon. If you’re more of a chocolate fan, try their combination of mixed spice, cinnamon and Callebaut dark chocolate. You can pre-order online to pick up or head straight to one of the bakeries. Order online here.
Premium catering service, Catering Project, has launched a limited-edition hot cross bun platter for Easter. The flavours are anything but traditional and sound delicious including Chocolate Raspberry Pistachio, Green Tea sponge & Chocolate Raspberry. Whether you want to add them to your pantry at home or are treating your office, this is the perfect option. Order online here.
Grumpy Baker, various locations
Grumpy Baker has brought back their famous hot cross buns which sell out each year. These buns are made from Jewish Challah dough giving them a uniquely rich and spongy flavour. Choose from choc chop or the classic hot cross buns with sultanas that are perfectly moist, fluffy and sticky. Find your nearest location here.
Wholegreen Bakery, various locations
For those who are gluten-free, you do not need to miss out on the fun this Easter! Wholegreen Bakery is cooking completely gluten-free hot cross buns for you to enjoy. You can pre-order online and choose from traditional fruit or chocolate. Order online here.
Berkelo, Brookevale & Mosman
Berkelo buns are back, full of Murray River organic fruit, certified sustainable Aussie flour, their signature sourdough mumma, anise myrtle tea and “secret” blend of bun spices. The best part? The buns are each topped with a honey glaze. Available in-store or to order online here.
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