We've found where to buy the tastiest and spiciest hot cross buns in Hong Kong
Hong Kong has some good cafés that serve up great coffee and a selection of bakeries crafting tasty loaves of bread. Thankfully, some of these popular spots are making steaming and spicy hot cross buns in Hong Kong to be enjoyed with all your chocolate over Easter. Whether you like them crisped up in the oven or soft and doughy out of the microwave, it’s time to live your best hot cross bun life.
Where to buy hot cross buns in Hong Kong
If you’re wondering where to buy hot cross buns in Hong Kong, we’ve found all the hot cross spots.
This Happy Valley favourite is pumping out delicious hot cross buns for Easter. Order in advance if you are looking for six or twelve or pick up a cheeky single one as you down a cup of their fine coffee. These bad boys usually come out of the oven around 11:00/11:30, so get ‘em while they’re hot!
Proof, 14 Tsun Yuen St, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, p. 6542 9788, 跑馬地晉源街14號地下
2. Feather & Bone
Exclusively in-stores & online from 15 March to 5 April, Feather & Bone will offer Chef Mick’s classic Hot Cross Buns (HK$20 for one, HK$68 for four and HK$100 for six). Lightly spiced sweet buns traditionally eaten on Good Friday – these delicious, freshly-baked treats are perfect for spoiling loved ones with a special homemade treat over the holiday weekend. Shoppers will appreciate the neighbourhood grocer also carries a wide selection of gourmet spreads available to purchase and slather over these delightful buns.
Feather & Bone has stores across Hong Kong.
3. Marks and Spencer
This British food giant isn’t going to let your hot cross buns cravings not be sated this year. In-store they are selling traditional HBCs along with some banging new flavours, so you’ll have to decide if you’re old school, or if you are hip enough to try something new. Plus they have vegan options – yum!
Marks and Spencer has branches across Hong Kong.
You’ll have to brave the queues for this one, folks! Bakehouse has been thrilling everyone with its pastries and moreish loaves of bread since it opened, and now they’re dishing up hot cross buns, just in time for Easter. Featuring nutmeg, cinnamon, orange peel and raisins, these artisanal delights are 100% worth the wait.
Bakehouse, 14 Tai Wong Street East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 灣仔大王東街14號地舖
5. Mandarin Cake Shop
The Mandarin Cake Shop never disappoints, whether it be their egg tarts, pastries, or hot cross buns. Grab yours for $32 each (oh so worth it!), you can also have them delivered to you by giving them a call. This tasty tradition cannot be missed.
Mandarin Cake Shop, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Rd, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2825 4008