Indeed, New Zealanders absolutely love the hype around traditional hot cross buns at Easter. The soft, dense and often deliciously spicy bun has derived through the years offering special twists, from custard fillings to chocolate and more. Here’s five of our favourite places to get hot cross buns in Christchurch.
Indulge on some of the greatest hot cross buns in New Zealand from this spot. These award-winning buns are thick, soft on the inside with traditional ingredients. Additionally, Michael has made delicious chocolate hot cross buns that are also unmissable this season. Excellently, pre-order a six pack for just $9.50.
📍2d Coppell Place, Hillmorton, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand
As one of the best bakeries in town, it’s another champion when it comes to hot cross buns in Christchurch. These delightful buns came third in the NZ Hot Cross Bun competition this year. They sell out fast so you better act to indulge on heavenly hot cross buns.
📍 409 Harewood Road, Bishopdale, Christchurch 8051
Sink your teeth into a droolworthy hot cross buns from this 5-star spot. In the 2022 Hot Cross Bun competition, these bad boys came sixth. The award-winning recipe consists of a blend of spices and zesty fruits like apricots and cranberry flavours offering the ultimate taste. The portion sizes are very generous too.
📍 254 Cranford Street, St Albans, Christchurch 8052, New Zealand
This lovely bakery doesn’t have much of a social media presence, but it’s through word-of-mouth you know they make some of the best hot cross buns in Christchurch. A popular choice is the Belgian chocolate hot cross buns which are perfect for the chocoholics among us.
📍424 Colombo Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
📍 43 Nayland Street, Sumner, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
For real hot cross buns fans, this bakery was awarded New Zealand’s number one hot cross buns in 2020 and 2021. The photo doesn’t do these delicious buns any justice. Therefore, you’ll have to take our word for it that these hot cross buns are worth the 25 minute drive from Christchurch.
📍18 High Street, Rangiora 7400, New Zealand