Whether you are 3 years old, 13 years old, or 30 years old, it’s hard not to be excited by an Easter dessert, especially those of the chocolate variety! No matter how you choose to celebrate this internationally recognized holiday, you can’t go wrong with a pastry shaped like a bunny or egg. Here is a round-up of some of the best Easter-themed treats being offered across Hong Kong at the moment, including chocolates, cakes, cookies, and more.
Founded in London in 1875, Charbonnel et Walker is one of the oldest chocolatiers in Britain, renowned for its luxurious dark chocolate and chocolate truffles. Few brands can boast having been patroned by Princess Diana. Their special Easter holiday offerings include a mini egg adaptation of their best-selling truffle flavours, including the Pink Marc de Champagne with hints of strawberry and a milk chocolate centre ($368) and the Milk Sea Salt Banana Caramel Chocolate ($268). If you’re looking for something to gift, their handmade boxes are hard to beat. Available in-store at Landmark Alexandra and in their online store.
Shop 104, 1/F, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road, Central | +852 9303 6782
The team behind the sustainable bakery by day and natural wine bar by night, The Baker & The Bottleman, is back at it for Easter! They have prepared a number of special edition baked goods available from April 4 onwards for online order. The in-bakery takeaway collection is available from April 11 to 18. The goodies include Easter Hot Cross Buns (HK$490/15pcs) and the Easter Scotch Egg (HK$390/6pcs) for an authentic British kick. But if you’re looking for something truly indulgent, try the Malt Custard Tart (HK$550), a caramel-based custard flavoured with malt set in a 10-inch sweet pastry tart that will be a winner through and through!
Shop No. G14 & G15, G/F, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Rd E, Wan Chai | +852 2386 8933
It is already everyone’s favourite cake shop, so it was expected that they would have something exceptional for Easter, and boy did Chef Karys Logue deliver! Introducing the Lil’ Easter Chocolate Cake (HK$450) and Bake-at-Home Raspberry Oat Bars (HK$350). The first is a 6-inch round, classic cake featuring chocolate layers with vanilla buttercream and swirls of salted caramel. And of course, she looks spectacular with sweet spring flowers! The Oat Bars are perfect for a cheeky breakfast or a sweet dessert. The textured oat cake is layered with tangy jam and topped with crumble; just add a bit of icing, bake, and you’re good to go. Butter’s Easter treats are available April 11 to 18 online, and in limited quantities at their Landmark and Staunton Street locations.
At the Rosewood, The Butterfly Patisserie goes all out for Easter, with titbits and extravagant gifts for all price points. Perfect for a first birthday or an extra special celebration, the Easter Kid Hamper (HK$1,588) has a make-your-own Easter Egg set, Chocolate goodies, and a Teddy bear. Or if grandeur and luxury are what you’re after, the Egg Net with Gold Leaf (HK$528) is a true show-piece. And finally, for fun nibbles or return gifts, you can’t go wrong with the Easter Lollipops (HK$38). The Butterfly Patisserie’s Easter treats are available for pick-up and delivery from April 12 to 18.
Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui | +852 3891 8732
Who says Easter has to be unhealthy? You can continue your lent traditions while enjoying delicious organic, sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly cakes made by The Cakery. And they are adorable to look at! Their Easter Bunny cake (HK$2,180) is not only beautiful, it can come in any custom flavour, size, and message. For a bit of interactive fun, the Flower Garden Easter Egg (HK$628) can be cracked open to reveal 24 vegan mini eggs filled with white chocolate and biscoff!
Multiple locations in Central & Causeway Bay | [email protected]
The brainchild of a Swiss and Israeli couple with a passion for chocolate, Conspiracy Chocolate combines traditional Swiss chocolate making with Mediterranean spices and herbs. This Easter, they are evoking 90s nostalgia with their box of 6 chocolate eggs (HK$288), packaged in a paper egg carton delicately decorated with holiday plants and animals on a pink background. Four of the eggs are a tribute to Easter memories of classic chocolate eggs, created with their signature 75% dark chocolate and lined with a creamy, vegan dulce de leche, whereas the last two eggs are extra chocolatey, with a secret surprise inside – you’ll have to eat to find out!
Cookie Smiles is an incredible social enterprise that offers training opportunities for the disadvantaged and provides jobs for physically disabled individuals, while also supporting various charities. This Easter holiday, they’re back at it with their new spring and Easter-themed cookies, which adapts their “all-time favourite” chocolate and confetti strawberry cookie recipe. For just HK$85 for a 125g bag of these delicious, buttery cookies, not only will you impress all your guests, you will also be supporting disadvantaged bakers. Not to mention, 20% of Cookie Smiles’ annual profits go to the Box of Hope & Adventist Medical Center.
Order on the online store | Call or Whatsapp +852 9315 0077
If it’s a hamper that you’re after, you know that Fortnum & Mason will be your first and last stop. The Easter Hamper (HK$1,888) and The Happy Easter Basket (HK$988) are filled to the brim with delights that you and your family can discover, including treats such as the ultimate Easter Simnel Biscuits, crunchy almonds, juicy fruit, and warming spices, as well as teas, spreads, and scones. Of course, it wouldn’t be Easter without chocolate, so you can expect a number of chocolate eggs hidden inside to hunt for! For some in-person festivities, on April 9 to 10 and 16 to 18, there will be a special Easter egg hunt in their K11 Musea store.
Shop 022, G/F, K11 Atelier, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui | +852 3916 8100
It’s cakes galore at The Ritz-Carlton for Easter, and they don’t get more cute than this. With fresh fruity flavours and adorable design details, the cakes and pastries created by pastry chef Hugo Li are sure to make both kids and parents excited about the holiday. The Easter Egg – Chicken with Strawberry Cheese Cake is whimsical and delicious, while the Easter Flower Egg with Mascarpone Carmel Cake adds a bit of sophistication to the mix (both HK$698). For something a bit more one-bite-friendly, you can order the Mini Easter Cake – Caramel Apple, Vanilla Yogurt Mini Mousses Cake (HK$65). The treats are available at the hotel’s Cafe 103 or for online order (delivery fees range from HK$250 to HK$450 depending on your region) from April 13 to 18.
International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Rd W, Kowloon | +852 2263 2263
If you’re looking for cutesy fun this Easter, look no further than Sift. With cakes, lollipops, and cupcakes on offer, you can host an Easter feast with different desserts for each person! Their new Easter Bunny (HK$330) is a light cake formed by fresh tart with vanilla cream and decorated with berries and meringues, perfect for a spring afternoon! For the kids, you can’t go wrong with the Easter Rabbit or Rabbit Tail cupcakes (HK$39/1pc), which just make for the cutest pair together!
Multiple locations across Hong Kong
With over 140 years of chocolate experience, you know you will get nothing but eggs-cellence from Venchi. On top of their classic chocolate eggs, they’ve introduced the new Gourmet Eggs in a tin collection (HK$580), which come in a variety of flavours like pistachio, chocoviar, 75% chocoviar, and raspberry and nibs. If you are looking for edible props for a game of egg hunting, perhaps the Medium Mini Eggs Cardboard Pack (HK$185) is the way to go.
Multiple locations across Hong Kong | +852 2337 1380
Header image credits: Sift