From Melbourne’s first cake drive-thru to the best hot cross buns in the city, unlike everything else this year, Easter isn’t cancelled. It’s a good thing Scomo ordered us to stay the f&^k home, it simply makes Easter egg hunts and guilt-free hot cross bun devouring that much easier. It’s also the perfect excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast (lunch, and dinner).
Here are what some of our Chapel Street Precinct dessert masters are offering to stock up on (no we don’t mean toilet paper or pasta) in the lead up to – and during – the face-stuffing weekend ahead.
It’s that chocolate-scoffing time of the year and Burch and Purchese’s handmade chocolate pieces and hot cross buns are ready to order for your self isolated Easter at home. They are open and practising social distancing boasting Melbourne’s first cake drive-thru facility at the rear of their business. B&P drive-thru service is available to use for all of our customers with a pre-paid order. Order now.
Ahh the humble hot cross bun. Fresh or toasted. With or without butter? Fruit density, or no fruit at all? Heck, replace the fruit with chocolate! The choice is yours. The best part about social distancing is you can have a whole Bakers Delight six pack to yourself. Bakers Delight in Pran Central are open for all your hot cross bun kneads. Bun intended.
For all your quarantine bun needs, Tivoli Road Bakery have their delicious choccy HXB and fruity HXB’s available for pre-order anyday up until Easter Sunday. Call 9041 4345 to place your order. Go on, they’re warm and waiting for you.
What could possibly make Rustica’s famous buns even better? When they’re delivered directly to your door. Get these plump, juicy traditional or chocolate buns or donut hot cross buns delivered directly to your door, within a 10km radius of the CBD. You won’t be able to keep a social distance from these.
Tegan is baking her dense, spiced hot cross buns fresh daily and will be open on Easter Friday and Saturday 8am to 2pm and Sunday 9am to 12pm. She’ll also me making the Snow White Easter Choc Brownie Slab. 450g of dense, gooey choc brownie with speckled Easter eggs throughout. Priced at $16. Delicious and deadly. Tegan is happy to drop off after hours (5 pm) onwards Thursday and Good Friday in the Chapel Street Precinct, otherwise it’s takeaway only, DM them on Instagram to put one aside!
Pretzel are honouring the humble bun with their Flavour of the Month ‘Hot Cross Bun’, sultana stuffed dough, cinnamon sugar and cream cheese glaze. Get in my mouth. Like, now. Order here.
Ladro are selling an Easter feast for two valued at over $70. For $55 for two people, packs can be made for up to 10 plus people to enjoy wholesome Ladro food made with love. They’re encouraging people to pay it forward and order for a friend in need or a frontline worker needing support. Orders can be made up to Good Friday 5pm (HXB orders by Wednesday) and can be picked up on Saturday or they’ll deliver within a 5km radius around Ladro TAP (meat and veggie options are available). Order online.
The Source’s beautiful gooey, vegan Dream Eggs are back by ridiculously popular demand this Easter. Head to their Prahran store now to make your socially distant purchase and enjoy handmade, packaging free chocolates eggs to enjoy before and well and truly after Easter.
Lucky Penny has added a Baker’s Dozen of scrumptious HXB’s to their grocery store menu. All you gotta do to get your (clean) hands on these tasty buns is order via the Lucky Penny Grocery line 0456 444 277 or with your next normal grocery order online. A Baker’s Dozen is going for $24 – pre-ordered, or grab singles from the window with your takeaway coffee. They’re also trading Good Friday. Order now.
Wrap your paws around Koko Black’s Easter bites. A selection of bite-sized treats with an Easter twist that will leave you wanting ‘just one more’. Choose between their famous Hot Cross Bites or their new Golden Apricot Bites. Plus, Koko Black are sweetening things up with 20% off their entire Easter collection in store only. Hop in and hop out by phoning ahead with your order and they’ll get your goodies together before you arrive.
To keep the isolation spirits alive this Easter, the modern Lebanese dessert masters are running an Instagram giveaway with a large box of assorted baklava’s up for grabs! Which bestie would you most like to be stuck in iso with? Let them know here for your chance to win. Winner will be announced at 12noon Thursday 9th, just in time for you to pick up your amazing desserts before the most indulgent weekend of the year. These boxes are also available for pre-order. Order here.
You’ll find every variety of doughy goodness you can think of around the Market. From Easter buns filled with plump, juicy raisins to sweet candied orange, and even gin-soaked fruit. Prahran Market is open for business as usual offering free delivery for customers in a 5km radius of the Market until Easter Saturday. Order now.
Reverie Cafe Prahran are swinging their doors open for two days only to get you prepped for the egg-cellent weekend ahead. On Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th from 9 am to 1 pm you can grab fresh hot cross buns, pastries, pies, sausage rolls, cakes and fridge/freezer stock up items. Don’t let the lockdown bring you down!
Little Green on Chapel have put together the best of the vegan sweets to get you through these tough times. Now that’s guilt-free eating this Easter. Get yourself a few jars of the famous Vego Hazelnut Chocolate spread and tell us it isn’t better than Nutella. If you haven’t tried it, treat yourself.
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