The best hot cross buns in London this Easter (including delivery)

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If you love the seasonal delights of hot cross buns and are anxiously watching the days slip by until they're off the shelves until next year then now is your time. We've picked some of the best in London - both for collection and delivery.

Mei Mei

Mei Mei

Unit 52 Rochester Walk, London SE1 9AF

For Easter, chef Elizabeth Haigh's online Mei Mei shop is selling the unbeatable combo of Paul Rhodes bakery's hot cross buns with a jar of her amazing kaya jam. She recommends toasting the buns, then adding a thick slap of butter and the kaya for the ultimate Easter kaya 'toast'.

How to get them: Collection at Borough or order online for delivery




1 Bedale St, London SE1 9AL

The Flor and Lyle's Hot Cross Buns are eagerly sought out at Easter. This year, they're made from 100% British-grown wheat (heritage red lammas, spelt, emmer & rye), flavoured with Flor sourdough and with homemade candied orange, currants, raisins and their house spice blend. This year they're also launching DIY Hot Cross Bun kits with ingredients to make 12 buns

How to get them: Collection at Borough or order online for local delivery or the kits (which are being sent out nationwide).



St John

Druid Street, Borough

Another yearly favourite, the St John Hot Cross buns cram in all the warming spices, candied ginger, dried fruits and peel. And while you're there, you might as well treat yourself to an eccles cake too.

How to get them: Collection only 



The Wolseley

You may not be able to have breakfast at The Wolseley right now, but you can get their Hot Cross Buns delivered, made by their in-house pastry chefs. 

How to get them: Order online (delivers nationwide)




Various locations

These Gail's buns are packed with currants, sultanas and cranberries and glazed with lightly spiced syrup with a hint of candied orange peel. They're also available as an Easter afternoon tea hamper, which adds in mini sandwiches, shortbread and more.

How to get them: Available to pick up at Gail's and order online (delivered across London)



Bread Ahead

Borough Market, Chelsea and Wembley

Bread Ahead's Hot Cross Buns are available to pick up from any of their bakeries or stalls and they're also running online hot cross bun baking courses if you want to make the best buns yourself. 

How to get them: Collection only



Dusty Knuckle

Abbot St, Dalston, London E8 3DP

Another Hot Cross Bun that's held up to be among the best in London (and they're even specifically throwing down the gauntlet this year). They also contain a "secret ingredient"...

How to get them: Collection only




Various London locations

Paul have a chocolate take on the trad bun - their Hot Cross Cramique Brioche Buns feature dark chocolate chips. 

How to get them: Available in-store and online, for delivery and collection.


More hot cross bun flavoured treats: 


Crosstown Doughnuts are selling their Spiced Hot Cross Bun Doughnuts in the run-up to Easter. Made with their Easter spiced dough, they're filled with a creamy cinnamon custard, topped with Seville orange glaze, and finished with a spiced cross and candied orange peel.

Shuk have a hot cross bun babka (£22) on offer - with earl grey infused dried fruit and topped with crème patissiere. Available for delivery from Thursday 1st April until Saturday 1 May.

Le Swine - Maybe not for Good Friday, but for the rest of Easter you'll want the Hot-Cross-Bacon-Bun meal kit from Le Swine in collab with Puff the Bakery's Nicola Lamb. It features Nicola’s hot cross buns, middle bacon, bacon butter, fresh sage and a limited edition date, roast fennel and Aleppo chilli ketchup. A kit for two is £15.

Hackney Gelato are selling their Hot Cross Bun flavoured gelato on Ocado. It's made by infusing fresh British milk with freshly toasted hot cross buns before adding sultanas, candied fruit and a good dollop of salted butter.

Knoops have given their marshmallows an Easter twist - bunny-shaped, they're flavoured with mixed spice and citrus for a seasonal hot-cross-bun-like taste. 


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