If you’re staying in as much as possible like we are, chances are you’ll feel sluggish and melancholy at some point. One of the surest pick-me-ups is to indulge in some sweet treats. We round up some of the best places you can order cakes and cookies online. Celebrate the new year with some lovely baked goods, or reward yourself with a cookie at the end of a work-from-home day.
Cookie DPT’s cookies are big — each weigh a generous 130g. Freshly baked, the cookies are crisp on the outside while deliciously chewy on the inside. Born from a nostalgia for home, Cookie DPT comes from the founder’s yearning for American-style cookies after he moved to Hong Kong from New York City. Other than the traditional flavors such as Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter and Red Velvet, the bakery is known for its weekly specials, which it announces on its social media. There are currently three Cookie DPT counters around Hong Kong (click here for details). You can also place an order online. Cookie DPT does not deliver to the New Territories.
For cakes that are a little bit more unconventional, we love Teakha’s cake and scone menu. Inspired by the recipes of founder Nana’s mom, Teakha’s cakes feels like cozy and home-style creations. The menu changes regularly, with seasonal launches such as the delicious Gingerbread cake. We also love the classics like salted caramel apple pie and Chai cheesecake — great for afternoon tea with your family on a quiet weekend. Other than cakes, Teakha also offers moist, delicious scones in various flavors. Order online for pick up at Teakha’s Sheung Wan store.
Founded by the same person behind desserts favorite Oddies Foodies — who created the immensely popular egg waffle plus soft serve — Cookie Vission makes one of the largest cookies in town. Weighing 150g per piece, their cookies come in over 30 flavors, ranging from the classic chocolate chip to fun flavors like Portuguese egg tart and Spiced S’mores. Order online two days in advance, and they ship free to your door if you spend over $800.
The Italian Club
The Italian Club is a restaurant in Central serving authentic Italian food, but it also operates a online shop selling authentic Italian ingredients including burrata, parmigiano reggiano, and homemade ravioli. Our favorite, however, is the tiramisu made with fresh Mascarpone cheese, Matilde Vicenzi ladyfingers and illy Espresso coffee. It’s 1kg in total and serves eight portions. Other than the traditional flavor, you can choose from new flavors like whisky cream and mango. The website ships free all over Hong Kong on orders above HK$188.
Butter Cake Shop
The American bakery Butter Cake Shop specializes in traditional American-style cakes and pies: sweet, full of frosting or creams and large. The bakery offers both freshly-baked cakes and pies, including apple and Tennessee whiskey caramel pecan pies as well as chocolate, carrot, NY cheesecake and pineapple upside-down cakes. Order 48 hours in advance to pick up at Stazione Novella (52-56 Staunton Street, Central) or their Landmark pop-up. For deliveries to Hong Kong Island, there will be a HK$40 delivery fee.
If you’ve been on instagram the past few months, you’ve definitely come across the basque burnt cheesecake. Originating from the Basque region of Spain, the cheesecake uses deceptively simple ingredients and is baked at a high temperature to create a caramelized crust with a creamy soft interior. While many bakeries offer this style of cheesecake, it’s hard to find one that’s baked to perfection. La Viña by Cupping Room takes inspiration from the original recipe from spain, and serves one of the best basque burnt cheesecake in town. Order online and pick up in-store. Delivery is available to Hong Kong Island only.