Britomart's Amano may just be the hottest spot for delightfully decadent croissants right now. Photo / Supplied

Where To Find: Auckland's Best Pastries

Bless yourself with these crisp, buttery and custard-filled morsels from heaven

Ima Cusine
Middle Eastern restaurant Ima cuisine on Fort St has an adjourning deli and bakery that serves all the buttery classics including pain au chocolate, pain au raisin and the must-try traditional Kouign amann, a light crispy and salted caramel flavoured pastry. 53 Fort St, Downtown

Best to get in early to secure your pick of the pastries at La Voie Francaise. Photo / Supplied

Daily Bread
All of Daily Bread's sourdough pastries are made using only age-old techniques and an impressive 600-year-old starter. Cult favourites include espresso croissants, apricot thyme danishes, and custard-filled matcha and lime croissants. The Pt Chev site has opened up a pick-up store in Parnell too. 1210 Great North Rd, Pt Chevalier, 15 Faraday St

La Petite Fourchette 
Transport yourself to France in the heart of the city at this pastry haven on Daldy St. The choux pastry is perfection, along with the must-get classic pain au chocolat. 85 Daldy St, Wynyard Central

Tempting us over to the savoury side is Amano's truffle, ricotta and Parmesan croissant. Photo / Supplied

La Voie Francaise 
Best get in early to secure your pick of the pastries at this charming French-style bakery on Dominion Rd — it often has lines out the door. Look out for the orange custard and choc chip brioches, or deliciously sweet Palmiers which see flaky puff pastry coated in sugar and bruleed for extra crunch. Shop 4, 875 Dominion Rd, Mount Roskill

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Tart Bakery
Tart Bakery has become somewhat of a sweet institution for vegans out there. The flocked-to Great North Rd location and recently opened St Kevins Arcade spot stocks flaky danishes, croissants, pastries and cronuts which are all vegan-friendly. 555 Great North Rd, Saint Kevins Arcade

The crowd favourite giant raspberry jam and chocolate croissants at Pastrami and Rye. Photo / Supplied

Amano Bakery
Amano may just be the hottest spot for pastries in town. There's been an absolute Instagram craze for their cube croissant which packs a golden flaky crispy square with daily flavours of thick custard. The Britomart haven keeps bringing out new flavours too, like salted chocolate and hazelnut praline ganache croissants or savoury truffle, ricotta and parmesan. Britomart, Auckland

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Little French Pastry
At La Cigale market is Little French Pastry, who make authentic mille-feuille. The handmade puff pastry is made up of 729 delicate buttery layers, filled and topped with silky ganache. 69 St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell 

Bread and Butter always has perfect pastries on offer. Photo / Supplied

Pastrami and Rye
This eatery and deli in Ellerslie is known for its classic New York deli sandwiches, but also makes crowd favourite giant raspberry jam and chocolate croissants. 112 Main Hwy, Ellerslie

Amandine Pastry
A trip to Parnell's La Cigale market would not be complete without a stop at Amandine's heavenly countertop line-up. There's always seasonal fruit tarts, eclairs, and classic croissants and danishes. 69 St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell

READ: Where To Find: Auckland's Best Gluten-Free & Allergy-Friendly Treats

Britomart's Amano may just be the hottest spot for delightfully decadent croissants right now. Photo / Supplied

Bread and Butter Bakery
Specialising in traditional European baking, Bread and Butter have a wide selection of always scrummy pastries on offer alongside their signature house-baked loaves. 34 Westmoreland St West, Grey Lynn

Chuffed
Hight St favourite Chuffed always have delectable pastries in their sweet cabinet, but its hard to go past the warm gooey goodness of a Portuguese tart. 43 High St, Auckland

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