Tarts are well-loved gifts, great for a birthday celebration or as a dessert to bring along when you swing by a friend’s place for dinner. These versatile pastries have been growing in popularity, with specialist tart makers and cake shops innovating new flavours month after month.
Here’s a round up of the best bakeries with tart delivery in Singapore that you should add to your to-try list right now.
This tart-focused patisserie has been on our radar for quite a while. Besides an adorably designed mascot, Wunderfolks also carries some great tasting tarts.
For flavour purists, the Dark Chocolate Tart (S$45 – whole tart) brings the full, robust weight of Valhorna Guanoja chocolate flavour to bear in a pate sable crust. Less conventional tastebuds will spring for the Hey Sesame Tart (S$8 – 8cm size) that’s chockfull of creamy sesame goodness.
If you can’t make up your mind, the patisserie also offers duo flavour tarts so you’ll get one flavour for half a tart and another for the other half.
Windowsill Pies started out as a single-unit shop in Jalan Besar. Since then, they’ve grown into a three-storey café along Haji Lane, as well as outposts in Joo Chiat and Great World City.
The common thread that underscores all their creations is the buttery, flaky crust. Lying atop this well-loved crust, are popular flavours like Pecan (S$65 – whole pie) and special seasonal options like Apple Frangipane & Rum (S$65 – whole pie).
Tarte by Cheryl Koh
Cheryl Koh’s award-wining pedigree shines when you look at the selection of tarts and other confectionaries available in-store, all baked from scratch every morning.
Seasonal options such as the Blood Orange (S$118 – Large) carry an artful combination of Sicilian blood orange and panna cotta, while local delights such as the Pandan Coconut (S$90 – Large) are easy crowd-pleasers at every dinner party.
Singaporean celebrity Fann Wong has been busy during the pandemic.
As evidenced by the sold out status of her tarts, and rave reviews, Fann Wong is as much an expert baker as she is an award-winning actress.
Fann’s claim to (baking) fame is the Musang King Gula Melaka Tart (S$68 – 7-inch tart). Its richness doesn’t just come from durians, as desiccated coconut imparts a luxurious fragrance and flavour to take things over the top.
Clé (French for ‘key’) carries serious Michelin-star experience.
Helmed by pastry chefs Germaine Li and Joy Chiam, both of whom have worked at Michelin-starred establishments like Les Amis and Joël Robuchon.
This is evidenced in the Orh Blanc Tart (S$8), which is a twist on the classic French Mont Blanc dessert, with yam paste replacing chestnut paste.
Luna is known for cakes, but they’re experts at creating handcrafted tarts as well.
They have some really premium items on their tart menu, including the Hokicha-Kohi (S$8.50 – 8cm), which uses Namelaka Arabica coffee and Hojicha creme to create a smooth, savoury tart filling.
Those looking for a bit more zing to their tart will find the tangy taste of the Yuzu Meringue Cheese (S$8.00 – 8cm) to their liking.
The online-only, telegram-based patisserie has been making digital waves with their beautifully-crafted artisanal, handmade mini tarts.
Their most talked-about flavours include Jasmine Kocha, Coconut Orh Nee, Genmaicha and Osmanthus Yuzu, and all seasonal flavours that tend to get sold out way in advance.
Boxes of 10 tarts go for about S$42, and bake sale announcements happen over Telegram, so stay tuned to their socials for the latest flavours and prices.
Built on a belief that good food is to be shared, Elijah Pies has some gorgeous creations coming out of their bakery every week.
There’s already lots of buzz over their Wild Berry Lavender Pie (starting at S$54), but the similarly luxurious Black Truffle Mash Pie (starting at S$62) is a hearty blend of custard, parmesan cheese, portobello mushroom and hazelnuts, topped with mashed potato infused with black truffle.
Note: Elijah Pies sell pies instead of tarts, but considering the two are very similar and the bakery has many sweet options, we thought you might be consider them too, in your pursuit of great pastries.
The team behind the online delivery-focused Shio Patisserie is helmed by Odette and Les Amis Alumni, Sherlynn Teo.
The menu only features a quartet of flavours, but whether it’s Chrysanthemum Pear, Raspberry Thyme, Early Grey Pecan or Cheese Brûlée, each one is a well-thought out tart that aims to achieve balanced and elevated flavours. Large Tarts start at S$40, while boxes of four go at S$38.
See our review of Shio Patisserie’s tarts.
Drips Bakery Cafe
Drips Bakery Cafe says it specialises in tarts, and their tart menu proves the point. Split into two categories – round and baked tarts – flavours run the gamut.
They start pretty simple, with items like their Seasonal Fresh Fruit Tart (S$12.90), with an ever-changing selection of fruits.
But look further, and unique options like Cinnamon Egg Tart (S$7.80) and Fresh Avocado Tart (S$9.90). Their baked tart selections come in a standard 8-inch size, with options like Baked Macadamia Nut Tart (Starting at S$55) to Cinnamon Apple Tart (Starting at S$48).
Zee & Elle
Zee & Elle has gained a lot of interest online because of its aesthetically pleasing and botanical-inspired cakes. But did you know that they also offer gorgeous and delicious tarts?
Try the Chocolate Passionfruit Tarts (from S$27 for a box of eight), which combines bittersweet chocolate ganache with freshly made passionfruit curd. This requires advanced booking of at least three days.
And for something refreshing, go for the Yuzu Meringue Tarts (from S$42 for a box of 20 mini tarts), you’ll love how the yuzu curd filling complements the torched meringue it’s made with.