With about a month to go until the start of the mid-autumn winter festival, the mooncake mania has slowly kicked into first gear. Consequently, this begs the inevitable question regarding the top places to buy mooncakes in Singapore to safeguard an essential aspect of the festivities. Not to worry if that’s a concern that’s been keeping you up at night, as here is our compilation of the very best:

1) Awfully Chocolate

Taking up top spot is Awfully Chocolate, a specialty joint that has blasted its way to popularity with its excellent chocolate-themed varieties. They have the perfect cake for every occasion availing a plethora of unique and fresh designs that combine colours, scents, and flavours down to great detail. So whether you’re looking for breathtaking chocolate mooncakes for a family get together, or for a grandiose office affair, they’re the best in the business for all matters chocolate. What’s more, you can order a customised corporate mooncake hamper embellished in glistening teak for an appealing presentation. Your mooncake will certainly look as good on the outside as it does on the inside.

2) JW Marriott Singapore South Beach

The Madame Fan-inspired 2019 collection at JW Marriott is looking tasty with the Tian Mi Mi in particular leading the mooncake charge superbly. The latter is a derivation of a signature cocktail of Madame Fan and entails accents of mandarin orange, honey, and whiskey to top off a white chocolate shell. The dried blueberry bits on the similarly named mooncake is also one to keep an eye out for this year’s iteration of the mooncake festival.

3) Raffles Hotel Singapore

With their trademark tin-cased mooncakes, Raffles hotel also makes it onto top-selling mooncake compilations year after year. Constant annual favorites such as the Cognac Truffle Snowskin and the Champagne Truffle Snowskin will be making a return after the laudable success of the previous mooncake festival. These will feature alongside the debuting Avocado and Mango Yuzu Snowskin which incorporates a sumptuous blend of the two ingredients above plus an infusion of flaxseeds.

4) Mandarin Orchard Singapore

The Low Sugar White Lotus Paste and the Azuki Red Bean Paste make up the peculiar piglet-shaped array of mooncakes for the 2019 edition. This limited lineup will be accompanying the ritzy-looking charcoal-baked Yuzu and Mixed Nuts which comes with opulent gold dusting. The final member of the trio of maiden cakes is the Cempedak with White Lotus Paste which brings to the table a new dimension of flavors.

5) Pan Pacific Singapore

This year’s mooncake endeavors intertwine with paying homage to a legendary celebration as well as recognising the efforts of talented alumni with autism. In particular, the “Bird and the Blossom” stands out in the highlight reel, boasting artistic depictions of a bluebird clasping to a twig against a creamy backdrop. Alternatives come in the way of the Passionfruit and Mango Snowskin, the Coconut and Pineapple Snowskin, and the popular Durian Mao Shan Wang Snowskin.

There you have it, the top places to buy mooncakes in Singapore for the upcoming mid-autumn festival. Head on over to Awfully Chocolate and the other bakers herein for the best mooncakes in the nation and possibly the continent.