Bake your Buns

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 3.30pm to 6.00 pm

2.3 hours    English

tour details

Hasthigiri Bakery is a household name based in Pettah, the heart of the Colombo’s business district. It dates to the 1940’s around the same time Sri Lanka achieved independence. Now run by the founder’s daughter, Hasthigiri Bakery a 2nd generation family business, has created a name for itself in making fresh, artisan bread, buns, pastries, cakes and Sri Lankan rice & curry. All their breads are handmade and baked in one of the few authentic Wood Fired ovens left in Colombo.

Why choose this tour?

  • The bakery industry in Sri Lanka is a fast growing industry.
  • These edible goods are made locally, and are very “Sri Lankan” as it is consumed by every Sri Lankan that passes a bakery.
  • A chance to meet the owner and the locals coupled with a hands-on experience making baked goods.

tour description

The owner Suranthi will greet you, give you a tour of the bakery and talk you through the baking process. You will get to try your hand at rolling, filling and folding buns with our expert bakers. You get to watch how a traditional wood fired oven is prepped for baking. And finally, while waiting for your handmade buns and rolls to be baked you can relax in their courtyard, surrounded by the hustle and bustle of Pettah, sip a cup of tea while eating freshly made goodies all while having a one on one chat with Suranthi. She tells you all about the history of the bakery, shares stories from the past and about how things have evolved since her father’s time. You will leave with a bag full of goodies hand made by you and some amazing memories.

customise the tour

  • Combine with a walk around Pettah
  • Colombo city tour
Tour code: PR1637

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