Auckland is the top gastronomic hub in the whole of New Zealand. Whether you are looking for a cheap bite or high end restaurant or something in between, Auckland will have something for you.
Take inspiration from the list below of the best of the best when it comes to food spots in Auckland.
1. White + Wongs
Asian fusion restaurants are scattered all across the city, however a favourite for many is White + Wongs. This is on the nicer end of the scale when it comes to food spots but the prices are very reasonable for New Zealand standards. Must try dishes are the fried chicken and boa buns. Located right in the viaduct, close to a row of great bars and of course the beautiful harbour- perfect for a post dinner stroll.
2. Dumplings from Dominion Road
Dominion Road connects from Mt Eden and is full of incredible asian food joints that will have you satisfied without breaking the bank.
3. Knead on Benson
Right in the heart of Remuera is Knead on Benson- a haven for bread, pastry and coffee lovers. For a top notch brunch check this spot out and take an almond croissant with you to relive how amazing this place is later on in your day.
4. UMU Pizza
Want to get an authentic Italian pizza on the opposite side of the globe? Head to UMU Pizza to find just that.
5. Eden Noodles Cafe
Cheap and packed with big flavours. This place is a small family run business that is super popular for a good reason. Go early to avoid the line as you can often find people queuing to secure a table for their weekly noodles fix.
6. Wander Cafe and Bistro
Enjoy a quality brunch, lunch, or after work happy hour at Wander Cafe and Bistro. Their location couldn’t be more perfect right in the harbour surrounded my many great eateries.
7. Hotel Ponsonby
Great service, cosy atmosphere and even better food. Hotel Ponsonby is a cool hangout spot for the young locals who go for amazing food and of course drinks. Grab a cocktail with a friends and explore their delicious menu for a great evening out.
8. East St. Hall
Known for providing great food and hosting gigs this is a lively spot to visit on the weekends. You will find East St. Hall off Karangahape Road, or as the locals call it ‘K Road’ which is full to the brim of amazing bars, eateries and shops.
9. Richoux Patisserie
If ask any New Zealander what is the must try food while in their country the top answer would be a mince pie. Almost every bakery, petrol station and corner dairy will have pies that will hit the spot almost every time but if you want to experience a highly acclaimed pie then head to Richoux Patisserie.
10. Burger Fuel
A kiwi favorite when it comes to takeaways. Burger Fuel will certainly impress you for a quick, easy, cheap meal. There are 18 different locations across the city so you won’t have to go far to find these great burgers. Pro tip… take yours to the beach for a lovely view.
11. Gemmazye Street
If you want to try amazing Lebanese food in a nice setting then book a table at Gemmazye Street. Centrally located and worth every dollar, this is a must try place.