The Dinner Club

A couple of weekends ago, we saw a great event advertised on Facebook. A collection of street food vendors all getting together and bringing their delicious offerings to an event space in Grey Lynn. Tucked away on a side street just off  Richmond Road were a selection of food trucks and huge communal tables to…

Le Garde Manger

Where do you go to find rustic, hearty, traditional French food in Auckland? On first glance, you might not think that Upper Queen Street would be the first place you would venture to but you’d be mistaken. Tucked in between a host of Asian eateries is this French gem, complete with red and white checked…

Bambina

Bambina first came to our attention when we saw some jaw dropping photos on Instagram of edible flowers, fruit platters and amazing styling of dishes. Situated just off the main drag on Teed Street in Newmarket it looks unassuming from the street. Rows of sweet treats line the counter and the cafe is bright, airy…

Best Ugly Bagels

Apparently Best Ugly Bagels are churning out the best bagels in Auckland. After our breakfast visit there, we’d have to agree! We paid a visit to the Newmarket branch – the other branch is in the City Works Depot on Wellesley Street. Urban, industrial and achingly hipster the vibe is loud, noisy and a flurry…

Oaken

A recent opening on Quay Street in the CBD, Oaken has burst onto the scene with style, finesse and a refined elegance. The decor is on point with a rustic feel thanks to the wood panelled walls and simplistic yet stylish decor. So was this place more style than substance? We ventured over last weekend for…

Mint Cakery

Willing to follow our sweet tooth wherever it takes us, when we saw pictures of the cakes on offer at Mint Cakery we knew we had to get there. So on Sunday we set off to Point Chevalier and the new venture of the pastry Chef Michelle Bevan and her partner Daren Jarrett (ex-Clooney Chef;…

Odettes Eatery

Odette’s has long been on our list of places to try and this past Monday we had the opportunity to have brunch there. Set in the City Works development on Wellesley Street West, the décor is simplistic and relaxed with an almost Scandinavian feel. Bustling and busy, almost every table was full on Bank Holiday…

Soljans Vineyard Cafe

This Queen’s Birthday Weekend we decided to head to Kumeu for a day of wine tasting and a really nice lunch. We’d heard great things about the cafe at Soljans Vineyard. It has been selected as one of Auckland’s Top 40 restaurants and so we knew we were in for some really good food. A…

Introducing Hungry Auckland

“You two should really start a blog,” is what we’ve been hearing from friends for the last couple of years. Working our way around the Auckland dining scene, constantly talking about food and new restaurants we want to try, we’ve finally decided to take their advice on board! What better way to document our food…