Calling all Auckland foodies! We have an event you absolutely need to know about and, lucky for you, we have the inside scoop on what will be totally unmissable. Kicking off this Thursday, Taste Of Auckland food festival will be taking over Western Springs. The blissful event will be running all weekend and will be showcasing the very finest of food that Auckland has to offer!
We wouldn’t want you to miss out on the best, so here’s our list of five things we think you should check out at this year’s Taste of Auckland.
#1 Vodka Room
Experts in all things vodka and mouth-wateringly good food, our friends at Vodka Room will be attending the festival ready to serve up their best dishes! Vodka Room specialises in delectable foods that are Russian-inspired, innovative and slow-cooked. As if they couldn’t get any better, they also have a serious knack for celebrating vodka and all the ways that it can be devoured by our very deserving selves. We are so excited to see what they come up with and we have a suspicion that this is one you cannot miss!
The love story of The Urban List and Italian food begins and ends with our favourite, Baduzzi. This top Auckland restaurant will be making an appearance at the festival and it is not to be missed! Baduzzi, translated as the Sicilian word for meatballs, offers up yes, mighty-fine meatballs but also the Italian classics that will leave you feelin’ sat-is-fied. Be sure to head there, grace your taste buds and experience the best of Italian food!
#3 1947 Eatery
Auckland’s new contemporary Indian restaurant, 1947 Eatery, will be showcasing dishes that we highly recommend you get your hands on! There is nothing ordinary about this place—their innovative, stylish and of course, DELISH eats make for a very happy tummy. Be sure to see what all the fuss is about and brace yourself, you’re about to be amazed.
#4 Simon Gault Of Giraffe
Be sure to check out the cooking demonstrations! We recommend checking out the MasterChef Simon Gault, from Giraffe. Giraffe is one of Auckland’s leading restaurants, where you'll find fine dining and a chill vibe. And you best believe that a great show can be expected of whatever it is that Simon Gault has up his sleeve!
#5 Mama’s Brew Shop Kombucha
You’ve tasted the best of the best of Auckland’s food, now it’s time to enjoy a beverage or two. Our pick: Mama’s Brew Shop Kombucha! Raw and organic, this Kombucha uses the best of herbs, tea, and spices to create refreshing beverages crucial to follow your day of devouring Auckland eats. Bonus points for how insta-worthy it is. Don’t miss out, this one’s a must!
What: Taste Of Auckland Festival
Where: Western Springs
When: Thursday 16 — Sunday 19, November