Since 2014 food truck Pūhā and Pākeha has been serving up delicious kai and now they've found a new home in bustling Grey Lynn.
Known for their unique Māori fusion cuisine, their new eatery on Surrey Crescent is exactly the news we needed today, and we have owners Belinda and Jarrad McKay to thank.
“The eatery’s offering will be the same street food that we’ve been serving from the caravan," says Belinda. “With a few newly added items, our customers now have a casual space to enjoy their food."
In amongst a Kiwiana fit-out, you’ll find a line up of delicous street food faves, each with a unique native twist.
Offering a selection of iti (small), nui (large), reka (sweet), tāpiri (side) eats, there’s no doubt that Pūhā and Pākeha are one for the group chat.
Be sure to leave room for their famous tua tua fritters with kina. It's credited with starting their cult following—add a dash of their chilli chive mayo and you'll be in foodie heaven.
Or, opt for the hāngi kumara and coconut bites. Served with sweet hokopito sauce and aioli, these gems are deep fried to perfection and coated in a crunchy golden crumb that will blow your mind.
From the nui selection, the Aotearoa Reuben sandwich is sensational. Jam-packed with pastrami straight from the hāngi, braised cabbage, cheese and dressing between two slices of toasted rewena bread, it’s sure to have you planning a return visit.
Naturally you'll want to wash it all down with a drink. We recommend the chocolate and marmite flavour. Yes, it sounds so wrong but we can confirm it tastes so delicous.
Opening tonight, put off those hump day plans, do your taste buds a favour and pay Pūhā and Pākehā a visit.
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