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Dine Like A King At Home, These Eateries Are Offering Delivery And Take Away In Auckland

By Kathryn Steane
28th Apr 2020

Delicious sushi in a take away dish from Tanto Japanese Dining

Alert Level 3, we're so ready for you—and for all of the food we've been missing out on for the last five weeks. Whether it's a big ol' bowl of dumplings, a beautifully put-together pasta, or a juicy burger with all the trimmings, we cannot WAIT to get our hands on some takeaways.

Lucky for us, there's a whole heap of eateries offering contactless home delivery and/or pick-up, many for the first time ever. 

We've compiled a list of some of our faves, but be sure to also check out local movements like Eat Local NZ—these guys are online only (no download required!) and give you all the tools you need to order from a huge line-up of eateries. Simply search for what's nearby (or whatever you're craving), select delivery or pick-up, and pay.

You might also like to take a look at Foodprint. This app typically puts you in touch with food that needs 'rescuing' from local cafès and restaurants at a discounted rate to help reduce food waste, but is now also offering full-price options from eateries as a direct response to COVID-19.

Alright, we've kept you waiting long enough. Here's our list of where to find the tastiest takeaways for delivery and/or pick-up in Auckland throughout Alert Level 3.

1947 Eatery

CBD

ON THE MENU: Modern Indian in the form of nibbles (think chicken lollipops and curry chips), mains (spinach kofta and lamb biryani), and more. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website, UberEats, or the EASI app (available to download on Apple or Android).

Amano

Britomart

ON THE MENU: Artisanal bread and other baked goodies available for pick-up; plus gourmet groceries available for delivery.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Auckland Night Markets

Botany, CBD, Glenfield, Henderson, Mt Wellington, PAKURANGA & Papatoetoe

ON THE MENU: All of your fave night market eats, including noodles, fried chicken, dumplings and burgers. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via the Auckland Night Markets app, available to download on Apple or Android.

Azabu

Ponsonby

ON THE MENU: Sushi, ramen, dumplings... they even have meal kits, should you wish to whip up an Asian-style feast of your own. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Baduzzi

Wynyard Quarter

ON THE MENU: Tasty Italian treats, including their iconic meatballs (lamb or vegetarian) and tiramisu. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Barbarino's Spaghetteria

Avondale

ON THE MENU: Pasta, risotto and some of the most amazing cannoli you'll ever get to crunch. Family meals and other options are also in the works. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website or UberEats.

Bar Céleste

K' Rd

ON THE MENU: Fun, family-style food from one of our fave spots on K' Rd. Think burgers, buffalo wings, and Baked Bianca (if you're a regular, you'll know exactly what we're talking about). Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via Cantine—a website they've whipped up especially for Alert Level 3.

Better Burger

BRITOMART, PONSONBY & SYLVIA PARK

ON THE MENU: No-nonsense burgers and seriously good fries. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website or UberEats.

Bird On A Wire

Newmarket, Orakei, Ponsonby & Takapuna

ON THE MENU: Fried chicken burgers, 'Bird Bowls', hot wings and other dishes loaded with tasty free-range chook. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Bowl & Arrow

Newmarket & Orakei

ON THE MENU: Your full health food fix by way of smoothies, raw treats, organic coffee and some of the tastiest smoothie bowls on the market (we recommend the Sun Warrior). Available for pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Bread & Butter Bakery

Grey Lynn and Milford

ON THE MENU: Besides the usual freshly baked organic sourdough bread, pastries and sandwiches (and take away coffee), these guys are now offering scrumptious heat and eat meals such as lasagnas, soups and salads.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their websiteFoodprint app and On the Go.

Burger Boy

CBD

ON THE MENU: No-fuss, free-range burgers that taste really damn good. Available for pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via Eat Local NZ.

Burger Burger

NEWMARKET, Ponsonby & TAKAPUNA

ON THE MENU: Only some of the best burgers in the biz (we've been dreaming about sinking our teeth into one of these bad boys for at least a month). These guys are pulling out all the stops, with DIY burger boxes and other treats (read: booze) available for delivery, plus their usual BB goodies available for pick-up (including a valet-style service at their Ponsonby store).

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

BurgerFuel

Auckland-wide

ON THE MENU: Some of the nation's favourite (and most flavoursome) burgers; plus what could well be the best fries and aioli on the market. All stores will be open for pick-up (including a kerb-side option at some), while others will also be offering a delivery service.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Cafe Hanoi

CBD

ON THE MENU: Award-winning authentic Vietnamese fare to satisfy all cravings; think scrumptious rice paper rolls, tofu salads and caramelised pork belly hot pot. All available for pick-up and delivery. We're salivating already. 

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website for pick-up and UberEats.

Cassia

CBD

ON THE MENU: Award-winning contemporary Indian, including their signature lamb seekh kebab curry. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Cibo

Parnell

ON THE MENU: A three-course pick-up menu with dishes like West Coast whitebait omelettes and Bali duck pancakes, as well as a selection of sides and other additions until May 2nd; followed by a full menu with delivery also available from May 7. Be sure to check out their famous tiramisu and salted caramel pavlovas.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Cocoro

Ponsonby

ON THE MENU: The fine-dining Japanese restaurant is offering sushi rolls, donburi and bento boxes. If you're really looking to push the boat (special occasion anyone?) check out their 'reservation menu' where you can get a sashimi platter or even Wagyu steak kit to serve up at home. Luxe.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website and Foodprint.

Coco's Cantina

K' Road

ON THE MENU: Hearty, Italian-inspired food cooked with love (their polenta fries are legit). The menu is set to expand as they settle into life at Level 3, with plans also in place to offer family-size freezer meals (yuss) and pick-up from the restaurant. Available for delivery.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Cotto

K' Rd

ON THE MENU: Comfort food, that's what. Choose from pasta, dumplings, soup and fermented fries, plus Cotto At Home pasta boxes (they do all the hard work, you get the credit). Oh, and $3 from each box goes to Everybody Eats. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Culprit

CBD

ON THE MENU: Heat-and-eat meals that will change weekly (kimchi brisket pita, anyone?), and Deluxe Meal Kits whereby you'll recreate some of their most popular dishes. Also keep an eye out for their Little Culprit cocktail bases—all you have to do is add your own booze. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Ebisu

Britomart

ON THE MENU: A selection of signature Ebisu dishes (free-range chicken karaage, sticky pork belly and beef tataki) alongisde sashimi, donburi and other contemporary Japanese fare. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Electric Chicken

K' RD & Morningside

ON THE MENU: Crispy fried chicken served OG style, in a burger or as nuggets, with 'crack' fries and other drool-worthy sides. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

ELMOS

Ponsonby

ON THE MENU: Woodfired pizza, burrata and fresh pasta available for delivery or pick-up, alongside semi-prepared meal boxes available for delivery; from one of the best pizza bars in Auckland.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Fantail & Turtle

Smales Farm

ON THE MENU: Buttermilk fried chicken and jalapeño wontons (you'll want to order both). They also do a pretty mean pizza. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Foxtrot Parlour

Ponsonby

ON THE MENU: Coffee, fresh baking and cooked brekkie available for pick-up; frozen pies and quiches, and yummy homecooked meals like shepherd's pie, beef rendang, Spanish chicken casserole, tumeric coconut fish curry, and Sri Lankan dhal available for delivery.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Gemmayze Street

K' Road

ON THE MENU: A nice little line-up of Lebanese lunch and dinner dishes (think falafels, lamb shwarma, filo pie and our fave—za'atar shoestring fries), as well as a Mezza Box packed with goodies for your fridge and pantry. Available for pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Good George North Wharf

Wynyard Quarter

ON THE MENU: Delish fare prepared by chef Brock Sprague and the team, washed down with their famous craft beer, cider and wine. Available for pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Goodness Gracious

Eden Terrace, Parnell & Takapuna

ON THE MENU: Coffee, smoothies and grilled New York-style bagels in a myriad of options (we personally like The Wilbur—pulled pork with coleslaw, aioli and apple chutney). They even do a bagel burger, and bagel bene. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Gorgeous New York Pizza And Pasta Bar

Mount Eden

ON THE MENU: Arguably some of the tastiest pizza and pasta in Auckland, Wayne and his crew are firing up the ovens for pick up and delivery. 

HOW TO ORDER: Pre-order by phone on 09 630 3378 for pick up or heat and eat pizzas available for delivery on UberEats.

Ima Cuisine

CBD

ON THE MENU: Ready-to-go-meals (think crunchy chicken schnitzel, moussaka and drool-worthy Hungarian goulash), snackable goodies like hummus, and freshly baked treats including their famed hot cross buns. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Either online or by phone—see their website for more info.

INCA

Newmarket

ON THE MENU: Fun and flavoursome Peruvian-style food, from acclaimed chefs Nic Watt and Darren Johnson; available for delivery or pick-up. The pair have also put together a range of gourmet meal kits, so you can cook like a pro at home, which you can find here.

HOW TO ORDER: Via phone (09 213 4463). See their website for more info.

It's Java

Grey Lynn

ON THE MENU: Authentic Indonesian street food, from moreish fried noodles through to the aptly-titled Dirty Bird meal—half a marinated, fried chicken or duck served with tempeh, salad, and their signature sambal sauces. Available for pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Jervois Steak House

Herne Bay

ON THE MENU: Gnocchi with whipped feta, buttered greens and parmesan, salmon with caper and lemon butter, and their namesake—steak. Pair with some Café de Paris butter, creamed spinach and truffle fries, and you've a feast fit for a king. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via phone (09 376 2049). See their website for more info.

Khu Khu Eatery

Ponsonby

ON THE MENU: Arguably the best vegan Thai food in Auckland; we can't go past the crispy sliced daikon and the drool-worthy Tempeh Pad Thai. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website and UberEats.

Little Bird Kitchen

Ponsonby

ON THE MENU: The healthiest fare in town, Heat and Eat, and fresh salad dinner options will be available for pick up and delivery which will be dropped off by their electric car (naturally).

HOW TO ORDER: Via Regulr and On The Go or just call them.

Lobster & Tap

Wynyard Quarter

ON THE MENU: Lobster rolls, of course. Choose from ready-to-eat or DIY options, as well as a short list of sides (crisps with Classic Kiwi Dip and chopped lobster, we're looking at you). Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Lord of the Fries

CBD & K' Rd

ON THE MENU: Plant-based burgers, hot dogs and something we never thought possible:vegan fried chicken (see if you're not convinced). Available for delivery or pick-up.
 
HOW TO ORDER: Via their website or UberEats.

LOWBROW.

CBD & K' Rd

ON THE MENU: Epic American feeds in the form of heavily-sauced sandos, fried chicken and more. Pick-up available from both stores; delivery available from K' Rd store only.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website or UberEats.

Madame George

K' Road

ON THE MENU: Some of this eatery's most popular dishes, which you can get individually or as part of a 'bubble' pack (designed to feed 1, 2, or 3-4 people). Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Mekong Baby

Ponsonby

ON THE MENU: South-East Asian food, including a mouthwatering madras chicken curry. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Non Solo Pizza

Parnell

ON THE MENU: Pizza, pasta and tiramisu, including some make-at-home options. Did we mention they also sell Aperitivo cocktail kits? Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Ostro

CBD

ON THE MENU: Mouthwatering heat and eat pies, and beautifully braised meats (lamb, beef or pork belly) served with potato gratin. They also offer top-quality meat, seafood, produce and wine to create your own fine-dining experience at home. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Paris Butter

Herne Bay

ON THE MENU: Fine-dining dinner and dessert combos that change daily, including confit chicken leg with peach clafoutis, crayfish mac and cheese with tarte au citron, and truffle gnocchi with banoffee pie. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Patch

Sunnybrae

ON THE MENU: Kokako coffee, smoothies, home-baked goodies and more. Available for pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via phone (09 213 2340) or the @regulrapp.

Peach's Hot Chicken

Panmure

ON THE MENU: Seriously good fried chicken (possibly Auckland's best), including their legendary Baller Sandwich—trust us when we say, this one's life-changing. Available for pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Pickle Pickle

Eastridge

ON THE MENU: Deep-fried pickles, fried chicken and other lip-licking treats. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via phone (09 218 3222) or their website (for pick-up), or UberEats (for delivery).

Ripe Deli

Grey Lynn & Smales Farm

ON THE MENU: Coffee, sweet treats and their trademark sammies, soups and salads, alongside a menu of delish meals-to-go (think Thai green curry, stuffed baked eggplant, and beef and red wine stew). Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Saan

Ponsonby

ON THE MENU: Fine-dining Thai with out-of-this-world flavours that will leave you begging for more. Everything from skewers to Prawn Pad Thai for the carnivores and an extensive offering for veggos. 

How To Order: Via their website for pick-up or UberEats.

Scarecrow

CBD

ON THE MENU: Get your fill of everything from beautiful breakfasts (their shakshuka is legit) through to pre-dinner mezze and mains. Like many other eateries, they've also put together a line-up of chilled, vaccum packed meals with chicken chasseur, beef bourguignon and a winter vegetable tagine all on the menu. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Shake Out

smales farm & HENDERSON

ON THE MENU: Juicy burgers and damn fine milkshakes. Available for pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Sid At The French Café

Eden Terrace

ON THE MENU: One word: fine-dining. We're talking coq au vin, duck à l ‘orange and beef bourguignon, all of which come with housemade sourdough, salad, and a dessert. Family meals also available. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Sidart

Ponsonby

ON THE MENU: Market fish with kerala sauce, lamb meatballs with almond korma, and tandoori chicken with chettinand sauce, all of which come with homemade pull-apart garlic bread, saffron rice, and a dessert. Family meals also available. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Simon & Lee

Parnell

ON THE MENU: Fried chicken, bibimbap, pork belly and other drool-worthy Korean fare from the team behind the equally epic Candy Shop in Newmarket. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via phone (027 520 8908), UberEats, or the @regulrapp. See their Instagram for more info.

SMOKIN COLE BBQ

GREY LYNN

ON THE MENU: A limited-edition menu featuring plenty of melt-in-your-mouth BBQ meat; from baby back ribs and hot wings, to meat 'candy' (that's pork jowls to the uninitiated, and just FYI—they're delicious).

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Sneaky Snacky

K' Rd

ON THE MENU: Ever wondered what a donut burger tastes like? Never fear, Sneaky Snacky have your back(y). Enjoy one of these bad boys either plain or glazed, and loaded with your choice of juicy wagyu beef or crispy fried chicken. Follow with more donuts for dessert. Available for pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via phone (022 304 0012) or their Facebook page.

SOHO Kitchen

Smales Farm

ON THE MENU: A short but sweet line-up of Thai faves including drunken noodles, larb and pad Thai. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Soul Bar

VIADUCT

ON THE MENU: Salt and pepper squid, pork belly croquettes, macaroni cheese, beef short rib ragù and more, which you can wash down with a drink made from one of their fancy cocktail bases. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via phone (09 3567249) or their website.

SPQR

Ponsonby

ON THE MENU: All the Italian you can handle, from pasta, saltimbocca and their signature caesar salad for mains, through to tiramisu for dessert. Available for pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Sumthin' Dumplin'

CBD

ON THE MENU: Some of the tastiest dumplings you'll ever eat. The beef and cheese are especially delish—kinda like a mini cheeseburger, without the bun. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Tanto Japanese Dining

Epsom

ON THE MENU: Head this way for some of the most authentic Japanese fare in Auckland. Their extensive menu offers everything from edemame and takoyaki, sushi and sashimi to teriyaki mains. Leave some room for dessert.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website for delivery (Epsom only) and pick-up.

The Candy Shop

Newmarket

ON THE MENU: Top-notch coffee, and some seriously sweet Korean fare. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via the @regulrapp. See their Instagram for more info.

The Grove

CBD

ON THE MENU: This top Auckland restaurant is diverting from its fine-dining roots, with UK born head chef Ryan Moore cooking up tasty comfort dishes inspired by his childhood (think cheese and leek pie, beef cheek wellington, bread and butter pudding, and hot chocolate tart). They'll also be cranking out next level roast beef and beer battered fish finger sammies, along with a slew of frozen meals. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

The Hunting Lodge

Kumeu

ON THE MENU: A selection of fan favourites (including their famous duck liver parfait) available for pick-up, alongside some seriously delish heat-and-eat dishes like lamb and eggplant moussaka available for delivery. Oh, and it wouldn't be a meal from The Hunting Lodge without one of their wines or ciders, which you can also purchase.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

The Pie Piper

k' rd

ON THE MENU: You know these guys for their amazing American-style dessert pies, now they're bringing us mouthwatering treats of the savoury variety. Their new Piper Diner menu features Philly cheesesteak and meatball pomodoro hoagies (that's another word for subs, ya'll), and a build-your-own breakfast biscuit. Of course, it'd be absolutely criminal not to order one of their sweet pies, or donuts from sister company Doornuts while you're at it. Available for pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via phone (09 390 6147) or UberEats. They'll also be popping up on Eat Local NZ from Wednesday 6th May. See their Instagram for more info.

Tiger Burger

Grey Lynn

ON THE MENU: Some of the most flavoursome (and innovative) burgers that'll ever pass your lips, including their famous Kimcheese offering. Available for pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via phone (09 216 5585) or their website.

V.T. Station

Newmarket

ON THE MENU: Authentic, exquisitely crafted Indian street food including melt-in-the-mouth charcoal grilled meats and of course, curries. We only wish their bespoke cocktails were also up for grabs... Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website, UberEats, or the EASI app (available to download on Apple or Android).

Williams Eatery

Wynyard Quarter

ON THE MENU: Mind-blowing brunches and lunch dishes (their vege cheeseburger and buttermilk waffles with fried chicken are not to be missed). Wash it all down with a cup of expertly-crafted coffee, and you're 100% living your best (Level 3) life. Available for pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Wise Boys

Grey Lynn

ON THE MENU: Plant-based burgers that are so legit, they'll have even the most die-hard carnivores converted. Available for pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via phone (09 360 0801) or their website.

Wynyard Pavilion

Wynyard Quarter

ON THE MENU: Everything from small plates and salads, through to pizza, burgers and dessert. They also have a great line-up of cocktail packs, so you can whip up your own aperol spritz, mojito, or espresso martini at home. Available for delivery or pick-up.

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website.

Xuxu Dumpling Bar

Britomart

ON THE MENU: The undisputed kings of the dumpling; not only will you be able to chow down on your choice of delicious steamed, boiled or fried dumplings, they're also offering frozen dumplings to take away so you can bring forth the magic at home. Oh, did we mention they've also got the legendary banoffee dumplings up for grabs?

HOW TO ORDER: Via their website for pick-up.

We'll keep adding to the list as more restaurants come on board but in the meantime, why not check out the healthiest deliveries in Auckland to have delivered to your door, just check that the one you're after does contactless pick-up or delivery first.

Image credit: Tanto Japanese Dining

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