If you read The Urban List you know how obsessed we are with finding great new openings, new menus, new products as well as chatting to chefs and discovering events that we know you’ll love.
And so, with this in mind, we’ve decided to pop it all into one easy article for you each week so you’ll never miss a thing!
This week, there are some new openings, an ice-cream brand that you absolutely must try and news that Auckland is (finally) getting the Noodle Night Markets.
46 & York’s Wine And Food Pop-Up
Parnell, this month you are one lucky burb! 46 & York are teaming up with Cloudy Bay and launching a pop-up, ‘Cloudy Bay Sail Away.’ The Parnell fave has had a makeover and is delivering a four-course tasting menu designed by Sam Mannering, of Homestead fame. Book in for the full tasting menu, or sip on that glass of vino and enjoy tapas at the bar.
Mondays Open For The Evening
It’s one of the most beautiful spots in Auckland, and now Mondays has just announced they will be open in the evening! Yes, you can sip on crafty beers, vegan wines and botanical cocktails and enjoy something from their delicious new menu from 4pm to late Thursday to Sunday—but not Mondays (see what we did there?). They’ve given themselves a bit of a facelift that includes a covered, heated outdoor area. Noice.
New Opening: A’Meza
If you love Dominion Road as much as we do, then you’ll want to make your way there this weekend and dine at new restaurant, A’Meza. Not your typical Asian eatery, this is one opening that really stands out.
Chocolate Butter Has Arrived!
Can we hear a “yes please”? Yep, two of the country’s iconic brands—Lewis Road Creamery and Whittaker’s—have joined forces once again. This time it will change the way you enjoy your toast…or your crumpets…or your pancakes. Let’s face it, chocolate butter can be melted, spread and loved on pretty much everything. Look for it in the chilled section of the supermarket and indulge.
New Coffee Macaroons
You know you’re onto a seriously good thing when Little Bird and Kokako Organics combine! Two of our faves have teamed up to create a delicious new coffee-flavoured macaroon. Using certified Fair Trade and organic Kokako Coffee, these melt-in-your-mouth balls of deliciousness are packed with coconut, cashew and vanilla and then sweetened with coconut nectar and coconut crystals. Whether you’re Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, or just don’t like to eat those annoying preservatives, these are for you.
The Drool-worthy Ice Cream!
It’s no secret that we’re a tad obsessed with ice cream here at The Urban List. We recently tasted Joshua’s Ice Cream and we’re in love! Made from New Zealand-grown or sourced ingredients, new mouth-watering flavours include Black Forest, Butterscotch Fudge, Triple Chocolate & Hazelnut as well as Boysenberries & Cream. And…they’re all coated in Whittaker’s chocolate and garnished by hand. The result is a taste sensation that’s perfect for the warmer months.
Cider And Wine Meet As One
You no longer have to choose between your two favourites—wine and cider—with the recently released Pip & Seed range by Jacob’s Creek. Apples literally meet grapes and the result is delicious. There are three flavours to choose from and, with their cute bottles, they’re perfect for taking along to those endless summer BBQs you’ll be heading to. Pick some up at leading liquor retailers.
New Opening: Lord Kitchener
Sandringham has a new kid on the block that locals are going to lurve. Lord Kitchener specialises in British food, and has all the goodies you’d expect—chip butties, beer battered fish and chips with mushy peas and bubble and squeak. Find out more here.
Popcorn For A Cause
Love popcorn? Us too. Now, you can eat all of the delicious white fluffiness while doing something good for kids. Yep, Kettle Korn has pledged to give one bag to Eat My Lunch for every one you buy. Eat My Lunch has swelled since Michael Meredith first launched it, feeding kids in low-decile schools, and here’s your chance to get involved. Watch out for the specially marked bags at your local supermarket.
Saan’s New Lunch Menu
They’ve only been around for a year, but saan continues to happily fill the bellies of Aucklanders everywhere. And now, they’ve started a new lunch menu that means you get all of their Thai goodness in express fashion! We tried saan’s new menu and this is what we thought.
Ti Ora has released a range of hand-selected teas and they are every bit as tea-licious as they sound. There are five new flavours, three of which are blended with Kawakawa leaf and the others with Manuka leaf. A twist on your classic green tea, the Ginger and Lemongrass Green Tea with Kawakawa is our absolute fave.
Dinner Made Easy
My Food Bag continues its rise, and this week announced that the launch of their ‘Express’ bags that we’re more than excited about. For those of us who love the healthy meals but haven’t been able to spend the time making them, these promise to have you in and out of the kitchen in 30 minutes or less. We’ll keep you posted with how we get on!
The Noodle Night Markets Are Coming To Auckland!
A slurp-licious food festival is coming to Auckland and we can pretty much guarantee that you’ll wanna be there. Starting over the ditch in Oz, they’ve already been a hit in Christchurch, Wellington and Queenstown and now, it’s our turn! More deets here.
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Image credit: Joshua's Ice Cream via Facebook