Home is where the heart is and Auckland’s latest opening has definitely won us over. Jess’ Underground Kitchen has arrived in the lean, mean streets of Remuera and we could not be more excited.
Popping to the shops has never been so tempting! On the corner of Remuera and Bassett Roads, you’ll find the cosy premise—just follow the sweet, sweet smell of freshly baked goods. Inside, you’ll be welcomed with a cabinet stocked full of wholesome, homely masterpieces and a simple, hip fit out. For chef, author, food extraordinaire, superhero and owner Jess Daniell the new spot has allowed her to spread the love even further bringing along her signature homemade goodness that has the whole city swooning.
“I think it’s really important to have one healthy home-cooked meal a day,” says Jess. “With the selection changing daily, we’re able to explore new flavours and experience new cuisines.”
Nothing seems to be impossible for the team at Underground Kitchen. Each day you’ll find a fresh new range of sandwiches, baps, wraps and everything else in between. Our top pick would have to be one of the vegetarian supercharged salads. Not a vego? No problemo! Expertly paired proteins are also available to keep you going through the day.
Of course, what’s homemade food without some homemade treats? Go on, you deserve to treat yourself, and what better way with the acclaimed ginger crunch?
Ginger doesn’t quite tickle your fancy? The team, who are nothing short of brilliant, rave about the oozing, crunchy and comforting caramel slice. The golden blessing we didn't know we needed, this prize is one for the foodie bucket list. We recommend pairing with crave-kerbing brews from the legends Atomic Coffee or the brilliant Forage + Bloom tea for the ultimate sweet treat combo.
In addition to Karma colas, Kapiti cheeses and the full Lewis Road Creamery range, you’ll want to keep a keen eye on the front fridges which also feature wholesome frozen meals for those on the go. These bad boy will be changing on the daily and pretty much flying out the door, so be sure to get in early for your taste of foodgasmic bliss.
In and amongst the hustle and bustle, most nights it’s not easy to whip a decent dinner—who has the time? Pop down to Jess’ and she’ll have you right. Order the dinner of the day online, stop by on your way home and pick up your ready-to-heat and eat feast. A little expert tip, pick up a cheeky gluten-free triple chocolate brownie while you’re at it—it’s all about balance right?
Whether you're stuck for dinner, after a cheeky treat, or your daily latte, new community hub Jess’ Underground Kitchen in Remuera is the one-stop spot we’ve all been waiting for.