Food & Drink

The Feed | The NZ Food News You Need To Know

By Kathryn Steane
12th May 2021

A Giapo and Gemmayze street collab

Let's face it, there's nothing better than discovering (and tasting) everything that's new in the world of food so we've done the hard yards for you. Sink your teeth into these tasty tidbits from around the country. You're welcome.

  • Online faves, Doe Donuts have just opened their first store in Grey Lynn. Look for the hot pink building at 356 Great North Road, where doughy delights in incredible flavours like lolly cake, lemon meringue, Caramilk, bubblegum and fairy bread await.

  • Together, Giapo and Gemmayze Street have created a beautiful Basbousa sweet cake (pictured above), complete with Middle Eastern pistachio ice cream to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, a festival observing the end of Ramadan. Available for a strictly limited time from both eateries.

  • Botswana Butchery have teamed up with Perrier-Jouët to transform their famed mezzanine into an epic, garden-inspired dining room where you can chow down on a six-course sharing menu and deluxe banquet brunch, amongst other offerings.

  • Flat white ice cream is a thing, and we have Little Island to thank. This buzzy new treat (which is also plant-based) combines organic single-origin Millers Coffee with creamy coconut vanilla ice cream and is available from your local supermarket, now.

  • Albariño is the wine of the moment overseas, now you can try some of this zesty white vino for yourself thanks to the team at Leftfield. We like ours paired with goats cheese or paella (how very European!).

  • Prepare for serious Gatsby vibes when you visit Wellington's St Johns Bar & Eatery on May 14. They're hosting an incredible roaring twenties-style speakeasy as part of Eat Drink Play, complete with cocktails, live music and canapes. $49pp, tickets strictly limited.

  • Don't miss The Little Waffle Shop's incredible cocktail-themed waffles this week. Choose from pina colada (with Pineapple Lumps, coconut, molasses drizzle and rum’n’raisin gelato) or cosmopolitan (with lime sherbet, burnt orange drizzle and cranberry sorbet).

  • Autumn is well and truly in the air, which means chardonnay and pinot noir are on high rotation here at Urban List. Villa Maria make some of our faves, which you can shop for right here.

  • On May 20 you'll find us at East, where for one day only your entire spend will go toward supporting the medical response to the COVID crisis in India. Plus, every $10 given will be topped up to $30 by Vodafone NZ and The Vodafone Foundation NZ, helping your contribution go even further.

  • Cheers to all the winners of the 2021 New World Beer & Cider Awards. Amongst them were Liberty Brewing, who had three beers in the Top 30, along with Behemoth Brewing, Garage Project, Sawmill Brewery and Deep Creek Brewing. See the full results here.

  • The Onehunga Culinary Crawl is back for another year and we can't wait to get amongst this delicious progressive dining experience, which will be happening on July 31 as part of Elemental AKL. Tickets for last year's event sold out five weeks in advance and there are only 300 available in 2021, so consider this your notice.

  • Whip up a hearty plant-based feast with Bean Supreme's latest range of products, which have dropped just in time for the cooler months aka comfort food season. Choose from saussies, mince and our personal fave, quinoa and mushroom burgers.

  • Pita Pit are bringing us some serious Seoul food this week thanks to their Korean BBQ pita and salad bowl. Design your own or order the ‘Taste of Korea’, packed full of yummies like steak, chicken or prawns slathered in Korean BBQ sauce alongside brown rice, fried egg and optional kimchi.

  • Amp up your next martini with Dirty International Olive Brine. This wicked new product is exactly what its name suggests—delicious, fantastically rich olive brine, sourced from Telegraph Hill (the country's most awarded olivery) and the perfect addition to James Bond's fave tipple.

  • Nutri-Grain, the unofficial breakfast of champions, now comes in an epic vanilla malt shake flavour that's sure to get your tastebuds fired up. The bad news? It's here for a good time, not a long time.

  • In need of some cheeseboard inspo? Then check out the list of winners from this year's New Zealand Champions of Cheese Awards. Kāpiti, Mahoe, The Drunken Nanny and Nieuwenhuis Farmstead Cheese should be top of your list, having taken out the four highly coveted Supreme Champion awards.

Food obsessed like us? Get all the latest new openings and treats to try right here.

Image credit: Giapo

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