Food & Drink

The Feed | The NZ Food News You Need To Know

By Kathryn Steane
26th Feb 2020

Calling all foodies! Sink your teeth into these tasty tidbits from around the country. 

  • Peanut butter legends, Fix & Fogg, are heading to Tauranga for another epic toast pop-up and this time around the team at Real Rad Food are hosting which means all the raw treats too. You’ll find this one kicking up a storm this weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 9am until 2pm plus, if you’re one of the first 10 people in line, you’ll get your toastie absolutely free.

  • Have you stopped by The Hyderabad Hotel yet? This colourful pop-up between Garage Project and Sammy Akuthota (of Satya fame) is bringing the heat to Grey Lynn with fried chicken, spiced cocktails, 'beeryani' and other Indian delights.

  • Celebrate the recent collab between The Hunting Lodge and Liberty Brewing Co—Blush Crush—with a series of epic Sunday sessions at the former's vineyard. Expect good food, good wine and good music thanks to the guys at George FM.

  • Crazy about crayfish? Then get along to The Grill, who for a limited time are serving up this succulent specialty by the half ($85), whole ($160), or surf & turf style with steak ($130).

  • Get amongst the meaty new menu at Eight. For the month of March you can dine on alpaca, venison and kangaroo, as well as premium Wagyu beef and dry-aged cuts. If you're vegetarian, don't stress—they also have a heap of plant-based dishes up for grabs.

  • Roll up to Goodside Smales Farm this March, where Sweet As Crêpes will be slinging their signature French crêpes with a Kiwi twist (including gluten-free options) all month long. Flippin' good.

  • Treat yourself to a taste of summer at Cordis. Their latest high tea menu highlights our fave time of the year with fresh, local ingredients in dishes like sweet pea panna cotta with crab and mango gel. Ends March 20.

  • Good news, Gusto at the Grand is extending its bottomless lunch. Get your fill of pizzetta, puttanesca and Prosecco every Sunday until March 29, for just $75.

  • Fill your face with goodies from Italy, Greece and beyond at Victoria Park Market's Mediterranean Night Market. Get along on Feb 28 for pasta, hot dogs and more. Delizioso!

  • There's a new chef in town over at The Grove. Following in the footsteps of Michael Meredith, Ben Bayly and others, newcomer Ryan Moore brings a host of experience to the role, including almost a decade working in Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK.

  • Wellingtonians, channel your inner Alice at the Mad Hatter's G&Tea Party. There'll be 'drink me' cocktails, high tea, live music and croquet, and the best bit is, $15 from every ticket goes to Wellington Children's Hospital.

  • Get amongst the mouthwatering new Crave range from Tip Top. Think generously sized tubs of premium Peanut Butter Cup, Banoffee Pie, Raspberry & Cinnamon Churros or Molten Chocolate Cake flavoured ice cream (sharing optional).

  • There's a couple of new kids on the block over at Nespresso. We're talking about Ispirazione Napoli and Ispirazione Venezia, two Italian-inspired blends that are joining the newly rebranded ‘intense’ range (now Ispirazione Italiana).

  • Get ready to glow, you can now have collagen-enhanced cereal for brekkie. Thought to be a New Zealand first, Blue Frog's Black Doris Plum, Dragon Fruit & Coconut offering uses a sustainable, marine-style collagen that will do wonders for your body, inside and out.

And in foodie news from afar... Easter has come early for our Aussie neighbours, who can now indulge in hot cross bun-flavoured popcorn (not to be outdone, of course, by the "lamington" hot cross buns with chocolate chips, raspberry jam and coconut chunks that have also hit shelves there earlier this year); and Americans can now make their homes smell just like a Quarter Pounder thanks to a new set of candles from McDonald's that, when burned together, release a scent identical to the famous burger.

Image credit: Fix & Fogg

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