It’s one of the most beautiful places in Auckland, known for it’s stunning sandy white beaches, glistening blue waters and fabulous people, but the Hibiscus Coast also has plenty of options for the foodies amongst us.
Whether you’re a local looking to try somewhere new, or want to make the most of this gorgeous weather, then take a trip up the ol’ coastline and get exploring these top Hibiscus Coast eateries.
A little further along from Red Beach is Whangaparoa, and believe us when we tell you it’s worth the extra drive. Two Spoons café offers a healthy selection of salads and sandwiches that hit the spot. We love their smoothies served in jars, the array of salads and of course we can’t go past the raw treats.
Gather Wholefoods Café
We love Gather Wholefoods’ take on fresh ingredients, with a menu so good you have to visit more than once. Gather Wholefoods is located in the Northern Arena in Silverdale, and is open Monday to Saturday. If you need more convincing, just listen to the sound of our favourites: wild creamy mushrooms, spiced apple hotcakes, breakfast greens and a winter forage bowl. And that’s just the beginning! It’s also a good spot to get your matcha latte fix.
Head to beautiful Orewa Beach for the day, and while you’re at it don’t forget to visit Charlie Coco’s. This is a hot spot in the summer months, popular for its delicious ice creams, fresh juices and smoothies. There’s even a happy hour every Sunday from 4-5pm where you can get two ice creams for the price of one!! Hello summer bod.
Workshop Café has been converted from a shipping container into a café, in the industrial area of Silverdale. Here, it’s all about great service, even better coffee and delicious food, all the while being sustainable for the planet. Workshop supplies organic coffee from Kokako, takeaway cups and packaging that can be composted, and use as much organic produce as possible. But let’s not forget about the food! The menu offers gluten-free baking and raw and paleo items including a raw red velvet slice that has our mouth watering.
Gather N Feast
Steering away from the gluten-free, raw, paleo, vegan menus, Gather N Feast is really what it says—a feast. There’s a strong focus on gathering ingredients from local farmers and growers to enhance the full flavours of their produce. The rustic landscape and changing menu compliment the seasons, with an array of craft beer and boutique New Zealand wines to accentuate your dish.
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Image credit: Gather Wholefoods