Restaurants
Auckland’s Best New Restaurant Openings In 2022 You Need To Know About

We live for new openings (especially the kind that involve food) and know you do, too. Fortunately, Auckland is the city that just keeps on…

Food & Drink
The Feed | The NZ Food News You Need To Know

Let's face it, there's nothing better than discovering (and tasting) everything that's new in the world of food so we've…

Food & Drink
The Best Restaurants In Napier, Hastings And Havelock North In Hawke’s Bay

Tell anyone you’re heading to Napier and the wider Hawke’s Bay region for some R&R and they’ll be insanely jealous.…

Cafes
New Zealand’s Best Rural Cafes To Visit This Summer

Summer in New Zealand wouldn’t be complete without a road trip (or several). And, a road trip wouldn’t be complete without…

Food & Drink
The Best Bottomless Brunch Spots In Auckland Right Now

Aucklanders have always been big fans of brunch, but add the word bottomless and there's no holding us back. Whether it's bottomless…

Food & Drink
The Best Doughnuts In Auckland And Where To Find Them

Doughnuts are having a moment—and that’s totally fine by us. Whether you like them dusted with sugar, oozing with chocolate…

Food & Drink
The Best Cafes In Napier, Hastings And Havelock North In Hawke’s Bay

Despite its small size, Hawke’s Bay punches well above its weight when it comes to rad places to eat and drink. The cafe scene in this…

Food & Drink
Duck Island Is Opening In Takapuna Today And They’re Giving Out Free Ice Cream To Celebrate

Is there anything that can make Takapuna even more desirable? Well yes, just one thing really—a Duck Island Ice Cream scoop shop! Hot…

Food & Drink
Auckland’s 10 Best Fish And Chips To Get Hooked On, According To You

Fish and chips. They’re pretty much our national tucker. If your passionate votes are anything to go by, we’re sure this list…

Food & Drink
The Best Gluten-Free Eateries In Auckland Right Now

Ten years ago no one knew what the word gluten even meant. These days more and more people are discovering they're gluten or wheat…

Food & Drink
50 Of The Best Restaurants In Wellington To Dine At In 2022

New Zealand's cool capital is known for its huge food scene. We may be a teeeeny bit biased, but we reckon it's got some of the best…

Food & Drink
What’s Open This Labour Day In Auckland

The only work you should be doing on Labour Day is lifting a glass or fork to your mouth. That’s a fact. To help you along with your…

Cafes
The Best Breakfasts In Auckland And Where To Find Them In 2022

Some things in life make for the perfect union. Like toast and avocado, and pancakes and fairy floss (it’s a thing), Aucklanders and…

Food & Drink
16 Of The Best High Teas In Auckland

Whether it’s Mother’s Day, a special occasion, or you just want to spoil someone, high tea is the perfect thing to do, complete…

Restaurants
Auckland’s 50 Best Restaurants You Need To Try In 2022

When it comes to restaurants, us Aucklanders really are spoilt for choice. Whether you have a taste for the finer things in life and…

Food & Drink
14 Of The Best Cafes In Wellington For The Ultimate Brunch Feast

Wellington prides itself on its cafe culture and we’ll be the first to say it’s justified. This city truly runs on good coffee…

New Zealand
Embark On A Weekend Foodie Getaway With Northland’s Best Long Lunches

If you’re anything like us, you love nothing more than a long lunch with your nearest and dearest. Get out of town and venture to the…

Food & Drink
13 Of The Best Cafes In Tauranga And Mount Maunganui In 2022

A simple fried egg on supermarket-white toast just doesn’t cut it anymore. As the cafe scene continues to grow and thrive in New…

Food & Drink
What’s Open On Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day

Aotearoa is having a pop-public holiday in memorial of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday 26 September. And while some of the cafes, bars and…

Food & Drink
The Best Cinnamon Buns In Auckland And Where To Find Them

There’s a lot to envy about the Nordic folk. Top World happiness rankings, cutting-edge design, and ridiculous good looks—it…

Food & Drink
The 10 Best Pies In Auckland, As Chosen By You

As Kiwis, a love of pies is practically in our DNA. These hearty pastries have been keeping us fuelled for generations and are the perfect…

Restaurants
50 Of The Best Cheap Eats In Auckland For You To Try In 2022

Whether payday is a distant memory or you simply don’t want to spend your life savings on a meal, don’t go running for those…

Things To Do
Onehunga | The Best Restaurants, Cafes, Bars And Things To Do In This Rad Auckland Suburb

It's official—Onehunga is one of Auckland's most hip albeit underrated suburbs. Studded with historic buildings and delightful…

Food & Drink
The Best Cheap Eats In Hamilton

Whether payday is a distant memory or you simply don’t want to spend your life savings on a meal (fair), don’t go running for…

Things To Do
Devonport | The Best Things To Eat, Drink And Do In This Charming North Shore Village

Could Devonport be Auckland's most charming suburb? Its old-fashioned villas, picturesque gardens and character buildings are straight…

Things To Do
Upper Village Queenstown | Everything You Need To Know About QT’s Rad New Entertainment Precinct

Sitting at the base of Bob’s Peak Mountain and the iconic Skyline Gondola, Queenstown’s rad new dining and entertainment…

Food & Drink
Parnell’s Best Restaurants, Bars And Cafes And Where To Find Them

For a night out feeling fancy, a sweet pick-me-up or a tasty bite to get you through your day, Parnell won’t disappoint as…

Things To Do
6 Reasons You Need To Visit This Food & Entertainment Mecca On The GC

Nestled in the beating heart of Surfers Paradise, we’ve found the perfect place for the ultimate fun day out. Think: epic games, live…

Food & Drink
The Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover Has Just Revealed Its 2022 Finalists

It's one of the best times of the year bringing with it some deliciously cheesy (and pickly) news. The hot competition…

Food & Drink
What’s Open This Matariki Public Holiday In Auckland 2022

The first ever Matariki public holiday is here and that’s worthy of a celebration. While some places close their doors for the public…

Food & Drink
11 Of The Best Auckland Restaurants To Visit In Winter, According To You

The chilly weather brings the perfect excuse to hunker down at Auckland’s vibrant restaurants, bars and eateries while seeking comfort…

Food & Drink
The 10 Best Hot Chocolates In Auckland, According To You

No cool day is complete without our buddy hot chocolate. A comforting cuppa will warm you from the inside out on the coldest of…

Food & Drink
What’s Open This Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday In Auckland 2022

Queen's Birthday weekend has arrived which means three days of rest, relaxation and feasting are on the cards. While some places close…

Restaurants
15 Of The Best Restaurants In Hamilton To Eat Your Way Around In 2022

Whatever the occasion or vibe, Hamilton’s restaurant scene has it all. Whether you’re after a sophisticated date destination, a…

Food & Drink
13 Of The Best Cafes In Hamilton

Hamilton’s cafe scene is growing with plenty of great coffee, local produce, and quirky spots. Whether you are on vacay, just passing…

Food & Drink
The Best Late-Night Desserts In Auckland

Long gone are the days when we have to finish everything on our dinner plate in order to gorge on dessert. Now we can simply skip it…

Food & Drink
Ponsonby’s Best Restaurants, Bars And Cafes You Need To Check Out In 2022

When it comes to restaurants, bars and cafes, Ponsonby is a literal smorgasbord—in fact, this is one suburb where it's more about…

Food & Drink
The Best Cafes In Christchurch In 2022

The cafe scene in Christchurch has really taken off and what’s better than spending your day sipping away on endless cups of coffee…

Food & Drink
Takapuna’s Best Restaurants, Bars And Cafés And Where To Find Them

Takapuna is one of our fave suburbs, period. Not only is it home to one of the most popular beaches on the North Shore and a number of…

What's On
Eat Drink Love Ponsonby Is Back For 2022 | Here Are The Best Deals You Need To Devour

We love wining and dining in Ponsonby at the best of times—but throw in some one-off creations, tasting menus, and special…

Food & Drink
Here’s What’s Open This ANZAC Day Public Holiday In Auckland 2022

If you're staying around Tāmaki Makaurau this Anzac Day, or even making a trip to the Big Smoke, you'll be delighted to know…

Food & Drink
Make The Most Of Harvest Season This Autumn With These 9 Foodie Experiences

Hot take, autumn is the best time to eat your way around New Zealand. Alongside the change of season comes a slew of our favourite…

Food & Drink
What’s Open This Easter Long Weekend In Auckland

Easter is upon us and a long weekend of resting and feasting awaits. Take this holiday as a chance to go out to get your wine and dine…

Food & Drink
6 Stunning New Spots On Waiheke Island Worth Checking Out In 2022

Everyone knows that Waiheke is a foodie haven, but if you haven’t visited in the last couple of years you’ll be pleased to know…

Food & Drink
Auckland’s Most Epic Easter Treats For You To Hunt Down In 2022

Easter is on the horizon and for the sweet tooths amongst us, this is seriously egg-citing news. After all, what other holiday is celebrated…

Restaurants
Dunedin’s 15 Best Restaurants To Try In 2022

Dunedin has long been known as the home of the humble cheese roll, a delicacy that oozes cheesy oniony goodness and is best served with…

Food & Drink
10 Of The Best Banoffee Pies In Auckland, As Chosen By You

It’s a love story that’s stood the test of time: banana and impossibly moreish caramel. Taking all shapes, forms and textures…

Bakeries & Delis
Auckland’s 10 Best Hot Cross Buns, As Chosen By You

Chocolate may get most of the attention come Easter, but it isn't the only treat we're coveting once the season for bunnies, eggs…

Food & Drink
Where To Load Up On Auckland’s 10 Best Schnitzels, According To You

There's something about the humble schnitzel that never fails to satisfy. Perhaps it's the crispy golden crumb on the outside or the…

Food & Drink
12 Of The Best BYO Restaurants In Auckland To Try In 2022

A good meal becomes a great meal when it’s paired with a glass of your favourite vino. You bring the booze and they’ll take care…

Food & Drink
Christchurch’s 50 Best Restaurants You Need To Try In 2022

So you're looking for somewhere to eat in Ōtautahi? Christchurch is enough lucky to have so many choice restaurants popping up…

Food & Drink
10 Of The Absolute Best Cookies In Auckland, According To You

As far as baked treats go, cookies are king. And we don't discriminate, with room in our hearts (and tummies!) for cookies of all shapes…

Food & Drink
10 Of The Best Pancakes In Auckland To Stick A Fork Into, According To You

Whoever came up with this cunning way of eating cake for breakfast (or any other meal, for that matter), we thank you for your service to…

Food & Drink
Auckland’s 10 Absolute Best Dumplings, According To You

Ask an Aucklander what their favourite food is and chances are dumplings will rank pretty high—and we can’t get enough of these…

Food & Drink
Wellington’s 7 Best Ice Cream And Gelato Stores You Need To Treat Yourself To

Summer is here which means one thing…ice cream, and lots of it. While plenty of the sweet stuff can be found in the Capital’s…

Food & Drink
Christchurch’s 8 Best Ice Cream Joints To Lick Your Way Around

Oh, ice cream. It’s there for us as the perfect treat on a hot summer’s day. It’s there for us to eat a whole tub of when…

Restaurants
10 Of The Best Vegan Restaurants In Auckland As Chosen By You

Good for you and for the planet, plant-based cuisine is more accessible and delicious than ever before. What was once a desperate struggle…

Food & Drink
Where To Find The Tastiest Level 3 Takeaways In Auckland

Whether it's a big ol' bowl of dumplings, a decent coffee and a slice of cake, or a juicy burger with all the trimmings, we're…

Food & Drink
10 Of The Best Burgers In Auckland As Chosen By You

There’s just nothing better than devouring a really good burger. It’s salty, it’s satisfying, it’s what hungry…

Food & Drink
10 Of Auckland’s Best Ice Cream And Gelato Shops As Chosen By You

I scream, you scream... well, you know how it goes. Whether it's fresh and fruity or rich and chocolatey, in a cone, on a stick or in a…

Food & Drink
Newmarket’s Best Restaurants And Cafes You Need To Try, Stat

We all know Newmarket as an incredible shopping destination, but what about its many epic eateries? From Peruvian tacos and schnitzels the…

Cafes
The Best Dog Friendly Cafés In Auckland For The Ultimate Pooch Date

Us Kiwis have become quite the café connoisseurs. Our love affair with oat milk lattes and Instagrammable acai bowls is…

Food & Drink
7 Of The Best Coffee Joints In Hamilton

There are many interesting and unique cafes scattered around Hamilton... hidden down side alleys, plonked amidst industrial zones, and…

Local Escapes
Lil Red Is The Hidden Spot That’s Just Popped Up In Queenstown For The Winter Season

Queenstown has a new pop-up on its culinary menu and we’re crossing our fingers (and toes) that this cosy restaurant will extend its…

What's On
These Epic Sensory Coffee Workshops Will Stir Your Inner Barista

We Kiwis absolutely love our coffee. In fact, NZ is one of the top coffee consumers globally. But how many of us actually know how to brew…

Cafes
Sublime New Eatery Kneads All Day Has Just Opened In Hobsonville

Sometimes it’s nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and dine in calmer surroundings. So, if you feel like…

News
Our Beloved Hospo Industry Is Struggling, Here’s How You Can Help

The hospitality industry is struggling, but not because of the reasons you probably think. While many venues are enjoying an unprecedented…

Getting The Gig
How Designer Gerrick Numan of Millé Is Shaping The Spaces We Love To Be In

Gerrick Numan is the director of Millé—a hospitality design studio that’s proving an absolute force to be reckoned with.…

Food & Drink
5 Of The Best Birria Taco Joints In Auckland

If the words ‘Birria Tacos’ have piqued your interest, you’re not alone. The juicy tacos have been making…

Restaurants
MOGLY Is The Epic New Bar And Eatery Bringing Seriously Good Vibes To Ormiston

From milkshakes to margaritas, burgers to bao—MOGLY Bar And Eatery is bringing a whole lotta deliciousness to the South Auckland…

Getting The Gig
Everybody Eats Founder Nick Loosley On His Mission To End Food Poverty In NZ

Nobody wants to waste food, but it inevitably ends up happening all across New Zealand. At the same time, food insecurity is a major concern…

Cafes
Fluff Cafe Is The Cute New Spot Dishing Up The Fluffiest Bread In Town

Ahhh toast, the humble food that just keeps on giving. It’s the perfect brekkie companion, a great lunch option and even makes for a…

Dunedin
The Best Restaurants In Dunedin For You To Eat Your Way Around

Dunedin has long been known as the home of the humble cheese roll, a delicacy that oozes cheesy oniony goodness and is best served with…

Restaurants
The Best Restaurants And Cafes In West Auckland

We all know Auckland has a fantastic range of cafés and restaurants, but not all the great eateries are based in Auckland’s CBD…

Getting The Gig
Bowl And Arrow Co-Founder Leisha Rae On Building A Healthy Fast-Food Empire

Leisha Rae makes up the sweet 1/2 of Bowl & Arrow with her bestie and partner in crime, Hannah Bryan. After meeting at a cafe Leisha was…

Food & Drink
5 Of The Best Restaurants For Vegans In Hawke’s Bay

It’s not always straightforward being vegan. When you’re not cooking at home, it can be tricky to find somewhere that will cater…

Food & Drink
Here’s Where To Find The Best High Tea In Auckland

What better way to treat yourself than enjoying one of Auckland’s best high teas? Let’s face it, it’s nice to feel that…

Food & Drink
Auckland’s Best Basque Cheesecakes For You To Hunt Down

It's official: Basque cheesecake is definitely having a moment here in Auckland. If you haven't been introduced to this insanely…

Sustainability
Kōkako Is The Next-Level Kiwi Fairtrade Roast You Need To Know About

Little else compares to the feeling of drinking a coffee when you so desperately need one. As you’re sipping on your daily fuel, it…

Wellness
Auckland’s Best Health Food Stores To Help You Live Your Best Life

Three-thirty-itis got you feeling like you need a little somethin’ somethin’? Spending up large at the vending machine? Instead…

Restaurants
50 Of The Best Restaurants In Auckland In 2021

When it comes to restaurants, us Aucklanders really are spoilt for choice. Whether you have a taste for the finer things in life and…

What's On
A Gluten Free, Vegan Doughnut-Making Workshop Is Here And You’ll Want To Book Stat

Gone are the days when not being able to eat gluten meant you were doomed to living a doughnut-less existence. Two years ago Charlie Mia…

Food & Drink
12 Of Auckland’s Best Waffle Dishes

Waffles are one of those magical foods that can be eaten any time, anywhere (just ask Eleven, right Stranger Things fans?). Whether…

Cafes
Movenpick Has Landed In Mt Eden And You’re Going To Want To Get There, Lickety-Split

Listen up team, because we're about to put the cherry on top of your summer. Mövenpick has opened a brand new boutique in Mt Eden…

Career
Get Behind These 8 Female Foodies Who Are Totally Killing It In Auckland

It's International Women’s Day, so we’ve been exploring confidence and success, and you need look no further than the…

Food & Drink
Lift Your Spirits With These Drool-Worthy Treats Delivered Right To Your Door

Level 3, here we go (again)... but at least we can still get our sugar fix, right? From OTT cookie pies through to some of the tastiest ice…

Restaurants
Mighty Hotdog, The Cult Food Truck Fave, Has Just Set Up Permanent Digs In The CBD

Hot diggity dawg, A new Korean hot dog joint has opened in Chancery Square, and they’re dishing out some seriously delicious…

Restaurants
Red Snapper Is The New Fish ‘N’ Chip Shop That’s Just Landed In Point Chev So Fill Your Face

Here at Urban List we love bringing you all the new eats in town, so we couldn’t contain our excitement when we found Red…

U:L By You
Grab A Slice, These Are Auckland’s Absolute Best Pizza Joints

Put down that kale smoothie and get your loose pants on. Despite what most of our news feeds may suggest, there's a reason why the…

Things To Do
7 Reasons Why You Need To Rally The Crew And Head To This Bustling Auckland Rooftop

Are you and the crew craving something new for your next night out? There’s no better time to take things to the next level and try…

Local Escapes
15 Epic Things To Do In Waiheke That Aren’t Drinking Wine

Don’t get us wrong—we love wine as much as the next person, and with Waiheke's famed vineyards scattered all over the…

Restaurants
The Best Italian Restaurants In Auckland You’ll Need To Unbuckle Your Belt For

La Bella Italia! Sophia Loren once famously said ‘Everything you see I owe to pasta’ and we at Urban List couldn’t…

Nelson
8 Of The Best Cafés In Nelson To Help You Start Your Day Right

A city’s café culture can give real insight into the kind of place it is. From sophisticated joints, to the more eccentric…

Tauranga
6 Of The Best Ice Cream Joints In Mount Maunganui You Need To Scoop Your Way Around

One of life’s greatest pleasures is enjoying an ice cream. Whether you’re a refreshing lemon sorbet, a creamy hokey pokey or a…

Tauranga
7 Of The Best Fish And Chips In Tauranga And Mount Maunganui For You To Load Up On

There’s a lot that goes into excellent fish and chippies. Done right— just-caught-straight-off-the-boat fish with a golden…

What's On
Kick Off 2021 With Everything That’s Open In Auckland On New Year’s Day

New Year’s resolutions, deathly hangovers, dancing until the wee hours of the morning and sunrise yoga—there’s a bunch of…

Restaurants
Here’s Where To Eat And Drink This Boxing Day In Auckland 2020

After the endless rounds of turkey, ham, pavlova and berries you need a well-deserved rest. Stay away from the streams of shoppers and get…

Cafes
6 Of Auckland’s Best New Cafes For You To Get Stuck In At

Who doesn't love a bit of quality café time? There's not a lot us Urban Listers love more than stepping out for brekkie,…

Cafes
Get Caffeinated At Auckland’s Best Coffee Shops

Auckland, one of the very few cities where there are more local cafes and coffee shops rather than big coffee chain franchises. The coffee…

Food & Drink
Why You Need To Try The Vietnamese Egg Coffee Trend That’s Taking Over Auckland

Let's be honest, who hasn't craved a sweet dessert-like hit for breakfast along with their morning coffee? Now the craze that has…