Our guide to the best fish and chips in New Zealand

New Zealand’s best fish and chip shops have been identified through a series of national competitions, revealing the best fryers in six regions. The country’s Best Chip Shop competition reveals a national champion with the best fish and chip shops … Read More

6 of the best hot sauces in New Zealand

New Zealand has a growing reputation for making world-class hot sauces, winning a combined haul of 11 medals at the 2016 World Hot Sauce Awards. The American-based World Hot Sauce Awards are considered the most prestigious and coveted Chilli awards … Read More

Where to find the best fruit pies in New Zealand

New Zealand’s abundance of locally-grown fruit means bakers have many options when it comes to dreaming up mouth-watering recipes for award-winning pies. In recent years, fruit pies have fared well at the baking industry’s premier event for pie makers, the … Read More

Where to find New Zealand’s best cafés

New Zealand’s best cafe serves organic coffee roasted in Dunedin and its menu includes raw and vegan dishes. And after only six months in business, it’s beaten more than 700 rivals for the title of the country’s top cafe. The … Read More

New Zealand’s top choice biscuit

New Zealand’s favourite biscuit is the Mallowpuff Original, a nationwide poll has decided. Almost 5,000 voters – of which 94% were women – cast their votes for the country’s favourite biscuit in the national Bikkielections. It was the fourth time … Read More

The best oysters in New Zealand

Many consider New Zealand oysters to be the best in the world and the most famous are Bluff oysters from the southern tip of the country. But pacific oysters grow around much of New Zealand’s coast and there are many … Read More

Where to find the best vegetarian pies in New Zealand

Despite New Zealanders’ fondness for meat pies, bakers are coming up with tasty pastry-filled pies for vegetarians. The annual Bakels Supreme Pie Awards include a keenly-contested section for vegetarian pies and winning a Gold Medal is one of the best … Read More

7 best places to buy black pudding

Black pudding is an acquired taste for some but for many, it’s become a regular feature of breakfasts and even salads. Fidel’s Cafe in Cuba St, Wellington, for instance, offers black pudding as the central feature in one of its … Read More

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