The best hot cross buns in New Zealand

Bakers are working harder to come up with award-winning hot cross buns as sales boom in the run up to Easter.  With some hot cross buns going on sale a couple of months ahead of Easter (and some bakers offering … 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

Best cafes in Wellington

With thousands of excellent cafes in New Zealand, it’s always difficult to work out which are the best to try, especially if you are new to a place. Thankfully, the annual New Zealand Cafe of the Year awards help sort … Read More

Best Christmas mince pies in New Zealand

Canterbury bakeries make the best Christmas mince pies, according to the results of a national competition to find who bakes the festive fare the best. The top 10 mince pies (as judged by an expert panel) include four baked in … Read More

Best pies in New Zealand

A bacon and egg pie with golden pastry and mouth-watering flavour has been judged the best pie in New Zealand. It was awarded the title of Supreme Award winner at the 20th annual Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards. The … Read More