12 kai spots in põneke
Street Beat Must eats
Before we begin I recommend downloading the Flamingo or Uber app and searching for a scooter. If you’re like me then googling how to ride one.
Chuck these locations into your phone and see how you go! I made it a personal challenge to find places outside of my norm with a few exceptions.
All these spots tell a story. They have their own charm, don’t break the bank and serve up some mean kai too!
In no particular order lets get started x
FYI scootering around the waterfront was my fav thing to do :)
-The Māori Foodie
Little penang: Bihun Goreng (medium)
The restaurants aesthetic is based around Malaysian street food (a bit of me!) The textures & flavours of this dish make it my #1.
Hidden down an alleyway I must admit, their sign caught my attention.
They bring the beach to the city with Raglan roasted beans enjoyed in a pretty cool looking cup.
Goldie Milk Bar & Eatery: Apple fruit tea with coconut jelly
Its Asian, paw waving cat charm caught my eye. The fruit tea tastes like Mogu Mogu and they have some funky decor.
POUR & TWIST: Teh TARIK
The orange choffee offers a fun gimmick (below) and the grey marble has a refreshing twist however it was actually my friends Teh Tarik that I liked.
Malaysian style tea enjoyed on either a warm or cold day.
Wellington Chocolate Factory: Salted Caramel Brownie
From bean to bar this place tells a story & their Brownie has you listening. My suggestion before you enter is to take a breath first and then walk in. Just do it ;)
SUSHI BI- WOODWARD STREET: Torched prawn + salmon sushi
We sat outside until it hit 4pm because that's when HALF PRICE sushi starts!
Watch them torch Salmon and taste that hinu/fat slathered over everything.
Tommy Millions- Courtenay Place: Mushroom pizza crispy base, add oregano + chilli flakes when ready
One of my fav Pizza joints. The slice I love isn’t cheesy but there's something about it that has me going back every single time!
I watched the Ramen Girl once and always had a fascination for this dish. It looks simple but when it's windy and cold it's exactly what you're looking for.
The best ugly bagels- Swan Lane, Te Aro: white rabbit
I'm no vego but there isn't one thing I would change about this bagel.
You see the heart beating through the rolling of the dough and wood fired flames.
Burger Liquor: The Smokey + Salted CARAMEL SHAKE
Dangerously good! I’d rate this in my top 3 burgers. #1 Fergburger- Queenstown, #2 Palace Burgers- Rarotonga.
Not massive but it hits the spot!
The Greek Food Truck: Lamb Souvlaki
In Greece the Gyros was one of my fav street foods. The Souvlaki is similar.
Go to the Harbourside Market (open Sunday’s) buy a Basil Hummus (from the Hummus stall) then order a Lamb Souvlaki. Bite + dip!
SCOPA caffee cucina: hot chocolate
An oldie but a goodie. Ask for a large hot chocolate to dine in, sit at the bar, and give it a good stir :)