One Kiwi travel Instagram account has done the hard work for us and rounded up all the delicious hidden gems from around the country! Absolute legends! Shout out to them who have done the hard yerds taste-testing all the goodness so we now know EXACTLY where to stop on your summer roadies for the best feed.
@escape.video have posted a vid with all the best ‘cheap eats’ they have tried and it is everything from ice cream, chicken and waffles and to even paua pies!
Okay, grumbling and drooling simultaneously, let’s get into it, shall we?
The first pick is the plant-based Caramel Sundae at this Napier cafe. I guess the fact that it’s plant-based makes me feel less guilty about how loaded with toppings it is – YOM!
BAMBINA PIZZARIA IN HASTINGS:
An authentic Roman-style pizza sounds like a slice of heaven right about now!
THE CONTAINER CAFE IN PUKENUI, NORTHLAND:
Keen on trying a taste of New Zealand’s coastal flavours? Apparently, the Paua Pies in Pukenui are the way to go.
KŪAOTUNU STORE IN THE COROMANDEL:
If you’re a spoon and 2L tub kind of person who can shovel the ice cream back, you won’t believe your eyes at the gigantic 10-scoop ice cream in Coro! The only negative about this would be trying to slurp it up before it melts.
DITTO IN TE ANAU:
NEW ZEALAND ALPINE LAVENDER IN MT COOK:
A summer roadie in New Zealand is incomplete without indulging in some ice cream, but have you ever tried lavender-flavoured ice cream? I don’t know how I feel about it, but the colour sure makes for an aesthetic IG post!
LIARDET ST PROJECTS IN NEW PLYMOUTH:
If variety is your thing, Escape recommends trying loads of different dishes at Liardet St Projects in New Plymouth.
KNEAD – ARTISAN DONUTS IN TARANAKI:
Claiming them the “best doughnuts in NZ”, Escape show off a pic of cream and fruit-filled doughnuts – SOLD!
PEACH’S HOT CHICKEN IN PANMURE:
If you’re on the hunt for the ultimate chicken and waffles, look no further because apparently, these are “unbeatable”. As a lover of both fried chicken, waffles and all things HOT, I’ll be the judge of that!
PROVIDENCE PANTRY IN PAEROA:
When you’re in Paeroa, be prepared to encounter pies that are more than just a snack. These pies look like they’re serving up a whole meal in one delicious package.