Thursday, May 4, 2017

Auckland Diner's Diary: April 2017

K'Rd Pop-Ups

Market Stalls

City Openings - Cafe Culture

City Openings - Other

Food on the Fringe - High End

[Added 14 May 2017:

Food on the Fringe - Cafe Charm


Food on the Fringe - Cheap Eats

  • Pedro's House of Lamb - takeaway lamb shoulder and potatoes in Ponsonby, from Christchurch restaurateurs Pedro and Iñaki Carazo
  • 重慶小面 Chongqing Hot Noodle - Chongqing hot noodles opposite Eden Noodles Cafe in Mount Eden
  • 八十八度 重庆小面 Chongqing Noodles - More Chongqing noodles, next to Viet Kitchen in Mount Eden, where Mr Pot used to be (actually opened in February)
  • 金頂山 Golden Summit - Chinese eatery where King's Dumpling used to be, next to Videon in Mount Eden

More Cheap Eats

  • Paradise Takeaway - this Indian dining empire is taking over Sandringham, with a new takeaway venue in between its main and buffet restaurants!
  • 馮師傅蘭州拉面 Yong's Hand Pulled Noodles - fourth branch of this Lanzhou pulled noodle eatery has opened in Balmoral, where Cafe Manchuria used to be
  • 一麻一辣 Hot & Spicy Pot - this malatang has shifted up to the other side of the road to where Tanoshimu Yakiniku used to be

Northern Delights




  • Taste of Puketāpapa (26 April - 7 May) - try signature dishes from various eateries for a chance to win free dining for a year
  • Swiss Market Day (Saturday 6 May) - annual celebration of Swiss food and culture in Penrose
  • [Added 5 May 2017: Gypsy Supper (Tuesday 9 May) - three-course vegan dinner at Gypsy Caravan, as part of their vege focus throughout the month of May]
  • [Added 12 May 2017: Orphans Kitchen x The Tasting Shed (Friday 19 May) - 2-course breakfast collaboration at Orphans Kitchen]
  • Russian Days (Saturday 27 May) - Russian experience in Western Springs
  • Winetopia (9-10 June) - wine tasting event at Shed 10
  • Hiakai (14-18 June) - 8-course tasting menu for traditional Māori cookery in a tent in Kumeu

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