Taste of Takapuna

October is all about DINING and FOOD in Takapuna – we want to showcase just how many fantastic places there are to eat and drink.

So take a moment to explore our featured businesses, read about the Chefs, dishes and ingredients that make up their menus. Learn about the stories behind the businesses, the concepts or the culture. Take on the challenge of recreating some of their dishes yourselves! And then, take up some of the great deals and offers, to visit and experience their food first hand.

Whānau-friendly dining in Takapuna

Itching to get out and eat? Have someone else do the dishes and take your family out to one of Takapuna’s buzzing family-friendly, kid-friendly and tastylicious dining establishments. We’ve got cafes, restaurants, takeaways and desserts for everyone in your whānau. ZOMER CAFÉ We say it’s family friendly, but really it’s more like a family home. With fun, colourful décor and super-friendly team, it’s kind of like visiting an eclectic aunt’s house for a meal everyone’s going to love. Kids will like that there’s French toast, burgers and fish & chips on the menu, and the big kids can choose from everything from full breakfast to plant-based granola. Not to mention the colourful cakes and cabinet food. I love Takapuna recommends For the kids: French toast

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Deal: Winner Winner

Test out the newest addition to the Winner Winner menu – right in time for Taste of Takapuna! Winner Winner Takapuna has shaken up their main menu with their new, limited-edition Bonsai Belly burger; featuring buttermilk fried pork belly, chicken bacon, pickled daikon, apple slaw and Bonsai Banger hoisin orange sesame hot sauce. With juicy fried pork belly coated in the same crunchy batter as their specialty Winner Winner fried chicken, it’s an eclectic but delectable mix of flavours that’s not to be missed. Take your meal to the next level with our newly dropped Loaded tater tots; smothered with Kansas City BBQ sauce, mayo, shredded fire-roasted chicken, red onion and bacon dust Winner Winner is your local chicken shop specialising in the finest free-range

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Deal: Pizza Club

Pizza Club make & bake tasty & quality pizzas which stands out from the rest. This Taste of Takapuna month, enjoy these delicious specials: Online Pizza Special: Any 2 LARGE pizzas: for $35 OR Single Large Meal Deal: any LARGE pizza and 2 standard sides (or upgrade to classic sides for $3 each) ORDER ONLINE HERE

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Profile: Street Organics – new Summer menu

Street Organics is excited to present a new menu for Summer which is just around the corner! As always, the menu features a range of delicious, nutritious whole food dishes with something to suit everyone. Whether you’re following a keto diet, or if you’re vegan, paleo, gluten free, low FODMAP, have specific allergies or if you’re a passionate omnivore, you’ll find something to tick all your boxes. Street Organics opened on 11 January 2017, with a great crew, passionate about quality, organic whole foods, real customer service and caring for our planet with sustainable practices. They’re proud of their food and service, and absolutely love what they do. The beautiful café was born from a genuine love of serving people and a deep appreciation of

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Deal: Street Organics meal & drink

The team at Street Organics are committed to providing delicious, nutritious, healthy whole foods & drinks, served with love & good conscience – and they’ve developed an incredible range of frozen, heat & eat and takeaway meals perfect for those lazy nights under a few restrictions! Specially for Taste of Takapuna, Street Organics are offering: 1x FREE 250mL Kombucha (flavour of your choice) With any meal (frozen, heat & eat or takeaway) purchase! To redeem: mention Taste of Takapuna free Kombucha when making your order! Street Organics: 1 Byron Avenue, Takapuna | 09 216 5991

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Profile: EAT Street, 40 Hurstmere Road

Fortieth & Hurstmere is more than just a laneway – it’s a neighbourhood, and any good neighbourhood comes with different types of locals. When we built Fortieth & Hurstmere, we handpicked a selection of the best establishments to join our community. Whether you’re after a spot of coffee in the morning, a bite to eat for lunch or somewhere to settle in for after work drinks and dinner. We’re sure you’ll find something that takes your fancy at Fortieth & Hurstmere. Bird on a Wire: Bird On A Wire was started by four friends with a simple goal; to feed the world better food. Hot free‐range rotisserie chicken, a large selection of fresh vegetarian salads, sumptuous sammies, burgers and sides are served from 11am – late

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Deal: The Burger Bach – Lunch combo

The Burger Bach delivers delicious burgers because they are made with love and passion. They use the finest, freshest local ingredients to offer burgers and sides of excellent quality. Their meat patties are made fresh every day – and now there are no excuses to have not tried them! Visit The Burger Bach during Taste of Takapuna, to score the Burger Bach special lunch combo: Your choice of ANY burger + fries + drink: for just $18! T’s and C’s: Valid Mon-Fri from 11.30am – 3pm only Mention “Taste of Takapuna Lunch special” when ordering

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Nanam: Pan fried Kingfish

Thanks to Nanam for sharing with us this delicious taste of the Phillipines, to recreate in our own homes! Pan fried Kingfish: in Spicy soybean glaze with sautéed Kale and leek and mint GLAZE: 25g peeled garlic 25g Vegetable oil 25g whole grain mustard Pinch of salt 125g soy bean paste 50ml White vinegar 50g Brown sugar 1pc of birds eye chilli Method – glaze: Blend everything together into a smooth paste. Pour in a small sauce pan and simmer slowly for 15 mins, stirring every 5 minutes to prevent burning. Set aside to cool down. Sauteed Kale and Leek 1Tbsp Olive oil 100 g Cavalo nero (Chopped thinly) 100g Leek (Chopped thinly) 5g Mint (chopped finely) Lemon (half) 10g brown sugar 1tsp flaky salt Method

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Mexico: Rosé Sangria

Mexico Takapuna are bringing a little fiesta to your place, with their delicious Sangria recipe! Quantity: 1 litres Ingredients 500ml x your favourite bottle Rosé ¼ red apple sliced ¼ orange sliced 3 x lemon wheels ½ peach sliced 8 x pieces frozen strawberries 20ml x rosewater 80ml x apple juice 80ml x cranberry juice 50ml x lime juice 8 x mint leaves 8 x basil leaves Carafe: Add a scoop of ice to fill the carafe. Glass: garnish with apple and orange   Method – make 4 hours prior to drinking In a 1 liter carafe add Rosé first. Add the rest of the fruit – cover with glad wrap & place in the fridge for 4 hours to start a fermenting process. This is

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