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Recipes of Taste of Takapuna

We’ve arrived at the end of October, and the end of Taste of Takapuna 2023. Hopefully you got out and tried some of the incredible food Takapuna has to offer! If you’d like to take some of the flavour home with you, we’ve got three top recipes from some of our favourite North Shore restaurants to try at home. Enjoy! Tuna “Sinuglaw” Ceviche – Nanam Nanam is top quality cuisine, in modern Filipino style. Fresh and zesty flavours galore. Executive Chef Jess Granada shares the recipe for her tasty flash-grilled tuna ceviche. Ingredients: Method: Simple Carbonara – Botticelli Botticelli is famous for its incredible Italian flavours paired with live music and good times. This simple yet yummy Carbonara recipe is one way to take a

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The fascinating story of Regatta’s ultra-fresh seafood

Andy Ruzich, owner and chief joybringer at Regatta Bar & Eatery, has a connection with the sea that transcends into the heart of his restaurant. Growing up as an avid free diver, scuba diver, and fisherman, Andy’s love of the ocean inspired the seafood-centric essence of Regatta Bar. As part of our Taste of Takapuna celebration, we spoke with Andy about Regatta’s incredible seafood, and how it gets from the sea to a table on Auckland’s North Shore. Locally sourced seafood The seafood story starts in the ocean to the west of Leigh, a small town just north of Auckland, close to the Goat Island Marine Reserve. Regatta Bar & Eatery has a relationship with local boutique fishing company, Lee Fish, which supplies daily catch

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The best of baking and sweet treats Takapuna

Do you have a penchant for all things sweet? Well, we’ve got plenty of sweet spots here in Takapuna to satisfy your cravings. Here is a morsel of favourites from around Takapuna! Richoux Patisserie Indulge in the finest French pastries at Richoux Patisserie, catering to every sugar lover’s fantasy with an enticing array of slices, cakes, brownies, and more. Prepare for a dilemma as you choose between the zesty Ginger Pistachio Slice, the classic Black Forest Slice, and the comforting Apple Strudel. Your sweet adventure begins here. Little & Friday Little & Friday is about dishing up homemade delights loaded with fresh, organic, and free-range goodness. It’s the go-to spot for epic sweet treats and a caffeine fix. Pop into their Hurstmere Road café and

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Best business lunches in Takapuna

Stepping out for the old eat ‘n’ meet, or treating a valued client? Takapuna boasts the North Shore’s finest lunchtime culinary gems. This month is Taste of Takapuna 2023 – the perfect excuse to take your meetings to the street and try something new. Here’s a lineup of must-visit spots for hashing out those last details. Takapuna Beach Cafe Takapuna Beach Cafe is a fantastic spot for a networking lunch. Dreamy beachfront location, laid-back atmosphere, and a diverse menu of fresh, light food that covers off even the pickiest eater in the office. Enjoy your meal on the sun-soaked deck with a view that’ll make your food taste even better. Or, and bear with us for a second here, we wholly endorse the concept of

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Gluten-free dining in Takapuna

Do you follow a gluten-free diet? No worries! Takapuna boasts a feast of fantastic cafes and restaurants catering to various dietary preferences. Here are just five of our favourite places with amazing gluten-free options, picked for Taste of Takapuna October 2023. Jam Organic Cafe Jam Organic Cafe isn’t just about serving delicious food; it’s also a hub of good vibes, friendly faces and super healthy brekky or lunch. With heaps of gluten-free options, we recommend the range of delicious omelettes, the good ol’ Sweetcorn Fritters, or the Chicken Breast Salad, complete with mango, grilled halloumi, avocado, wild rocket, toasted almond, aioli, and kumara crisps. And don’t forget to cap off your meal with a round of their irresistible gluten-free Peanut Brownie Bliss Balls. Street Organics

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myung dong restaurant dish

Eating Korean in Auckland’s North Shore

Nothing quite tickles the taste buds like a good piece of kimchi. Korean cuisine is bursting with bold flavours, incredible textures, and a dash of adventure. It’s the cuisine of the moment, with some brand new Korean spots joining the established restaurants around town. Here’s your passport to some of the coolest Korean spots in Takapuna. Bando Bando is the new kid on the block, and it’s making waves with its funky bar vibes, live music, and mouthwatering Korean cuisine. Bando is your new go-to spot if you’re a Korean fried chicken fan. Choose from four traditional and tasty preparations – crispy, sweet and spicy, soy fried, or with a generous sprinkle of spring onions. Where: 7/1 The Strand, Takapuna Box’d If you’re in the

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Toka Puia Carpark – now FREE on weekends!

We’re excited to announce that the new 420-space Toka Puia carpark is now offering FREE PARKING on the weekends! If you’re coming in to visit the Takapuna Sunday Markets, to indulge in some retail therapy along Hurstmere Road, to spend the day with the kids at Takapuna Beach, catching up with friends or family for brunch, lunch or dinner, or planning to visit one of our fantastic health and beauty places for some well deserved self-care, or just coming in for a stroll through Takapuna over the weekends, you can now park at Toka Puia FOR FREE! With entries on both Huron and Northcroft St, Toka Puia is just a short walk away from practically anything in Takapuna – check out our calculations on this

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Takapuna’s great dog walking places 

Calling all dog lovers! Want to find some fantastic places to go walking with your best mate? Here’s the gen on all the best walks to take on your next Auckland tail-wagging adventure. Takapuna Beach Takapuna Beach is the ultimate spot for beach fun with your furry buddy! This is straight-up the Auckland VIP spot for dogs. Not only super dog-friendly but also one of the most picturesque beaches around. It’s a North Shore canine paradise where your pups can let loose and have a blast. Check out the off-lead hours here.  Thorne Bay If you walk north along the Takapuna to Milford coastal track, you’ll find Thorne Bay – an off-leash gem of a beach with powdery white sand and crystal-clear water. Dogs adore

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Your perfect date on Auckland’s North Shore

Want to treat the special person in your life to an amazing date? Takapuna is the jewel in the crown of the North Shore, and we have curated the ultimate guide to make your date unforgettable, from sunrise to stargazing. Sun’s up We hope your date is the early-rising type, because sunrise is the most magical time of day at Takapuna Beach! Grab a steamy early-morning coffee from Takapuna Beach Cafe or Coffix Hurstmere and find a cosy spot to watch the sky transform into a kaleidoscope of colours. Take a gentle beach stroll and let the ocean breeze invigorate your senses. Breakfast like champions Time to fuel up for your day. Head to Joe’s Eatery for a scrumptious breakfast for two – we massively

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