A Hunger for Hiakai

Wellington is known for 3 things: It’s wind, its’s locals who can’t get their head around wellington on a good day, and its vibrant food scene. Our coolest little capitals streets are all dedicated to a variety of establishments, all go-to’s for different occasions: You want cheap Asian food? You go to Cuba. You want…

Rita: The Restaurant That Makes Wellington Winters Worth It

Ah, Wellington Winters. Wondrously windy, classically chilly, and right-annoyingly rainy.  They make you want to never leave your home, but at the same time, make you crave good food that is warm, earthy and homely. Tuesday night last week was a perfect example of one of these days, and as the day turned into night,…

Top 10 Veggie Burgers to Sink Your Teeth into This WOAP.

In the olden days, burgers were buns, meat and cheese – which for vegetarians, is a pretty shitty situation. But over the past few decades, the world we live in has made a realisation: just because you’re a vegetarian doesn’t mean you can’t stuff your face with delicious and diet-breaking burgers. This August, Wellington’s most…

Winter Wonderland at St. John’s Bar and Eatery

When you imagine winter, you think of scarves, hats, hot chocolate, chilly weather – and maybe even a sprinkling of snow. Unfortunately, in Wellington, it doesn’t snow, and the chilly wind is too strong to wear even the thickest hats and scarves. So, you could say our winters in Wellington are pretty bleak. However, this…

Plant Blazed – I’m Flipping Amazed.

Since becoming a pescatarian, I find myself obsessing over the taste of tempeh, the savour of seitan, and the sheer variety of meals you can make from plant-based meat alternatives – don’t even get me started on the power of the humble pea. But I find that a lot of restaurants and cafes don’t experiment…

Forsters is At The Front of Nelson’s Fine-Dining Scene!

I know I mostly post about bangin’ restaurants in our cool little capital – honestly, there’s so many I feel like I can’t keep up – but in this blog piece, I’m going to take you to my home village, Upper Moutere (Nelson),to enlighten you lot about a place that I reckon definitely deserves some…

Los Banditos Has Stolen the Spotlight

I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but since turning to gorging ourselves on Mexican food either post town or not at all sober (thanks Zambrero), there has been a whirlwind of new Mexican places flood into Wellington. Obviously, these new places aren’t meant for town folk – although I’m sure one too many…

There’s No Place Like A Taste of Home!

If you live in Wellington, you know that Cuba Street and all the lanes surrounding it are hotspots for cheap, easy, and delicious Asian takeaways (BYO’s for the rowdier among us ;)). But there’s one place that has stirred the pot over the past few months and has been absolutely dominating the Insta scene –…

Chapter 2: Pierre Fenoux

Let’s start off with a bit about you – I saw that you grew up in France, whereabouts and what was your upbringing like? I grew up in the Alps in a small town called Chembéry. My father passed away when I was young, so I was brought up by my grandparents, mostly in the…

Seoul Salon: Korean Food with a Whole Lotta’ Seoul!

Before coming to Wellington, I lived on a farm in Nelson – which meant I had absolutely NO experience with cuisines other than the good old French or British dishes my Mam and Dad cooked up. Now? Wellington has worked wonders on my food knowledge and palette. The sheer abundance of Asian restaurants in Wellington…