North Islands Best Burger Joint: The Blind Finch

When somebody say’s “Mate, I’ve just found the best burger”, you instantly think it’s either in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, or even Hamilton. You would never once believe that a burger so good could be hidden away from the masses in rural Manawatu. Well, I’m here to tell you that you’ve thought wrong your whole life…

Hillside: Wellington’s Vegetarian Vigilantes.

Vegan and vegetarian diets are getting ever more popular around New Zealand, especially in our little capital, Wellington. I’ll say it here – it’s easy to become vegan or vegetarian, and your body feels so much better for it – all it takes is a little research and some budgeting. However, I do notice that…

Dinner by Heston: A Fantastical Food Journey

Since discovering the food channel on Sky TV 7 years ago, I’ve been obsessed with molecular gastronomy and the memories you can create or recreate with food. Of course, there is only one true god of gastronomy who has never ceased to push the boundaries of food – Heston Blumenthal.

Cicio Cacio x Oiekos: A Mediterranean Master-feast

We all know that when you go to an Italian dinner, you don’t leave until you’re well and truly full. But what happens when you got to a Greek and Italian degustation? Well, I can only describe it as an incredible feast that leaves you more stuffed than a turkey on Christmas.

My 2019 WOAP Winners

The results are in, and the winners of Wellington on a Plate have all been announced! I would like to shout a massive congratulations to the champions of our city’s culinary scene; Grace Patisserie, Café Medici, Pravda Café! Even though these were the judge’s choice of winners, they’re not necessarily who I would’ve chosen to…

Saving the Suburban Social Scene: Seatoun Sprig & Fern.

Ah – after a whole month of Wellington on a Plate burger-binging and dessert-demolishing, it’s good to be back to exploring Wellington’s food gems. I’m not going to lie, I had an amazing time and tried some incredible things (blog post coming soon), but I was in dire need of something that wasn’t sandwiched between…

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…