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8 tasty reasons to break your New Year's resolutions

Let your New Year health kick crash and burn with these delicious Wellington temptations. Kick back with a salted caramel cookie and a milkshake and commend yourself on trying to keep your resolutions. Because that's enough.

1. Milkshakes

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Slurp your way through one of Wellington’s finest concoctions with the tastiest milkshakes in town. If you like a bit of kick in your shake, Burger Liquor can assist with their alcoholic Rum & Raisin.

2. Fish 'n' chips

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Summer without fish and chips isn’t even worth having. Mt Vic Chippery’s hand cut agria chips are reason enough to ditch the health kick, or take a look at our favourite fish and chip shops if you still need convincing.

3. Waffles

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Salty Dog, Mr Mocha and Compotely Nuts are just some of the limited edition waffles you might miss out on if you don’t head down to The Little Waffle Shop.

4. Waffles...and fried chicken


Still hungry? Step your order up a notch and add some fried chicken to your waffles at local favourite, Sweet Mother’s Kitchen

5. Craft beer

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Any craft brewer worth their beard will be able to tell you the health benefits of hops and barley. Redeem yourself slightly and head to Tuatara’s cellar door, The Third Eye to enjoy their delicious low alcohol brew ‘Iti’.

6. Burgers


As the craft beer capital, we know that the best way to enjoy the region’s finest is alongside a burger. The folk at Grill Meats Beer are masters in the art of perfecting the soft bun, to juicy meat, to melty cheese ratio. At the other end of town, Five Boroughs hold down the fort in Mt Vic serving up the biggest flavoursome burgers you ever did see.

7. Gelato

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Take a stroll along Oriental Bay and pop into Carrello del Gelato for a bite. Gelato sandwich, anyone? Just pick out your favourite freshly baked cookies and gelato flavour, and they'll create a little masterpiece. Their breakfast pizza loaded with bacon and egg is also worth mentioning.

8. Hannahs Laneway

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Even those with the strongest willpower will fall to the mighty Hannahs Laneway. Don’t beat yourself up if you can’t resist the temptation of dark chocolate peanut butter, salted caramel cookies, and single origin chocolate with a hint of apricot. There aren’t many who can.

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