New local eats
Treat your taste buds to one of the newest eateries and bars in Wellington
91 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington
It’s all in the name, Provisions in Miramar is a specialty food grocer supplying all your Wellington goodies – there's an espresso bar too! While shopping for your organic, local seasonal produce, grab a coffee by peoples and soak up their beautiful space.
As part of Provisions focus to unite and support local producers they host small events where you can ‘Meet The Maker’ of your favourite products.
In the past, they’ve had Six Barrel Soda Co with a chance to sample their new soda flavour and award-winning Ethiopian sauce Mamia’s.
Sweet Release Manners Street
99 Manner Street, Te Aro, Wellington
Get your delicious vegan treats from Wellington's first fully vegan cafe Sweet Release who are now on Manners Street. Their newest location is bigger than their previous space on Willis Street so now there's room for big groups, families and work functions.
Food, especially café food, isn't accessible to everyone so if you need a meal or a hot drink you can redeem a prepaid voucher’s in store as part of their pay it forward system.
Duck Island Ice Cream is opening on Cuba Street
Cooling off on a summers day just got tastier now that Duck Island is due to open on Cuba Street. Small batch ice cream parlour from Waikato is opening its first store in Wellington on October 1st.
There are 50 flavours that are on rotation including; Raspberry coconut coriander, Smoked almond with Toasted marshmallow and an extensive range of allergy conscious options.
Best Ugly Bagels Featherson Street
153 Featherston Street , CBD, Wellington
Grab a bagel from Best Ugly newest eatery on Featherston street. For those in the CBD wanting a quick bite or those grabbing something on their way to the waterfront, this is a tasty treat for you.
The team specialise in homemade-woodfire, authentic Montreal bagels; crispy on the outside and chewy in the middle. If you haven’t already tried their bagels from their Swan Lane eatery, then get down to Featherston Street to find out what the fuss is about.
Wilson Barbecue in Johnsonville
17 Johnsonvile Road, Johnsonvile, Wellington
Popular food truck Wilson Barbecue has opened its permanent space in Johnsonville. Specialising in everything meat you’ll be guaranteed to have the smokiest, juiciest meat you’ve had in ages. Think brisket, ribs and pulled pork all cooked in their 1900kg smoker!
Meat lovers will be excited to hear they can finally get their fix from Wednesday to Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Why not splash out and add a craft beer from Double Vision to the mix?
Greedy and Co. in Kāpiti Coast
98 Rawhiti Road, Pukerua Bay, Kāpiti Coast
Coffee, baked goods and pies have made its way via caravan to Pukerua Bay in Kāpiti Coast.
The new coffee caravan, Greedy and Co, was started by a stay at home mum Renee, and a sales rep Sarah who saw a chance to give their community what they were missing out on.
They began delivering weekly meals and doing catering then the idea of a caravan was born.
People can look forward to drinking locally roasted coffee by Emporio, eating freshly baked good and handmade pies. You’ll find them tucked behind the main shopping strip.
Braw x Shepherd brunch
Hannahs Laneway, Te Aro, Wellington
It only happens once a week but when it does, it sure is a good time. Brunch at award-winning restaurant Shepherd is now a permanent collaboration with Braw Snacks, a pop-up experience offering freshly baked snacks, bread, and pastry. Join the fun every Sunday from 10:30 am until 2 pm.
Get your first cup of bottomless filter coffee or a cheeky cocktail as you peruse the menu, featuring treats from Braw Snacks including the decadent kouign ice cream sandwich, and Shepherd brunch favourites like the potato hash.
BŌL on Victoria Street
99 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington
Add this one to your lunchtime favourites. The owner of Hillside and The Ramen Shop has turned its Karaage Burger store into the newest plant-based lunch spot. Don’t worry, you can still grab your Japanese inspired chicken at The Ramen Shop in Newtown.
At BŌL choose from their colourful menu options or go for gold and create your own. The chefs have put in the effort to fill your lunch with delicious New Zealand sourced, high-quality produce that you can grab on the run. Everything from their grains to their fruit and vegetables is all sourced from New Zealand.
Dirty Burger opens in the city
254 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington
Join the energetic ‘old school’ hip hop vibe of New York when you dig into, what could be, the best burger in town.
Popular burger joint in Petone, Dirty Burger has opened a second store on Cuba Street in the city after the great success of their first restaurant in the Hutt Valley.
You choose if the murmurs on the street are true.
Soul Shack's permanent home
38 Dixon Street, Te Aro, Wellington
If you can handle the heat, test your tolerance at Soul Shack, the Nashville style chicken shop. One of Wellington’s most popular food trucks has ditched its wheels and has moved in next door to Swimsuit.
Of course, you will need something to wash down your chicken and Birdcage, where you can also order from, can sort you out with a glass of something!