A wild weekend for food lovers

No matter your appetite or dietary requirements, there's something here that will be your kind of delicious

Sip wildly delicious beers and natural wines at Garage Project's Wild Workshop, brunch until you can't brunch on delicious yum cha-style dishes, forage for your dinner and then have a go at cooking it yourself and wind up the weekend with an alfresco breakfast at Wellington's market by the sea. Ready, steady, eat!

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Taste an experiment

Wellington's craft beer rock stars Garage Project started off in Aro Valley but now have a place right in the city which they call their Wild Workshop. It's where they create all things wild and wonderful: barrel-aged sours, spontaneous ferments, beer-wine hybrids and their Crushed wines.

Visit their Wild Workshop Cellar Door on Friday and Saturday evenings. Sit amongst the amphoras and foeders, soaking up the sights and smells of a working brewery as you enjoy tasting flights of beer or natural wine. Or take a visit to their original brewery and Tap Room in Aro Valley - either way, you're in a for a wildly delicious time.

Master the bottomless yum cha

Wellington knows how to do brunch well and Master Kong is no exception. Taking the approach of more is more, Master Kong puts on a feast of epic proportions, so bring your appetite and wear something loose-fitting. Their Kung Fu Yum Cha held every Saturday and Sunday is portioned into two-hour sittings.

Take a seat at the table and Master Kong's staff will bring around plates of their kickass Asian street food. All you need to do is choose what you want to eat - and then decide when you want to stop! We wish you luck with the last one.

Forage for your dinner

Discover and learn more about Aotearoa's incredible native ingredients with local professional forager Mike King on a special Foraging Workshop at Savour Cooking School. With his vast encyclopaedic knowledge of local flora, Mike will be able to show you what's tasty and what to stay away from.

Once you're back at Savour, acclaimed chef Max Gordy from award-winning restaurant Hillside Kitchen will show you how to turn your freshly foraged ingredients into an incredible meal - which you'll get to enjoy at the end of the class.

Get a bite harbourside

The weekly Harbourside Market is the spot to head for breakfast from one of the many food trucks that park up between Te Papa and the waterfront each Sunday.

From freshly squeezed juice from The Juice Cart, a hot Belgian Liege waffle from The Hot Wafel, spicy Indonesian noodles from Garuda, exceptional handmade dumplings by House of Dumplings or go for a glorious seafood sandwich from Food for the People. Their West Coast whitebait fritter and Golden Bay mussel fritter have also been known to fulfil many food dreams.

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