Eating your way through New Zealand’s North Island is one of the great pleasures when travelling around the picturesque landscape. The fresh ingredients used in the wide ranging selection of cuisine choices are what make the dishes here so tasty and enjoyable.

As the major urban centres of New Zealand, Auckland and Wellington are the first to introduce the latest food and restaurant trends.  From funky city bistros to stylish harbour side restaurants, the trendy settings are as enlivening as the food itself. Both cities feature fashionable neighbourhoods too, where charming cafes make for the perfect spot to enjoy a lunch, dessert and coffee while watching the world go by.

As New Zealand becomes increasingly multi-cultural, the food scene has followed suit with a wide range of ethnic selections to choose from.  Malaysian and Vietnamese, two cuisines of Chinese influence, have become increasingly popular in Auckland over the last several years.