Must Eats in New Zealand

New Zealand may not be one of the first countries to come to mind when you’re travelling for the stomach, but it is home to some of the best slow-cooked meals, snacks and sweets. Prepare your tastebuds, it’s time to eat your way through New Zealand!

Cooked and buried in a hole dug into the ground, Hangi is a mixture of meats and vegetables. It’s like a roast dinner just cooked in the ground. The meat is tender and cooked to perfection – perfect for a cool winter’s day. A traditional Maori dish, don’t miss out on the flavours of history.

Boil Up
Also popular in Maori cultures is the boil up. This comfort food consists of meats and vegetables boiled together like a big soup. It’s perfect if you’re travelling through New Zealand in winter.

Pies are such a big food staple in New Zealand that they’re even sold at fast food chains like McDonalds and KFC. Head to a local bakery and grab yourself a good ol’ meat pie. You won’t be disappointed.

Fish and Chips
Some of the best fish is caught in New Zealand so it’s only fitting that you grab some while you’re there. If you love the New Zealand accent, you’ll love ordering fish and chips. Head to the south island for a selection of freshly caught seafood.

Chocolate Fish
Cadbury make a lot of chocolate for a lot of countries but New Zealand’s very own chocolate bar favourite is the chocolate fish. Think marshmallow coated in a thin layer of smooth Cadbury milk chocolate – yum! You’ll find these at service stations, at corner stores and in supermarkets.

Kiwi Fruit
You can’t go to New Zealand and not eat a kiwi fruit. Although the fruits are grown in various countries around the world, New Zealand have some of the freshest. You can pick them up at your local supermarket.

Whittaker’s Chocolate
Known for their delicious peanut slab, Whittaker’s chocolate is a popular New Zealand creation. There are a variety of flavours to try so grab a couple of bars while you’re there. You won’t regret it.

By now you’re probably looking for something to wash all that food down with. You’ll want to have a sip of L&P. The lemonade is sold at most restaurants, supermarkets and cafes. L&P have also teamed up with Whittaker’s to create a lemonade flavoured chocolate bar- delicious!

What is your favourite New Zealand food? Planning a trip to NZ? Be sure to check out my Mercurce Auckland Hotel Review and Matamata Day Trip!


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