8 American Eateries To Order A Feast From In Auckland This Thanksgiving

Megan Zara Walsh Megan Zara Walsh

Best American Eateries

What would your life be without a burger or fries? We know Americans love to eat, they brought us McDonald’s for crying out loud, and for that we will be forever grateful. Seriously, they produced the most pleasurable comfort food in existence, so let’s use that excuse this Thanksgiving, November 25, to feast on American glory. From top-notch burgers, fried chicken, milkshakes and more…you won’t go hungry. Here are eight of our favourite American eateries, offering takeaway and delivery, in Auckland.

1. Miss Clawdy 

American Food Auckland
Photo Credit: Miss Clawdy

Wolf down on the most soul-satisfying American grub, from flavourful fried chicken, mac & cheese, BBQ pulled tacos, delicious fajitas, 12-hour bourbon beef ribs, just to name a few. For the most pleasurable experience, pair your meal with a dessert like the New York cheesecake, fried cinnamon doughnuts or daily special pie. Indeed, this is one of the best American eateries in Auckland. Order for delivery or pickup on Grab And Go.

📍 T6/12 Jellicoe Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

2. Big J’s Takeaway

If your wallet is a little empty until payday, why not grab some grub from this inexpensive takeaway. Known for mouthwatering gourmet burgers, using juicy steak, beef, chicken, fish, and more as a filler. You know you’re getting the good stuff. Excitingly, all the gluten-free dieters will be happy to hear you can get gluten-free buns. Place your order via the Big Js website.
📍 4/1 Melton Road, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1060, New Zealand

3. Bonz Cajun Kitchen

Feast like a beast on authentic American BBQ food, which takes inspiration from French, Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, African American and Indian cuisine. Think southern fried chicken, Texas beef brisket, Jamaican jerk chicken, and more. Certainly, the American food porn you need this Thanksgiving. Get your order with Uber Eats.

 📍 M11/39 Elliott Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

4. Burger Burger

Gorge on the most irresistible American comfort food from this famous chain. Satisfy your cravings by chowing down on a selection of authentic burgers bigger than your hand, fish tacos, curly fries, mac & cheese bites, toastie burgers, and more. Be sure to wash it all down with a rich milkshake such as chocolate, vanilla, raspberry or peanut butter. Wonderfully, most milkshakes are dairy-free so restricted dieters can avail of them. Order on the website.

📍 Various Locations

5. Sal’s Pizza

Aucklanders absolutely adore this 5-star affordable hotspot. A gigantic slice of authentic New York pizza for just $6. What more could you want? With a great selection of flavours, you’ll be tempted to purchase a bundle. It’s the perfect place to embrace American culture. If you’re still hungry, other bites you can get include their famous garlic knot balls at three or a large slice of New York cheesecake. Order for collection on Sal’s website.


📍 Various Locations 

6. Bald Eagle Diner

American Diner
Photo Credit: Bald Eagle Diner

Grab a takeaway from this 1950s-inspired American diner. Think next-level burgers, juicy chicken and waffles, Philly cheese steaks, chili cheese fries, hotdogs and plenty more. Likewise, you can slurp on sinful and unique freakshakes such as salted caramel, the hokey pokey, gummy gum drops…the list is endless.

📍 89 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay, Auckland 1071, New Zealand

7. Pastrami & Rye

Because all food in America is extra large, why not check out the array of OTT hot sandwiches and baguettes at this spot. Think grilled cheese, ham and pork smothered in cheese, patty melt, to name a few. Equally, you could get a metre long sub sandwich, that feeds 10 people, for $10 per person. Be sure to order a Pecan Pie slice or the New York cheesecake to make it extra special. Order online for takeaway or delivery.

📍 112 Main Highway, Ellerslie, Auckland 1051, New Zealand

8. Federal Delicatessen

This award-winning New York deli-style restaurant is the ultimate spot to indulge on a diverse American feast. Prepare for an array of scrumptious brunches, bagels and sandwiches, desserts like banana and toffee pie, just to name a few. Wash it all down with a hearty cup of American coffee, or, embrace tradition and drink a beer. Indeed, one of the greatest American eateries in Auckland.

Please note this eatery may still be closed as a result of COVID-19.

📍 86 Federal Street, Auckland City, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

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