Celebrate July 4 by eating your way through Auckland.
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, America has produced some of the most pleasurable comfort food alive so let’s use that excuse this July 4 to eat our way through Auckland’s top American eateries. From top-notch burgers, fried chicken, milkshakes and more…you won’t go hungry. And hey, it doesn’t even need to be July 4. Here are six of our favourite American eateries in Auckland.
1. Miss Clawdy
At this spot, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into a classic Southern American joint in Louisiana or New Orleans. 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.
Gorge on the most irresistible American comfort food at 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. Excitingly, they cater the milkshakes dairy-free so most dieters can avail of them.
📍 Various Locations
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.
📍 86 Federal Street, Auckland City, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
4. 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 more than one slice. It’s the perfect place to feel as if you’re embracing 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.
📍 Various Locations
Feast like a beast at this authentic American BBQ and Cajun joint, 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 weekend. We guarantee you’ll leave nothing on your plate.
📍 M11/39 Elliott Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Travel back to a 1950s America, and feast on an array of next level juicy burgers, chicken and waffles, Philly cheese steaks, chili cheese fries, hotdogs, mac & cheese and lots more. Likewise, you can slurp on sinful and unique freakshakes such as salted caramel, the hokey pokey, gummy gum drops…the list is endless. With a Juke box playing all the classic American tunes, in an instagrammable diner interior, you’ll feel all the July 4 vibes. Be sure to get the perfect shot.
📍 89 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay, Auckland 1071, New Zealand