When it comes to a good dessert, no matter how full we are, we can always make room for it. Certainly, this extends to Ube Halaya which has Aucklanders going wild in recent years. This dessert sensation from the Philippines consists of mashed purple yam, a choice of milk and mixed with pastries or ice cream. Excitingly, there’s a range of places to indulge on delicious Ube treats in Auckland.
1. Carmel Israeli
This 5-star reviewed authentic Israeli eatery bakes some instagrammable ube rugelach croissants. Delightfully, you can get a box of eight to dive into with friends. Read all about Carmel’s Israeli Cuisine here.
📍67b France Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland
2. Gold Ribbon
This lovely Filipino restaurant dishes up a mean portion of ube and vanilla cake along with ube halo halo ice cream. With a pleasurable taste, you’ll be in foodie heaven. Additionally, they cater full size ube cakes for special occasions.
📍w 0602, 1 West Coast Road, Glen Eden, Auckland 0602, New Zealand
3. Luna Café
This Vietnamese Cafe is operating as Luna Bakehouse serving purple and sweet ube lattes and scrumptious ube halaya cruffins. Baked fresh every day, expect to sink your teeth into a beautifully crème filled pastry, oozing with flavour. Certainly, one of the most unique ube treats in Auckland.
📍30 Chancery Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
4. Bread N Butter
This lovely bakery serves thick slices of tasty Filipino ube cake, providing a sweet but flavourful taste. Likewise, they create rich purple-coloured birthday cakes of the same nature.
📍236 Onehunga Mall, Onehunga, Auckland 1061, New Zealand
SEE MORE: 10 Of The Best Bakeries In Auckland
5. Gian’s Sorbetes
Indulge on some ube ice cream flavours at this lovely gelato spot. Think ube purple yam flavour or ube queso, which is a ube and cheese flavour. All sorbets are homemade and handcrafted for the most pleasurable taste.
📍36 Leafield Crescent, Henderson, Auckland 0612, New Zealand