Sorry to make your belly rumble but who doesn’t love food?
I’m sure all you foodies will agree, we spend a lot of our spare time looking up food, gazing at menus and seeing where the next best place to go is. With hundreds of Auckland eateries to choose from, we’ve made it our business to list 10 of our favourite and most instagrammable dishes, courtesy of Auckland’s food bloggers, that you need to devour after lockdown.
1. Brazilian Picanha
Get your Brazilian BBQ fix at Kika’s Kitchen where you can gorge on their famous Picanha. This dish consists of juicy slices of barbecue tender meat served with special sauce, rice, cassava, vinaigrette and more. Certainly, one of the most instagrammable and delicious foods in Auckland.
📍 Various Locations
2. Korean Style Deep Fried Hotdogs
Expect the most scrumptious Korean-style hotdogs at Mighty Hotdog. Opt for a full box and bags yourself a variety of savoury and sweet hotdogs such as chocolate, mozza potato, mozza kumura, and more, all smothered in plenty of toppings. Be sure to get your insta-worthy snap before destroying these bad boys in a few gulps.
📍 47 Chancery Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
3. The Flaming Onion Burgers
Wolf into a gigantic gourmet burger courtesy of the folks down at The Flaming Onion. With plenty of options, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Our favourites are the Biggest Marco (pictured), Damn Danny and The Bogan, just to name a few. Indeed, it makes an epic photo but it’s also the belly-filling grub you need after this lockdown.
📍 Various Locations
4. Spicy Numbing Fried Chicken Platter
Head down to Chinese eatery Mr Hao to dive into this instagrammable plate of heaven. This authentic dish is perfect for sharing, and is filled with fried chicken wings, lotus root, house-made potato chips, rice cakes and more. Undoubtedly, one of the most tasteful and instagrammable dishes in Auckland.
📍 365 Dominion Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
5. Shaved Ice Dessert
Give yourself a well-worth-it brain freeze down at Mellow with this epic pile of Korean shaved ice. Excitingly, it comes with a generous portion of soft serve ice cream, condensed milk and your choice of toppings, such as cornflakes, oreos, strawberry, mango and more. Indeed, it’s as delicious as it is insta-worthy.
📍 42A/42D High Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
6. Gran Zen Nose Ramen
Customers have given 5-star reviews to Ajisen Ramen Newmarket for their rich and flavourful Japanese ramen bowls. Think wholesome broth, topped with juicy meats like slow braised pork ribs, completed with noodles, eggs, scallions, mushrooms and more. We bet your mouth is drooling looking at that picture, because our mouths are.
📍 5 Kingdon Street, Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
7. 60cm Proper Pizza
You’ve surely heard of Proper Pizza NZ, but have you heard about their huge 60cm gourmet and instagrammable pizzas that are perfect for sharing? Excitingly, you can get a 4 in 1 pizza, where you pick four flavours such as white chicken, black truffle, macho meat, and more. Pizza lovers won’t be disappointed.
📍 Various Locations
8. Katsu Chicken Sando
This delightful spot, Young George, cater the most magnificent oversized chicken sandwiches. Think crispy katsu chicken, pilled between thick slices of bread, topped with special sauce and taro shavings. Indeed, it would be rude not to attempt, arguably, one of the biggest fried chicken sandwiches in Auckland.
📍 86A Hendon Avenue, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025, New Zealand
9. Cereal Killa Freakshakes
Opt to ingest a glorious OTT Freakshake, smothered in ice cream, chocolate, candy, cakes and all the sweetie goodness in the world. Course, you’ll get the most soul-satisfying sugar rush, which will totally be worth the extra calories. Arguably, these instagrammable milkshakes are the most unique dessert food around.
📍 360 Dominion Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
SEE MORE: The Best Freakshakes In Auckland
10. Cup’s Chicken Combo
Who would have ever thought fried chicken would go well paired with bubble tea? Well, this invention is chaotic and rare but bloody delicious. The folks at Cup’s Chicken in Antheia’s Loft allow you to pick your fried food dish, like chicken or pork, kumura chips, fried squid and more, paired with any flavour of bubble tea. Certainly, one of the most instagrammable food dishes to try after lockdown.
📍 473 New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland 1021, New Zealand